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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
(03-19-2017 01:10 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  
(03-19-2017 11:26 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  AAC is only adding one

Where is anyone coming up with the AAC adding 3?

Mark Blaudschun floated it. Blaudschun's article is paywalled, but this VCUramnation.com article says:

Quote:Click bait or legit talks for another big conference realignment shift? You be the judge. Conference realignment junkie Mark Blaudschun recently wrote that the American Athletic Conference (or AAC) has had upper level discussions about the football breakaway half of the conference once known as the Big East, potentially expanding to include Wichita State, VCU and Dayton to increase the league’s basketball profile.

So the VCU fan site hints that it's just clickbait.

All that said, there's an argument for the AAC taking all three.

1. 5/11 to 8/14 good programs is a bigger bang than 5/11 to 6/12. Adding three good programs almost certainly adds a bid or two a year, while adding one program maybe adds a bid, maybe not.

2. With the separation developing in basketball between the top conferences and everybody else, crippling the A-10 sets up the AAC as the lone "tweener conference" in basketball, much like their "P6" campaign in football. You'd have seven conferences that matter, plus Gonzaga and maybe another WCC school or 2. And the AAC would be on the right side of that divide.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
ETSU would be the best addition to keep the current public/private balance. However, Valpo and Belmont could be good additions.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
The school the Valley ought to look at is New Mexico State, who used to be a member, but I would be surprised if the league were willing to travel to Las Cruces since it has been shifting eastward.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
(03-19-2017 10:56 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  The school the Valley ought to look at is New Mexico State, who used to be a member, but I would be surprised if the league were willing to travel to Las Cruces since it has been shifting eastward.

There's no way they'd get approval due to travel costs. The likes of Evansville simply can't afford such things.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
MO St will threaten to leave if UMKC isn't added.

UMKC is added.

MO St leaves. 07-coffee3
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(03-20-2017 10:44 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  MO St will threaten to leave if UMKC isn't added.

UMKC is added.

MO St leaves. 07-coffee3

Leaves---to where?

There is a school of thought on this board that confuses Missouri State with Michigan State or something. Who says CUSA or the Sun Belt wants Missouri State?

Consider how much realignment is driven by a conference *deciding* to expand to improve themselves, compared to how much is driven by conference backfilling to fix a hole created by someone else's expansion.

Or is Missouri State going to leave the Valley to join some other one-bid FCS/nonfootball league? What would be the point of that?
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Currently, they have no where to go. That is right.


The point of the post is just that even if it takes MO St 10 years to escape to an FBS conf, that's what they'll want now that Tulsa, Creighton, and Wichita have moved on and up.

So it's just a little funny that the MVC might end up capitulating to a school that everyone should know wants to dump the conference at its first chance, anyway, and leave it with a shoddy UMKC program that no one else wanted over UIC or Valpo.
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(03-20-2017 12:25 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  Currently, they have no where to go. That is right.


The point of the post is just that even if it takes MO St 10 years to escape to an FBS conf, that's what they'll want now that Tulsa, Creighton, and Wichita have moved on and up.

So it's just a little funny that the MVC might end up capitulating to a school that everyone should know wants to dump the conference at its first chance, anyway, and leave it with a shoddy UMKC program that no one else wanted over UIC or Valpo.

I'm sorry, I misread your "isn't" as "is."

I fully agree with your point. Placating a school with a wandering eye rarely works. I just thought the placating was in the other direction.
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04-cheers


I obviously think the MVC should add Valpo or UIC. Guess we'll see if it listens.
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(03-17-2017 09:01 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?

A couple of ideas would be Murray State and Belmont. Who else?

http://www.si.com/college-basketball/201...twitter_si

Why would the AAC take a hopes only program they've been through that nightmare before, Wichita does not have the $ to add football back. Wouldn't they be a better fit for the A10 with St Louis U in a neighboring state?
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