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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
North Dakota or ND ST plus Valpo or Oakland would be the best options. Oakland is a burgeoning hoops program who should go far in the NIT this year and is a large public non football program that would get the MVC exposure in the huge recruiting ground of Metro Detroit. The Valley already has 2 programs in Indiana and 4 in Illinois, grabbing a piece of Metro Detroit would be a big get. ND ST & ND both have MVC worth hoops venues. ND ST might be the better of the 2 since Fargo is a larger city and is already in the MVC football conference.

Valpo does have a loyal fanbase but a bit small unless MVC wants another private U.
03-20-2017 01:15 PM
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
Sure, I think WSU would consider the A10 too.

And if there was an article published to that effect, then there would probably be a separate thread on it.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
(03-20-2017 01:15 PM)Policiious Wrote:  North Dakota or ND ST plus Valpo or Oakland would be the best options. Oakland is a burgeoning hoops program who should go far in the NIT this year and is a large public non football program that would get the MVC exposure in the huge recruiting ground of Metro Detroit. The Valley already has 2 programs in Indiana and 4 in Illinois, grabbing a piece of Metro Detroit would be a big get. ND ST & ND both have MVC worth hoops venues. ND ST might be the better of the 2 since Fargo is a larger city and is already in the MVC football conference.

Valpo does have a loyal fanbase but a bit small unless MVC wants another private U.

UND over SDSU for hoops? SDSU has the highest ceiling, better attendance, better venue w/ Frost and is also a basketball first school. The women's program has turned into a top 50 program as well. NDSU, UND, and USD might be a toss up, but the Jacks are the school to have for basketball and there really shouldn't be any debate on that.

I do like the idea of Oakland and Valpo to the MVC though. Oakland is clearly on an upward trajectory.!
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
Again --

no Dakota schools will get even a sniff from the MVC.


Which is good. The Summit is the Dakotas' personal auto-bid machine! 03-thumbsup
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
(03-20-2017 01:11 PM)Policiious Wrote:  
(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?

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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?

Money is not going to be an issue if we choose to bring football back. I've heard most of what would be needed has essentially already been pledged to cover the costs of getting things going should we make that decision. But our president wants to know where our future home is before any football decisions are made. Be it the AAC or the MVC may dictate the path we take with or without football.

I don't think that Wichita would accept an A10 offer. Better basketball but you're talking about a much larger expense for travel for the other programs. The closest school is SLU which is probably about a 7 hour drive. I have no idea how far it is to Dayton but you're probably looking at flying to every other game. Again, for men's basketball that's not an issue as they charter to all games anyway. But most of the other sports bus to events. The AAC would have some of those games, but those sports could pretty easily bus to Memphis, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston and New Orleans. The last one may be a bit of a stretch but doable.

The AAC is absolutely the top priority and first choice of Wichita should it be an option. Any other conference outside of maybe the MWC would be debated at this point. The A10 also becomes a much larger problem should the BE decide to go to 12 and take SLU.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
WSU to: (per Google maps)

SLU - 438 miles interstate (6.5 hrs)
Dayton - 794 miles interstate (11.75 hrs)

Tulsa - 181 miles interstate/us highway (2.5 hrs)
SMU - 367 miles interstate (5.5 hrs)
Houston - 608 miles interstate (9 hrs)
Memphis - 588 miles interstate (8.75 hrs)
Tulane - 868 miles interstate (13 hrs)
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
(03-20-2017 03:06 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  WSU to: (per Google maps)

SLU - 438 miles interstate (6.5 hrs)
Dayton - 794 miles interstate (11.75 hrs)

Tulsa - 181 miles interstate/us highway (2.5 hrs)
SMU - 367 miles interstate (5.5 hrs)
Houston - 608 miles interstate (9 hrs)
Memphis - 588 miles interstate (8.75 hrs)
Tulane - 868 miles interstate (13 hrs)

Wichita I thought valued the AAC for exposure recruiting students in Texas.

A place to go away to college with a really good basketball team.
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RE: If Wichita State does go to the AAC, who should replace them?
Valley will take a public school team, to maintain the balance. I would guess UIC, Murray State, UWM, and maybe, UWGB, would be the favorites (with all the Horizon and OVC publics being interested). I can't see UMKC get a sniff. No fans. No history of success.
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(03-20-2017 03:26 PM)MU88 Wrote:  Valley will take a public school team, to maintain the balance. I would guess UIC, Murray State, UWM, and maybe, UWGB, would be the favorites (with all the Horizon and OVC publics being interested). I can't see UMKC get a sniff. No fans. No history of success.

I hadn't thought of Green Bay. Thanks for answering the original question.
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I would love it if the Big East took both UConn and Wichita State. Makes that conference a tank, and adds programs from the right areas with rabid support.

It's just a shame this cluster of what exists now as the Big East hate public schools.
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