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"Conversations with sources around college sports this week revealed Wichita St upgrading its League--most likely to the American Athletic Conference--as a distinct possibility in the near future." Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated.
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Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
I'm going to venture to say that Thamel Has confirmed that Wichita St has talked to better leagues about membership. I'm not sold on the idea that anyone is ready to pull the trigger and take the shockers.
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
(03-19-2017 05:04 PM)Pony94 Wrote:  Worst kept secret

I know. But there has been a poster on here saying that The AAC is not interested. More specifically, Uconn would not want this to happen. Other posters are saying there are no talks between the AAC and Wichita St happening. They are talking. Wichita St wants out of the Missouri Valley and was reportedly turned down by the MWC a few months ago. Will the AAC take them in? I'm for it as long as they don't start FBS football.
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
So which is it:

- AAC is trying to upgrade bball to, at least in part, appeal to UConn
- UConn is against adding yet another team that it's fans don't know and won't buy tickets to see play

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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
(03-19-2017 05:12 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  So which is it:

- AAC is trying to upgrade bball to, at least in part, appeal to UConn
- UConn is against adding yet another team that it's fans don't know and won't buy tickets to see play

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The articles keep sighting #1 (AAC adds Wichita to appeal to Uconn)
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
IMO, adding Wichita could be the last straw for UConn.

They bite the bullet and go Indy in football and join Big East in all sports.


That then prompts AAC to add Dayton and VCU.
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
(03-19-2017 05:12 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  So which is it:

- AAC is trying to upgrade bball to, at least in part, appeal to UConn
- UConn is against adding yet another team that it's fans don't know and won't buy tickets to see play

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Both. UConn won't be happy unless they are playing ACC or Big East teams. There will always be a reason to gripe about the American.
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
If Wichita joined the American next season, the Shockers would leave behind 16 credits earned over the past six years. Five of those 16 credits were earned in the 2013 tournament. From the American's perspective, the last of the 2013 tournament credits from the Big East pay out in 2018, so it would make sense for Wichita State to join July 1, 2018 - depending on timing of the actual pay out and the MVC's conference bylaws, it may mean July 1, 2019.

Of course if Wichita State makes the Final Four next year, then it screws all this up.
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RE: Pete Thamel of SI saying Wichita St/AAC could happen in few months
(03-19-2017 05:13 PM)MplsBison Wrote:  IMO, adding Wichita could be the last straw for UConn.

They bite the bullet and go Indy in football and join Big East in all sports.


That then prompts AAC to add Dayton and VCU.

More likely UConn is pushing the plan. The biggest danger for UConn is that their most important program (basketball) is damaged due to its league. I wouldn't be surprised if they are pushing the 3 team expansion (Wichita, Dayton, VCU). That would be a suitable alternative to the Big East. That places the AAC somewhere between the current A-10 and the Big East. Probably closer to the latter than the former.
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