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RE: What Conference will Liberty end up in.
(05-17-2017 07:35 AM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  
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(05-16-2017 01:55 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(05-16-2017 12:55 PM)Liberty Fan Wrote:  I wouldn't be surprised to see the Liberty Flames Sports Network get a deal with Sinclair Broadcasting.

LOL. That wouldn't surprise me either. But I'd remember that Sinclair's game is to PRETEND that they're not having an agenda. Many of their best media outlets are also network affiliates. They aren't pre-empting regular programming to run LU football. Maybe sub-channel 3 in certain markets. The multi-channels frequently aren't on local cable packages either (on Comcast yes - but are hard to find in a lineup - ATT U-verse doesn't carry sub-channel broadcast outlets at all in its packages)

If there is some sort of deal, it would probably be like a "Jefferson Pilot" deal where some, but not all Sinclair stations participate. Basically, it might take the form of LU simply paying for 3 hours of broadcasting so they can have their games carried.

And while I'm fully aware of what Sinclair is....they're not going to preempt network programming on a Saturday or Sunday (much less a weeknight) to show Sun Belt, CUSA, MAC, MWC, or Liberty football.

Sinclair will become a nationwide player with the planned acquisition of Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations, giving it a powerful platform.

“This is a transformational acquisition for Sinclair that will open up a myriad of opportunities for the company,” Sinclair Chief Executive Chris Ripley told investors."

Someone need to go after a failing ESPN under Disney?
https://heatst.com/culture-wars/failing-...ral-msnbc/

Yep. Tribune's TV stations will give a better footprint for Sinclair's new sports network STADIUM. They'll be a player in next round of contracts for several G5 conferences....possibly even a bowl game again.

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news...r.amp.html

I looked at a map of Sinclair's TV stations and Tribunes TV stations. Tribunes station fills in quite a few holes in the MW footprint. I think the MW may get a contract with STADIUM in a couple of years.
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(05-16-2017 09:28 AM)Comet Wrote:  Maybe they can pray their way in.

LOL
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(05-14-2017 12:05 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  there are Sunbelt teams who would accept a CUSA invite because it works better from them. For example---Texas St almost certainly would accept a CUSA invite.
True on TXST, but nobody else in the Belt would be interested.
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(Yesterday 09:09 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(05-14-2017 12:05 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  there are Sunbelt teams who would accept a CUSA invite because it works better from them. For example---Texas St almost certainly would accept a CUSA invite.
True on TXST, but nobody else in the Belt would be interested.
I could see Georgia State taking an invite if Charlotte, UAB, and Middle Tennessee are still in C-USA, but these days it's not automatic a Belt school would move.
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RE: What Conference will Liberty end up in.
(Yesterday 09:13 PM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(Yesterday 09:09 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  
(05-14-2017 12:05 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  there are Sunbelt teams who would accept a CUSA invite because it works better from them. For example---Texas St almost certainly would accept a CUSA invite.
True on TXST, but nobody else in the Belt would be interested.
I could see Georgia State taking an invite if Charlotte, UAB, and Middle Tennessee are still in C-USA, but these days it's not automatic a Belt school would move.

AppSt might take the invite as well. Marshall, ODU, Charlotte would be good rivals. MTSU and WKU aren't far either. Frankly, I still say a cooperative reorganization would be best for all parties--- but that's not how it's probably going to play out.

Anyway--Texas St is the only one I'm pretty sure would jump.
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