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RE: Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
Makes for a cool map, though.
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(07-11-2017 08:39 AM)panama Wrote:  Silly Season

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Texas is a huge state, and El Paso is even in the Mountain timezone!

I've said it at least a 100 times before, and will keep saying it until it happens: El Paso belongs in the MWC.
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(07-11-2017 09:10 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  Texas is a huge state, and El Paso is even in the Mountain timezone!

I've said it at least a 100 times before, and will keep saying it until it happens: El Paso belongs in the MWC.

To bad their focus is the CUSA and Texas schools.
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Was ... but definitely think the next time a window opens up, they jump through it
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RE: Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
(07-11-2017 09:28 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:10 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  Texas is a huge state, and El Paso is even in the Mountain timezone!

I've said it at least a 100 times before, and will keep saying it until it happens: El Paso belongs in the MWC.

To bad their focus is the CUSA and Texas schools.

Not necessarily true. Last season UTEP and RICE practically begged for admission into the MW. If an invitation from the MW to UTEP is extended we are out of CUSA in a heartbeat no questions asked.
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(07-10-2017 09:52 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  CUSA should go to 16 before going to the negotiating table. Without question. 14 teams has always been an odd number for CUSA.
Adding 2 more teams at this point will not take away any significant revenue... and if done creatively, CUSA can reduce travel and operate each division like mini-conferences.
16 has always been that mythical number in collegiate sports. CUSA can grab the bull by the horns and gain attention for being the first.
No doubt, Texas State and Georgia State should be in CUSA. If they add the Bobcats, their 5 team Texas group would get a lot of pub and may even anchor an improved TV deal. There are a lot of eyeballs in the Lone Star state, and a 5 team group can develop a culture for CUSA. Meanwhile, Georgia State is going to have one of the nicest stadiums in CUSA. They'd fill in that Southeastern corner nicely.
Does CUSA have a choice at this point? Go big or go home.

If it doesn't work out then they can make a clean split and have two very nice pieces. When the WAC16 split, it actually provided a decent springboard for both sides. Though that wouldn't be the goal to expand. If the Western group had Texas State, they may someday revive the SWC brand (at that point perhaps adding an Arkansas State and Missouri State). The Eastern CUSA could answer by adding JMU and Coastal.

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RE: Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
(07-10-2017 10:53 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 10:47 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  Are you high? Has the ATF raided your supply?

Status quo isn't working so well.

You either expand or contract and I think contraction will be a lot harder than expansion.

There is no financial advantage for CUSA to add and there is no financial advantage for anyone in the candidate pool to go there.
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RE: Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
Here's what we do: Merge the Sun Belt and CUSA, add JMU and Missouri State for 26 schools.

Football
* 13 divisions of two teams apiece (UTEP-UTSA, Rice-Texas State, North Texas-Louisiana Tech, ULL-ULM, Arkansas State-Missouri State, FIU-FAU, South Alabama-Southern Miss, Troy-UAB, WKU-Middle Tennessee, ODU-JMU, Charlotte-Coastal Carolina, Marshall-Appalachian State, Georgia State-Georgia Southern)
* Week 1-2: Home-and-home with the other team in your division. All division winners and three wild-card teams advance to the conference tournament (score differential is first tiebreaker, points scored on the road is second, coin flip is third). Everyone else plays in a lower tournament except for the worst two teams, which play a worst-of-5 Series of Ignominy.
* Weeks 3-6: Tournament play.
* Week 7: Bye
* Week 8: Tournament placement games, from 1st to 23rd.
* 1st-place game is televised by Stadium on delay, all other games are broadcast on Periscope using fans' iPhones. Nobody watches and no money changes hands.
* Everyone goes to crappy bowls anyway.
* In an effort to boost interest, Sun Belt/CUSA plans expansion to 32 schools and 16 divisions, eliminating the possibility of 0-2 teams reaching the championship tournament
Basketball
* No in-conference play
* Automatic bid is determined by committee.
Other sports
* All champions are determined by cheese roll



Future
* bright.

Sound good?
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RE: Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
(07-11-2017 11:26 AM)JCMiner Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:28 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 09:10 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  Texas is a huge state, and El Paso is even in the Mountain timezone!

I've said it at least a 100 times before, and will keep saying it until it happens: El Paso belongs in the MWC.

To bad their focus is the CUSA and Texas schools.

Not necessarily true. Last season UTEP and RICE practically begged for admission into the MW. If an invitation from the MW to UTEP is extended we are out of CUSA in a heartbeat no questions asked.

That is correct. Was only 18 months ago it was under serious consideration
http://www.cbssports.com/college-footbal...expansion/

In the end the MWC TV contract did not have a scaling mechanism to increase revenue to absorb two more schools, and the Playoff payout was maxed at 10 schools for G5 -- doesn't matter if you have 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 16, you get the same cut. It will be interesting to see if the talks are renewed in 2019 when the 2020 TV contracts come up.
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