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Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
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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Will CUSA expand within the next 3 years? (adding Texas State and Georgia State)
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(07-10-2017 10:07 PM)Stay Cool Wrote:  [Image: tenor.gif]

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Adding NIU would be good too. (if it doesn't work out with Texas State and/or Georgia State). CUSA should run the math with a few schools, NIU included. The potential TV partners should have a say.
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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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(07-10-2017 09:52 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  When the WAC16 split, it actually provided a decent springboard for both sides.
I'm sure that Idaho & NMSU fans will rush to agree.
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Are you high? Has the ATF raided your supply?
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(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.
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(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.

Contraction will be harder to do but that is what CUSA wants to do. The CFP pays $1M per school for up to 12 members of a G5 conference. CUSA has 14 schools, they would rather drop 2 members than add 2 members. And when it looked like they were going to have to kick out UAB for dropping football, I doubt they would have added a 14th. Sit at 13 until some AAC team gets into a P5 and the AAC takes a CUSA school.
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I think if you are CUSA adding 2 makes sense but you picked the wrong 2.

Adding Arkansas State and Appalachian State would tip the scales more in favor of CUSA in football. Two states the SBC also can't really backfill.
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CONTRACT: send Fla schools back
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