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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-15-2017 10:32 PM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
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(09-14-2017 01:28 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  As an outsider, I think over a 6 year period, it would be great for Tech to schedule 1 for 1s with Tulane, ULL, and ULM. That would give you 1 in state game per season to hopefully get more media coverage, attention, and interest throughout the state. Just my .02.

What's the deal with Tulane? Is Tech trying to duck them as well?

I feel certain that it's probably the other way around, and that Tulane doesn't want any part of Tech.

Tulane is 7-0 all time against La Tech. Also, Tulane doesn't want to play La Tech for whatever reason. Tulane LOVES playing Mississippi schools.

(Context: Tulane just restarted the USM series - but show no interest in playing Tech)

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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-15-2017 10:32 PM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:25 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:12 PM)BeagleUSM Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 01:28 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  As an outsider, I think over a 6 year period, it would be great for Tech to schedule 1 for 1s with Tulane, ULL, and ULM. That would give you 1 in state game per season to hopefully get more media coverage, attention, and interest throughout the state. Just my .02.

What's the deal with Tulane? Is Tech trying to duck them as well?

I feel certain that it's probably the other way around, and that Tulane doesn't want any part of Tech.

Tulane is 7-0 all time against La Tech. Also, Tulane doesn't want to play La Tech for whatever reason. Tulane LOVES playing Mississippi schools.

(Context: Tulane just restarted the USM series - but show no interest in playing Tech)

That's what I thought. Tulane wants no part of Tech for about the same reason that Tech wants no part of ULM.
09-16-2017 12:01 AM
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-16-2017 12:01 AM)Eagleholic Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 10:32 PM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:25 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:12 PM)BeagleUSM Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 01:28 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  As an outsider, I think over a 6 year period, it would be great for Tech to schedule 1 for 1s with Tulane, ULL, and ULM. That would give you 1 in state game per season to hopefully get more media coverage, attention, and interest throughout the state. Just my .02.

What's the deal with Tulane? Is Tech trying to duck them as well?

I feel certain that it's probably the other way around, and that Tulane doesn't want any part of Tech.

Tulane is 7-0 all time against La Tech. Also, Tulane doesn't want to play La Tech for whatever reason. Tulane LOVES playing Mississippi schools.

(Context: Tulane just restarted the USM series - but show no interest in playing Tech)

That's what I thought. Tulane wants no part of Tech for about the same reason that Tech wants no part of ULM.

The only way I see Tulane playing us is if/when we start consistently beating them for recruits in S LA.

We have our pick of N LA kids over ULM already so really nothing to gain for us playing them
09-16-2017 08:14 AM
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-15-2017 08:29 PM)eager eagle Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 06:12 PM)stodgdog Wrote:  
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(09-14-2017 12:14 AM)BeagleUSM Wrote:  Not trolling. I'm just curious. You guys played every year from 1953-1991 and some in the late 90s and then the series abruptly ended. We as a conference talk about P5 teams ducking us scheduling, but you guys won't play a G5 team that's like 30 minutes down the road. Feel like it'd be a great game for North Louisiana. Just looked it up and the largest crowd ever at Joe Aillet was for a Tech/ULM game. To me, it seems like a natural rivalry.

What's the latest on the Tech/ULL series? That going to get started up again soon?

There are actually some rumblings that we may make a deal with ULM soon. I suspect that will happen before another deal with ULL.

The problem with ULM and ULL is it holds us back and elevates them. The last ULL series worked out really well for us because ULL had done enough to elevate themselves that the games didn't bring us down or lift them up. There is a feeling in Monroe that "if Tech can do it, we can do it". We often refer to them as "Me too U". Tech replaces their field turf, ULM replaces theirs. Tech gets a videoboard, ULM gets a videoboard, Tech builds an endzone complex, ULM builds an endzone complex. We build a new pressbox, .... well ULM hasn't gotten there yet. They have put quite a strain on their resources to "keep up with Tech". For a long time, Tech would face political opposition to any improvements unless the folks at ULM could find a way to do whatever Tech wanted to do at a half step behind.

For years Tech has wanted to make their own destiny without being tied to ULM and ULL. It's the reason we joined the WAC and the reason we are where we are today.
I don't think ULM/L will ever completely accept separation but I think we have done enough to isolate ourselves from any major negative effects of playing them. I suspect a 2 game series with ULM will happen within the next 4-5 years. We still need to make the deal work out for us. The first game should be in Ruston as it will be the best attended.

A word of caution to USM. You will get their best effort. Like it or not, you are a proxy for us this year and if they can beat you it will feel almost as good to them as beating us would.

The first sentence in your second paragraph answers the original question best of all. La Tech, according to one of their recent athletic directors, is an elite team and elite program, and my words now will do nothing they think will enhance the ULL program.

The reason for this is that Tech is located in the wasteland between Monroe and Shreveport. They have no tv stations, only 6-7 legitimate motels, only a rag for a local newspaper, no airport, small town, etc. They are mostly a commuter school and pulling in fans has been a historical problem. If ULM should, in any possible way, become able to field a representative team then the Monroe market would belong to them putting Tech in a bad spot. Shreveport is an LSU, Texas, and Arkansas hotbed and if Monroe became fully ULM then lights out.

In summary, ULL is Techs greatest nightmare.
Idiot, Tech is not a commuter school and Ruston does have an airport. Just two examples of your many lies.

Tech accomidates about 2500-3000 students in dorms and apartments on campus and since they report an enrollment of over 11,000 it appears most must be commuters. They do have an airport that is suitable for drones but my defenation of an airport is one whereby you can book a flight and fly in or out commercially.
Don't blame me because you don't understand the "defenation" (sic) of an airport. I lived in Ruston while attending Tech but only lived in the dorms for 1 quarter my freshman year, so I guess I was a commuter.

As usual, you are attempting to assert your negative opinion of Tech and cast the university in a derogatory light to suit your "need" of criticizing Tech unfairly. What I would like to know is why? It really doesn't make sense. You are as irrational as the Cajuns.
09-16-2017 08:43 AM
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-15-2017 10:07 PM)TechAlum05 Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 07:15 PM)Arrowhead Wrote:  We are never going FCS.

Correct. The state of ULM athletic finances would never allow a move to FCS to be made. ULM athletics depends on the $2 million or so in money games from the football team to help the rest of the athletic department stay afloat. Moving to FCS would reduce the amount of guarantee money from bodybag games with only a slight reduction in scholarships to show for it. The loss in revenue would far outweigh any meager cost savings from a move from FBS to FCS.

ULM would probably end the football program before they move down to the FCS ranks.

I agree with you 100%. That's why the FCS talk is ludicrous.
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
ULM playing FBS ball is ludicrous.

You guys making your 2nd ever bowl game this year? I'll believe it when I see it...
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-16-2017 12:01 AM)Eagleholic Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 10:32 PM)oliveandblue Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:25 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 02:12 PM)BeagleUSM Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 01:28 PM)Eagleholic Wrote:  As an outsider, I think over a 6 year period, it would be great for Tech to schedule 1 for 1s with Tulane, ULL, and ULM. That would give you 1 in state game per season to hopefully get more media coverage, attention, and interest throughout the state. Just my .02.

What's the deal with Tulane? Is Tech trying to duck them as well?

I feel certain that it's probably the other way around, and that Tulane doesn't want any part of Tech.

Tulane is 7-0 all time against La Tech. Also, Tulane doesn't want to play La Tech for whatever reason. Tulane LOVES playing Mississippi schools.

(Context: Tulane just restarted the USM series - but show no interest in playing Tech)

That's what I thought. Tulane wants no part of Tech for about the same reason that Tech wants no part of ULM.

What about offering a "2 for 1" sounds like LA Tech wants no part of ULM? LA Tech is happy to play ULM. A "2 for 1" offer means we will play 'em. We simply want to do it on our terms. There's nothing wrong with that. 07-coffee3

LA Tech has only played Tulane twice since the 1930's. If Tulane offered Tech a "2 for 1", I'd encourage Tech to take it today, simply so LA Tech could pick up 3 easy wins over the Green Wave and maybe get the football series started again. But after 3 quick wins for Tech over Tulane, the dynamics would change, and Tech wouldn't need to sign a 2 for 1 anymore. Same goes for ULM vs Tech.
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RE: Why won't LaTech play ULM?
(09-15-2017 10:07 PM)TechAlum05 Wrote:  
(09-14-2017 07:15 PM)Arrowhead Wrote:  We are never going FCS.

Correct. The state of ULM athletic finances would never allow a move to FCS to be made. ULM athletics depends on the $2 million or so in money games from the football team to help the rest of the athletic department stay afloat. Moving to FCS would reduce the amount of guarantee money from bodybag games with only a slight reduction in scholarships to show for it. The loss in revenue would far outweigh any meager cost savings from a move from FBS to FCS.

ULM would probably end the football program before they move down to the FCS ranks.

Which is what people tend to ignore when asking "why won't Tech play ULM?" Scheduling is the problem. BOTH schools need money games, want to play a non return game at home, and have conference games to play. I, personally, would like to see us play ULM but don't think it is affordable for either school to play every year.

Also, the nonsense about Tech refusing to play ULM in a bowl game was propagated by the ULXs and not based in fact. Tech's stance was consistent in telling the I Bowl that Tech wanted to see how the games turned out before committing. All the I Bowl folks had to do was wait a couple hours and then extended an invitation to Tech and Tech would have accepted. Ohio wasn't going anywhere so the I Bowl would not have been risking anything. It was unfortunate how things worked out, but to blame Tech was irrational. Same goes for years earlier when @ Lafayette claimed Tech kept them out of the I Bowl. @ Lafayette is nobodys friend, especially ULMs. @ Lafayette is corrupt.
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