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I was thinking about this CUSAtv and our TV contracts
Isn’t it a shame that C-USA took the advice of the TV networks to add schools for TV Markets and rushed Charlotte to FBS for their market. Now the TV networks don’t want to pay us anything, and many schools in this conference either don’t have very large fanbases or they are so new they have very few fans to subscribe to CUSATV.

Charlotte won a few games last year because they had 50 seniors. Now they are basically restarting again. It’s sad. They should have been allowed to grow in FCS and then come up.
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(10-08-2017 10:36 PM)MU42 Wrote:  Isn’t it a shame that C-USA took the advice of the TV networks to add schools for TV Markets and rushed Charlotte to FBS for their market. Now the TV networks don’t want to pay us anything, and many schools in this conference either don’t have very large fanbases or they are so new they have very few fans to subscribe to CUSATV.

Charlotte won a few games last year because they had 50 seniors. Now they are basically restarting again. It’s sad. They should have been allowed to grow in FCS and then come up.

I think one of the BIGGEST impacts in all of this was the destruction of CSS Sports (and of course conference realignment). They essentially shut down operations with the intentions of selling all resources to ESPN/SEC so they could turn around and create their own network (SEC Network). How friggin' shady is that. Just another reason I hate ESPN/SEC and why they have RUINED college football. Before this, CUSA had a LOT of games televised (football, basketball, baseball) available in homes from Texas to North Carolina. I remember that if our games weren't on ESPN than more than likely they were on CSS. Once CSS shut down, and the Big East poached CUSA of Houston/ECU/UCF/Tulane/Tulsa....CUSA freaked out and got so sucked up in TV markets we accepted any competent school w/ athletics that happened to be in a big market (UTSA, Charlotte, FIU, FAU, ODU)...now these schools are in our conference we STILL can't get chit for a TV deal...because either 1. Market doesn't matter one bit or 2. Okay, market matters a little bit...but not if no one's ever heard or even cares about the big market school. or 3. None of this matters because everyone is losing viewers and media is being moved to online streaming...

It's just sad that the people/resources that would televise a USM/UTSA game on CSS...are now televising Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky all because the SEC wants ever.freaking.game.televised.even.if.it.means.screwing.over.any.conferece.
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RE: I was thinking about this CUSAtv and our TV contracts
Hell, we cannot even get all of our games on ESPN3.

"Kentucky halftime band performance" (not the game itself, which was also listed) was a separate entity on ESPN3 when I searched for the WKU/UTEP game.

And to have two of our best teams (USM and UTSA) playing each other & not on TV is a travesty.

Tell me one good thing that Judy has done for this conference ? She may not have been the root of the problem, but this is her "baby" now.
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Our TV situation has hit rock bottom.I hope it is the bottom.
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When the American was formed, and the WAC was dissolving we should have tried to create a "best of the rest" conference that included schools that were competitive and who could put butts in the seats. With C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt and even FCS schools like Appy State. But what's done is done.
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This is what I had to do to watch the WKU/UTEP
Game this weekend.
1. I paid 6.95 for Cusa Tv
2. I had Roku already connected to my big screen
3 I added the R-Cast Channel to my Roku
4 I added the R-Cast app to my phone
5 I paid the 2.49 extra so the video would cast longer than just 10 minutes
6. Then I saw the worst tv production ever. Dead silence, great increases in volume, the same dumb graphic over and over.

The only thing worse was the game itself.

We have a TV package like FCS conferences
10-09-2017 11:06 AM
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What was this "FBDS-Football Down South" syndicated station that aired the Marshall/Charlotte game? I thought it was really well done and looked good on the local CW-HD station.
10-09-2017 11:08 AM
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(10-09-2017 11:08 AM)MUsince96 Wrote:  What was this "FBDS-Football Down South" syndicated station that aired the Marshall/Charlotte game? I thought it was really well done and looked good on the local CW-HD station.

I was at a work get together and it looked just fine on Comcast CW-HD. The game itself, on the other hand...
10-09-2017 11:16 AM
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MUsince96, not exactly true. Here's the article from when ESPN spilled the beans on the talks...

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story...conference

This was at the time when Boise and San Diego State were set to join the Big East, and the second round of defections from CUSA hadn't occurred yet. This was the proposed 16 team conference...

ECU
Marshall
Southern Miss
UAB
Tulane
Rice
Tulsa
UTEP

Colorado State
Air Force
UNLV
Nevada
Wyoming
New Mexico
Fresno State
Hawaii (football only)
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(10-09-2017 11:06 AM)Hilltop75 Wrote:  This is what I had to do to watch the WKU/UTEP
Game this weekend.
1. I paid 6.95 for Cusa Tv
2. I had Roku already connected to my big screen
3 I added the R-Cast Channel to my Roku
4 I added the R-Cast app to my phone
5 I paid the 2.49 extra so the video would cast longer than just 10 minutes
6. Then I saw the worst tv production ever. Dead silence, great increases in volume, the same dumb graphic over and over.

The only thing worse was the game itself.

We have a TV package like FCS conferences

You left off one thing....

20 minutes of the play by play guys talking to the El paso DA....no, not the AD. The DA of the city of El Paso talking about DIUs and the cost of it. "Make no mistake, once you are charged...You will pay over $10,000" I bet I heard El Paso had 10 DUI cases a day...20 times.

Who the hell wants to pay to watch a game and here the local yahoo's talking about DIUs for 20 minutes of it.

I had to mute the sound because of the loud shout that would pop up without any warning
10-09-2017 11:37 AM
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