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Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
12-06-2017 07:36 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
one problem is the conference is too spread out. Pull it closer make it easy and the destinations worth going to.

Another one is branding. We're Conference USA? SO?
No identity except, "We're conference usa". Outside of alumni, students, and fans of conference member schools who gives a crap. Heck, even the Funbelt has better recognition. And before someone wants to add "We got basketball" no one cares. And if you think they do, look at the one slot we get for the NCAA tournament.

This current conference commissioner might as well be walking around with a big purple hat with "Commissioner" on it. Doing just enough to do nothing.

Thats just my opinion. I'm sure others may have better insight.
12-06-2017 08:37 AM
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Regionalization. Consolidation. We're gonna end up in the same league as Troy.

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12-06-2017 08:56 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
I fear that UAB will have a significant attendance drop next year, after the novelty of “the return” has worn off
12-06-2017 08:56 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
I agree with restructuring this conference. No offense to the schools over in Texas, but that is a freaking long haul for Marshall, Old Dominion, Charlotte, and don't forget the F_U schools.
12-06-2017 09:01 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
Won't happen, but SunBelt/CUSA dissolution and recreation would certainly be better - 24 teams. Have/let UTEP leave for Mountain West, add James Madison. Split into 2 12-team conferences, 1 on the east coast and 1 in the south. For recruiting, East coast gets FL and South gets TX...
12-06-2017 09:21 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
I'd like to see...

UAB
SoMiss
MTSU
Troy
Charlotte
Georgia St
Chattanooga
LaTech
WKU
Marshall
ODU
????
12-06-2017 09:25 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
So let's just scrap everything & join forces with a lesser conference.
12-06-2017 09:30 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 09:25 AM)Pavy78 Wrote:  I'd like to see...

UAB
SoMiss
MTSU
Troy
Charlotte
Georgia St
Chattanooga
LaTech
WKU
Marshall
ODU
????

This list is so depressing to someone who saw UAB play games in the same league as Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, etc.
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12-06-2017 09:34 AM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 09:34 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 09:25 AM)Pavy78 Wrote:  I'd like to see...

UAB
SoMiss
MTSU
Troy
Charlotte
Georgia St
Chattanooga
LaTech
WKU
Marshall
ODU
????

This list is so depressing to someone who saw UAB play games in the same league as Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, etc.

Yup. Meanwhile basketball powers such as Tulane and ECU get to host Cinci, Wichita State, Uconn, Temple, and Memphis. 03-puke
12-06-2017 09:49 AM
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