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RE: Why doesn't Marshall return to the MAC & reduce travel & more than double ...
(01-11-2020 09:28 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(01-11-2020 09:02 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  
(01-11-2020 07:54 PM)Michael in Raleigh Wrote:  The thing about the MAC is that it is extremely stable, but it's also kind of stagnant. Like ah59396 said, many MAC schools are declining in enrollment, and there are no dominant teams in the league.

I just do not get the resistance to even the idea of NDSU as a football-only plus a take-your-pick of South Dakota State and JMU. All of those schools would strengthen the league. NDSU in particular could provide a top 25 team some years, much the way Marshall did for the MAC 20+ years ago and recent FCS call-up App State has for the Sun Belt.

Pretty sure the resistance comes mostly from NDSU. I don't think they or their fans want to go to the MAC. The MAC division winners went to the New Mexico Bowl and the Lending Tree Bowl, I think NDSU would rather play for FCS titles than that.
Next year the #2 MAC will play in the AZ bowl against a #2/3 MW team.

The MAC upgraded with the Arizona Bowl and the Quick Lane Bowl for this next cycle which makes it a non-starter for any MAC team to leave to go to an inferior bowl situation.

What has helped the MAC the most is the development of the access bowl. The MAC has always pumped out teams worthy of a bigger bowl going back to the 70's but now they get a stage. Miami's 2003 team regulated to the Dollar General Bowl was a travesty. At least they did play Louisville who at that time was a CUSA squad.
01-20-2020 09:56 AM
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