Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
General Expansion Talk
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #1
General Expansion Talk
Doesn't it make complete sense that UTEP and New Mexico St. should be in the MWC?
08-04-2016 05:02 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Ewglenn Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,498
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 29
I Root For: Liberty
Location:
Post: #2
RE: General Expansion Talk
(08-04-2016 05:02 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Doesn't it make complete sense that UTEP and New Mexico St. should be in the MWC?

UTEP yes but NMSU doesn't add a ton except getting any even number of teams.
08-04-2016 05:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #3
General Expansion Talk
N.M. State plays pretty good basketball and baseball I think. Yes, they bring nothing in football. But they are in the in state rival for NM. They are on the other side of the mountain from UTEP. They fit right into the MWC footprint. It seems like a natural fit.
08-04-2016 06:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #4
General Expansion Talk
"IF" the Big 12 were to add 4 teams, bringing all the "major" conferences to 14 teams, minus the Pac 12, would the Pac then feel the need to expand by two more teams? Who would they go after?
08-04-2016 06:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GE and MTS Offline
Moderator
*

Posts: 2,021
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 34
I Root For: Liberty/Penn St
Location: Future FBS!!!
Post: #5
RE: General Expansion Talk
I don't like NMSU for the MWC as long as New Mexico is there. It feels redundant despite NMSU's advantages.
08-04-2016 10:53 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #6
RE: General Expansion Talk
Yeah, kinda. But I like conferences that have the big state schools together as rivals (VT vs. UVa, Ole' Miss vs. Miss St., most of the Pac, etc.)
08-05-2016 03:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #7
RE: General Expansion Talk
Saw somebody offering an opinion on the AAC board that if three of their teams were taken by the Big 12, the teams to replace them should be Army, Air Force, and Colorado St. That would be a miracle to pull off and would be really great additions to the AAC after taking a big hit.

UConn . . . . . Navy
ECU . . . . . . . Army
Temple . . . . .Air Force
USF . . . . . . . Colorado St.
UCF . . . . . . . SMU
Tulane . . . . . Tulsa
08-05-2016 10:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #8
RE: General Expansion Talk
So, I'm hearing Big 12 expansion is falling apart. Don't know if I believe that or not, so I am going ahead as if it was going and here are my wild predictions.

ACC
Atlantic
Boston College
Clemson
Florida St.
Louisville
N.C. State
Notre Dame
Syracuse
Wake Forest
Coastal
Duke
Ga. Tech
Miami
UNC
Pitt
Virginia
Va. Tech
WVU

Big 10
East
UConn
Indiana
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan St.
Ohio St.
Penn St.
Rutgers
West
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big 12
East
Army
Cincinnati
ECU
Navy
ODU
Temple
UCF
USF
West
Baylor
Houston
Iowa St.
Kansas St.
Memphis
SMU
Tulane
Tulsa

C-USA
East
Charlotte
FAU
FIU
Marshall
MTSU
UAB
WKU
West
Arkansas St.
La. Tech
N. Texas
Rice
S. Alabama
S. Miss
UTSA

MAC
East
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent
Miami
Ohio
West
Ball St.
C. Michigan
E. Michigan
W. Michigan
NIU
Toledo

MWC
Mountain
Air Force
Colorado St.
New Mexico
New Mexico St.
Utah St.
UTEP
Wyoming
West
Boise St.
Fresno St.
Hawaii
Nevada
San Diego St.
San Jose St.
UNLV

Pac 12
North
BYU
Cal
Oregon
Oregon St.
Stanford
Utah
Washington
Washington St.
South
Arizona
Arizona St.
Colorado
UCLA
USC
TCU
Texas Tech
Oklahoma St.

SEC
East
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
West
Arkansas
LSU
Ole' Miss
Mississippi St.
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M

Sunbelt
North
Appalachian St.
Coastal Carolina
EKU
Liberty
JMU
UMass
South
Ga. Southern
Georgia St.
Louisiana
La. Monroe
Texas St.
Troy
(This post was last modified: 08-20-2016 01:17 AM by army56mike.)
08-20-2016 01:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #9
RE: General Expansion Talk
I don't think you'll see major changes like that. You're suggesting a major shift that just isn't going to happen. They'll likely take Cinci and Houston. BYU left hanging again due to their standard of conduct for students, including not allowing gays and lesbians to live out that lifestyle while students. AAC will pick up two schools from conf USA and they'll stand pat at 12. Just my two cents.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
08-20-2016 01:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
army56mike Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,037
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 176
I Root For: Liberty & UofL
Location: Camp Henry, S. Korea
Post: #10
RE: General Expansion Talk
Yes, I know none of what I wrote will happen. I'm just playing and passing time on a free Saturday afternoon.
08-20-2016 01:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #11
RE: General Expansion Talk
I do think it's becoming abundantly clear that Liberty has no chance of being added to a conference. You think the GLTB community has come out against BYU, can you imagine thev push back against Liberty?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
08-20-2016 01:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Bobcat2013 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,090
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 22
I Root For: Texas State
Location:
Post: #12
RE: General Expansion Talk
(08-20-2016 01:45 AM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  I do think it's becoming abundantly clear that Liberty has no chance of being added to a conference. You think the GLTB community has come out against BYU, can you imagine thev push back against Liberty?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app

Honestly I don't think it would be bad because

1. Y'all being considered to join the Sun Belt wouldn't make headlines, even if y'all did join the only people that would notice are G5 fans, Liberty fans, and butthurt FCS fans that get upset because no good program truly wants to be FCS. SJW only go against things that will get them noticed.

2. Most of the country that has actually heard of y'all just knows you as an online college if at all. Honestly before these boards the only reason I knew of y'all was because of your TV ads for online classes. Y'all are not as famous or infamous as you like to believe. Probably for the best since y'all seem to think that everyone is against y'all.

FWIW y'all would be a great add.
08-20-2016 10:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #13
RE: General Expansion Talk
(08-20-2016 10:50 AM)Bobcat2013 Wrote:  
(08-20-2016 01:45 AM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  I do think it's becoming abundantly clear that Liberty has no chance of being added to a conference. You think the GLTB community has come out against BYU, can you imagine thev push back against Liberty?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app

Honestly I don't think it would be bad because

1. Y'all being considered to join the Sun Belt wouldn't make headlines, even if y'all did join the only people that would notice are G5 fans, Liberty fans, and butthurt FCS fans that get upset because no good program truly wants to be FCS. SJW only go against things that will get them noticed.

2. Most of the country that has actually heard of y'all just knows you as an online college if at all. Honestly before these boards the only reason I knew of y'all was because of your TV ads for online classes. Y'all are not as famous or infamous as you like to believe. Probably for the best since y'all seem to think that everyone is against y'all.

FWIW y'all would be a great add.
Bobcat, I think it depends on the circles you run in. I've traveled all over the country and anytime I wear a Liberty hat or sweatshirt I typically get stopped and the person has some connection to Liberty. Two years ago I was fly fishing in Yellowstone with my brother. I passed a guy and he saw my visor and struck up a conversation. I'm not saying we're a household name across the country, but I'm sure you've seen the comments made towards Liberty on the Sunbelt board.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
08-20-2016 12:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #14
RE: General Expansion Talk
One other thing, the Sunbelt was vetting EKU last year instead of us. If you know anything about EKU, you know they have no business even considering going FBS. If given the opportunity the SB will select them over us.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
08-20-2016 01:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Bobcat2013 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,090
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 22
I Root For: Texas State
Location:
Post: #15
RE: General Expansion Talk
You have to remember though. Most us SBC fans are fans of teams that were FCS so they were at least familiar with y'all. Idk why they dislike y'all so much, but I also don't know why it bothers y'all either. No one on these boards has any power over who gets selected.

Also you're right about EKU. They're not in the SBC for a reason.
08-20-2016 02:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
panama Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,883
Joined: May 2009
Reputation: 333
I Root For: Georgia STATE
Location: East Atlanta Village
Post: #16
RE: General Expansion Talk
(08-20-2016 01:09 AM)army56mike Wrote:  So, I'm hearing Big 12 expansion is falling apart. Don't know if I believe that or not, so I am going ahead as if it was going and here are my wild predictions.

ACC
Atlantic
Boston College
Clemson
Florida St.
Louisville
N.C. State
Notre Dame
Syracuse
Wake Forest
Coastal
Duke
Ga. Tech
Miami
UNC
Pitt
Virginia
Va. Tech
WVU

Big 10
East
UConn
Indiana
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan St.
Ohio St.
Penn St.
Rutgers
West
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big 12
East
Army
Cincinnati
ECU
Navy
ODU
Temple
UCF
USF
West
Baylor
Houston
Iowa St.
Kansas St.
Memphis
SMU
Tulane
Tulsa

C-USA
East
Charlotte
FAU
FIU
Marshall
MTSU
UAB
WKU
West
Arkansas St.
La. Tech
N. Texas
Rice
S. Alabama
S. Miss
UTSA

MAC
East
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent
Miami
Ohio
West
Ball St.
C. Michigan
E. Michigan
W. Michigan
NIU
Toledo

MWC
Mountain
Air Force
Colorado St.
New Mexico
New Mexico St.
Utah St.
UTEP
Wyoming
West
Boise St.
Fresno St.
Hawaii
Nevada
San Diego St.
San Jose St.
UNLV

Pac 12
North
BYU
Cal
Oregon
Oregon St.
Stanford
Utah
Washington
Washington St.
South
Arizona
Arizona St.
Colorado
UCLA
USC
TCU
Texas Tech
Oklahoma St.

SEC
East
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
West
Arkansas
LSU
Ole' Miss
Mississippi St.
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M

Sunbelt
North
Appalachian St.
Coastal Carolina
EKU
Liberty
JMU
UMass
South
Ga. Southern
Georgia St.
Louisiana
La. Monroe
Texas St.
Troy
You have us remaining in the SBC 07-coffee3
08-21-2016 12:50 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #17
RE: General Expansion Talk
Ga State has to be on the short list if Conf USA needs to fill a spot or two. They've shown in the past that market size is a key factor for them. Ga State would be number one on that list.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
08-21-2016 02:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
panama Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,883
Joined: May 2009
Reputation: 333
I Root For: Georgia STATE
Location: East Atlanta Village
Post: #18
RE: General Expansion Talk
(08-21-2016 02:58 PM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  Ga State has to be on the short list if Conf USA needs to fill a spot or two. They've shown in the past that market size is a key factor for them. Ga State would be number one on that list.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
After what we did this week we will be on the AAC sort list as well.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
08-21-2016 03:21 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Libertygrad01 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 919
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 12
I Root For: Liberty & UK
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #19
RE: General Expansion Talk
I saw the Turner Field purchase. That's huge, but you've got to get fan support and win. I know you went to a bowl game last year, but you can't go backwards this year. Having a smaller, more intimate stadium should help draw some fans. I have no ill will towards Ga State. Panama, you still owe me an adult beverage for you guys losing to us last year.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using CSNbbs mobile app
(This post was last modified: 08-21-2016 07:38 PM by Libertygrad01.)
08-21-2016 06:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Bobcat2013 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,090
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 22
I Root For: Texas State
Location:
Post: #20
RE: General Expansion Talk
He owes the whole SBC for that one..... lol
08-21-2016 06:27 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.