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I’m a little surprised
That the women didn’t didn’t get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Sadly, CUSA is a one bid women’s league too. Did we sell our souls to the devil to keep football in this league?

Western Kensucky got an 11 seed. UAB could have easily been a 12 seed.
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03-12-2018 06:43 PM
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RE: I’m a little surprised
It comes down to as much as some want to claim we are still the CUSA of old, it just isn't true. We are like every other G5, mid-major conference. We are not the league of TCU, Cincinatti, Louisville, Memphis any more. We are the conference of UNT, WKU and MTSU, and they are no better in CUSA then they were in the SBC.

I have said it before, had we dropped football a year earlier, we may have been in discussions for the Big East, which probably would have ended football for good at UAB.
03-12-2018 07:09 PM
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Then it's a damn good thing we didn't drop it earlier, huh?

The women's team will autobid into the NIT.
03-12-2018 07:15 PM
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(03-12-2018 07:09 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  I have said it before, had we dropped football a year earlier, we may have been in discussions for the Big East, which probably would have ended football for good at UAB.

We would have become Catholic? Cool!

UAB would have been in just as many discussions as in 2015: zero. Ray and his puppeteers neither knew nor cared what would happen after 2 December 2014.

Not sure we could have beaten Lipscomb for the Atlantic Sun auto-bid.
03-12-2018 07:26 PM
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RE: I’m a little surprised
(03-12-2018 07:09 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  It comes down to as much as some want to claim we are still the CUSA of old, it just isn't true. We are like every other G5, mid-major conference. We are not the league of TCU, Cincinatti, Louisville, Memphis any more. We are the conference of UNT, WKU and MTSU, and they are no better in CUSA then they were in the SBC.

I have said it before, had we dropped football a year earlier, we may have been in discussions for the Big East, which probably would have ended football for good at UAB.

Discussion with the Big East ....funny
When we get a real president and AD we will be in the big 12
03-12-2018 07:33 PM
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RE: I’m a little surprised
(03-12-2018 07:09 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  It comes down to as much as some want to claim we are still the CUSA of old, it just isn't true. We are like every other G5, mid-major conference. We are not the league of TCU, Cincinatti, Louisville, Memphis any more. We are the conference of UNT, WKU and MTSU, and they are no better in CUSA then they were in the SBC.

I have said it before, had we dropped football a year earlier, we may have been in discussions for the Big East, which probably would have ended football for good at UAB.

Your proposition that an earlier death in UAB football would have meant a rebirth of UAB basketball in another conference cannot be proved either way since it didn't happen. It is even more than likely that it would have given the PBjr cabal the chance they perhaps wanted to completely resubjugate the whole UAB undergrad school on its way to recapturing the whole medical center.

Killing UAB football after the two McGee seasons might very well have scared off ANY other conference interest in replacing the C-USA membership since it would have cemented the reality of UAB's abject and complete submission to the BOT. Killing football may have indeed been within a couple years the fatal blow to the entire UAB Athletic Department and UAB as a somewhat autonomous school. PBJr may still be kicking himself for letting UAB hire FBHC Clark in 2014 because everything good for UAB football dates from that hire.
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I based my statement on pure speculation on my part, and no way related to anything factual.

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RE: I’m a little surprised
(03-12-2018 06:43 PM)BandGrad Wrote:  That the women didn’t didn’t get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Sadly, CUSA is a one bid women’s league too. Did we sell our souls to the devil to keep football in this league?

Western Kensucky got an 11 seed. UAB could have easily been a 12 seed.

The women’s team had very poor numbers outside of the record.

I don’t think we sold our soul to keep football, i think we did the best thing we could at the time. We don’t know what the realistic options for basketball were if we moved forward without football. I think the A-10 was best case,pipe dream scenario, and something like the A-sun or ovc was nightmare, but realistic scenario.

Life outside of the power five is a hard place to be in these days. Football has always been about the P5, but basketball has really taken a sharp turn in their direction the past decade or so.
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RE: I’m a little surprised
What if UAB had been invited to the AAC when everyone else went? Then football was killed.

The AAC seems cool with having a basketball only Wichita State.
03-12-2018 08:32 PM
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(03-12-2018 07:33 PM)UABFRENCHY Wrote:  
(03-12-2018 07:09 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  It comes down to as much as some want to claim we are still the CUSA of old, it just isn't true. We are like every other G5, mid-major conference. We are not the league of TCU, Cincinatti, Louisville, Memphis any more. We are the conference of UNT, WKU and MTSU, and they are no better in CUSA then they were in the SBC.

I have said it before, had we dropped football a year earlier, we may have been in discussions for the Big East, which probably would have ended football for good at UAB.

Discussion with the Big East ....funny
When we get a real president and AD we will be in the big 12

We will never be in the B12
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(03-12-2018 08:32 PM)legalblazer Wrote:  What if UAB had been invited to the AAC when everyone else went? Then football was killed.

The AAC seems cool with having a basketball only Wichita State.

Wichita State has been a tad more successful than UAB. When we start flying coaches around on private jets for recruiting trips and family vacations, then we can be considered for basketball only admissions.
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RE: I’m a little surprised
UAB is coming of age at a time when urban universities are growing in national stature both in academics and athletics. The state universities that became famous during the time of rural supremacy in America are able to hold place due to their age and wealthy older folks who graduated from them and have "deep pockets". One day the urban schools will have those same types of alumni pumping funds into them too. UAB football is alive due to a few of these folks today.

Unfortunately, many of the "old guard" would rather protect their fiefdoms than embrace progress they don't like or agree with at the expense of the whole state. That is why Alabama has so many leaders who "stand in doors"(schoolhouse, courthouse, bathroom, Probate judge, etc), pass laws (like in 2016) in order to sell our workers for the lowest possible pay scales in America, run off both minority workers and our most educated ones and give away state tax revenue in order to attract business.
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RE: I’m a little surprised
UAB went 1-2 against the RPI top 100, with additional losses to 193, 217, 169 and 136.
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03-13-2018 07:35 PM
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