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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(01-07-2019 11:51 AM)BatesUAB Wrote:  
(01-07-2019 09:39 AM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  
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(01-05-2019 10:29 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  The AAC seems to like schools that are in big cities.

So possibilities are:
A. UAB
B. Northern Illinois (Chicago)
C. Charlotte
D. GA State

Others:
E. BYU (viewers)
F. Southern Miss (history)

Up and comers:
G. North Texas
H. Buffalo

Don't think so: FIU or FAU

Who did I leave out?

N. Illinois isn't in Chicago. It's in farmland.

NIU is 65 miles from the middle of town. It's like going to an Auburn game from Birmingham, without the extra 90 miles.

At the risk of getting into the geographical weeds, Auburn is only about 100 miles from Bham, not 155. So, it would be like going to an Auburn game from Birmingham, without the extra 35 miles. Which isn't a big difference. And I don't think anyone would make the claim that Auburn is in a big city. I could see the media market argument though. Chicago is, what, 3rd or 4th in the country?


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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(12-28-2018 11:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Boise will stay in a much improved MWC. Would love to eee some basketball and football HH with them. The next play will be with the AAC. Just watch U-Conn and what they do.

https://www.courant.com/sports/hc-sp-uco...story.html
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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(01-17-2019 04:38 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  
(12-28-2018 11:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Boise will stay in a much improved MWC. Would love to eee some basketball and football HH with them. The next play will be with the AAC. Just watch U-Conn and what they do.

https://www.courant.com/sports/hc-sp-uco...story.html

Man those are some ugly accounting numbers right there
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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(01-17-2019 05:18 PM)biglizard Wrote:  
(01-17-2019 04:38 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  
(12-28-2018 11:52 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Boise will stay in a much improved MWC. Would love to eee some basketball and football HH with them. The next play will be with the AAC. Just watch U-Conn and what they do.

https://www.courant.com/sports/hc-sp-uco...story.html

Man those are some ugly accounting numbers right there

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Possibly UConn is using UAT's accounting service ? You know already that UConn is counting the full value of each scholarship as a cost against out if state tuition. In the long run, this is just a way to charge the rest of the students more for attending UConn.
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Those numbers are complete BS so there is a reason behind it.

I think their goal is to become a football indy and get in the Big East for all other sports. This means we need to get out **** together quickly.
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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(01-18-2019 09:05 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Those numbers are complete BS so there is a reason behind it.

I think their goal is to become a football indy and get in the Big East for all other sports. This means we need to get out **** together quickly.

I hope our leadership is watching this and ready to act.
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(01-18-2019 09:05 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Those numbers are complete BS so there is a reason behind it.

I think their goal is to become a football indy and get in the Big East for all other sports. This means we need to get out **** together quickly.

We're doing what we need to do with football. Basketball will be a factor for the AAC, particularly if they are just replacing UConn. Our competition from C-USA will be Marshall, ODU, and USM. Two of those are better than us right now on the court and in the stands. Last night we played pretty well in front of 2900 people. UAB needs the rest of their basketball fan base to come back quickly. Ehsan might eventually get it done but will it be before our window out of CUSA closes?
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The Foundation is. I don't know about our admin.

Again without the foundation (The basketball only crowd should take note) football would already be gone again and it would have been without a whimper and we would be begging the A-sun or Big South for admittance.
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People need to show up for basketball and support the program. This is bigger than peoples egos. Doesn't mean you support the coach. Boo him for all I care but show up.
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(01-18-2019 09:48 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  People need to show up for basketball and support the program. This is bigger than peoples egos. Doesn't mean you support the coach. Boo him for all I care but show up.

I agree but at this point I don't think it's personal towards Ehsan. There just isn't any excitement around the program. It's going to take a lot more than finishing in Pod 1 of CUSA to create any too.

UAB hasn't tanked or embarrassed the university on or off the court. Ehsan seems like a good man and a good representative of the university. But averaging less than 3,000 isn't sustainable. You can't force fans to buy tickets and attend games just like you can't force recruits to sign with UAB. We also can't make the AAC take us, we have to be wanted. Something has to change and changing coaches is one the few immediate options available.
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RE: What are the chances we will be invited to the AAC if there is another rd of expansio
(01-18-2019 10:46 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(01-18-2019 09:48 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  People need to show up for basketball and support the program. This is bigger than peoples egos. Doesn't mean you support the coach. Boo him for all I care but show up.

I agree but at this point I don't think it's personal towards Ehsan. There just isn't any excitement around the program. It's going to take a lot more than finishing in Pod 1 of CUSA to create any too.

UAB hasn't tanked or embarrassed the university on or off the court. Ehsan seems like a good man and a good representative of the university. But averaging less than 3,000 isn't sustainable. You can't force fans to buy tickets and attend games just like you can't force recruits to sign with UAB. We also can't make the AAC take us, we have to be wanted. Something has to change and changing coaches is one the few immediate options available.

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