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(01-16-2019 11:09 AM)Kittonhead Wrote:  One of the side advantages of larger conferences is they are better for Olympic sports.

I haven't run the numbers recently but the average D1 conference last time I calculated has 11 members in it. Just slightly above that now with Dixie St.

Going back to 10 would require 35, maybe 36 division 1 conferences.

With Title IX and the dropping of men's sports, its becoming harder to be an 8 or 9 team conference.

The Ivy is the only 8 school conference.
The American East, Atlantic Sun, Big West, Summit and WAC are the only 9 team conferences. And the Big West is on its way to 11. The ASun, Summitt and WAC are at the bottom of the food chain in their areas and are lucky to keep 8 or 9.

There are only 10 conferences with 10 teams.
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Done this one before but what the heck

Welcome to the Sun Belt's newest member, the University of Texas.
To accommodate our new overlord member we are proud to announce the Longhorns will be full members in all sports except football, they will play four Sun Belt football games per year, two at Austin and two at Sun Belt schools. Texas may upon payment of $2 million move one of those road games to a "neutral" site of their choosing outside of Austin.

The Sun Belt television contract has been updated, only games played outside of Austin will be included in the conference television agreement.

Texas will take a full share of all Sun Belt revenues.

For post-season events, the committee to determine site locations will be compromised of the AD of the University of Texas. Bids will be solicited for all events and the Chair and members of the post-season site committee may afford other venues the opportunity to exceed those bids in order to secure hosting rights.

More details will be revealed as soon as the University of Texas Sun Belt Conference names a new commissioner to replace Karl Benson who is slated to retire.
01-16-2019 02:33 PM
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The American Athletic Conference would virtually be the same as it is now, except we would've retained Power status when the CFP went into effect.
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(01-16-2019 11:09 AM)Kittonhead Wrote:  One of the side advantages of larger conferences is they are better for Olympic sports.

I haven't run the numbers recently but the average D1 conference last time I calculated has 11 members in it. Just slightly above that now with Dixie St.

Going back to 10 would require 35, maybe 36 division 1 conferences.

The effect that conference membership has on Olympic sports is way overblown. During the last round of conference realignment I did the research and for the majority of Clemson's Olympic sports the only real effect conference membership would have is a different venue for the championships.

In men's soccer the conference slate is less than half the schedule, the road portion of the conference slate is less than a quarter.

In track & field there's aren't any "conference" meets until the championships. The same with golf & rowing.
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(01-16-2019 11:00 AM)HoustonCajun Wrote:  
(01-16-2019 08:18 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(01-08-2019 12:39 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  Make the rest of the teams not suck in football

We are trying...trust me.

How about following the 10 team model of the Big 12 and the Sun Belt and having all conferences back to 10 teams? That way, 9 games against ALL conference members crowning a true conference champion; not a 14 or 16 team conference where teams don't play each other for years and a conference champion is a farce. Play everyone in your conference to win it.

Go back to the PAC 10 & BIG 10 models. Have conference names that actually reflect their size instead of a BIG 10 conference with 14 teams and a Big 12 conference with 10 teams. Why does the PAC 12 now extend beyond the Pacific to Colorado and Utah? Why does the Big 12 extend to West Virginia? Why does the BIG 10 extend to Maryland and New Jersey? Why does the ACC extend from Miami to Boston? Why does CUSA extend from El Paso to Miami to Huntington, WV? Most of these conferences make no geographic sense and were made for market size and TV that don't always work, especially for fans, and would seem to work better with a more geographical footprint. The old 10 team conference models were and still are the best, IMO, with revenue shared among fewer conference members. The only difference would be no more mythical champions. Have a true playoff with all FBS schools and conferences involved. If a school is an FBS member, it should have the right to compete for an FBS championship. I know its a pipe dream as ESPN pretty much dictates all of this and now has the mega P5 conferences to the near exclusion of G5s, but its just my opinion.

Several of our schools have long term rivalries with SEC or B1G teams and a 9 game schecule means 10 P5 games. That is tough for them.
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(01-16-2019 02:33 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Done this one before but what the heck

Welcome to the Sun Belt's newest member, the University of Texas.
To accommodate our new overlord member we are proud to announce the Longhorns will be full members in all sports except football, they will play four Sun Belt football games per year, two at Austin and two at Sun Belt schools. Texas may upon payment of $2 million move one of those road games to a "neutral" site of their choosing outside of Austin.

The Sun Belt television contract has been updated, only games played outside of Austin will be included in the conference television agreement.

Texas will take a full share of all Sun Belt revenues.

For post-season events, the committee to determine site locations will be compromised of the AD of the University of Texas. Bids will be solicited for all events and the Chair and members of the post-season site committee may afford other venues the opportunity to exceed those bids in order to secure hosting rights.

More details will be revealed as soon as the University of Texas Sun Belt Conference names a new commissioner to replace Karl Benson who is slated to retire.

Not bad!!!
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(01-16-2019 06:04 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(01-16-2019 11:00 AM)HoustonCajun Wrote:  
(01-16-2019 08:18 AM)TexanMark Wrote:  
(01-08-2019 12:39 AM)Kaplony Wrote:  Make the rest of the teams not suck in football

We are trying...trust me.

How about following the 10 team model of the Big 12 and the Sun Belt and having all conferences back to 10 teams? That way, 9 games against ALL conference members crowning a true conference champion; not a 14 or 16 team conference where teams don't play each other for years and a conference champion is a farce. Play everyone in your conference to win it.

Go back to the PAC 10 & BIG 10 models. Have conference names that actually reflect their size instead of a BIG 10 conference with 14 teams and a Big 12 conference with 10 teams. Why does the PAC 12 now extend beyond the Pacific to Colorado and Utah? Why does the Big 12 extend to West Virginia? Why does the BIG 10 extend to Maryland and New Jersey? Why does the ACC extend from Miami to Boston? Why does CUSA extend from El Paso to Miami to Huntington, WV? Most of these conferences make no geographic sense and were made for market size and TV that don't always work, especially for fans, and would seem to work better with a more geographical footprint. The old 10 team conference models were and still are the best, IMO, with revenue shared among fewer conference members. The only difference would be no more mythical champions. Have a true playoff with all FBS schools and conferences involved. If a school is an FBS member, it should have the right to compete for an FBS championship. I know its a pipe dream as ESPN pretty much dictates all of this and now has the mega P5 conferences to the near exclusion of G5s, but its just my opinion.

Several of our schools have long term rivalries with SEC or B1G teams and a 9 game schecule means 10 P5 games. That is tough for them.

P5 conferences load up with strong teams but don't play all of them, yet can declare themselves conference champs, complain about how tough their conference schedule already is, only play G5 and FCS schools at home, exclude G5 schools from a shot at playing for a NC while continually stacking the deck against them, then laugh all the way to the bank. If schools want to separate and designate themselves as P5 schools, they shouldn't complain about playing too many P5 games. Both P5 and G5 conferences are FBS and should all have a shot at playing for an FBS NC. The 4 team NC we have now is really just a P5 championship. FBS and the NC need to be restructured.
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