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RE: WAC Expansion/FCS - for real (Official Discussion Thread)
(04-23-2021 09:33 AM)FirstandGoal Wrote:  The probable actual factor that made the move for the four Texas schools was Louisiana Funding. State support for Louisiana schools has been low for a while and indications were the Louisiana bunch was looking for more support from those four Texas schools. Would you want to pay to keep your competition up with you?

Correct. That was part of it. The schools in Louisiana are struggling to enhance their budgets and are not having - for the most part - the enrollment growth that we are still seeing in Texas where student fees play a huge role in helping with the budget!

(04-23-2021 09:33 AM)FirstandGoal Wrote:  If you really look at facilities etc. McNeese is the only SLC member with decent facilities. Northwestern St plays basketball in what looks like a WW2 hanger. Football stadium is mid size Texas high school equivalent. I think Southeastern La is improving their facilities but are still behind. UNO uses Lake Front Arena owned by New Orleans for games.

University of New Orleans owns Lakefront Arena. It is not a city facility, it is a facility owned and operated by the University that ideally would provide a lot of revenue back to the campus (and athletic department) but do not believe it has been able to operate at the same level since prior to Hurricane Katrina as a revenue generator for either party.
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RE: WAC Expansion/FCS - for real (Official Discussion Thread)
(04-07-2021 12:33 PM)SDHornet Wrote:  
(04-03-2021 03:31 PM)Pounder Wrote:  Eh, even if what is bubbling up to the surface prompts the Big Sky to add a school, I wonder if SU would be that school.

However, the moans of existential dread are starting to surface from Eastern Washington boosters. Chances are they’ll either drop a division (or two) or drop football. I suppose the WAC could even be involved, but I doubt it.

EWU is not dropping FB, nor are they dropping a division. Be serious.

As the noise from EWU fans (upon which the observation was based) subsided, I was ready to let this go. But we’re to the next problem... stuff keeps adding up such that the AD needs to say something, the President would be wise to give even the “dreaded vote of confidence.”

But no. There’s crickets.

The administration says they will make a decision in June. This seems awful late to make changes right away, so I guess I won’t bet on this. But their actions are what you do if you have a 5-year plan to eventually deliver bad news, not something that shores up a program in need of some work.
04-26-2021 04:32 PM
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RE: WAC Expansion/FCS - for real (Official Discussion Thread)
(04-26-2021 04:32 PM)Pounder Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 12:33 PM)SDHornet Wrote:  
(04-03-2021 03:31 PM)Pounder Wrote:  Eh, even if what is bubbling up to the surface prompts the Big Sky to add a school, I wonder if SU would be that school.

However, the moans of existential dread are starting to surface from Eastern Washington boosters. Chances are they’ll either drop a division (or two) or drop football. I suppose the WAC could even be involved, but I doubt it.

EWU is not dropping FB, nor are they dropping a division. Be serious.

As the noise from EWU fans (upon which the observation was based) subsided, I was ready to let this go. But we’re to the next problem... stuff keeps adding up such that the AD needs to say something, the President would be wise to give even the “dreaded vote of confidence.”

But no. There’s crickets.

The administration says they will make a decision in June. This seems awful late to make changes right away, so I guess I won’t bet on this. But their actions are what you do if you have a 5-year plan to eventually deliver bad news, not something that shores up a program in need of some work.

The President/AD need to make an announcement that nothing is going to change wrt to NCAA status? I'd expect noise if a demotion from D1 was actually something real. Yawn.
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