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(01-13-2021 06:12 PM)C1ncy4Life Wrote:  I agree and don’t expect a P5 invite coming anytime soon. I think it’s more likely that we get a shakeup if the College Football Division where X number of teams are competing.

This is why it makes sense for us to help build the AAC as much as possible. Then if an invite comes, we haven’t lost anything.

No question about it, UC Athletics must continue to pursue an "all of the above" strategy: a P5 opportunity, advocacy of playoff expansion, courting potential new AAC members that could add value to the current conference, and staying tuned in to the Knight Commission or other initiatives that may begin to further separate the small number of G5 schools willing and able to compete at the highest level.

Add to the prescription: continuing to win (a lot), staying ranked, and competing in meaningful New Year's Day Bowls.
 
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My biggest frustration with the AAC has been the lack of focus on building basketball and the refusal to go national in football. Dayton and VCU are in the current footprint while BYU and Gonzaga would make this conference a real power player in basketball. Boise State and SDSU on the football side and we are clearly ahead of every other league.
 
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(01-14-2021 09:49 AM)bcat1997 Wrote:  https://mwwire.com/2021/01/13/aac-report...ise-state/

Good lord no.
 
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Some epically bad ideas just keep resurfacing.
 
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(01-14-2021 09:34 AM)UCBearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  My biggest frustration with the AAC has been the lack of focus on building basketball and the refusal to go national in football. Dayton and VCU are in the current footprint while BYU and Gonzaga would make this conference a real power player in basketball. Boise State and SDSU on the football side and we are clearly ahead of every other league.

I agree with 1/2 of your statement. I'm all in on adding VCU and Dayton who, as you say, are in our current footprint. If we went that direction, I'd support adding one more football school - Appy State? - in our footprint.
 
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Current footprint? Dayton would be wearing our shoes. UC is not going to agree to bring Dayton into its AAC market.
 
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The only good reason to add some of these schools to the AAC is to help replace UC if we left.
 
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(01-14-2021 10:52 AM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Current footprint? Dayton would be wearing our shoes. UC is not going to agree to bring Dayton into its AAC market.

I don't care. I'd just rather see us play opponents who we have some modicum of history with, and who play quality basketball.
 
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NKU has as much chance of being added to the AAC while UC is in it.

Even if UC didn’t care or moves to another conference, a small catholic basketball only school fits one conference’s profile and it’s not the AAC..and that conference won’t bring them in because X wouldn’t allow it.
 
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(01-14-2021 10:10 AM)Bear Catlett Wrote:  
(01-14-2021 09:49 AM)bcat1997 Wrote:  https://mwwire.com/2021/01/13/aac-report...ise-state/

Good lord no.

Yeah...what the hell would be the point of going from 11 to 13? We'd have unbalanced divisions (another thing the NCAA apparently hates), and would be adding two diminishing brands. The time for those two schools to join was back when they got their first invite...now they aren't worth the hassle unless they bring BYU along and we kill off any other conference's chance at usurping our top of the G5 throne (which won't happen).
 
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I mentioned before a change I foresee with the conference setups- one thing we will see for certain is the Olympic sports will be regional in the near future (carved out from the two revenue sports). Our Olympic sports will be playing schools in Ohio, KY, IN and other parts of the region instead of going out to Tulsa or down to Orlando.
 
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(01-14-2021 02:14 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  I mentioned before a change I foresee with the conference setups- one thing we will see for certain is the Olympic sports will be regional in the near future (carved out from the two revenue sports). Our Olympic sports will be playing schools in Ohio, KY, IN and other parts of the region instead of going out to Tulsa or down to Orlando.

I have been thinking this for awhile as well. Look at the Club sports model there, it works incredibly well.
 
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(01-14-2021 10:52 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  The only good reason to add some of these schools to the AAC is to help replace UC if we left.

Oh, I'm sure that's baked into Aresco's calculations in some way. The top two football programs suddenly exiting the current American (prior to any such expansion) would leave an already division-less G5 conference in a precarious position.

I see it as much as an insurance policy for the remaining members, as a move to grow coast to coast. And even in 2021, who can find Coastal Carolina or Appy State without a good road atlas? Boise is about the only big brand G5 left outside the American (BYU is independent). San Diego has had pretty good football. And yes, I can find that major metro without my road atlas. With divisions, UC likely would make those long trips just once every four years.
 
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