Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Fresno St. Alum wrote:
That makes no sense. Adding Umas and NMSU all sport is like adding a school in all sports far outside the sbc footprint. One could argue that adding a Lamar would make it possible to for NMSU all sport. More schools closer to NMSU. Oh well, I guess Lamar is all dressed up with no where to go.
NMSU was already a full member. I didn't say that's gonna happen, EKU, Liberty, JMU, Mo St. or stay at 11(if the NCAA rules you don't need 12 for a ccg). I think are more likely that NMSU/UMass. Jax St., Lamar just as likely as NMSU/UMass.
Yup, as Fresno St. Alum said: New Mexico St. was a full member of the Sun Belt in the past (specifically from 2000-01 to 2004-05, along with North Texas and Middle Tennessee St.; who also joined from that same season; NMSU and UNT from the Big West, while MTSU from the OVC). Besides, that season was way before the Sun Belt started sponsoring FBS football in the 2001-02 season.
Look Benson some how got Idaho a fb only in the SBC, at best I thought he'd maybe give NMSU one, the dude is loyal to the 2 that didn't jump ship, that he jumped himself. So if Liberty is the only option to them east of the Miss I bet he'll at least try to float the NMSU all sports and some fcs or UMass for fb only. The sbc eastern schools could say no but we'll see.
You have a point right there. But only time will tell when the upcoming season starts, and the rest will remain to be seen. So far, the projected format would go look like this:
Sun Belt East - Appalachian St., Georgia Southern, Georgia St., South Alabama, Troy; Liberty?
Sun Belt West - Arkansas St., UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Texas St.; UALR (non-fb), UTA (non-fb); Idaho (fb-only), New Mexico St. (fb-only)
But with NMSU full membership and UMass fb-only:
Sun Belt East - Appalachian St., Georgia Southern, Georgia St., South Alabama, Troy; Liberty?; UMass (fb-only)
Sun Belt West - Arkansas St., UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Texas St., New Mexico St. ; UALR (non-fb), UTA (non-fb); Idaho (fb-only)
However, for non-football-sports' division alignment play, it'll be unbalanced with 5 Eastern and 7 Western, unless putting UALR on the Eastern side (or either UTA, UALR would go for football, which won't happen at all unfortunately).
Your thoughts or reviews Fres?
Ok I get it. Lets continue the bury our head in the ground game. Hey, I hear North Florida is on the list.
North Florida? Does it have any credentials yet to even being FBS material (with or without football alike)?