Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Wouldn't the SLC just stay at 12 if Lamar leaves? UTRGV will be stuck in the WAC. UMKC and WAC site have been talking about UMKC going back, makes a ton of sense. Summit commish wants the conf. to have 10-14 members.
East - UCA, NWSU, SELU, McNeese, Nicholls + NOLA (non fb)
West - ACU, SFA, SHSU, HBU, UIW + TAMUCC (non fb)
Perfect balance 5/5 in fb and 6/6 in bball, Texas all in one division and Louisiana+UCA in the other. No need for UTGRV or any D2s
East - UCA, NWSU, SELU, McNeese, Nicholls + NOLA (non fb) + Lamar
West - ACU, SFA, SHSU, HBU, UIW + TAMUCC (non fb) + ?UTRGV (nonfb)? or ?Tarleton St (DII w/ fb)?
13 for all sports, 11 for fb...
UTRGV gives them 14 in non fb but still uneven numbers & unbalance football divisions, while a school like Tarleton St or West TAMU would give them 14 in all sports and 12 in fb.
If Oral Roberts had stayed in the SLC then I think UTRGV would be the obvious pick, but with or without Lamar I think they are a longshot at best unless the State gets invovled as UTRGV is getting lots of publicity.
Fan of the Big 12 Conference, the Mountain West Conference and...