NCAA Conference Realignment & Expansion Message Boards
NCAA Map

Discussions by Conference:
  It is currently Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Help support CollegeSportsInfo.com by shopping

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1312 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 ... 88  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:42 pm 
Offline
Sophomore
Sophomore

Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Posts: 55
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Peter Hunt wrote:
freaked4collegefb wrote:
Blog article out of San Antonio also reporting that SBC will be adding Texas State along with UT Arlington for 2013-2014.The Texas State announcement is expected either on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.Link at http://blog.mysanantonio.com/the-local- ... -arlington


Is UT Arlington still thinking about adding football?


That article includes a small line on that, "While UT Arlington does not play football, officials haven’t ruled out adding the sport in the future." It doesn't appear that the Sun Belt is making them start football, but if they decided to restart it they could be given the South Alabama treatment and allowed to basically go directly into the Sun Belt.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:03 am 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Brett McMurphy also reporting Texas State and UT Arlington to the SBC for 2013-2014 at http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootbal ... lt-in-2013


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:19 am 
Offline
Senior
Senior

Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:52 pm
Posts: 473
Phlipper33 wrote:
Peter Hunt wrote:
freaked4collegefb wrote:
Blog article out of San Antonio also reporting that SBC will be adding Texas State along with UT Arlington for 2013-2014.The Texas State announcement is expected either on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.Link at http://blog.mysanantonio.com/the-local- ... -arlington


Is UT Arlington still thinking about adding football?


That article includes a small line on that, "While UT Arlington does not play football, officials haven’t ruled out adding the sport in the future." It doesn't appear that the Sun Belt is making them start football, but if they decided to restart it they could be given the South Alabama treatment and allowed to basically go directly into the Sun Belt.


They've mentioned in the past that they were thinking of adding football. It's one of the reasons the WAC grabbed them trying to get more football playing members. However, Benson has mentioned the need for a non football member to offset UALR so for now there is no rush on adding football. However, 10 years or so down the line they could be a full member of the Sun Belt with football.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:16 am 
Offline
Senior
Senior

Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:27 am
Posts: 478
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Just used this on the CUSA forum but think it could be useful for Sun Belt expansion


In case anyone is interested, 2011 home attendance figures.

1. Appalachian St. 183,479 (26,211)
2. James Madison 125,010 (25,002)

3. Montana 199,023 (24,878)
4. Yale 118,648 (23,730)
5. Jackson St. 138,996 (23,166)
6. Old Dominion 138,726 (19,818)
7. Delaware 114,111 (19,019)
8. Florida A&M 74,985 (18,746)
9. South Alabama 110,654 (18,442)
10. North Dakota St. 163,284 (18,143)
11. Ga. Southern 141,605 (17,701)
12. Jacksonville St. 86,128 (17,226)
13. Montana St. 119,499 (17,071)
14. South Carolina St. 82,302 (16,460)
15. Liberty 98,515 (16,419)

Sun Belt attendance (per game)

UL Lafayette 29,171
Arkansas State 21,257
*South Alabama 18,442
Middle Tenn 18,402
Troy 17,898
FAU 17,565
WKU 16,637
UL-Monroe 15,512
*Texas State 15,106
*Georgia State 14,286

I think if I'm Karl Benson, I'd add Appalachian State and James Madison right now. Both in states where CUSA are adding. I'd also consider WAC favorite Lamar (14,483) and former member New Mexico State (15,138) if the Aggies are not considered to far away. You probably have to fight the MAC for JMU (who should also consider Delaware).

Then if I'm Karl Benson, I would encourage my schools to schedule as many games against lower ranked CUSA/MWC teams as possible. Have Appalachian State and Middle Tennessee play Charlotte and ODU not ECU. Get Arkansas State,and Louisiana to play UTSA and Tulane not so much Southern Miss and Tulsa. Let Troy take on UAB. If you add NMSU have them play UTSA (along with your rival the Lobos). They should seek out any weak team in a higher profile conference. I know you can't protect all your schools but Arkansas State and Troy have been the Sun Belt's better programs and should be competitive against schools like Memphis, Duke, Ole Miss and possibly Temple. Any win against a higher recognized league will raise the Sun Belt's profile.

I think this would make the strongest Sun Belt.

Sun Belt East
FAU, Georgia State, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, Troy, APPALACHIAN STATE, JAMES MADISON
Sun Belt West
Arkansas State, Louisiana, UL-Monroe, Texas State, Western Kentucky, LAMAR, NEW MEXICO STATE

NMSU maybe to far away but would be very competitive in the Sun Belt. Could possibly be travel partner for Texas State.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:52 am 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Texas State to SBC announcement expected at 10 am CT today.Link to live presser at http://www.txstatebobcats.com/splash.aspx?id=splash_95


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:26 am 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Blog article out of San Antonio reporting that as expected,Texas State announced accepting a SBC invite this morning.Link at http://blog.mysanantonio.com/the-local- ... invitation


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:43 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Jon Wilner reporting that SBC "may" be interested in inviting NMSU.Link at http://twitter.com/#!/wilnerhotline/sta ... 0688747520


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:10 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:25 pm
Posts: 1705
Imagine that perhaps, all the moves involign CUSA, MWC AND THE SUNBELT are co-ordinated.

Benson would appear to be taking care of his former WAC schools.

CUSA appears to be going to 14.
MWC at 10/9 after adding USU / SJSU.

If Sun-Belt took NMSU (along with TSU announced today), and UTA (speculated),
MWC could go to 14/12 with UTEP, Idaho, Boise, and SDSU (other sports in BW).
CUSA is adding UNT, UTSA, LTU, FIU, UNCC, ODU (14 if they do take ODU, 13 if they then lost UTEP).

All these actions "clean out" the WAC, except for non-FB schools Seattle and Denver.

We seem to be heading in that direction.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:29 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:56 pm
Posts: 2803
Mr.Peanut backing off adding 2 more schools for fb

http://espn1420.com/benson-tempering-ta ... irds-nest/

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:28 am 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Article out of Las Cruces with comments from SBC Commish regarding "possibility" of SBC adding NMSU and Idaho" in the future".Link at http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-sp ... -like-sure


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:01 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
WKU paper article with comments from SBC Commish who says his league "will look" to add more schools,especially an instate opponent for FAU.Link at http://wkuherald.com/sports/article_3bc ... 0f31a.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:10 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:56 pm
Posts: 2803
freaked4collegefb wrote:
WKU paper article with comments from SBC Commish who says his league "will look" to add more schools,especially an instate opponent for FAU.Link at http://wkuherald.com/sports/article_3bc ... 0f31a.html

There are no FBS schools left for them to get in Fla. plus there are only 2 scholly fcs schools in Fla. Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman. Neither are going to join the SBC.

Georgia Southern are as close as they can get to Fla fbs football ready school.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:02 pm 
Offline
Senior
Senior

Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:27 am
Posts: 478
Location: Jacksonville, FL
For kicks and grins, I figured up what the conference vs. conference records would have been based on last years results if current expansion teams were in their new conference.

I added South Alabama, Georgia State and Texas State to the Sun Belt and subtracted North Texas and FIU.

In the Big East, I added Boise, SDSU, SMU, Houston, Memphis and Navy while subtracting WVU, Pitt and Syracuse.

To CUSA, I added Old Dominion, FIU, UTSA, North Texas and Louisiana Tech but subtracted Houston, SMU and Memphis.

EXAMPLES- FIU's wins agaianst Louisville and UCF would not count as wins for the Sun Belt or a Big East lose because FIU is now in CUSA but Arkansas State's win over Memphis would count as a Big East lose because Memphis is now in the Big East. Also, Arkansas State's wins over FIU and North Texas counts as Sun Belt wins and CUSA loses. Old Dominion's win over Georgia State counts as a CUSA win over the Sun Belt.

THE RESULTS

The NEW Sun Belt vs. The NEW Big East ( 3 wins and 3 loses )
The NEW Sun Belt vs The NEW CUSA ( 9 wins and 10 loses )


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:10 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:56 pm
Posts: 2803
UTA not a lock for SBC. The plan is 10/12 or 11/12. Not 14. So they either add UTA for 10/12 or NMSU for 11/12.

http://www.theshorthorn.com/index.php/s ... h-sun-belt

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:48 am 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:37 pm
Posts: 7390
Article out of Lafayette with comments from SBC Commish regarding future league expansion process.Looks like SBC could take short pause for "dust to settle" and wait for league meetings on May 22 before making any more moves.Link at http://theadvertiser.com/article/201205 ... ettled-yet


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1312 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 ... 88  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
 

 

cron




Looking for College Sports apparel? Support our partner:








Support Our Partners: Search Engine Marketing - Search Engine Optimization - Search Engine Training - Online Marketing for Restuarants

Subway Map Shirts - Food and Travel

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group