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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:01 am 
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Article out of Asbury Park discussing future possibility of AAC member UCONN de-emphasizing FB and joining the BE for non FB sports if they are not able to join the Big 12.Link at http://www.app.com/story/sports/college ... g/91840616


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Article out of Wichita discussing unconfirmed report of AAC interest in WSU as BB only at http://www.kansas.com/sports/college/wi ... 87273.html


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CBSSports article with comments from AAC Commish and others regarding possibility of separate playoff for group of five FB schools at http://www.cbssports.com/college-footba ... wn-playoff


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:25 am 
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Interesting idea... there are enough of these silly bowl games that nobody cares about, where 2 of them could become semi-finals for a 4-team G5 championship.
Notice how most of the bowl games are played in empty stadiums, and ESPN alters the camera angle to shoot downward to avoid showing all the empty seats.
Some games have a 50,000 seat stadium and there are 5000 spectators there. 2 teams, some family and hard-core fans, 2 bands, a bunch of locals, and some folks with ESPN "comp" tickets. It looks ridiculous.

AAC's Aresco thinks this idea is a "no go".

I think he believes adopting such a concept admits that the G5 are somehow inferior, and that sets a bad precedent for G5 inclusion if and when the CFP ever expands to 8 or 16....

Also - the "top" G5 team currently gets slotted into a non-semi-final Big 6 Bowl (not Rose, not Sugar, perhaps Orange, Gator, Cotton, Fiesta). There is a substantial amount of money associated with that slot which is split 5 ways between G5 conferences. IF the top G5 teams went to a G5 playoff, would they forfeit that slot and all that money ?

Once the current CFP format is revised, this could be revisited....


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Do we think the AAC is requiring Wichita State to play FBS football as a condition for AAC membership ?

I'm not clear on whether that is a key component of these supposed discussions, or not....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:27 pm 
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tute79 wrote:
Do we think the AAC is requiring Wichita State to play FBS football as a condition for AAC membership ?

I'm not clear on whether that is a key component of these supposed discussions, or not....


I hope they do not require football from Wichita State. They fill a void left by Navy in the other two major sports (Not really sure college baseball is a major sport). And lets be honest, it is very difficult to field a quality football program without much in state talent. Is there really enough talent in the state of Kansas to field a third BCS program? Right now there doesn't seem to be enough for two.

If you add Wichita State, that gets us to 12 in hoops and 9 in baseball. I didn't realize we only had 8 teams in the conference for baseball. Temple, Navy, SMU and Tulsa don't play baseball? I knew Navy didn't have a squad, or at least not in the AAC. I didn't realize the others didn't either.

Adding Wichita State adds quality to the baseball and the hoops.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:35 pm 
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I believe Navy plays all their Olympic sports in their "primary" conference - the Patriot League.
They are only an affiliate in FBS Football in the AAC.


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Not sure where to post this, but since Memphis leads, will do so here.

The best Group of Five college football recruiting classes:
(Feb., 1, 2017).

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc ... /97345096/


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Article out of Hartford with denials from AAC member UConn and BE that they have had membership discussions at http://www.courant.com/sports/college/h ... story.html


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