St. Louis and Charlotte were brought to the A10 as they provided quality programs, better than some existing A10 schools.
Though only Charlotte made sense geographically, being in North Carolina (the southern neighbor of Virginia, which provides the A10 with Richmond). St. Louis, is in Missouri, and located west
of the Mississippi.
If St. Joseph's and the Midwest schools form a conference with the non-FB members of the BE (and Temple joins the BE FB schools again), the A-10 would need to find replacements quickly. My 3 top candidates are: UNC Greensboro AND Wilmington, along with Old Dominion (beginning FB in the CAA in 2009). UNCW is a good men's hoops school, and the same can be said about ODU's women's hoops squad.
And if the BE FB schools don't snatch up Army and Navy, the A-10 could add them.
Then you have:
*If they don't join BE FB schools
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That gives my insights on how the BE should operate.