Let's get some discussion going. I think there are a number of schools that should be playing football or playing football at a higher division for the health of their universities. I wondered about the format of addressing these schools on this forum and I reached the conclusion that each school should have a thread that starts with a poster making their arguement for upgrading and laying out the case. This is the format I would encourage you to use if in creating your new thread if you have the info. If you don't, I or others will try to supply what we have in a response and you can update the opening post in the thread.
Location: city, state
Media Market: (if you don't know this go to http://truckads.com/licensed_affiliates1.asp#usamap
Undergrad or total Enrollment:
Current US News Academic ranking: (found a bit down if you click the links at http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php
Current designation: FBS/FCS/IAAA/II/III (chose one)
Proposed future desination: FBS/FCS/IAAA/II/III (choose one)
Stadium: on campus/near campus/off campus
BB Arena: on campus/near campus/off campus
BB Arena size:
(In this section you build your case. Do they have the neccessary student body to fill a stadium? Do they have the alumni base to fuel advertising? Are they near an empty large metro area? Do they excell in academics or athletics? Do they resemble other universities? Are there no nearby competitors? Are there no NFL or NBA killzones nearby? Do they have their own communities? Make your arguements.)
Remember, put these in their own threads so we can discuss and focus on one university at a time!