Fresno St. Alum wrote:
JP look at your post again you said UCD and UOP have zero reason to want CSUB AND UCSD. If they don't want them, they'd vote against them. Spin it how you want. Long Beach is the CSU headquarters, they care about all the CSUs. SD is a pro sports town and so is LA and LA has USC/UCLA, yet there's still room for Fullerton, Long Beach, Irvine etc in the area to be D-I.
Like I said I only see Hawaii too because money outranks politics most of the time. But down the road they could and have been at 12 before. SJSU is a key to stopping and waiting on CSUB & UCSD.
UCSD can NOT apply to D-I unless a D-I conference invites them to JOIN D-I first under the new rule.
Dback/Quinn. The UOP to WCC thing, back in 2007 or whatever when the WCC was looking? listening? to apps from Seattle, Denver, UOP? They said they wanted 8 or 10 not 9. Now BYU is in and they say 9 is fine. The 3 schools were on the list but I never heard anything on UOP's end about going to the WCC. They'd have 3 schools right there in nor cal with them if they did and I think they are good enough to get the invite if offered but I guess they haven't asked.
Beebe said 12 was the number the B12 would go back to after the 2 left, espn steps in, so they stay at 10. these guys always change their minds or find some BYU or ESPN loophole.
I'm not really spinning anything. I was stating the UOP and UCD have zero reason to want Bakersfield. Adding Bakersfield creates more things you don't like than more things you do. I know the politics is fun to speculate about, but it's really the ONLY factor in CSB's favor. The ADs of the Big West aren't going to add CSB unless they are forced to by their school system's HNIC.
Like I said, if that happens, it's still only four votes. Unless the HNIC's of the Cal State and Univ of Cal system call each other and say "let's order our eight ADs/Presidents to vote to add USB and UCSD," it's not happening.
UCSD I could see the Big West being interested in. UCSD and SJSU make some sense. But Bakersfield doesn't have an "in" just because of the CS system. Sac State would be ahead of Bakersfield on the food chain anyway because they're in a much bigger market.
With regards to the WCC, Pacific would prefer to be in the WCC. It's a higher profile conference with an ESPN contract. If Pacific had the chance, they'd be there. The WCC hasn't asked because, well, Pacific is in Stockton, which doesn't exactly add TV viewers. If they were in Sacramento, they might have been invited already.