Fresno St. Alum wrote:
you mean big 12, UNLV is a short drive from the CA border. So what's the real difference on distance. Take the school that's good at football, that's what it's all about. Kansas was almost left out in the cold. Basketball doesn't get much better than them, that tells me football is the end all be all when its BCS. TCU basketball sucks too.
This would be for both football and basketball right? While Bulter, Gonzaga, Nova, and others don't stand a chance, UNLV brings good bball and a big market that the rest of the state could support and last time I checked Nevada is bigger than Idaho. The goal of adding additional non AQ schools to this league would be for markets that would transfer over to TV dollars. The argument for Boise St would be whether or not their football and "national" appeal overrides UNLV's basketball and the Nevada/Las Vegas market which is a tough call...
Exactly. It's why schools like BSU, UNLV, New Mexico make sense. And the same market argument favors schools like UMass as BC doesn't put much of a dent in the population rich Boston area on their own. Temple gives some access to Philly, which is needed to supplement Penn St.
After mulling it over I think UNLV has more potential than Boise St for Super League TV dollars, Vegas is booming (despite the recent downturn) and Nevada is growing really fast, while Idaho is....well just Idaho, the Boise brand may be powerful now but do the other big brand schools like Texas, USC, Bama, tOSU, ND, FL St, ect... really want more national brands to compete with or to expand their brands by adding growing markets?
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