Anyone ready for an all-sports merger?http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports ... paign=Feed
Me neither... but something tells me there's a detail or two missing here.
Again, C-USA doesn't go on the offensive. They should be killing the Big East but instead they are acting like they've lost members that STILL haven't left (and may not leave at all now). Merging with an MWC without Boise is not a very good idea. C-USA will be far superior to the MWC. Just grab New Mexico and maybe UNLV if you really want their basketball. Why do they want to bring in the likes of Wyoming?
You're kind of not paying attention.
They're gone. They're just waiting for Boise's other sports to find a resting place. By inference, this means San Diego State has to make their arrangements, too.
First of all as the article freaked posted today, things have stalled. Louisville is claiming they're headed to the Big 12 (also posted by freaked a couple days ago). They've been saying it's a done deal for weeks, maybe months now. So what's the hold up?
But regardless of that it still doesn't change what C-USA should do. As Quinn and I have both been saying for months now, C-USA should have offered football only membership to the Big East football schools. But that battle has long passed. I'll say it again, what does a MWC post Boise and SDSU offer? The football isn't going to be very good post Boise and TCU. SDSU is one of their best basketball programs so that basically leaves New Mexico and UNLV in basketball. New Mexico would fit well in C-USA and it would probably be pretty easy to bring them in.
I'll ask again, why bring in the likes of Wyoming and Colorado State when you can probably get at least New Mexico anyway? C-USA even without Houston, SMU, and UCF is still pretty good whereas the MWC without Boise, AFA, and SDSU is terrible.
If C-USA does lose Houston, SMU, and UCF (very likely), Wyoming, Colorado State, and New Mexico would be good fits in the C-USA West, with Tulane moving to the East. If Air Force stays, they would also be a good fit for the west, to get to 14, C-USA could add Temple, Louisiana Tech, North Texas or even Appalachian State (upgrade).
I do not see how UNLV, Nevada, Fresno will help C-USA in all sports
, due to small budgets and increased travel cost. Hopefully, Louisville and another Big East school (Cincy) get invited to the Big 12 and
the MWC and C-USA doesn't leave.Possible C-USA
EAST- UAB, ECU, Memphis, Marshall, Southern Miss, Tulane (Temple, Appalachian State or Louisiana Tech)
WEST- Rice, UTEP, Tulsa, New Mexico, Colorado State, Wyoming (Air Force, North Texas)
EAST- UAB, Memphis-- Southern Miss, Tulane--Marshall, Temple--ECU, Appachian State
WEST- UTEP,New Mexico-- Rice, North Texas, Tulsa-- Wyoming, Colorado State, Air Force,