Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Nevada doesn't have the facilities to be in the BE for football on their tiny erector set field. They'll either add a couple of east teams and move Cincinnati to the west or and 1 east team and 1 of Colorado St., Fresno St., UNLV(said they don't want to put sports in different conferences).
Yes, but is the C-USA/MWC merger going to be about what UNLV wants? Doubtful. And if the Eastern four from the MWC (AFA, UNM, CSU, Wyom) come to an agreement with C-USA, are they not going to move ahead with it because UNLV would be upset? Though it's just now occurring to me that it's strange UNLV even made the comment. They weren't on the Big East radar this round so the idea of them splitting sports wouldn't have been brought up unless it's being brought up for a different reason.
You think the Big East will be picking between Colorado State, Fresno State and UNLV? Not the schools I would have expected but ok.
Nevada's stadium holds 30k, Boise 33k, Houston 32k, SMU 32k. Seems like they'd be able to manage just fine especially after a few upgrades with the extra money they would make in the Big East plus the money they'd save moving to the Big West. Sure the Las Vegas market would be better than the Reno market but this is also about good football and Nevada has been consistently good in football these past few years.
Pushing Louisville and Cincinnati to the West will only make them want to move to the Big 12 that much more. Of course, this all could be moot if the ACC goes to 16 any time soon.