Fresno St. Alum wrote:
UTSA seems to have an invite to CUSA. It also said that the WAC will be down to 4 fb members. Probably more gone after SBC takes Texas St.
Sounds like a merger too. UTEP heading west. MWC side adds UTEP, USU. CUSA adds UTSA, UNT, FIU. Unsure but sounds like La Tech might get in too, plus 1 more. So is it gonna be 10/12? http://csnbbs.com/showthread.php?tid=567355
With the 10/12 split, does the alliance still hold out hope of Boise and San Diego State changing their minds?
I'm thinking with with no more AQ, if the new Big East TV deal is not what everyone's thinking (minus
Boise and SDSU) or if the alliance new TV deal (with
Boise and SDSU) is close in dollars, why pay the exist fee?
Also, the alliance wants to have it's own conference semifinals, to play a championship game the NCAA requires that a conference have 12 teams, so doesn't that mean for their plan to work that both side would have to get to 12 meaning 24 teams? Ultimately I think that's what will happen.
Let me state the obvious. First, they stay separate but with a football only alliance so they can collect their exit fees then they merge into one league with divisions in each time zone.
CUSA East- UA-Birmingham, East Carolina, FIU, Marshall, Southern Miss, Tulane
CUSA Central- Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, UTEP, UTSA, Tulsa
MWC Pacific- Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, San Jose State (San Diego State?)
MWC Mtn- Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State, Wyoming (BoiseState?)
Yes, I realize some of the time zones mix but you get the basic idea to sell to the networks. If Boise and San Diego State don't return then UTEP and UTSA go to the MWC side and CUSA can add Charlotte and Georgia State.
CUSA East- UA-Birmingham, East Carolina, FIU, Marshall, (Charlotte, Georgia State)
CUSA Central- Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Tulsa (Southern Miss, Tulane)
MWC Pacific- Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, San Jose State (Utah State)
MWC Mtn- Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico, Wyoming (UTEP, UTSA)