Wrong again, Lamar was second to Mcneese in dollar profit. The remaining SLC schools were sub 1 million.
I can't find the link I was loking at this morning from my work CPU but this illustrates my point for now...http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/c ... 54955804/1
Details of average revenues and expenses at NCAA D-I public schools, 2006-2011:
Lamar University Southland $13,341,513 $13,341,523 Profit= $0
Sam Houston State Southland $11,196,466 $10,794,031 Profit= $402,435
And like I said SHSU played only 3 homes games meaning they got tons of body bag game money and another FCSNCG appearance which also means $$$.
Sam admin's want to move. Katfans are strongly against.
Great so taking the word of message boards...BTW go look they aren't overly one way or another some are for and some against, they post thread about them getting mentioned with excitement and others about how they hope to stay in FCS a dominate...NTM their biggest front page'd thread is 35 replies so not exactly a great sample size. CNSBBS has plenty of Kat fan defending and supporting the move.
Yes, ULL already supports Lamar moving to the SBC. Although not a traditional rival, Texas st is a second Lamar vote. I doubt Monroe would say no because of the close distant. That leaves Lamar's old long time conference mate, Ark st.
Lamar could be heading in March meeting with a 4 vote advantage
Those schools are east coast. SBC west will not take only eastern teams without a bridge to Texas st.
I'm sorry, when did they add another Texas school for UNT? Or even one within 300 miles? So why would they for Texas St? Where are they going to go? If CUSA calls they're gone.
Once again I think Lamar is still likely to get an invite over many other candidates but not for these minor reasons.
I have a brain of my own. I don't let others think for me. Mizz st is not upgrading it's athletics because money grows on trees. Something is happening there, sbc or not.
Something is happening but its at least 5 if not 10 years away, so mentioning them as current Sun Belt candidate is wrong.
Lamar has a very good athletic department. Baseball top 25 a few seasons ago, MBB last year 25 wins and a trip to the NCAA although rebuilding this year and suck, WBB should be a post season team, Golf finish 3rd in the nation a few years ago, tennis and track is good. Lamar would challenge any in the SBC or CUSA commissioner cup. Lamar football needs some work. Your problem is you take the word of internet posters rather than researching for yourself.
Personally I like college baseball and respect that Lamar has an okay program back in 2010 when they made a regional before losing the opening two to TCU/Baylor but that doesn't impress.
Lamar's last 25 wins season in men's bball was 1983-4, I'll assume you meant 23 wins which was in 2011-12 where they squeaked into the NCAA tourney by winning the SLC tourney (though not the conference) and were place in the play-in game which they lost by 12 points to Vermont.
I like most sports but WBB, golf, tennis and track do not belong in the conversation of conference realignment to any extent except whether a school simply HAS the same sports that a conference has. Competitiveness only really matter in FB/MBB/Baseball and niche sports like LAX/Hockey.
Finally, TWC-Beaumont will be picking up Houston CSN. CSN will be airing Lamar games on tv in Beaumont and Houston. Benson and SBC is very interested.
That's great congrats, that huge for Lamar to get exposure but please don't insinuate that they picked it up for in order to get Lamar sports, as Comcast offers tons of teams inventory including (from their press release) "Arkansas, Houston, Lamar, LSU, McNeese State, New Mexico State, Rice, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Other schools appearing on Comcast SportsNet Houston’s college basketball coverage includes Houston Baptist, Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, UTSA, and Texas State."
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