Article about MAC expansion:http://www.hustlebelt.com/2014/4/2/5539 ... on-options
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Most of the schools mentioned on this board is this guys view on who could join.Biggest surprises i think is both Delaware and Towson.
We've been aware of UDel and Towson. Both are good all around schools with good fan support in underserved cfb markets that could really make a splash at FBS. But UDel last I remember stated they would review their options once realignment slowed down (which most assumed meant don't look at us Sun Belt, if we decide to jump it will be to the MAC).
The only suprise in that post to me is that the author think Towson would be higher on the MAC's wish list and more likely to make the move, which goes against what we've general heard about them.
Think about it from these schools perspectives...since 2000 they've been left in the CAA by Richmond (A10, still fb only mbr), ECU (CUSA>AAC), American (Patriot), UMass fb (MAC>Ind), VCU (A10), GA St (SBC), ODU (CUSA), GMU (A10), and is in real danger of losing JMU (MAC), W&M and Richmond/Villanova fb (all to Patriot).
The CAA isn't what it used to be and if UDel/Towson want to be with the bigger/better schools then they'll have to upgrade.
I don't understand why the author even asked about App St.
Also their are a few western candidates that he neglected to mention like Illinois State (Frank the tank had a post about the state of Illinois funding research to "promote" one of their schools), Missouri St, and even the Dakota's especially NDSU.
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