Better strap up. Realignment could be getting very serious very quickly.

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  1. TC

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    University of Tennessee is also one of those system deals so if you count the whole thing, it's a lot bigger than 30k. That's just UTK which is what knowledgeable people like myself call Tennessee Knoxville
     
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  2. mtsucalico85

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    Belmont just accepted an invitation to the Missouri Valley Conference a couple weeks back. Murray State could join them down the road as well.
     
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  3. DeToxRox

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  4. BP

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    TIL that there was a Southland Conference
     
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  5. Beagle

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    It's basically the conference for regional universities in Louisiana and East Texas. I've always been a big fan. WAC has hit it hard. SHSU, SFA, Lamar, Abilene had already been raided + Central Arkansas to the Atlantic Sun.

    SE Louisiana needs to be on the phone with the WAC ASAP. Bring Nicholls as a travel partner. Gets them to 14 with SHSU/NMSU leaving. Southland, if it survives, will backfill with D2 schools from the Lone Star Conference. They've already added A&M-Commerce.
     
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  6. BuckeyeRiot

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    I don’t think you could find 25k living Kent State students and alumni willing to fill Dix Stadium.
     
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  7. Karl Hungus

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    Probably cuz the military shot them all.
     
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  8. BuckeyeRiot

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    You son of a bitch. IT WAS ONLY 4!
     
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  9. Cornelius Suttree

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    WAC has seemingly rebounded nicely after being on thin ice a few years back
     
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  10. Cornelius Suttree

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    Who would be the MAC school other than Akron to go FCS? EMU? IIRC the MAC is the most institutionally subsidized conference in FBS and that was before covid. If some of those schools don't see enrollment trends change soon they're gonna be cutting tons of sports
     
  11. Beagle

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    Central Michigan has had budget problems. Kent State has to play 3 buy games a year. Those are the 2 that came to mind.
     
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  12. GamecockInCbus

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    I figured the MAC would all go down together if it came to that.
     
  13. TC

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    I would like to join the WAC pack
     
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  14. Beagle

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  15. DeToxRox

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  16. Jimmy the Saint

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    Should make Liberty pay it for all of them.
     
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  17. DeToxRox

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    Where is the rest of the schools coming from for CUSA? I guess maybe these schools keep WKU and MTSU from the MAC? They would still need one more for ten though, right? Or do they just go with nine?
     
  18. Jimmy the Saint

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    If I’m WKU and MTSU and have an offer from the MAC I’m getting the hell out.

    What are the chances this amalgamation of programs no one wants or just trying to desperately improve their lot are still together 5-10 years from now? Nothing about CUSA suggests long term stability.
     
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  19. DeToxRox

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    I agree. The MAC is like herpes. It’s going to be around forever. I would get it now and confirm my future.
     
  20. Beagle

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    Eastern Kentucky has been looking to move up.
     
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  21. Fran Tarkenton

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    Is this all a big ruse by CUSA to get the exit fee money

    otherwise it seems as if they are letting Jeff Banks girlfriend make all their decisions
     
  22. DeToxRox

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  23. steamengine

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    The rest? They’ll pay for eternity.
     
  24. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Our AD is fucking horrible, so I fully anticipate him blowing our shot to get out of C-USA.
     
  25. VaxRule

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    Write him a letter as a proud alum demanding MACtion.
     
  26. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I’m good. Thanks.
     
  27. Taques

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    the country was too small for multiple america-themed conferences anyway
     
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  28. VaxRule

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    Give it 18 months, then we’ll have multiple Americas for the conferences to choose from.
     
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  29. DeToxRox

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  30. Prospector

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    Now do #Texas Longhorns oh wait, they ain't winning shit
     
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  31. Cornelius Suttree

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    I'm curious how much money JMU is gonna save on hotels traveling to Sun Belt schools instead of CAA locales like Boston, Long Island, Philly, etc
     
  32. Fran Tarkenton

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    this is Elon erasure
     
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  33. dome foam

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    Bless your heart

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  34. Pokes

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    Yeah it’s not like Texas has a history with coaches not living up to expectations or anything :laugh:

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  35. Gaknight

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    Apparently JMU did the same thing to ODU and Ga State. So this one is on them.
     
  36. Dump

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    you forgot one

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  37. dome foam

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    You must not be paying attention this off-season.
     
  38. Mr Bulldops

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    All of this realignment has me so fucking strapped. I don’t know how getting more strapped could even be possible at this point. We might be reaching full strap saturation
     
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  39. Beagle

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    Word is the Belt adds could join by 2022. Even JMU for all sports potentially. Apparently there's some scholarship loophole because of COVID where they wouldn't have to do an FCS transitional year as an indy. But they'd still have to sit out 2 years on bowl/conference championship eligibility.
     
  40. Dump

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    the pettiness is unmatched

     
  41. Gaknight

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    Like stated earlier it’s a terrible policy that the league had for decades and JMU voted to enforce it against other schools leaving, so they fucked around and are finding out. Still sucks for the student athletes but don’t feel sorry for the President and AD types there.
     
  42. IV

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    Liberty being normalized is disgusting and I hate it
     
  43. Pokes

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    JMUs president was also on the appeals committee that denied our basketball appeal yesterday. Agler crying about how this isn’t fair to the athletes is pretty fucking rich

     
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  44. Odin

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    someone explain the liberty hate to me
     
  45. TC

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  46. bro

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    There is a whole thread dedicated to their fuckery.
     
  47. theregionsitter

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    Akron, EMU, Kent State, and Ohio all are struggling I believe financially. The MAC existence as a football conference now is completely dependent on buy games from the B1G and ACC. The conference is a joke now, the financial gap is just so absurd that the league might as well go FCS at this point. I could see Miami, WMU, CMU, NIU, Toledo, Ball State all surviving but for some of the other schools its getting bleak

    There also is a widening gap in academics between the B1G and the MAC that wasn't as large as it is now as it was 15 years ago. The academic arms race has wrecked the MAC more than athletics- see OU and Akron for examples there as well
     
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  48. DeToxRox

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  49. bigpig

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    We're all on pins and needles to see what becomes of Conference USA.
     
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  50. Corky Bucek

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    Tarleton State to CUSA is what I am hearing