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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - GoAppsGo92 - 04-11-2014 06:42 AM

(04-11-2014 06:37 AM)GoAppsGo92 Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 01:38 AM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

I have no sources and limited insight. But it seems to me that this is the one confirmed fact about this whole situation: the conference wants a 12th football-playing member. All the rest is rumor and conjecture.

With that in mind, I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the conference will do exactly that, and nothing more: add a single new school to bring the number of football-playing members to 12. I expect the invitee to be JMU or, if JMU says no, EKU.

I view EKU rather than Liberty as the most likely fallback choice for several reasons. It's in the right geographic location. It has a winning football tradition and a 22,000-seat stadium it filled to capacity 10 years ago and therefore has proven potential to fill again. EKU's basketball team is coming off an OVC championship and NCAA tournament appearance. The school is a good academic and institutional fit in the SBC, and doesn't bring the political baggage Liberty would.

As for MSU, I don't see any reason to invite the Bears right now. The conference already has six western football members. MSU's stadium seats only 16,300 and there's no approved plan or funding to expand it (the current renovation will replace seats but not add any). And no one else is likely to invite MSU to move up, so what's the hurry? Better to wait a couple of years and then decide whether the Bears have advanced enough to bring them in and push Idaho out.

EKU is a lot further from being ready than at least 4 other FCS schools in the southeast. If this was 2020 and EKU actually got the donations and student fees needed to improve facilities and attendance, you might have a point. Right now, EKU is not on the radar. I'm 70 percent certain this time next month JMU will be the 12 member in the east. MSU could be a part of any deal for the western schools to take an eastern team, with implementation of football sometime in 2016 or even 2017. Should MSU also be announced, it's likely that NMSU becomes a full member, and Idaho is put in the clock.

I short: if JMU and MSU are announced together, it would be bad news for Idaho, and I'd expect that option to invite NMSU all-sports to be communicated soon after.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - Buzz Lightyear Lite - 04-11-2014 08:12 AM

(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

gosh another month of speculation....then this thread may have 1900 comments by then...


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - ARSTATEFAN1986 - 04-11-2014 08:37 AM

(04-11-2014 01:50 AM)Check Yosef Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 01:38 AM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

I have no sources and limited insight. But it seems to me that this is the one confirmed fact about this whole situation: the conference wants a 12th football-playing member. All the rest is rumor and conjecture.

With that in mind, I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the conference will do exactly that, and nothing more: add a single new school to bring the number of football-playing members to 12. I expect the invitee to be JMU or, if JMU says no, EKU.

I view EKU rather than Liberty as the most likely fallback choice for several reasons. It's in the right geographic location. It has a winning football tradition and a 22,000-seat stadium it filled to capacity 10 years ago and therefore has proven potential to fill again. EKU's basketball team is coming off an OVC championship and NCAA tournament appearance. The school is a good academic and institutional fit in the SBC, and doesn't bring the political baggage Liberty would.

As for MSU, I don't see any reason to invite the Bears right now. The conference already has six western football members. MSU's stadium seats only 16,300 and there's no approved plan or funding to expand it (the current renovation will replace seats but not add any). And no one else is likely to invite MSU to move up, so what's the hurry? Better to wait a couple of years and then decide whether the Bears have advanced enough to bring them in and push Idaho out.

You definitely haven't paid attention


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I think you will see a compromise. Before (hopefully not) JMU or (better choices) EKU or Liberty get invited in the east, you will see Missouri State added in the west and perhaps NMSU as a full member. As long as we have a lifeline out to Idaho...we could do the same from Massachusetts...after all it would keep both sides balanced in football and help the belt get more bowl eligible teams.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - chiefsfan - 04-11-2014 10:58 AM

(04-11-2014 01:38 AM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

I have no sources and limited insight. But it seems to me that this is the one confirmed fact about this whole situation: the conference wants a 12th football-playing member. All the rest is rumor and conjecture.

With that in mind, I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the conference will do exactly that, and nothing more: add a single new school to bring the number of football-playing members to 12. I expect the invitee to be JMU or, if JMU says no, EKU.

I view EKU rather than Liberty as the most likely fallback choice for several reasons. It's in the right geographic location. It has a winning football tradition and a 22,000-seat stadium it filled to capacity 10 years ago and therefore has proven potential to fill again. EKU's basketball team is coming off an OVC championship and NCAA tournament appearance. The school is a good academic and institutional fit in the SBC, and doesn't bring the political baggage Liberty would.

As for MSU, I don't see any reason to invite the Bears right now. The conference already has six western football members. MSU's stadium seats only 16,300 and there's no approved plan or funding to expand it (the current renovation will replace seats but not add any). And no one else is likely to invite MSU to move up, so what's the hurry? Better to wait a couple of years and then decide whether the Bears have advanced enough to bring them in and push Idaho out.

The one thing you are forgetting is that right now part of our issue is that no one can agree on who they want as a 12th member. If the only schools voting were out East, this would have been decided already. But convincing a West school that a JMU/Liberty makes sense to the league is hard.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - ASUMountaineer - 04-11-2014 11:25 AM

(04-10-2014 06:35 PM)The4thOption Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 05:36 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Most of us wouldn't know them if you called GaSo anything but stink.
That's why I passed on stAnk.

Nobody but you guys from Boone call us the Stink. Seriously doesn't even make any sense. Statesboro doesn't have a bad smell like say Savannah due to the paper mills. Maybe some of you stayed in Savannah for the game and that is where it comes from? I really don't know.

EVERYBODY in the SoCon calls yall CrApp State! 03-lmfao

I stick to "Fail Southern."


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - CW Fishman - 04-11-2014 11:53 AM

With all of the "insiders" and "experts" on here, I will be the first to admit; I don't freaking know.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - JMU2004 - 04-11-2014 11:56 AM

A flight just landed at our local airport that orginated from Jonesboro. Hmm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N870SC


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - asupatch - 04-11-2014 12:02 PM

(04-11-2014 11:56 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  A flight just landed at our local airport that orginated from Jonesboro. Hmm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N870SC

Could be just a coincidence? If true then the name of this thread may have some legit merit. I do find it fitting it flew past Lynchburg to get there.03-lmfao


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - JMU2004 - 04-11-2014 12:02 PM

(04-11-2014 12:02 PM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 11:56 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  A flight just landed at our local airport that orginated from Jonesboro. Hmm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N870SC

Could be just a coincidence? If name of this thread may have some legit merit. I do find it fitting it flew past Lynchburg to get there.03-lmfao

Certainly could be a coincidence. A bit odd though.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - chiefsfan - 04-11-2014 12:02 PM

(04-11-2014 11:56 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  A flight just landed at our local airport that orginated from Jonesboro. Hmm

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N870SC

I am not entirely sure if that is ASU's plane. But I am fairly confident that its flown some of our people before. The Flight to Dallas around the time of the Final Four makes a ton of sense for it to be used for us in some way.