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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 11:00 AM)AppfanInCAAland Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 08:59 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 08:55 AM)statefanatic Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 08:51 AM)JMU2004 Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 08:46 AM)statefanatic Wrote:  Any JMU fan can ask Texas St, APP, or Georgia Southern fans about the excitement of looking at a full FBS schedule as apposed to an FCS schedule. Being FBS lets you schedule games no FCS team can. I love to read the post from App and Georgia Southern fans talking about home and home deals with other FBS teams.

JMU should be happy the Sun Belt is offering them a chance to play at the highest level in college football. JMU can win all the FCS titles they want and less than 30% of college football fans will know who they are. JMU will have more games on national TV in one season in the Belt than 5 years of in the FCS. Heck Georgia Southern has already gotten national TV games at home there first season in the Belt. One of those TV games is against App St who also will be playing there first season of FBS in the Belt.

Well, regarding TV, we had 3 on national TV last year, and over 5 since 2012.

But, your point stands. FCS is not followed outside of FCS schools.

Were those TV games on ESPN last year? I watch college football all day every Saturday and not once did I see an JMU game. When I say national TV, I means a Thursday night game on ESPN against another FBS team during primetime!

National on NBC Sports on Saturdays. Some primetime included, but 2nd rate network.

I remember it being quite a coup for an FCS league to sign such a deal with NBCSN for FB and BB. How long is that deal? I wonder if the deal will be renewed as ODU, VCU, GaSt, Mason, and UMass football leaving since the deal was signed. I really think a lot of it was to capitalize on Mason and VCU basketball. The CAA was a trendy BB league at the time.

My guess is the deal will be renewed. The CAA probably gets $0 out of it, and NBC Sports needs programming.
04-10-2014 11:04 AM
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