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If the Sun Belt Added One Football School in 2014 You Would Want
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RE: If the Sun Belt Added One Football School in 2014 You Would Want
(03-31-2014 08:32 AM)FIUFan Wrote:  What's the status with Missouri St.? Most everyone seems to think this schools would be a nice fit for the Belt; but do they want to move? and I'm sure it would need to be a 'full' move. Any background here?

It is believed they DO want to go FBS, but need another year or two. Moving their basketball wasn't that appealing to them for a long time (can you blame them?), but it is also believed they are becoming more and more disenchanted with the MVC. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but MSU appears to be making the moves behind the scenes for an FBS move, and have had a lot of contact with ASU.
03-31-2014 08:42 AM
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I would be interested in what this poll would look like with only current member fans voting...
03-31-2014 08:42 AM
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(03-31-2014 08:42 AM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  It is believed they DO want to go FBS, but need another year or two. Moving their basketball wasn't that appealing to them for a long time (can you blame them?), but it is also believed they are becoming more and more disenchanted with the MVC. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but MSU appears to be making the moves behind the scenes for an FBS move, and have had a lot of contact with ASU.

Wow, the Sun Belt is lucky Witchita St. didn't make a huge run in the NCAA's this year. That would have been a ton of money to walk away from. Still, the MVC would be a very hard conference to walk away from for the expenses of a start-up FBS program.
03-31-2014 08:48 AM
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RE: If the Sun Belt Added One Football School in 2014 You Would Want
(03-31-2014 08:42 AM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  I would be interested in what this poll would look like with only current member fans voting...

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Am surprised at some of the voting so far.
Should be able to extrapolate pretty well.
03-31-2014 09:12 AM
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We can skip the poll for this one. The eastern teams want James Madison. The western teams want Missouri State.
03-31-2014 09:20 AM
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(03-31-2014 09:20 AM)pjc1979 Wrote:  We can skip the poll for this one. The eastern teams want James Madison. The western teams want Missouri State.


It's actually surprising by looking at who voted on what school how many
Eastern school posters are voting for Missouri State, and how many Western
school posters are voting for JMU or UMass.
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(03-31-2014 09:20 AM)pjc1979 Wrote:  We can skip the poll for this one. The eastern teams want James Madison. The western teams want Missouri State.

Actually I voted for Missouri St not because I'm in the west (GS fan) but because of all the possible adds they have the most potential therefore they are the best long term addition. If I were to rank the possible adds in this poll by FBS potential I would say:

1. Missouri St
2. Liberty
3. UMass
4. James Madison
5. EKU

If I rank them by desirability:
1. Missouri St
2. James Madison
3. EKU
4. Liberty
5. UMass
03-31-2014 10:04 AM
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(03-31-2014 10:03 AM)GoApps70 Wrote:  
(03-31-2014 09:20 AM)pjc1979 Wrote:  We can skip the poll for this one. The eastern teams want James Madison. The western teams want Missouri State.

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It's actually surprising by looking at who voted on who how many Eastern school posters are voting for Missouri State, and how many Western school posters are voting for JMU or UMass.

Well if you're looking solely at football it's hard to argue against JMU or UMass.
03-31-2014 10:05 AM
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No to UMass. Adding them as a football only would be as bad as Idaho. They are a quick fix that leads to long term problems.
03-31-2014 10:34 AM
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(03-31-2014 10:34 AM)trueeagle98 Wrote:  No to UMass. Adding them as a football only would be as bad as Idaho. They are a quick fix that leads to long term problems.

...but we already have Idaho...I'd prefer to pass on UMass and drop Idaho. I want a nice tight footprint.
03-31-2014 10:37 AM
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