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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

Could tighten up the footprint...
04-08-2014 05:39 PM
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:38 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

Who on earth would only take one SBC Member?

Maybe Idaho is moving to FCS...taking Liberty's spot in their conference. LOL Just saying....
04-08-2014 05:40 PM
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:35 PM)LUalumfromnc Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:29 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:27 PM)Check Yosef Wrote:  My favorite part of all the realignment talk is the people who ask who the source is; either they are bluffing and thus can't/won't answer or they aren't going to give their sources because a key to being in the know is not mentioning who told you what


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I have found in the past that the best way to learn things is to go outside the SBC and find the how shall I say this... "Wise old Owl, who talks too much"

My guess is that Dietrich and I have very similar sources on that side of the issue.

Well my source was outside the Sun Belt and in my own conference. The Winthrop University president was informing everyone that they know Liberty is leaving, Winthrop is leaving to go to the CAA, and that the Big South is going to have to look for new members soon before they become worse off than the WAC. The Big South will be no conference at all!!!! The Sun Belt will be adding either 1 team to get to 12 or 3 teams to get to 14 to already be prepared for another raid by the CUSA in my opinion.


I think Winthrop is just opening their mouth to try and get the Big South to do something. To get a CAA invite, they have to have an opening, and the only way they get an opening is if JMU is leaving.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:40 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:38 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

Who on earth would only take one SBC Member?

Maybe Idaho is moving to FCS...taking Liberty's spot in their conference. LOL Just saying....

But NoDak said we're move the entire Big Sky up to FBS.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
2 teams = NMSU all sports + Missouri State all sports. My best guess.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:35 PM)LUalumfromnc Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:29 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:27 PM)Check Yosef Wrote:  My favorite part of all the realignment talk is the people who ask who the source is; either they are bluffing and thus can't/won't answer or they aren't going to give their sources because a key to being in the know is not mentioning who told you what


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I have found in the past that the best way to learn things is to go outside the SBC and find the how shall I say this... "Wise old Owl, who talks too much"

My guess is that Dietrich and I have very similar sources on that side of the issue.

Well my source was outside the Sun Belt and in my own conference. The Winthrop University president was informing everyone that they know Liberty is leaving, Winthrop is leaving to go to the CAA, and that the Big South is going to have to look for new members soon before they become worse off than the WAC. The Big South will be no conference at all!!!! The Sun Belt will be adding either 1 team to get to 12 or 3 teams to get to 14 to already be prepared for another raid by the CUSA in my opinion.

There really isn't any reason to go to 14... while it insulates the conference and give transitional teams time to upgrade budgets and scholarships to FBS, I don't think it outweighs the revenue sharing that would result. CUSA is already "raid proof" at 14... there may be two (at most) G5 teams that could be pulled into an AAC or above conference and CUSA has "two fouls to give" before they really have to look for anyone. The MAC's decision to terminate the UMASS relationship and announce they are not looking to expand at this time indicates to me the desired number for G5 is 12.

Things could get totally sideways... for example, a couple of key P5 conferences grab teams from each other while the Big 12 actually gets to 12... then we could be in for another major shuffle in all the conferences... but no one with credibility is suggesting that at this time.

As for the SBC: the teams that they can get (JMU, JSU, EKU, UTC, MSU, Liberty) are all still there. Losing two members would still allow for a 2 year transition of other teams that could be interested in a few years if needed.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:08 PM)asupatch Wrote:  Why add two and go to 13? 12 is the magic number per Benson. Lets just hope the 12th, not named Liberty accepts.

Depends on what the goal is.

If the goal is for the all-sport members to be 12 (10 football 2 non) and have two football only members to get football to 12 then 13 is a weird number.

If the goal is to be 14 (12 football 2 non) and 0 football only, then 13 is a means to an end.

But I've been told before that there is not a magic number and 13 would be made to work if the right two schools apply.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

my thoughts. if not now, then later.

maybe we invite two, lose one now, then lose another and invite another later, or just lose another later.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 06:00 PM)Tiguar Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

my thoughts. if not now, then later.

maybe we invite two, lose one now, then lose another and invite another later, or just lose another later.

I guess that begs the question... lose them to whom? CUSA is full up and MAC is not expanding. Sure, I guess stAte could go with another FBS team to the MAC, but to what end? I really think the realignment game is just about finished with the 12 invite to the SBC... at least for a few years. Even if the Big 12 expands, I think the damage is limited to only a couple conferences.
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RE: Are we adding two teams?
(04-08-2014 06:04 PM)GoAppsGo92 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 06:00 PM)Tiguar Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 05:37 PM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Maybe they're inviting two and one is leaving?

my thoughts. if not now, then later.

maybe we invite two, lose one now, then lose another and invite another later, or just lose another later.

I guess that begs the question... lose them to whom?
it does. more movement up top seems unlikely, maybe CUSA loses some to MWC? I don't know how likely that is, either. Perhaps some schools are threatening independence- they may not need a home.
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