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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
It isn't like a conference sends out a letter asking a school to check yes or no. There will be no "invitation" until after the fact.
04-10-2014 10:03 AM
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 10:03 AM)Dman Wrote:  This your statement.

"Search it on twitter. I'm on my phone and don't know how to link it. "

And that is not the same twitter user I saw. If you go back to the first page another poster pasted the link.
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 10:03 AM)Dman Wrote:  This your statement.

"Search it on twitter. I'm on my phone and don't know how to link it. "

Bear Boulevard @BearBoulevardFollowReports are saying that Missouri State and JMU have been invited to the Sun Belt Conference. Could FBS football be coming to #sgf soon?
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
I do wonder if this is a terminology issue:

Odds are good no formal invitation has been sent out (as it would be a done deal). But odds are well, TREMENDOUS that the Sun Belt has told MSU/JMU that they have an offer just waiting to go out in the mail, but they have to say yes.

So, they really do have an invite, just not an OFFICIAL one.

EDIT: I also believe that Benson has said that Liberty has an invite as well. I just think Benson is putting more faith in the pull he has with the university presidents.

(and no, there is no insider information here. Just taking a guess)
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 09:41 AM)TheRevSWT Wrote:  While I like the news, I'm not gonna celebrate dodging a bullet until pen is to paper.

This whole thing is so fluid right now, come this time tomorrow it wouldn't surprise me to have Montana & Montana State on the "invited" list.

I don't think the situation is fluid and don't think it has been fluid.

Let's backtrack.

We've got an AD quote stating the league has voted to expand by 12. That could be interpreted at least three ways.

1. We are going to 12 and know who #12 is but ain't sayin'
2. We have voted to go to 12 by X date no matter who we have to take.
3. We have agreed that 12 is the right number and we have agreed to seriously talk with schools to see who, if anyone, is the right fit (ie. capable of the move, wants to move, is acceptable to all 11 or at least 9 of 11)

I think the fluidity has been a combination of speculation and rumor by people assuming the correct reading is #1 or #2, when the evidence I think suggests the correct reading is #3.

The Liberty Sun Belt tour is ample evidence that all the prior claims of Liberty being imminent were baseless. You don't go campaigning if that were true.

The claims of UMass being expelled suddenly changing the dynamic are specious. I know that AState leadership was aware of the UMass situation within a day or two of the MAC extending the full offer to UMass, it is implausible that the rest of the league was unaware. Therefore any impact UMass might have had on the situation took place nearly a month prior to the public announcement but the "insider" claims acted as if the news was new to the Sun Belt and significant enough to adjust the thinking on realignment when any adjustment would have happened nearly a month earlier and been reflected in the "insider" information, even if the cause of the change were not revealed.

Likewise, it is not plausible that the reported claims that JMU thinking changed upon the UMass announcement are accurate. If JMU were actively engaged with the MAC, they would have had some awareness of the MAC's action and even if the MAC held some fantastic hope of acceptance, the probability would be that if the Sun Belt is in active pursuit of JMU that the Sun Belt would have dashed that for JMU by giving indication that UMass was in active pursuit of Sun Belt membership thereby revealing UMass's choice.

The evidence strongly suggests the smoke has merely been hot air.
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 09:48 AM)Crump1 Wrote:  I don't think I have ever turned to NBC Sports. I presume that DirecTV carries it?

220. They do a great job with the NHL, MLS, and Premier League.
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-09-2014 09:30 PM)MSUBear42 Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 08:35 PM)Klak Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 08:35 PM)bridgeforthduke Wrote:  "@MatthewStoss: Was just asked about JMU getting a Sun Belt invite: I'm told there is, at the moment, no invite."

"@MatthewStoss: From what I've heard, JMU views the Sun Belt as a safety net."

Those are from JMU's football beat reporter.

Georgia Southern had "no invite" until the press conference. Just saying.

And technically our comment from administrators is that we 'have still not received an offer'

Posted from my mobile device using the CSNbbs App

Yea WKU's admin. said same thing and than the press conf. was scheduled next day....
04-10-2014 10:15 AM
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 09:48 AM)Crump1 Wrote:  I don't think I have ever turned to NBC Sports. I presume that DirecTV carries it?

It used to be called "Versus"

Before that it was "Outdoor Life"

It is a National Network but sometimes is relegated to a sports tier.
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(04-10-2014 10:08 AM)statefanatic Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 10:03 AM)Dman Wrote:  This your statement.

"Search it on twitter. I'm on my phone and don't know how to link it. "

Bear Boulevard @BearBoulevardFollowReports are saying that Missouri State and JMU have been invited to the Sun Belt Conference. Could FBS football be coming to #sgf soon?

What is #sgf ?
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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite
(04-10-2014 10:12 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:48 AM)Crump1 Wrote:  I don't think I have ever turned to NBC Sports. I presume that DirecTV carries it?

220. They do a great job with the NHL, MLS, and Premier League.

What is the Premier League ?
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