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RE: JMU Fans:
(04-16-2014 12:59 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  There were several donors that said that if App State didn't go FBS they would quit donating,
and some said they would never start donating again. Not sure that it wasn't just talk, but
sounded serious.

I was serious. I may not have stopped totally, but I'd definitely lowered it and maybe only bought mini-season tickets. Go big or go home as they say. It will be interesting to see how this affects JMU down the road.
04-16-2014 01:06 PM
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I would have probably dropped season tickets and only attended the better games.. Got tired of have to buy them for scheduling with Mars Hill, Lenoir Rhyne and such.
04-16-2014 01:25 PM
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Benson just gave the MAC a TON of leverage with that interview. They now know they have JMU in their pocket for a minimum of one more year.
04-16-2014 03:33 PM
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(04-16-2014 03:33 PM)Saint3333 Wrote:  Benson just gave the MAC a TON of leverage with that interview. They now know they have JMU in their pocket for a minimum of one more year.

The MAC already had a TON of leverage with JMU.

Yea, you really think the MAC wants another geographic outlier (for them) as a 13th team?

The MAC has expanded East/South 5 times recently. Lets see how that worked out for them

Buffalo - Worked out.
Marshall - Nope.
Temple - Nope.
UCF - Nope.
UMass - Nope.

I guess it is possible the MAC wants JMU. I'd just be really surprised if that were the case.
04-16-2014 03:59 PM
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I'm curious what the avg attendance will be for JMU this year, I think the admin is going to be kicking themselves.


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04-16-2014 04:05 PM
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I for one am glad and I think Appalachian State should be too. We have gone from just five FBS schools in North Carolina and two in Virginia to 7!FBS schools in NC and 3 in VA JMU would have made 4. Now Liberty is still out there and could make the fourth in Virginia I hope not. What's next Coastal Carolina?
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(04-16-2014 04:06 PM)Bleeds_Purple Wrote:  I for one am glad and I think Appalachian State should be too. We have gone from just five FBS schools in North Carolina and two in Virginia to 7!FBS schools in NC and 3 in VA JMU would have made 4. Now Liberty is still out there and could make the fourth in Virginia I hope not. What's next Coastal Carolina?

I predict that Coastal Carolina is next...for the CAA.

I hope the Presidents just tell Benson. We tried. Lets stay at 11 next year. No need for any rash decisions now that we can have CCG at our current level.
04-16-2014 04:25 PM
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(04-16-2014 04:05 PM)Check Yosef Wrote:  I'm curious what the avg attendance will be for JMU this year, I think the admin is going to be kicking themselves.


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21.6k in 2013...there were 7 home games. In 2012 we had 23k and 25k in 2011....the trend downward is already starting.

Since there are only 5 home games this year, and 2 of them against Delaware and W&M (usually nice draws), I expect around 21k again. After the 2014 season though? Who knows.
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04-16-2014 04:36 PM
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Thank God we are saved by the short sighted JMU leaders. Now things will cool down after June first.
04-16-2014 04:58 PM
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from my perspective, this really sucks, no offense to GS or the other Southern Conference teams, but the times we played JMU the intensity on the field and the rivalry between the fan bases seemed greater than any other game we played all year. Its just seemed both schools really wanted to win that particular game. Both schools are so similar, and it really helped that we were close to each other. This had the potential to be one of the most intense rivalries in the SBC and it could have really benefited both schools, it would not have surprised me if you would have eventually seen 35,000 plus at the football games. I wonder if its really worth it for the JMU administration to give up so much just to wait for an invitation from the MAC/USA that may never come.
04-16-2014 05:26 PM
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