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RE: Heard EKU has applied for membership
(04-23-2014 01:28 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:22 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:19 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:15 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:12 PM)eku50 Wrote:  I'm a huge fan, Alum and former player and I have a hard time to make it out to SEMO, UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, etc.
A perfect example of this is with our basketball team. Our crowds against Belmont, Morehead, Murray are 3-4 times bigger then our crowds for UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, SEMO.
For the majority of fans and students they want to know who the schools are that you are playing. EKU has lost that with the loss of Marshall, WKU, MTSU to the FBS, and like I said earlier if we lose Jax St. then we better find another conference whether that's the Sunbelt or Wherever.

Exactly.

When did you play?

1996-2000. I then got my masters and helped out in the weight room.

OK. Didn't get to see you play as I was in the UK followed by Washington State with Army assignments.

I'm hoping this happens as opposed to that professor who thought we should "expand sports by going to Div III".. Sheeeeesh....

That was the best part of the presentation though. President Benson just kinda paused and couldn't believe what he was hearing. Then the lady stood up and corrected that professor. I would of LOVED to see that guy get out and try to coach football so he could then complain about the hours and commitment.

He also put it in a letter to the editor in the Progress.
04-23-2014 01:29 PM
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RE: Heard EKU has applied for membership
(04-23-2014 01:29 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:28 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:22 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:19 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:15 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  Exactly.

When did you play?

1996-2000. I then got my masters and helped out in the weight room.

OK. Didn't get to see you play as I was in the UK followed by Washington State with Army assignments.

I'm hoping this happens as opposed to that professor who thought we should "expand sports by going to Div III".. Sheeeeesh....

That was the best part of the presentation though. President Benson just kinda paused and couldn't believe what he was hearing. Then the lady stood up and corrected that professor. I would of LOVED to see that guy get out and try to coach football so he could then complain about the hours and commitment.

He also put it in a letter to the editor in the Progress.
That's a good way to get on the Presidents good side...I'm surprised he had time to put in a letter to the Progress. 20 hours a week teaching the same stuff you've taught for 15 years must really take it out of ya.
04-23-2014 01:33 PM
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RE: Heard EKU has applied for membership
(04-23-2014 01:12 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 10:47 AM)DawggoneEagle Wrote:  Having bigger programs in town will draw bigger crowds, App. instead of Austin Pea, Georgia Southern instead of UT-Martin, Troy instead of Tenn-Tech, etc. Arkansas State instead of JSU.


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I'm a huge fan, Alum and former player and I have a hard time to make it out to SEMO, UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, etc.
A perfect example of this is with our basketball team. Our crowds against Belmont, Morehead, Murray are 3-4 times bigger then our crowds for UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, SEMO.
For the majority of fans and students they want to know who the schools are that you are playing. EKU has lost that with the loss of Marshall, WKU, MTSU to the FBS, and like I said earlier if we lose Jax St. then we better find another conference whether that's the Sunbelt or Wherever.


I live in Owensboro Ky about 70 miles away from Western...before we moved up I would maybe make the drive 2 times a year and never (maybe a couple in last 5 years of fcs) a road football game.

Now I can't see myself ever missing a WKU football...home or away. The only game I didn't travel to over the past 3 years was @LSU (3 years ago). We schedule doctor visits and even surgery around the WKU football schedule. So moving up will make a difference in attendance.
04-23-2014 01:40 PM
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RE: Heard EKU has applied for membership
(04-23-2014 01:40 PM)WKUYG Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:12 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 10:47 AM)DawggoneEagle Wrote:  Having bigger programs in town will draw bigger crowds, App. instead of Austin Pea, Georgia Southern instead of UT-Martin, Troy instead of Tenn-Tech, etc. Arkansas State instead of JSU.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I'm a huge fan, Alum and former player and I have a hard time to make it out to SEMO, UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, etc.
A perfect example of this is with our basketball team. Our crowds against Belmont, Morehead, Murray are 3-4 times bigger then our crowds for UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, SEMO.
For the majority of fans and students they want to know who the schools are that you are playing. EKU has lost that with the loss of Marshall, WKU, MTSU to the FBS, and like I said earlier if we lose Jax St. then we better find another conference whether that's the Sunbelt or Wherever.


I live in Owensboro Ky about 70 miles away from Western...before we moved up I would maybe make the drive 2 times a year and never (maybe a couple in last 5 years of fcs) a road football game.

Now I can't see myself ever missing a WKU football...home or away. The only game I didn't travel to over the past 3 years was @LSU (3 years ago). We schedule doctor visits and even surgery around the WKU football schedule. So moving up will make a difference in attendance.
I'm getting ready to move to Atlanta and I'm still going to make it back to KY for every home game. But it would be great to be able to go to games at GA State, App State, GA Southern, S. Alabama, etc. So I'm hoping the Sunbelt will take into consideration how much better they could make my football watching life. LOL!
And believe me I will make sure I postpone about anything going on in my life to watch EKU vs WKU again. Those games get pretty intense.
04-23-2014 01:53 PM
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RE: Heard EKU has applied for membership
(04-23-2014 01:28 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:22 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:19 PM)eku50 Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:15 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-23-2014 01:12 PM)eku50 Wrote:  I'm a huge fan, Alum and former player and I have a hard time to make it out to SEMO, UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, etc.
A perfect example of this is with our basketball team. Our crowds against Belmont, Morehead, Murray are 3-4 times bigger then our crowds for UT-Martin, Tenn Tech, SEMO.
For the majority of fans and students they want to know who the schools are that you are playing. EKU has lost that with the loss of Marshall, WKU, MTSU to the FBS, and like I said earlier if we lose Jax St. then we better find another conference whether that's the Sunbelt or Wherever.

Exactly.

When did you play?

1996-2000. I then got my masters and helped out in the weight room.

OK. Didn't get to see you play as I was in the UK followed by Washington State with Army assignments.

I'm hoping this happens as opposed to that professor who thought we should "expand sports by going to Div III".. Sheeeeesh....

That was the best part of the presentation though. President Benson just kinda paused and couldn't believe what he was hearing. Then the lady stood up and corrected that professor. I would of LOVED to see that guy get out and try to coach football so he could then complain about the hours and commitment.

I had him as a professor my freshman year. He would constantly brag about being a Yale Bulldog. Every test we had would feature one question about Yale sports, which he covered daily. He would also compare bad guys in history to Harvard.
04-23-2014 02:18 PM
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