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RE: EKU making the right moves
(04-22-2014 12:28 PM)ASUMountaineer Wrote:  
(04-22-2014 11:45 AM)boroeagle2 Wrote:  Sounds intriguing.

"Craig Turner, chair of the board, said the university must have an answer ready should a conference invite Eastern. He said the move is an opportunity for the university to raise its profile."

The plot thickens.

It seems as if EKU would forego a "study" to determine if a move to FBS is in its best interest. In fact, it seems EKU's leadership has made that determination. Perhaps EKU has a better chance than I originally thought...

Yes, EKU pretty much did forego the study and just decided it would be better to move up and forward.
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04-22-2014 01:13 PM
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Have to read those EKU stories carefully. The EKU president and the SBC Commish have the same last name.
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I can't speak for anyone else, but I agree that staying with 11 is fine for now and probably the best option. But my only love for EKU is over Liberty, and only if the conference PTB are hell-bent on going to 12 now.
04-22-2014 01:32 PM
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EKU making the right moves
If offered an invite, ready or not, I think EKU accepts for 2015. I don't know if they will get the invite but the vibe I got from that is they would accept regardless.


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(04-22-2014 01:36 PM)Eagleditka Wrote:  If offered an invite, ready or not, I think EKU accepts for 2015. I don't know if they will get the invite but the vibe I got from that is they would accept regardless.


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Agree. We would use 2015 to transition and improve facilities for the start of the 2016 season.
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I'd be happy at 9 or 10 football members but no one has called me for a consultation.

Supposedly the membership has voted to go to 12 ASAP so pick someone decent and get this behind us.
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"Now if the CCG Proposal is passed I'd be all for dropping Idaho and NMSU to stay at 10."

Idaho and NMSU were instrumental in getting football to the Sun Belt.

We all know it is a matter of time before Idaho has to do their best to get into the MWC or drop down to FCS and be fully in the Big Sky.

NMSU is in a different situation is that they are in the WAC which is not where they need to be. They can help some of our other sports and they have been competitive in football when they were in the belt before.

I hope they come on as a full member.

As for James Madison...your ship has sailed...two snubs is one too many.

Missouri State may at some point be ready...but that is something that they need to continue to work toward.


(04-22-2014 02:52 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  I'd be happy at 9 or 10 football members but no one has called me for a consultation.

Supposedly the membership has voted to go to 12 ASAP so pick someone decent and get this behind us.

There seems to be too many concerns about Liberty joining the belt.

At this point...EKU looks to be the best option.
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(04-22-2014 01:43 PM)EKUSteve Wrote:  
(04-22-2014 01:36 PM)Eagleditka Wrote:  If offered an invite, ready or not, I think EKU accepts for 2015. I don't know if they will get the invite but the vibe I got from that is they would accept regardless.


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Agree. We would use 2015 to transition and improve facilities for the start of the 2016 season.

If that's the case I think Karl Benson throws an invite your way, if EKU gets the votes, to save face after JMU and MSU turned him down. EKU doesn't strike me as particularly controversial, so I can't imagine why it wouldn't. There might be some questions about readyness, but what program is 100% ready to make the leap to FBS?
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SB AD's in San Diego. Meeting tomorrow on expansion. Unless something remarkable happens no EKU. UMass football only, MNSU all sports.
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Why are the Sun Belt ADs meeting in San Diego?
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