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RE: JMU Says No to the SunBelt
(04-21-2014 12:45 PM)geauxcajuns Wrote:  
(04-19-2014 02:23 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(04-15-2014 08:00 PM)CajunFanatico Wrote:  
(04-15-2014 07:30 PM)All Dukes_All Day Wrote:  
(04-15-2014 07:28 PM)AppinVA Wrote:  It appears they made their bed. Now time to lie in it. Have fun in the SmallCAAn

JMU: A commitment to mediocrity!

You guys might consider starting talks with Tulane. They have similar goals.

Here I thought they just made a bowl game, join a new conference in July, and are building a new 70 million dollar stadium? 07-coffee3
I know Tulane has been a conference mate of Memphis for a very long time. But what people fail to understand when defending Tulane is that there is no support locally for them. So you can defend them and it is admirable, but the new 26k seat stadium will still only be 1/4 to 1/3 full and the play basketball in a high school gym.

They have tons of money and powerful alumni, that is why they find themselves in the AAC.

they are probably like smu..small school but their alumni have lots of money..they have a few rabid fans but most are the uppity types that dont mind going to an event to be seen and hang out for a while but arent diehard sports types..back when uta dropped football, smu leaders said that they would always have football whether it lost money or not. no self respecting university would be without it they said. they were really on a high for quite a while but I dont get the sense that people in general consider them such a big deal anymore. since the demise of the swc they dont play anybody at home that generates much local interest..their longtime rivalries with ut and a-m and tech are gone by the wayside and the locals just dont get too worked up about the schools in their new conference. tulane might be in the same boat..they just dont appeal to the regular folks so much anymore.
04-22-2014 04:27 PM
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RE: JMU Says No to the SunBelt
The general public usually doesn't support privates as much.Tuition rates and other costs are so high that the average person can't attend therefore, there is no connection on a personal level.
04-22-2014 04:37 PM
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