Conference Realignment


#2341

Aiming for realism and a balance of football and basketball.

App St
Charlotte
ECU
FAU
Georgia St
Marshall
Memphis
Middle Tenn St
Old Dominion
Western Kentucky


#2342

#2343

Charlotte
Clemson
Duke
ECU
NCSU
UNC
Georgia
Wake Forest
Georgia Tech
Georgia State
Virginia
Virginia Tech
West Virginia


#2344

#2345

Please no! It is bad enough hearing Nebraska complain about not being relevant any more. Adding Texas and Oklahoma will just make it worse.


#2346

#2347

It would be a very good thing for us if this didn’t happen, but with the reports that Texas and Oklahoma may be looking to leave in a few years, it would be foolish for the XII to cling to its current membership.


#2348

Love hearing the whispers about why the Vandys and Wakes of the Cartel 5 world are getting as much conference TV money as the Bamas and Clemsons. Greed could cause things to uglier here soon.


#2349

Like actively pushing these schools out of their conferences? May be on a wish list, but not gonna happen.


#2350

It’s just the tone of a few national articles I’ve read since Oklahoma and Texas have been mentioned to leave the Big 12. Probably a pipe dream due to legal ramifications but the fact that it is being brought up is good in my book.


#2351

“Buried” within this piece by Matt Norlander:

Scroll down section entitled: Big East keeps MSG; multiple schools have reached out re: expansion


#2352

Never thought we’d be where we are today and not be in this group approaching the big east to join. Depressing.


#2353

Don’t worry, Davidson ain’t getting in


#2354

Charlotte = Non Catholic and playing FBS FB. Would approaching BE even make sense or somewhere we want to be now? Waste of time and resources to approach. Bad fit.


#2355

Duh! Sorry I knew all this but it didn’t register when I wrote that. Totally wrong fit.


#2356

#2357

I wouldn’t have thought that Augie would ever be mentioned on this board.

Being an So Dak St graduate, it is interesting. The assumption is that they will either drop football or join the Pioneer League. Summit membership is likely, but will probably cause some of the eastern teams to leave the league.


#2358

The article says nothing about Augustana dropping football…I don’t understand your statement.


#2359

I assume he is inferring that they can’t afford scholarship football, thus the Pioneer League comment.


#2360

Sorry for not clarifying, that is the prevailing rumor on the SoDakSt board from the Sioux Falls crowd.

49RFootballNow is correct, the cost of football is a concern.

Augie is a small private school (think Davidson). So this is more of a basketball move than a football move (again the prevailing rumor). I point this out because I don’t think it will have a big effect on CUSA and Charlotte.