...and East Carolina fans go on suicide watch. Actually, some of their fans are saying they'll be invited next week. One of these days all of these schools are going to realize that the money isn't going to be worth it. Can't wait.
ECU, I totally get. Hell they should've been invited many years ago. They average over 45k in attendance a freakin game and are actually located on the East Coast. Tulane? No way in heck should they get a spot. I really think Tulsa would have been a better grab than Tulane.
Do people still want to go to CUSA now? I don't see how we don't get invited now. But I really don't know if it would be worth it now. What kind of money would we make?
Also rumor on the conference realignment board that ECU is finally going as well.
If ECU goes Benson better be on the phone with Louisiana Tech AND Southern Miss. The C-USA is crumbling and the Sun Belt has never had this much momentum. I guess we'll find out just how capable he is soon ...
Also, I've been on the get out of the Sun Belt bandwagon for a long, long time. At this point, I'm starting to shy away from that purely because the two likely landing spots (C-USA and Big East) have diluted themselves down to nothing.
Tulane has been on the Big East's short list for well over a year. It's really getting harder and harder to envision how the Big East remains viable. I don't expect Boise and San Diego State's commitments to hold.
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ThreeIfByLightning wrote: Tulane has been on the Big East's short list for well over a year. It's really getting harder and harder to envision how the Big East remains viable. I don't expect Boise and San Diego State's commitments to hold.
Agreed. I'm not in the know on these sorts of things, but at some point I imagine watering down the product THAT much has to negate the number of television sets you're adding.
I wonder what buying your way out of a conference in a football-only situation looks like? Seriously, with all of these moves, Benson has a real chance of taking the leftover names from other conferences and making the Belt one of the best non-BCS conferences in the country overnight.
The rumor a few weeks ago is that Boise and SDSU were already considering staying put in the MWC. I really hope they do. Boise is gonna get attention no matter what conference they're in. The Big East really does nothing for their school or fan base. The money can't be that much more.