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#1 Billings

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:28 AM

"For its part, C-USA is prepared to welcome in Texas-San Antonio ahead of a planned merger with the Mountain West Conference.
That proposed move would create a new league with up to 24 schools."


http://espn.go.com/c...nce-source-says

I think the 24 schools have already been picked. time to set up pods

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:30 AM

At least we are getting some movement one way or the other..

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:30 AM

"For its part, C-USA is prepared to welcome in Texas-San Antonio ahead of a planned merger with the Mountain West Conference.
That proposed move would create a new league with up to 24 schools."



I think the 24 schools have already been picked. time to set up pods

Maybe so, we will be finding out soon enough.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:33 AM

"For its part, C-USA is prepared to welcome in Texas-San Antonio ahead of a planned merger with the Mountain West Conference.
That proposed move would create a new league with up to 24 schools."



I think the 24 schools have already been picked. time to set up pods


I could try to find it, but there are a lot of these over there. Could you post the link to the one you are talking about? TY

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:34 AM

Maybe the schools are being invited to CUSA because we are all about to be playing football under the CUSA banner. 24 for football 4 six school pods..

Both conferences remain separate for all other sports...hmmmm..

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:39 AM

"For its part, C-USA is prepared to welcome in Texas-San Antonio ahead of a planned merger with the Mountain West Conference.
That proposed move would create a new league with up to 24 schools."



I think the 24 schools have already been picked. time to set up pods


You also have to remember that CBSSports reported this earlier

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C-USA and the Mountain West originally were going to merge into one league, but there were too many legal obstacles and that will no longer happen, sources said. Instead, C-USA will increase to 14 members and the Mountain West will be at 10 members by adding Utah State and San Jose State in 2013, CBSSports.com reported last week.

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."

So which media source (ESPN or CBS) is correct??

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:42 AM


You also have to remember that CBSSports reported this earlier

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C-USA and the Mountain West originally were going to merge into one league, but there were too many legal obstacles and that will no longer happen, sources said. Instead, C-USA will increase to 14 members and the Mountain West will be at 10 members by adding Utah State and San Jose State in 2013, CBSSports.com reported last week.

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."

So which media source (ESPN or CBS) is correct??


Lord knows. And everything might have changed based on what they learned from the BCS meeting the days before. I tend to trust the new reports just as more info was learned about the new postseason but who knows. If a merger I don't expect to see it until 2014 anyway.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:47 AM


You also have to remember that CBSSports reported this earlier

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C-USA and the Mountain West originally were going to merge into one league, but there were too many legal obstacles and that will no longer happen, sources said. Instead, C-USA will increase to 14 members and the Mountain West will be at 10 members by adding Utah State and San Jose State in 2013, CBSSports.com reported last week.

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."

So which media source (ESPN or CBS) is correct??

+1 really confusing and neither league has NOT attempt to clear anything up!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:55 AM

Maybe tv can be renogiated under CUSA banner and we keep ncaa creds.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 03:59 AM

Maybe tv can be renogiated under CUSA banner and we keep ncaa creds.



crossed my mind that in 2014 MWC just merges into CUSA

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:01 AM

No offense but Andy Katz?

Brian Murphy knows more about what's going on and he's just a beat writer.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."


Working together is fine, but the best part of the quote is that they'll remain seperate leagues. :)
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

No offense but Andy Katz?

Brian Murphy knows more about what's going on and he's just a beat writer.



yea but a UNCC source, New invitees would know future league plans

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:03 AM

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."
Working together is fine, but the best part of the quote is that they'll remain seperate leagues. :)



sort of depends on who we have to invite to get to 12 now doesn't it.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:04 AM



sort of depends on who we have to invite to get to 12 now doesn't it.



No. I think it's best that they do not merge.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:07 AM



yea but a UNCC source, New invitees would know future league plans

Could be and I wish you guys well. Just saying most others say the merger is dead. NY Times, Washington Post, Other ESPN reporters, CBS, the local media in MW markets, and so on.

To me it looks like C-USA said goodbye.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:09 AM

Could be and I wish you guys well. Just saying most others say the merger is dead. NY Times, Washington Post, Other ESPN reporters, CBS, the local media in MW markets, and so on.

To me it looks like C-USA said goodbye.



well there was this from Hawaii right after the CBS report (which is where most of what you allude to came from not original sources)

http://www.staradver...ml?id=147853305

point is the media is all over on this one.

I don't think any of us know where this stands right now and see it different ways based on personal bias

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:13 AM

We shall see.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:29 AM

Even though C-USA and the MWC will remain separate leagues, they continue to work together on a plan to share scheduling, television and marketing resources."


Working together is fine, but the best part of the quote is that they'll remain seperate leagues. :)

+1. Glad the new Spartan crowd has some logical fans. Welcome to the conference.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:08 AM

Ok, USU fans are reporting a presser this Friday (rumor). Others have Friday as well. Given this, the merger is still on and we are still working together. Just guessing here. My guess...


2013 (11 each side)
Hawaii
SJSU
FS
NV
UNLV
USU
WYO
CSt
AF
NM
UTEP

RICE
UTSA
UNT
Tulane
UAB
USM
Marshall
ECU
FIU
La Tech
Tulsa

East v. West Championship

2014 (4-6 team pods)

Hawaii
SJSU
FS
NV
UNLV
USU

WYO
CSt
AF
NM
UTEP
UTSA


RICE
UNT
Tulane
La Tech
UAB
Tulsa

USM
Marshall
ECU
FIU
UNCC
ODU



Write this down. Reddog told you! This is why we are seeing all the adds to CUSA side. The plan does not call for any more adds from the MWC side as UTEP slides over in 2013 and UTSA in 2014.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

Ok, USU fans are reporting a presser this Friday (rumor). Others have Friday as well. Given this, the merger is still on and we are still working together. Just guessing here. My guess...



MWC adds and CUSA adds all holding a press conference the same day is definitely evidence we are still working together to be sure.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:20 AM

Ok, USU fans are reporting a presser this Friday (rumor). Others have Friday as well. Given this, the merger is still on and we are still working together. Just guessing here. My guess... 2013 (11 each side) Hawaii SJSU FS NV UNLV USU WYO CSt AF NM UTEP RICE UTSA UNT Tulane UAB USM Marshall ECU FIU La Tech Tulsa East v. West Championship 2014 (4-6 team pods) Hawaii SJSU FS NV UNLV USU WYO CSt AF NM UTEP UTSA RICE UNT Tulane La Tech USM Tulsa UAB Marshall ECU FIU UNCC ODU Write this down. Reddog told you! This is why we are seeing all the adds to CUSA side. The plan does not call for any more adds from the MWC side as UTEP slides over in 2013 and UTSA in 2014.


I think your right but I switched USM and UAB to make each division more regional.



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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:21 AM

+1. Glad the new Spartan crowd has some logical fans. Welcome to the conference.


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

Maybe the schools are being invited to CUSA because we are all about to be playing football under the CUSA banner. 24 for football 4 six school pods..

Both conferences remain separate for all other sports...hmmmm..


This is exactly what I've been thinking will happen.

I'm sure a total merger won't happen - at least not in the next few years - so mwc dumping football and all going to CUSA as football only seems to be the next best step.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Ok, USU fans are reporting a presser this Friday (rumor). Others have Friday as well. Given this, the merger is still on and we are still working together. Just guessing here. My guess...


2013 (11 each side)
Hawaii
SJSU
FS
NV
UNLV
USU
WYO
CSt
AF
NM
UTEP

RICE
UTSA
UNT
Tulane
UAB
USM
Marshall
ECU
FIU
La Tech
Tulsa

East v. West Championship

2014 (4-6 team pods)

Hawaii
SJSU
FS
NV
UNLV
USU

WYO
CSt
AF
NM
UTEP
UTSA


RICE
UNT
Tulane
La Tech
UAB
Tulsa

USM
Marshall
ECU
FIU
UNCC
ODU



Write this down. Reddog told you! This is why we are seeing all the adds to CUSA side. The plan does not call for any more adds from the MWC side as UTEP slides over in 2013 and UTSA in 2014.



I could live with that if there are few cross over to the far east games............let the west play west & east play east and winners meet at the end.