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  1. That is a good question for which i do not have a good answer. It is a question raised at Haith's hiring by most Tulsa fans. Tulsa's previous Athletic Director was an assistant athletic director at Notre Dame. It was a perfect fit, as Tulsa is a private school maintaining its strong Presbyterian heritage and roots, a situation similar to Notre Dame. The current Athletic Director came from the Eastern Michigan University. Tulsa's overall athletic program continues to have success that would not be expected from this tiny school But the current Athletic Director was the one who hired both
  2. Nevada crushed California Baptist 90-55 whereas Tulsa struggled to beat California Baptist 82-79. The Tulsa coach drives me nuts. Tulsa will go on a run, the coach calls time out, and substitutes two or three players...and sits down the TU players that were making their shots during the run. I have never seen a coach who substitutes wholesale so often during the game such that the team cannot get into a rythm. Tulsa does not have a tall line up and their outside shooting is streaky. Nevada should win and it would not surprise me to see a larger margin than 15 points.
  3. Utah State is looking very, very good. If USU, FSU, and UCF win all their remaining games, it would not surprise me to see either USU or FSU in the NYD6 Bowl.
  4. Too bad the viewership is not available for both games. I don't understand why this data is not available. But the signifcance of the Split Screen telecasts is that super aggressive AAC Commissioner Aresco and the AAC has kicked PAC out of USA's most lucrative market. The South TV region accounts for 37.7% of USA population. Aresco cleverly negotiated these Split Screen telecasts, it appears, into AAC's first TV contract. So what Aresco is doing is pushing ACC onto the national ABC telecasts....by pushing PAC out of the way. Nine of ACC's 12 schools are in the lucrative South TV mark
  5. The Massey Ratings for one year are irrelevant. The issue is over a period of years. UConn, ECU, and Tulsa are struggling with their football programs. UConn fired their old coach and ECU soon will. Tulsa will probably give its current coach one more year. It is a coaching issue at these three schools and not an issue of not being able to recruit quality players as these three programs are proven programs that are competitive. I have no clue what is going on at Tulane. MWC has New Mexico (3-5), AFA (3-5), CSU (3-6), Wyoming (3-6), SJSU (1-7), and UNLV (2-6). These six programs are
  6. All data taken from Sports Media Watch WEEK 1 WKU/Wisconsin, 1.409M, ESPN SDSU/Stanford, 596K, FS1 Army/Duke, 503K, ESPNU WEEK 2 TCU/SMU, 1,076M, ESPN2 WEEK 3 Georgia State/Memphis, 790K, ESPN WEEK 4 Washington State/USC, 1.644M, ESPN FAU/UCF, 1.295M, ESPN Penn State/Illinois, 1.170M, ESPN WEEK 5 UCLA/Colorado, 840K, FS1 Memphis/Tulane, 738K, ESPN2 WEEK 6 Georgia Tech/Louisville, 996K, ESPN Utah State/BYU, 617K, ESPN WEEK 7 USF/Tulsa, 1.170M, ESPN Arizona/Utah, 1.011M, ESPN WEEK 8
  7. With the Temple/UCF Thursday game probably getting very high ratings, the AAC now has the #1, #2, #3, and #4 highest ranked Thursday G5 games on ESPN. Games involving Tulsa are ranked #2 and #3. Tulsa's lowest ranked Thursday game against Houston of 562K ranked ahead of California/Arizona (406K, FS1, Saturday), Kansas State/Baylor (317K, FS1. Saturday), and SDSU/Boise (269K, ESPNU, Saturday) played that same weekend.
  8. Given all the (monopolistic) advantage P5 schools have given to themselves, any G5 victory over any P5 school is a very strong accomplishment.
  9. It is interesting to observe the comments on the Temple/UCF game. UCF is being criticized by MWC fans as being a poor team because the Knights did not win by a big margin. MWC fans refuse to recognize that Temple has righted its ship from the beginning of the season and is now a good football team, beating Maryland at Maryland. The Temple/UCF game, like many AAC games, was a competitive game of two good football teams. The AAC has depth, unlike the MWC, and you are not going to get so many runaway winning margins in the AAC. The bottom half of the MWC teams cannot compete with the top
  10. I agree. It appears to me that Houston is the best AAC team.
  11. The game began 7:30 PST in a state with almost 40 million residents. 128K? Another reason contributing to the low viewership is, as your data illustrates, there is a gulf between the top MWC teams and the bottom MWC teams. Who wants to watch a noncompetitive game? Fresno 27, Wyoming 3. The primary point being missed is that the AAC has shown, given a comparable broadcast platform similar to B12 and PAC, the AAC is capable of cranking out some good viewership numbers, something the MWC has not proved.
  12. Week 4: FAU/UCF, 1.295M, ESPN, Friday Week 7: UCF/Memphis: 2.99M, ABC, Saturday Week 7: Wyoming/Fresno State, 128K, ESPNU, Saturday
  13. This data illustrates the noncompetitive gulf between the top half of the MWC teams versus the bottom half. MWC conference games are not competitive but often times blowouts. MWC has two teams with two P5 victories, SDSU and FSU. AAC has five teams with five P5 victories, UCF, USF, Temple, Cincy, and Houston. The AAC has an inventory of competitive conference games that boost TV ratings.
  14. I did not post the ESPN TV ratings. That was another person. I do find them interesting and follow them weekly. Regarding your statement that I have put in bold, I never said that. The one thing just about every poster agrees is that each conference has their own geography, and that geography is irrelevant to other conferences. Besides, your statement is nonsensical. AAC would have to start games 10:30 PM at night in order to fit into the western TV time slots. Any conference, whether P5 or G5, will succeed or fail based on its fan base within its alumni and geography.
  15. College sports is a business. One cannot have a short meeting in an airport and successfully build a conference. There was probably never as deep of marriage of arrogance and stupidity as there was at the Denver Airport. The failures of that meeting was based on the inability of those present to recognize their current weaknesses and to forsee the troubles emerging beyond the horizon. These mistakes were compounded by not hiring a MWC Commissioner with extensive TV experience like AAC Commissioner Aresco who worked in sports programming or an associate or assistant commissioner from a
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