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  1. I'm bumping this again because we voted on a list that included an annual matchup in Birmingham v the SEC which is now a dubious outcome of a nebulous process more likely to result in a CUSA, Sun Belt or MAC opponent. I didn't anticipate how bad the options Aresco would negotiate would actually be. Please find the original press release here: https://theamerican.org/news/2019/7/16/football-american-athletic-conference-announces-2020-25-bowl-lineup.aspx Four Selections Annually From the FollowingBirmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Alabama)Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Florida)SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas, Texas)Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Florida)Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas)AutoNation Cure Bowl (Orlando, Florida)Myrtle Beach Bowl (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  2. You've gone too far when you rent a helicopter full of manure and fly to the other campus to dump it on their mascot but otherwise you should be good. Watch the updraft if you do. https://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-usc-ucla-pranks-timeline-20181116-story.html
  3. The article states that they have no sources regarding the current status of CBS or MW negotiations, so where does this ~$17 million come from? My guess is the paper is seeking a correction because they told their sources in the MW they were going to print a story when they asked for information/ a quote. This paper is floating out a number close to what the MW currently receives per school but attributing the past negotiation outcome to the present negotiations. They hope there is one AD or PR person in the MW somewhere dumb enough or vain enough to want to talk but they acknowledge they have not been told anything at all by anyone, even anonymously as background. Please note that no other media outlets are following this story.
  4. I presume that the jump to eleven members following next season will include a 20 game schedule but the conference is going to adopt a fancy NET ranking based late conference season schedule like the WCC and other conferences with a minority of teams that are nationally competitive. I also hope either Portland State or Sacramento State join the Big West. The Golden 1 Center can host Hornet home games and the combo would likely boost attendance and interest in that program.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1942–43_Wyoming_Cowboys_basketball_team
  6. Perhaps a return to glory in the Big West...
  7. Undisputed NCAA Football National Championships Miami - 5 : 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001 Florida - 3 : 1996, 2006, 2008 Florida State - 3 : 1993, 1999, 2013 UCF - * 1997 self proclaimed
  8. It's not the same at a public university versus a private university. A private with the enrollment that Duke and Wake Forest inherently is going to spend more per student than North Carolina or NC State; until recently trustees of private universities not named Notre Dame or USC understood that the athletic budget is money they likely won't recoup. Today there are more than a dozen private universities who likely earn more in media revenue than they spend but it's usually vastly more expensive for most private universities because they have so many fewer students. Washington State is an excellent academic school that due to geography isn't likely to ever gain a massive athletic following; certainly the Cougars are way better off than their neighbors the Vandals but being so close to each other is a big reason why the ceiling on both schools for casual fan interest is relatively low. They are having unprecedented success in football and still losing $100 million a year; for some reason this is a significant issue in the Washington legislature while Cal's Memorial stadium debt is basically a non-issue in Sacramento but that is the kind of attention that causes decisions makers to make decisions they don't like because they are better than the alternatives.
  9. Thanks for narrowing your problem down for us. I was going to suggest the generally high particulate matter combo from agriculture and smog in the Central Valley getting trapped in that particular corner.
  10. I concede to you that I am incorrect Some people are capable of rational discourse and I presume you are one of those people but specifically these two clowns lost their shit to either speed, dope or fetal alcohol syndrome in west fresno years ago.
  11. You and Cincy have tried to come back on me for years but you never do. You punks have never been to the Bay and don't know shit about it. If you don't know the difference I ain't gonna tell you
  12. If not in the MW for some strange reason, Air Force's Olympic sports make the most sense both practically and metaphorically in the Big Sky