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34 minutes ago, tahoe84 said:

New article from the Atlantic this morning. What does it say?

 

 

Nothing definitive.  He says the AAC “is believed to be” targeting MWC schools “including” BSU, SDSU, AFA and CSU and also says AFA and CSU “are believed to be more interested in leaving than the other two.”

There’s also this:

“Mountain West ADs met Monday to discuss various situations and contingency plans in the event it loses teams. Those discussions include the value of staying together, potential conference additions or even staying at 10 football-playing schools should two leave. The league’s presidents are also scheduled to meet Thursday.“

So maybe we’ll hear something more after the presidents meet today.

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17 hours ago, NorCalCoug said:

Not nearly as embarrassing as your nonsensical rants on both this board and the non-sports one.

lol. I rarely if ever post on this board. BYU is a university of losers

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I'm surprised the rest of the MW doesn't force Boise to come to the table with an even distribution deal.  At that point, you'd be well positioned to take 2-4 off of the western flank of the AAC and CEMENT that #6 spot for when the playoff expands.  You'd also be OK in the event of a raid.

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2 hours ago, HawaiiMongoose said:

I apologize in advance for the long post below.

I’ve been leaning and continue to lean toward the stand-pat option if AFA and CSU leave.  I like the idea of a full round-robin in football as it reminds me of the old 1980s WAC days.  Those were good times, with every game being a war.

However if the conference presidents are thinking safety in numbers they’ll probably want to backfill for anyone who leaves.  So let’s assume the MWC loses AFA and CSU, targets returning to 12 and wants replacements in Texas.

In that scenario I think the first add should be North Texas. The second should be UTSA, but if the AAC has already taken the Roadrunners then I’d go with Texas State over UTEP.

I’d also invite Grand Canyon as an Olympic sports counterpart to Hawaii.

Finally, I’d go with a north/south divisional alignment instead of the traditional east/west. In football each school would have an 8-game conference schedule consisting of division opponents, one fixed crossover matchup and two rotating crossover games.

Here’s the proposed football divisional alignment with the fixed crossover opponents paired:

North/South
San Jose State/Hawaii
Fresno State/San Diego State
Nevada/UNLV
Utah State/New Mexico
Boise State/North Texas
Wyoming/UTSA

This arrangement would set up most of the conference’s key rivalry games to be played annually, including San Jose State-Hawaii, San Jose State-Fresno State, Fresno State-San Diego State, Fresno State-Boise State, Boise State-Nevada, Nevada-UNLV, Utah State-Wyoming, and North Texas-UTSA.

Moreover the addition of Grand Canyon would bolster basketball and bridge the geographic gap between California/Nevada and New Mexico/Texas.

Everyone would end up with logical travel partners for Olympic sports:
San Jose State-Fresno State
Nevada-Boise State
Utah State-Wyoming
San Diego State-UNLV
Grand Canyon-New Mexico
North Texas-UTSA

The MWC would have a media presence in the following top-100 metro areas:
4 - Dallas/Fort Worth
11 - Phoenix
17 - San Diego
24 - San Antonio
29 - Las Vegas
35 - San Jose
47 - Salt Lake City
54 - Honolulu
56 - Fresno
61 - Albuquerque
77 - Boise

And finally, in a worse-case scenario where the Big 12 circles back later and poaches both Boise State and San Diego State, it would be easy to backfill with Montana in the north and UTEP in the south.

No way Fresno would agree to have to travel to Wyoming/Utah every year while SDSU travels to Texas.   You go east west to center around the population centers in CA and TX. 

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6 hours ago, punchinello said:

NDSU would be an exciting addition for the MWC (or the American or MAC) as a FB-only member.  They have won 8 Division I FCS championships in the past 10 years, winning nearly 14 games/year.  The Bisons would probably be one of the upper echelon FB programs in the MWC.

They would probably agree to join as FB members, because the travel costs might be prohibitive for their other sports.  If so, the MWC could add one of the stronger BB western schools to join along with NDSU.

The plural of bison is bison.

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50 minutes ago, HawaiiMongoose said:

Nothing definitive.  He says the AAC “is believed to be” targeting MWC schools “including” BSU, SDSU, AFA and CSU and also says AFA and CSU “are believed to be more interested in leaving than the other two.”

There’s also this:

“Mountain West ADs met Monday to discuss various situations and contingency plans in the event it loses teams. Those discussions include the value of staying together, potential conference additions or even staying at 10 football-playing schools should two leave. The league’s presidents are also scheduled to meet Thursday.“

So maybe we’ll hear something more after the presidents meet today.

I’m guessing more term sheet discussions…..  here is what I hope they do:

1) no bidding against each other… all schools go under the same package

2) take the Boise money and make it a true performance bonus for football and basketball.   Good coaches should be rewarded.   
 

I’m guess with Thompson it will be something different.  

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19 hours ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

I've recently read where Memphis & BSU will not get invited due to academics.

Supposedly, they will only consider programs who are R1 research universities.  Also,  WVU has the lowest academics in the league and they don't want schools ranked lower than WVU.

I don't find that difficult to believe.

So, the entire MW dies not qualify academically or FB revenue/eyeballs wise.

 

Got it.

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5 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

Well. Hate to bring the good news but Air Force and Colorado State are gone. The exact reason for CSU is to better position themselves in case of more realignment. For Air Force is to be with more private schools and Navy.

Its a done deal. MWC is gonna stay at 10 and add basketball schools.

 

Which basketball schools?

Also, does this mean we’re going to a round robin football schedule?  Boise will get to play it’s real rivals in Nevada and Fresno again, annually which are popular games for all 3 fanbases and TV partners. 

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11 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

Most of the Bison today do not have 100% pure bison DNA. Most of them have been tainted with domesticated cows.

If you wanna see pure Bison you have to go to Yellowstone, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, the Henry Mountains in Utah, (Most people in Utah have no idea they are even there.) and they have created a new Prairie Reserve in Central Montana.

I know you didn't wanna know that but I'm telling you anyway.

The bison herd near Dulce NM on the Jicarilla Apache res is also pure.

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15 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

Most of the Bison today do not have 100% pure bison DNA. Most of them have been tainted with domesticated cows.

If you wanna see pure Bison you have to go to Yellowstone, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, the Henry Mountains in Utah, (Most people in Utah have no idea they are even there.) and they have created a new Prairie Reserve in Central Montana.

I know you didn't wanna know that but I'm telling you anyway.

So you are telling me it is the NDSU Beefalos. 

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17 hours ago, Aslowhiteguy said:

I agree with that.  We'd have to be in desperation mode.  It's more likely the AAC takes a FCS school than the MW takes one.

Do the NewMags and UTEP count as FCS schools ? Their historical on field performance would indicate so.

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2 minutes ago, Ibanez said:

Don't know but Boise State is considering the AAC and ESPN's offer as well. To me it makes no sense.

I hope Boise doesn’t go. 

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1 hour ago, Bob said:

lol. I rarely if ever post on this board. BYU is a university of losers

Factually untrue as far as BYU being a university of losers, they are very successful in virtually every sport.  I will say though that BYU is universally despised by most MWC fans minus Boise fans who seemingly have a love affair with the Borg and want to be BYU version II.

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34 minutes ago, Bob said:

NorCal is confused. Obviously.

😂…. The post of mine in question and that you quoted was clearly referencing Nevada Convert as it quoted him.  Jack mixed the 2 of you up and you’re running with it now playing victim - even after i pointed it out to you.  Go back and read it all again with your good eye.  I’m not the confused one here.  Obviously.

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