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11 hours ago, wolfpack1 said:

Once you are here around long enough, you will find out they don't share their "sources". Easier if something goes wrong to have plausible denialiblity.

That’s classic female behavior. 
 

Boise is a 12 pt underdog to NDSU this week.  You could take that down to 10 if they played in Boise.

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16 hours ago, East Coast Aztec said:

It isn't where you want to fly to, it's where members of the MWC want to fly to.  And most probably don't feel like flying to basically Minnesota.  I would be fine with Missoula.  Not Fargo.  NDSU is out of our footprint.  NDSU has a good thing going, just stick to that.

You are from California. Lol.  The airport in Fargo can handle the new bi winged craft made from plywood and your buggy ride to the ball yard is only 5 minutes. Lol. If you can’t afford to fly we do have a train station. The problem with the MWC is having to travel to ca.  Looks like a hell hole from here. Almost as nice as Minneapolis. Lol. Basically.  

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Portland St is intriguing to me, still.  
UC Davis is intriguing.  I’d go there to watch a football game from the Bay Area (basketball, not really unless Hawaii is really good).  
 

I’d like to get into Arizona and Washington.  
 

Streaming is coming.  I feel like if you’re not at the big boy table already, go and play for the next best thing.  Competitive regional play (with some decent cities to visit like Portland) with the outside chance to make noise on the national stage every so often.  

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7 hours ago, wolfpack1 said:

I didn't know he was the interim coach there. TJ has kind of had a hard time since leaving Nevada, hard to catch on in places. However when Nevada was in the Big West football wise it was solid at the beginning but when Fullerton and LBSU decided to stop football, then UNLV left and Fresno had already left it was possibly on life support then. They brought in Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Northern Illinois and Arkansas St in at two different times. Then I think the writing was on teh wall when Pacific dropped football because of costs. At that point it was on life support and I don't think there was anything that could have saved Big West by that time. I think Fullerton, LBSU and Pacific all dropping football were the big blows to Big West

 

Long Beach had a few top 15 teams, I think they played in a couple major bowls as well. Pacific was pretty good. They were both better programs than BYU until Edwards came along. 
 

The border conference had Hardin Simmons who had some rank teams and a major bowl or 2. Missouri valley had some teams 1/2 moved on to major conference or the AAC. 

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10 minutes ago, 415hawaiiboy said:

Portland St is intriguing to me, still.  
UC Davis is intriguing.  I’d go there to watch a football game from the Bay Area (basketball, not really unless Hawaii is really good).  
 

I’d like to get into Arizona and Washington.  
 

Streaming is coming.  I feel like if you’re not at the big boy table already, go and play for the next best thing.  Competitive regional play (with some decent cities to visit like Portland) with the outside chance to make noise on the national stage every so often.  

Decent City....Portland....Pick one

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Tulane left the SEC to play a national schedule. Idaho left the PAC. 
 

Not sure who made the biggest mistake. 
 

Goergia Tech left the SEC too. Not sure why they did. 

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8 hours ago, NevadaFan said:

Montana St. Not the history of UM but I think more upside. Bigger town, bigger campus. 

Bigger campus, not a bigger town. Missoula (U of M) population: 74K; Bozeman (Montana State) population: 53K

Bozeman will probably surpass Missoula in about 10 years due to explosive growth, so yes, more upside.

JMHO, but I think all the Dakota/Montana schools are years away from being good adds to a conference like the MWC. There's just not enough total population, even with the recent western growth. 

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6 minutes ago, SparkysDad said:

Bigger campus, not a bigger town. Missoula (U of M) population: 74K; Bozeman (Montana State) population: 53K

Bozeman will probably surpass Missoula in about 10 years due to explosive growth, so yes, more upside.

JMHO, but I think all the Dakota/Montana schools are years away from being good adds to a conference like the MWC. There's just not enough total population, even with the recent western growth. 

I was just messing with the UM fan. 😂 I have no clue about either school, although my kids receive a ton of recruiting mail from MSU. They really are trying to grow that university. 

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3 minutes ago, NevadaFan said:

I was just messing with the UM fan. 😂 I have no clue about either school, although my kids receive a ton of recruiting mail from MSU. They really are trying to grow that university. 

The school's great and the town is fantastic. Nothing against Missoula, but Bozeman's special.

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The AAC fans are buying into the CSU narrative. From the AAC board: With our additions, I doubt a significant loss. Getting the #17 DMA and a National brand is gonna help. We need at least 1 more strong team and unless more MWC are coming, I don’t see it.

FYI, the #17 DMA is Denver! Next thing you know, the AAC fans will be doing their facility upgrade plans in watercolor! :ph34r:

 

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2 minutes ago, SparkysDad said:

The AAC fans are buying into the CSU narrative. From the AAC board: With our additions, I doubt a significant loss. Getting the #17 DMA and a National brand is gonna help. We need at least 1 more strong team and unless more MWC are coming, I don’t see it.

FYI, the #17 DMA is Denver! Next thing you know, the AAC fans will be doing their facility upgrade plans in watercolor! :ph34r:

 

Oh yeah, CSU definitely delivers Denver :hmmm:

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9 minutes ago, SparkysDad said:

The AAC fans are buying into the CSU narrative. From the AAC board: With our additions, I doubt a significant loss. Getting the #17 DMA and a National brand is gonna help. We need at least 1 more strong team and unless more MWC are coming, I don’t see it.

FYI, the #17 DMA is Denver! Next thing you know, the AAC fans will be doing their facility upgrade plans in watercolor! :ph34r:

 

CSU is barely a brand in the state of Colorado

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23 minutes ago, SparkysDad said:

Bigger campus, not a bigger town. Missoula (U of M) population: 74K; Bozeman (Montana State) population: 53K

Bozeman will probably surpass Missoula in about 10 years due to explosive growth, so yes, more upside.

JMHO, but I think all the Dakota/Montana schools are years away from being good adds to a conference like the MWC. There's just not enough total population, even with the recent western growth. 

It's not just the population of the towns themselves, but the surrounding area.  Those are small towns for FBS football, but just as important the population of the states is small relative to states where the MWC could easily expand with FBS schools  like Texas.  

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34 minutes ago, robe said:

Tulane left the SEC to play a national schedule.

They left because they were getting their asses kicked.

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17 minutes ago, SparkysDad said:

The AAC fans are buying into the CSU narrative. From the AAC board: With our additions, I doubt a significant loss. Getting the #17 DMA and a National brand is gonna help. We need at least 1 more strong team and unless more MWC are coming, I don’t see it.

FYI, the #17 DMA is Denver! Next thing you know, the AAC fans will be doing their facility upgrade plans in watercolor! :ph34r:

 

Airports all over the east better prepare themselves for a sea of people wearing CSU hoodies. I hope they're ready...

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17 minutes ago, BSUFiend said:

All things considered, I wouldn't mind Montana and NDSU joining. But I'm also tired of every thread being hijacked by their fans.

that's why you should add NDSU.     huge fanbase and loyal followers.  it's be good for MWC

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37 minutes ago, robe said:

 

Goergia Tech left the SEC too. Not sure why they did. 

Because Bobby Dodd was tired of a) Bear Bryant's bullshit and b) the general over-recruitment of players in the SEC.

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1 minute ago, lakesbison said:

that's why you should add NDSU.     huge fanbase and loyal followers.  it's be good for MWC

huge....that's funny....

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