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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    But that is the reason that you can't just split the conjectured list up above down the middle.

    From a Tech standpoint, it just looks like a no-brainer decision (just like most non-Tech folks could never understand why we'd travel in the WAC instead of playing closer to home in the SB). But the reason it won't happen (as awesome as it would be for Tech) is because Houston and SMU don't want to play with UTSA and UNT, and USF/UCF don't want to play with FIU/FAU. It doesn't have anything (or at least not much) with anyone wanting or not wanting to play with Tech per se.

    If you swapped us and Tulane for some reason, you'd still get opposition to splitting that group geographically for the same reasons.
    I agree with what you are saying. It is the reason we need to be trying to get in the Big East. Who would have ever thought that the Big East would be just as regional as CUSA for us.........

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    We either out recruit or give those schools a run for their money in recruiting. Having us as conference mates takes away the perception advantage they gained by being in a separate conference. This was the primary reason we always got so much hate from Tulane and Memphis, but SMU enjoys not being associate with us too. Tulsa will soon enough.
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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    We either out recruit or give those schools a run for their money in recruiting. Having us as conference mates takes away the perception advantage they gained by being in a separate conference. This was the primary reason we always got so much hate from Tulane and Memphis, but SMU enjoys not being associate with us too. Tulsa will soon enough.
    I don't know how the administration of SMU feels, but I feel nothing but respect from them over here in Texas. SMU, Houston, and Rice all seem to have a very favorable view towards our name and who we are. The only perception problem I have seen is in N. Louisiana. Now, Tulane may be a whole different story.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    I don't know how the administration of SMU feels, but I feel nothing but respect from them over here in Texas. SMU, Houston, and Rice all seem to have a very favorable view towards our name and who we are. The only perception problem I have seen is in N. Louisiana. Now, Tulane may be a whole different story.
    100% true. This area is so insecure of itself it hurts to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    100% true. This area is so insecure of itself it hurts to watch.
    So true...... Just wish we had the same reputation in N. Louisiana as most of the rest of the country. Thinking is too small..........

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    The thinking in N.La isn't keeping us out of the BE.
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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    The thinking in N.La isn't keeping us out of the BE.
    Maybe -- but it doesnt help.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    http://www.mwcconnection.com/2013/2/...eal-nbc-sports

    BE tv deal.

    Not knocking anyone's socks off.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    http://www.mwcconnection.com/2013/2/...eal-nbc-sports

    BE tv deal.

    Not knocking anyone's socks off.
    Better than C-USA fo sho. Do these people edit anymore?

    number does not include however, that the ability for the league to sale games that are not protected by CBS Sports, approximately 15 games
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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    The thinking in N.La isn't keeping us out of the BE.
    Think about it........ The media, the alumni, the communities, and the administration. Any one of these causes a ripple effect on the others. It does matter...... lsu has a role in this, but I hand it to them to make the people of N. Louisiana think the way they do. It is so pervasive in Shreveport that they think we are in a different division. Outside of the state, we stand on our own name alone.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    Think about it........ The media, the alumni, the communities, and the administration. Any one of these causes a ripple effect on the others. It does matter...... lsu has a role in this, but I hand it to them to make the people of N. Louisiana think the way they do. It is so pervasive in Shreveport that they think we are in a different division. Outside of the state, we stand on our own name alone.
    But this is about money.

    It's the demographics of North Louisiana not the mindset of the people living there that has Tech in CUSA instead of the "Big" East.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    But this is about money.

    It's the demographics of North Louisiana not the mindset of the people living there that has Tech in CUSA instead of the "Big" East.
    You can draw a direct corralation between what I stated and money. I happen to think it has more to do with not marketing ourselves in the right way to conference officials - more than the money. However, even if you think it is just about money, that goes back to the mindset.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Champion110, I completely agree with your point about mindset. Having lived in WAC/MWC country for more than a decade, I can tell you that the Louisiana Tech name is known and respected. Fans outside of North Louisiana view us (and themselves) very differently than fans in North La.

    And, when you read articles about Tech in the Las Vegas Review Journal or the Fresno Bee, you don't see the writers taking shots at the fans and teams like the Shreveport Times does. Mindset plays a big role in this.

    I also agree that the mindset has a big impact on money. How many Tech alumni live in Shreveport-Bosser, but don't attend Tech games or give money to the program? How many of those same fans attend games in BR, or give money to that school? If they weren't beaten down by the Shreveport bandwagon mentality, they would give more to Tech and would not wait until we played in Independence Stadium to go see a game. School pride has a lot to do with money donated and mindset has everything to do with school pride.

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    Champion110, I completely agree with your point about mindset. Having lived in WAC/MWC country for more than a decade, I can tell you that the Louisiana Tech name is known and respected. Fans outside of North Louisiana view us (and themselves) very differently than fans in North La.

    And, when you read articles about Tech in the Las Vegas Review Journal or the Fresno Bee, you don't see the writers taking shots at the fans and teams like the Shreveport Times does. Mindset plays a big role in this.

    I also agree that the mindset has a big impact on money. How many Tech alumni live in Shreveport-Bosser, but don't attend Tech games or give money to the program? How many of those same fans attend games in BR, or give money to that school? If they weren't beaten down by the Shreveport bandwagon mentality, they would give more to Tech and would not wait until we played in Independence Stadium to go see a game. School pride has a lot to do with money donated and mindset has everything to do with school pride.
    Thank you and AMEN to your post!

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    Re: Comprehensive Conference Realignment Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    Champion110, I completely agree with your point about mindset. Having lived in WAC/MWC country for more than a decade, I can tell you that the Louisiana Tech name is known and respected. Fans outside of North Louisiana view us (and themselves) very differently than fans in North La.

    And, when you read articles about Tech in the Las Vegas Review Journal or the Fresno Bee, you don't see the writers taking shots at the fans and teams like the Shreveport Times does. Mindset plays a big role in this.

    I also agree that the mindset has a big impact on money. How many Tech alumni live in Shreveport-Bosser, but don't attend Tech games or give money to the program? How many of those same fans attend games in BR, or give money to that school? If they weren't beaten down by the Shreveport bandwagon mentality, they would give more to Tech and would not wait until we played in Independence Stadium to go see a game. School pride has a lot to do with money donated and mindset has everything to do with school pride.
    100% correct.

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