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    C-USA Spring Meetings

    Monday, May 13 - Wednesday, May 15 in Destin, Fla.

    All the athletic directors, senior women's administrators, faculty advisors, head football coaches, head MBB coaches, and head WBB coaches are there.

    Rice HC David Bailiff has been named coaches' chair, and UAB's AD Brian Mackin has been named AD chair.

    Expansion is not on the agenda.

    Currently only the top 12 basketball teams will qualify for the C-USA Tournament, but the coaches are advocating for all 16 teams to participate.

    Any formal decisions will be made Wednesday morning.
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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    they don't need to have all 16 teams into the tournament

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelboi View Post
    they don't need to have all 16 teams into the tournament
    I agree...... I think the top 12 is good like it is.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    I agree...... I think the top 12 is good like it is.
    I disagree.

    I think C-USA should use the 16-team model of Big East basketball tournament as we knew it.
    - All 16 teams participate in the tournament.
    - The bottom half play in the first round.
    - Seeds 5-8 get a bye and open in the second round.
    - Seeds 1-4 get two byes to open in the quarterfinals.
    - 15 games in 5 days.

    Why I don't like cutting it off at 12 qualifiers:
    - Uncertainty will have a negative effect on the fans as far as making plans and expenses go.
    - Disincentivizes fans of schools with only one qualifier (men's or women's) to attend.
    - MBB fans can't support their school's WBB team if they don't qualify, and vice versa.
    - None of the players would want to be left out of the tournament.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelboi View Post
    they don't need to have all 16 teams into the tournament
    They make more money if everyone is there. Team/fans/band/cheer/etc will be coming from all over.

    Looking at 2014, the tournament will be in UTEP. I would like them go to a neutral site, maybe Dallas (American Airlines) or Frisco (Dr Pepper Arena). It's a big city with a big airport.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    http://hamptonroads.com/2013/05/odu-...etings-florida

    C-USA commissioner Britt Banowsky has floated the idea of expanding from 14 to to 16 schools in 2014. The schools most often mentioned as expansion candidates include Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State of the Sun Belt Conference and James Madison of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by TechAlum05 View Post
    The common perception is that there is no difference between Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe. Since Louisiana-Lafayette has been mentioned as a possible candidate, people like this sports writer just assume Louisiana-Monroe is also being considered. It's kinda like nobody around here knows the difference between Central, Eastern, and Western Michigan. Also, ULM's football team received more national attention last year than ULL's football team has in their entire history. That may have something to do with it, too.
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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    I disagree.

    I think C-USA should use the 16-team model of Big East basketball tournament as we knew it.
    - All 16 teams participate in the tournament.
    - The bottom half play in the first round.
    - Seeds 5-8 get a bye and open in the second round.
    - Seeds 1-4 get two byes to open in the quarterfinals.
    - 15 games in 5 days.

    Why I don't like cutting it off at 12 qualifiers:
    - Uncertainty will have a negative effect on the fans as far as making plans and expenses go.
    - Disincentivizes fans of schools with only one qualifier (men's or women's) to attend.
    - MBB fans can't support their school's WBB team if they don't qualify, and vice versa.
    - None of the players would want to be left out of the tournament.
    Totally agree. And like QNG said it's sends more money to the host city which sends a nice message about our conference. We want this tournament to be as attractive as possible for future host sites.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    It's kinda like nobody around here knows the different between Central, Eastern, and Western Michigan.
    My father-in-law went to Western Michigan (they are the Broncos). Central is the Chippewas. Can't think of Eastern off the top of my head.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    My father-in-law went to Western Michigan (they are the Broncos). Central is the Chippewas. Can't think of Eastern off the top of my head.
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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    My father-in-law went to Western Michigan (they are the Broncos). Central is the Chippewas. Can't think of Eastern off the top of my head.
    I'm talking about their academic status, not their nicknames.

    In reality:
    WMU > CMU > EMU
    ULL > ULM

    But to most people:
    WMU = CMU = EMU
    ULL = ULM

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    ... the tournament will be in UTEP.
    Places that are closer:
    - Des Moines, Iowa
    - Chicago, Illinois
    - Columbus, Ohio
    - Charlotte, North Carolina
    - Atlantic Ocean
    - Orlando, Florida

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by RougeDawg View Post
    Places that are closer:
    - Des Moines, Iowa
    - Chicago, Illinois
    - Columbus, Ohio
    - Charlotte, North Carolina
    - Atlantic Ocean
    - Orlando, Florida
    Sunrise, Fla. (Fort Lauderdale) plans to bid on the C-USA basketball tournament in the future.
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/1...s-take-on.html

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    I would like to see them alternate between East & West anually utilizing only big city venues, with great entertainment & airports. Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Washington D.C. or Nashville is for the East and Houston, New Orleans, Dallas or San Antonio for the West.

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    Re: C-USA Spring Meetings

    Quote Originally Posted by dawgs1 View Post
    I would like to see them alternate between East & West anually utilizing only big city venues, with great entertainment & airports. Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Washington D.C. or Nashville is for the East and Houston, New Orleans, Dallas or San Antonio for the West.
    I would rather find a location and stick there. The problem with Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta are you might be second fiddle to the SEC. It can work in those cities because they can support both but I would rather find a city we can make our own. I like Houston and Dallas (even though the Big XII could go back to Dallas at some point). I kind of like Orlando even though I do believe if you go to Florida then you should find a beach city such as Miami, Tampa, or Jacksonville.

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