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    Question Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

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    Two schools that could be most vulnerable are UTEP in CUSA because of its remote location and the Sun Belt’s Louisiana-Monroe, which is struggling to keep up financially. Annual athletic budgets mostly range from $20 million to $30 million for schools in these two leagues. ULM reported $13 million in revenue from its 2014-15 academic year.

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    What do you do when your two designated home teams get slated to play each other based on standing?

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Lol. Ulm wasn't invited

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    What do you do when your two designated home teams get slated to play each other based on standing?
    My thinking is all teams in each division would all play at home or all on road.

    So south 1 would host west 1 one year and flip the next

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    ODU and UAB would pitch a hissy fit.
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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    ODU and UAB would pitch a hissy fit.
    To be honest, UAB's the only affected team whose opinion matters

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by rabiddawg View Post
    Lol. Ulm wasn't invited
    Who???

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    File this away in the "never gonna happen" folder. That is a stupid idea that belongs on a message board or blog, not a real publication. Author is an Appalachian State grad. No school in C-USA would give a proposal like this the time of day.
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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    This idea has been floated by Arkansas State's AD and UL-Lafayette's former AD for the past several years. UL-Lafayette's president Joe Savoie brought it up to the Sun Belt's presidents at their last meeting. There is no support for it in CUSA. At all.

    I can guarantee that each of the CUSA officials quoted in the story threw cold water on the idea. But like any journalist who chooses to slant a story in one direction, he was able to get a nugget or two from people like Wood Selig and use it.

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    You have to admit, though, that if - IF - all the programs were equally good and TV market didn't matter it would make for great regional matchups. But the reality is only the crappier Sun Belch teams would get a much needed lift of lower travel expenses and riding coattails of better CUSA programs. I don't see any TV outlets going for taking on such a conference unless it could cherry-pick teams or divisions. For example, TV would be interested in the West and North divisions of Realignment 2. The South division wouldn't get squat. Thus, teams like Tech and USM would be right where we are today; i.e, two of the better programs but on streaming broadcasts and PPV. Meanwhile, stAte, UNT, UTEP, and Texas State would be on ESPN2 of the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio TV markets.

    OH, and let's not overlook the whole SLC reunited that would result from such a realignment. All those years trying to shake the association would be for naught.

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg1984 View Post
    You have to admit, though, that if - IF - all the programs were equally good and TV market didn't matter it would make for great regional matchups. But the reality is only the crappier Sun Belch teams would get a much needed lift of lower travel expenses and riding coattails of better CUSA programs. I don't see any TV outlets going for taking on such a conference unless it could cherry-pick teams or divisions. For example, TV would be interested in the West and North divisions of Realignment 2. The South division wouldn't get squat. Thus, teams like Tech and USM would be right where we are today; i.e, two of the better programs but on streaming broadcasts and PPV. Meanwhile, stAte, UNT, UTEP, and Texas State would be on ESPN2 of the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio TV markets.

    OH, and let's not overlook the whole SLC reunited that would result from such a realignment. All those years trying to shake the association would be for naught.
    Don't worry, we're trying hard to shake those years of trying hard to shake the association

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Poor old "Monroe." The missing L takes over their newspaper, now, the ragin's are taking over their campus?
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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Option 3: The Sunbelt moves down to I-AA and merges with the SLC.

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by DJDAWG View Post
    Option 3: The Sunbelt moves down to I-AA and merges with the SLC.
    This is the perfect senario.

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    Re: Sports Business Journal idea for C-USA/SBC Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by DJDAWG View Post
    Option 3: The Sunbelt moves down to I-AA and merges with the SLC.
    That's more likely than anything in that App State guy's SBJ article.

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