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    Growing the fanbase. Seems like this hasn't been a priority by our athletic department ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    Marshall and ODU have done a great job of growing and maintaining their fan bases. UTSA is growing its as well. Tech does not do a good job with its fan base. They aren't developing their students either. These are long term problems that have plagued us for 40 years and a large reason we are the size we are. You have to give credit where its due, CUSA has put us in the perfect bowl for attendance every year. They have allowed us to step up. No Arizona Bowl, New Mexico Bowl or Bahamas Bowl for the Dawgs. WE always magically get a bowl that you can travel to.
    Our administration who had backing from our fan base guaranteed the purchase of tickets to each of those bowls. C-USA didn't do this because they liked us, they did it because we showed them the money. None of the other available teams would have shown up in Dallas, New Orleans, or Ft. Worth the way we did.

    UTSA has potential, but no real fan base yet. UTEP is way ahead of them.

    Marshall, I agree on. Still not sure about ODU's fans. They certainly have the budget.
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    I'm not even going to try and argue with you. So yeah its all because our fans are the best in CUSA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    I'm not even going to try and argue with you. So yeah its all because our fans are the best in CUSA.
    So you think we just got lucky because C-USA likes us. Yeah, that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    So you think we just got lucky because C-USA likes us. Yeah, that makes sense.
    I think that CUSA has done a good job of utilizing one of its top brands in the West and done a darn good job of making sure we don't get slighted like UTSA did this weekend. In the past with other conferences we would have been on the outside looking in. If the rumors prove true, CUSA went above and beyond to make sure we landed somewhere. Our fan base has been really good about taking advantage and making CUSA look good. I recognize that we have traveled well to these bowls but credit is due for making sure we always get the right venue when others get screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    I think that CUSA has done a good job of utilizing one of its top brands in the West and done a darn good job of making sure we don't get slighted like UTSA did this weekend. In the past with other conferences we would have been on the outside looking in. If the rumors prove true, CUSA went above and beyond to make sure we landed somewhere. Our fan base has been really good about taking advantage and making CUSA look good. I recognize that we have traveled well to these bowls but credit is due for making sure we always get the right venue when others get screwed.
    You do remember how C-USA took care of us in MBB right? How they've taken care of us in scheduling teams from the east?

    We were the best of the six win teams and had the best proven history of ticket sales to bowl games among all available teams. That's not "doing us a favor".

    You said, "In the past with other conferences we would have been on the outside looking in." Not sure what that means or what you base it off of, but the WAC nor Benson ever snubbed us when we were bowl eligible. That's the only other conference affiliation we've ever had. 2012 was on us and the Indy Bowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    You do remember how C-USA took care of us in MBB right? How they've taken care of us in scheduling teams from the east?

    We were the best of the six win teams and had the best proven history of ticket sales to bowl games among all available teams. That's not "doing us a favor".

    You said, "In the past with other conferences we would have been on the outside looking in." Not sure what that means or what you base it off of, but the WAC nor Benson ever snubbed us when we were bowl eligible. That's the only other conference affiliation we've ever had. 2012 was on us and the Indy Bowl.
    I specifically said FOOTBALL and The WAC did leave us at the house on I believe 2005 when we won 7 games. I am not off base and this is exactly why I didn't want to argue with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    I specifically said FOOTBALL and The WAC did leave us at the house on I believe 2005 when we won 7 games. I am not off base and this is exactly why I didn't want to argue with you.
    2005 there were 28 bowls (56 teams) - 2017 there are 39 (78 teams).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    The WAC did leave us at the house on I believe 2005 when we won 7 games. I am not off base and this is exactly why I didn't want to argue with you.
    Comparing what the WAC did in 2005 to what is happening 12 years later is not a good comparison. Three bowls were available to the WAC. Two 9 win teams and one 8 win team got in ahead of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSDAWG View Post
    I specifically said FOOTBALL and The WAC did leave us at the house on I believe 2005 when we won 7 games. I am not off base and this is exactly why I didn't want to argue with you.
    Not here to argue with either of you, but if you remember the WAC had a bowl agreement that seemed to vary sometimes, we did not always have the same number of bowls every year. I don't know the number, but pretty certain there were not as many bowls available altogether in the WAC years, it was just more difficult to get placed in a bowl. The WAC also had Mr. Peanut which was a hindrance in itself for the whole Conference, and especially TECH, at least we all felt that way.

    Just ten-fifteen years ago we were not that concerned with placing 6 win teams, there was nowhere for most of them to go, seven wins did not even guarantee you a bowl slot. Again...not trying to argue with either of you, just remembering how things were back in the pre-WAC and WAC days. (that is how I remember that time period, correct me if I am wrong, I have slept a few nights since then)

    MBB, that is a different story.

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