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This is the revenue each conference reported.
2009 - $45,819,305
Western Athletic Conference
2009 - $15,311,357
Mid-American Athletic Conference
2009 - $11,932,356
Mountain West Conference
2009 - $8,505,447
Sun Belt Conference
2009 - $7,535,311
Colonial Athletic Association
2009 - $7,011,321
The new TV deal is worth over 15 million a year (4 million more a year and 2009). No one is leaving CUSA unless it's to go to the BCS. Holland can talk about travel cost but the 4 million a year the conference gives us will fly a lot of teams around. It would be a stretch for an east cost FBS conference to distribute 1 million a year to each team much less 4 million not to mention a lot better TV package, Bowl line up, stronger basketball etc.
Last edited by StillJonesn; 02-13-2011 at 09:25 PM.
I think they lose out big in basketball revenue because they have a better TV deal in football and a couple of bowls now. The MWC is the shocking one. I guess that's what happens when you have your games on some obscure football network only available in the rocky mountains and it doesn't get better losing Utah, BYU, and TCU.
Last edited by StillJonesn; 02-13-2011 at 11:39 PM.
I think what most of us believe is that if CUSA decided to go after a team like New Mexico or Air Force, it would stretch the conference's border too far and would cause a split. Even if you don't have a bus league, it is certainly preferable to have a league with a definitive geographic footprint, instead of being spread out too thin. The western teams would then take New Mexico and Air Force, while the eastern teams would look towards Virginia and NC to fill themselves out.Originally Posted by StillJonesn
2012 College Football Champions:
NAIA - Marian University
DIII - Mount Union
DII - Valdosta State
D I-AA - NDSU
D I-A - NONE
"It's a hostile environment," he said. "Even the band will cuss at you. It's classic, we're warming up and that band is just cursing at us and my guys are looking like, ‘This is the band,'" and I said, ‘Yeah, just wait until you play the team.'"
-UDel football coach K.C. Keeler on playing at JMU
I doubt they would add a western team without adding Temple, who I actually do believe we are talking to on and off. If they did add a couple western teams though Tulane would just be shifted over to the east.
If they add more teams beyond 12 it's pretty clear we will only play with in our divison anyway. Which is what Holland proposed 3 years ago.
It's more important to get the best candiates and the only way we add anyone IMO is if we lose someone or those teams add value. 90% of the conference is getting on a plane regardless of whoever we add. I don't see much difference in flying 2 hours or 4. The footprint of our conference is really no worse than any other fbs conference.
Might as well come clean on this since it's come out now.
I've know this since mid-November. The new East Coast Conference is NOT happening with the new NCAA being that a new conference will have to wait 8 years before getting NCAA bids.
The sports coaches at App had to sign a gag order about the CUSA move until the feasibility committee met.
There were meetings last week between the App feasibility committee, faculty, coaches, SGA, etc. Basically what was said is that we're ready for a move financially.
It's not a complete lock, but it's more-than-likely happening this summer. CUSA is strongly looking at 16 teams which will cut down on east-west travel significantly.
Despite what people say about our TV drawing power, the fact is that we're in the 2nd biggest TV market (Charlotte-Gastonia-Hickory-Boone) in the nation without an FBS team (1st is Sacramento-Modesto).
At the FCS summit in Frisco, ESPN execs told the AD's that the only school they were interesting in showing was App State. That was a public comment made by Charlie Cobb last week.
2011/12 will be our last year in the SoCon.
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