Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Reading the Ga. So. boards as their fans express their unhappiness with their AD over yesterday's comments, a lone App. St. poster had the following to say, and I summarize:
If App. St. is going to be in FCS for any length of time as it pursues the FBS dream, the CAA is the better place to be, for the following reasons:
1) Football national TV
2) Hoops national TV
3) More NCAA $$
5) Ability to put 5 in FCS playoffs as opposed to 3
6) Grow hoops in CAA to make it more attractive to FBS suitors
7) Hate to lose Ga. So. as rival, but...
Pretty persuasive stuff.
Also, in addition to losing GSU and Furman as their primary rivals, there will be increased travel costs for all sports. I'd say the chances of ASU moving to the CAA in the coming months are pretty slim (~10%). I'd love to see it though...
GSU fans can go postal at any moment but the Eagles fanbase is about as good as you'll ever see in the FCS. That thread may reach 50 pages and I'm not exaggerating.
Your have a fine fan base...however, your big problem is TV---no TV market in an area more famous for being below the "gnat" line. Conferences today want television markets and you just don't (and never will) have one.