Class of 20Something wrote: ↑September 23rd, 2021, 2:00 pm We need to remember ceilings and floors. Going to a subpar G5 conference does limit the ceiling but it also raises the floor for all sports. The American or a regionally aligned Appalachian conference would both mean greater chances for all teams to compete via multi bid leagues, football benefits from familiarity and rivalry, and frankly the fan experience will get better because we will show up better for those teams.I don't feel like re-typing what I already said in my post above haha but I disagree with this whole heartedly. It raises the floor for the other sports by how much? I would say IF it raises the floor it raises it an inch and not much more. It lowers our ceiling way more than it raises the floor. There is absolutely nothing wrong with us dominating our league. Who cares that there are a bunch of boring, spread out teams that will never truly compete with us. That's a good thing. Why? Because it gets us into the national tournaments in every sport every year. People may knock our conference every year by saying, well it's the ASUN but the moment we get into the tournament and win a few games no one will care. It becomes a "Cinderella run" and that type of success in the tournament is what draws more recruits. But when you start doing that in tournaments every year, it's no longer a cinderella run but a successful program that P5's want to add. I would argue that raises the floor more than a fledgling G5 conference affiliation. Independent and ASUN or A-10 or Big East unless AAC or P5 gives us an opportunity to me is the smartest play.