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By ATrain
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TH Spangler wrote: June 9th, 2024, 9:37 am
Purple Haize wrote: June 5th, 2024, 9:28 am
TH Spangler wrote: June 5th, 2024, 8:17 am Our weakness. Only 20K fans per game.
That’s a big weakness. I was absolutely shocked at the attendance for the Bowl Game. That was impressive! It’s the week in and week out attendance that needs to improve though
https://wataugaonline.com/app-state-foo ... ight-year/
App State is going to get an invite to a bigger conference sooner or later. Between their success on the field and an engaged alumni/fan base, including a huge following in North Carolina, it honestly shocked me that Charlotte instead of the Mountaineers got the invite to the AAC.
By tyndal23
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ATrain wrote: June 10th, 2024, 7:37 am
TH Spangler wrote: June 9th, 2024, 9:37 am
Purple Haize wrote: June 5th, 2024, 9:28 am

That’s a big weakness. I was absolutely shocked at the attendance for the Bowl Game. That was impressive! It’s the week in and week out attendance that needs to improve though
https://wataugaonline.com/app-state-foo ... ight-year/
App State is going to get an invite to a bigger conference sooner or later. Between their success on the field and an engaged alumni/fan base, including a huge following in North Carolina, it honestly shocked me that Charlotte instead of the Mountaineers got the invite to the AAC.
You are applying logic - first mistake when analyzing College Football. “It’s all about the tv markets - success or fan base has no relevance “ - Disney suit in Eiffel Tower.
By ATrain
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TH Spangler wrote: June 13th, 2024, 1:45 pm Just read Big 12 is selling their conferences naming rights ..... for 100s of millions.
Apparently Conference USA is doing the same, for just millions
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By Ill flame
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It's just funny to me that a bunch of our most elite public schools are engaging in behavior that even for profit professional leagues would consider a step too far and I see a bunch of liberals online complaining about how capitalism is ruining sports. I guess they miss the irony that it's a bunch of government run organizations that are selling out for a quick dollar.
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By LUOrange
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Ill flame wrote: June 13th, 2024, 8:19 pm It's just funny to me that a bunch of our most elite public schools are engaging in behavior that even for profit professional leagues would consider a step too far and I see a bunch of liberals online complaining about how capitalism is ruining sports. I guess they miss the irony that it's a bunch of government run organizations that are selling out for a quick dollar.
Throw in the fact that realignment has all been about money, and undercutting the have-nots in order for the haves to profit. No better example of liberal elitist hypocrisy than American academia, especially college athletics.
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By cruzan_flame13
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LUOrange wrote: June 13th, 2024, 8:31 pm
Ill flame wrote: June 13th, 2024, 8:19 pm It's just funny to me that a bunch of our most elite public schools are engaging in behavior that even for profit professional leagues would consider a step too far and I see a bunch of liberals online complaining about how capitalism is ruining sports. I guess they miss the irony that it's a bunch of government run organizations that are selling out for a quick dollar.
Throw in the fact that realignment has all been about money, and undercutting the have-nots in order for the haves to profit. No better example of liberal elitist hypocrisy than American academia, especially college athletics.
Academia was always about the buck instead of integrity and truth. The face of America's general education board was John D. Rockefeller. What were you guys expecting? Oh right, It's to benefit the students and their future right? :lol:. Anywho, back to the corptocracy that is showing their true colors even more during this realignment :D .
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By TH Spangler
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cruzan_flame13 wrote: June 15th, 2024, 5:57 pm I'll just leave this here:

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The recent developments in college sports have led to a significant change where the NCAA and Power Five conferences have agreed to a revenue-sharing model with athletes. This model, set to begin in the 2025-26 academic year, will allow schools to share revenue with athletes up to a cap.

While the Power Five conferences are expected to share roughly $20 million annually with current players as part of the new revenue-sharing program, the Group of Five (G5) schools are also discussing their future in this new landscape. 

The average program in the G5 conferences will receive $1.8 million per year in College Football Playoff (CFP) revenue beginning in 2026, which is an increase from the current $1.5 million payout.

As for which specific G5 schools might opt into the revenue-sharing model, the details are still being worked out, and it’s not yet clear which schools will participate. The schools will have to consider the financial implications and the potential impact on their athletic programs. The decision to opt in will likely be influenced by the individual circumstances of each school within the G5 conferences. As the situation is fluid and ongoing, keep an eye on official announcements from the G5 schools and conferences for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
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By cruzan_flame13
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SMU raised $159 million for athletics this past year. Now that's commitment and a statement of moving forward and not staying behind. That's good for them! I know, folks would say that they have a bigger following and have been around longer than Liberty has. Nonetheless, K-Mart was there longer than Wal-Mart, Blockbuster was there before Netflix. A vision can't go anywhere unless it's act upon. Being the outsider and trying to be accepted by those with silver spoons will go nowhere unless the outsider do the unexpected. Guess being the big fish in a small pond is always the safe way to go :lol: .
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By Sly Fox
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SMU is a very unique school. It is one of the smallest FBS schools but has an exceptionally wealthy alumni base. Those with Big Oil money tend to send their kids to Dallas. It is by no means difficult to gain admission, but VERY expensive to attend. It is essentially the primary rich kids' school in Texas. Trust fund babies historically tend to be very generous to their alma maters. The you factor in the plea to big money donors to buy their way into the ACC and that number is outsized to the reality they will face moving forward.

The Netflix analogy is actually ver appropriate. Much like that operation whose massive growth was built on innovation in distance based on their old DVD model before on-demand web access was a reality, we seized upon distance eductaion when few others recognized the opportunity. I agree that continued innovation is key to financial sustainability.
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By Sly Fox
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The Aggies are not going to the B1G. It is SO against the essence of their culture. And no major public college program has a more unique culture than A&M.

Leaving behind the Big XII to free themselves from little brother syndrome had sound reasoning at the time. In spite of their academic standing, A&M has much more in common with the bubbas in the SEC than the Rust Belt crowd. If the B1G really valued the Lone Star State they would have made a more concerted effort to snare the big brother in Austin who fits much closer to the B1G profile.

Do I think it is possible that the B1G has been talking with some big money A&M donors to gauge interest? Absolutely. But I believe the A&M Regents would never sign off on such a deal ... UNLESS it was just a piece in a bigger puzze that led to a P1 or breakaway.
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By TH Spangler
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Sly Fox wrote: June 24th, 2024, 9:05 am The Aggies are not going to the B1G. It is SO against the essence of their culture. And no major public college program has a more unique culture than A&M.
Yep, not one B1G stadium could get 111,000 to a George Strait concert. :lol:
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By ATrain
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Sly Fox wrote: June 24th, 2024, 9:05 am ... UNLESS it was just a piece in a bigger puzze that led to a P1 or breakaway.
It wouldn't shock me if that's where things finally landed.
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By TH Spangler
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I think the ACC is about to lose 6 teams. My buddy thinks they'll backfill with 6 of these Liberty, App State, Memphis, Tulane, UConn, USF, Texas State, Boise or ECU.
By Tothehoopyall1
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TH Spangler wrote: July 5th, 2024, 11:59 am I think the ACC is about to lose 6 teams. My buddy thinks they'll backfill with 6 of these Liberty, App State, Memphis, Tulane, UConn, USF, Texas State, Boise or ECU.
This would be awesome for us! Any guesstimate on a timeline?
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By TH Spangler
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Tothehoopyall1 wrote: July 5th, 2024, 3:17 pm
TH Spangler wrote: July 5th, 2024, 11:59 am I think the ACC is about to lose 6 teams. My buddy thinks they'll backfill with 6 of these Liberty, App State, Memphis, Tulane, UConn, USF, Texas State, Boise or ECU.
This would be awesome for us! Any guesstimate on a timeline?
I think he said things start happening around July 19th. Clemson and FSU news first to come.
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By cruzan_flame13
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TH Spangler wrote: July 5th, 2024, 3:22 pm
Tothehoopyall1 wrote: July 5th, 2024, 3:17 pm
TH Spangler wrote: July 5th, 2024, 11:59 am I think the ACC is about to lose 6 teams. My buddy thinks they'll backfill with 6 of these Liberty, App State, Memphis, Tulane, UConn, USF, Texas State, Boise or ECU.
This would be awesome for us! Any guesstimate on a timeline?
I think he said things start happening around July 19th. Clemson and FSU news first to come.
How credible is your buddy? Does he have sufficient sources to even say this or is it just his own opinion? With that being said, how beneficial is Texas State in this scenario? Market wise maybe? Why not add SDSU and UNLV for more exposure in the west before the PAC comes running?
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By jbock13
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Texas State to the ACC? You heard it here first! :lol:
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