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Schard
04-27-2012, 10:30 PM
According to the UTSA proposal to their board of regents (p. 137), UTSA is leaving the WAC and joining C-USA.

http://www.utsystem.edu/sites/utsfiles/offices/board-of-regents/board-meetings/agenda-book-full/5-12CompleteAgendaBook_forweb.pdf

Mr.E_205_Legion
04-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Like the old television commercial stated, "The Boss said, let them go!" I can understand UTSA wanting to be in a conference that consist of the "OLD traditional commuter schools". MANY universities of this type were original members of the SunBelt. They will fit in well.

I am just thankful that over the past twenty years several of those original members have made the effort to provide on campus housing for their students. In fact NEW SunBelt member (and one of the founding members) Georgia State has improved dramatically over the past two decades. In the 1980's when I worked there it was 100% commuter - NOT anymore! South Alabama has also added housing options for students since the 1970's.

My thoughts regarding this decision - maybe it opens the door for North Texas to leave the conference thus shrinking (temporarily) the footprint of the SunBelt. I am thinking forget Texas and head up the coast and pick up another OLD SunBelt school (UNCC) and "Happy Appy".

Thinking football - the result we lose the Dallas market where we were competing with several conferences including some large ones and we go after the ENTIRE state of North Carolina. Just thinking out loud! IF it sounds stupid blame it on the early morning hour and not having my morning coffee yet!!!

Mr.E_205_Legion
04-28-2012, 09:39 AM
Just saw this after posting and thought I would share. It was tweeted about an hour ago. Not a VERY reliable source (based on their track record recently with SOURCES attempting to SCOOP a story):

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/brett-mcmurphy/18873583

"The Roadrunners are one of four teams that C-USA will add for the 2013 season.
Conference USA also is looking to add North Texas and Florida International from the Sun Belt and Louisiana Tech from the WAC, sources told CBSSports.com"

"For North Texas and Florida International, there is no required exit fee to leave the Sun Belt, but they would forfeit less than $500,000 in revenue sharing, industry sources told CBSSports.com. Sources also said Charlotte remains a possibility to join C-USA as an all-sports member in 2013"

Burn the Horse
04-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Word on the street is we'll be replacing UNT with Texas State. Now if we can just bring in App State and Georgia Southern we'll be sittin' pretty.

quietstorm
04-29-2012, 03:41 PM
In the past few years App State has had record crowds.

They would be a great addition to the Sun Belt.

Attend. Opponent Result Date
1 31,531 Elon W, 3431 Oct. 09, 2010
2 30,931 Wofford W, 7024 Oct. 31, 2008
3 30,718 Jacksonville W, 567 Sept. 6, 2008
4 30,622 Western Carolina W, 4614 Nov. 12, 2011
5 30,098 Western Carolina W, 1914 Nov. 21, 2009
6 30,018 Georgia Southern W, 24-17 Oct. 29, 2011
7 29,631 The Citadel W, 5721 Oct. 4, 2008
8 29,519 The Citadel W, 39-10 Oct. 16, 2010
9 29,218 North Carolina Central W, 44-16 Sept. 18, 2010
10 29,093 Furman W, 37-26 Oct. 30, 2010

quietstorm
04-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Georgia Southern University Championship Tradition
NCAA National Championships

Football (I FCS) -- 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2000
NCAA Tournament/Playoff Appearances

Baseball -- 1957, 1973 (CWS), 1974, 1979, 1980, 1987, 1990 (CWS), 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011

Men's Basketball -- 1983, 1987, 1992

Women's Basketball -- 1993, 1994

Football -- 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011

Golf -- 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011

Softball -- 2006

Volleyball -- 2001, 2003, 2010

NAIA National Championships (1927-1969)

Baseball -- 1962

Southern Conference Championships (1992-present)

Baseball -- 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2011

Men's Basketball -- 2001-02, 2005-06

Women's Basketball -- 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 2000-01

Football -- 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2011

Golf -- 2003, 2006, 2011

Softball -- 1996, 1999, 2006

Men's Tennis -- 1994

Women's Tennis -- 1995, 1996, 1998

Women's Track & Field -- 2007 Outdoor

Volleyball -- 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010

Trans America Athletic Conference Championships (1980-1992)

Men's All-Sports Championships --1982-83, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91,

Baseball -- 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987

Men's Basketball -- 1982-83, 1986-87, 1991-92

Women's Basketball -- 1987, 1988, 1990

Golf -- 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991

Women's Tennis -- 1988

quietstorm
04-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Here are the FCS top attendance numbers from 2011. As you can see potential Sun Belt and future Sun Belt teams are at the top.

2011 NCAA DIVISION I FCS ATTENDANCE TEAM LEADERS
Rank School G Attendance Average
1. Appalachian St. 7 183,479 26,211
2. James Madison 5 125,010 25,002
3. Montana 8 199,023 24,878
4. Yale 5 118,648 23,730
5. Jackson St. 6 138,996 23,166
6. Old Dominion 7 138,726 19,818
7. Delaware 6 114,111 19,019
8. Florida A&M 4 74,985 18,746
9. South Alabama 6 110,654 18,442
10. North Dakota St. 9 163,284 18,143
11. Ga. Southern 8 141,605 17,701
12. Jacksonville St. 5 86,128 17,226
13. Montana St. 7 119,499 17,071
14. South Carolina St. 5 82,302 16,460
15. Liberty 6 98,515 16,419
Rank School G Attendance Average
16. Norfolk St. 5 75,855 15,171
17. Lamar 6 86,655 14,443
18. Georgia St. 6 85,713 14,286
19. Tennessee St. 4 57,117 14,279
20. N.C. A&T 5 69,587 13,917
21. Youngstown St. 6 82,867 13,811
22. Southern U. 4 54,716 13,679
23. UNI 6 79,132 13,189
24. Citadel 6 76,758 12,793
25. Harvard 5 63,535 12,707
26. McNeese St. 6 73,358 12,226
27. Alabama St. 5 60,655 12,131
28. South Dakota St. 5 60,527 12,105
29. Furman 5 55,320 11,064
30. William & Mary 5 55,068 11,014

quietstorm
04-29-2012, 04:03 PM
3 FCS Football National Championships

17 Conference Championships