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    Default Charleston and State of SC Making Pitch to Sunbelt...for The Citadel?

    I have heard from a reliable source that Charleston and the state of SC has/is backing a move to the SB for The Citadel.

    After I stopped doubting her, I did a little research and to my surprise, they are more ready NOW, than we were when we moved.

    Stadium holds 21,000. Led the SoCon in attendence in multiple years. And if Charleston/South Carolina is actually making a pitch for them as well, it might not be a bad option.

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    Nice-sized town - that supports The Citadel/obviously
    MAJOR Alumni base-$$$ and political influence. Current Director of US Olympic Committee. If you don't believe me, look it up.

    Certainly, a better fit than JMU/Liberty and 1000x better than JaxSt. and I am sure Dear Leader would be all over this one.
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    Baseball park rocks too...hosted SoCon Tourney 14 of16 years.

    http://www.littleballparks.com/Stadi...ston_South.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeSuck.com View Post
    Baseball park rocks too...hosted SoCon Tourney 14 of16 years.

    http://www.littleballparks.com/Stadi...ston_South.htm
    But in this case, they are sharing an off-campus, minor league stadium, which is likely the biggest reason they hosted the SoCon Tourney.

    That being said, I think The Citadel would be an excellent addition to the SBC. Our AD would probably think so as well, since that's his Alma Mater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy87 View Post
    But in this case, they are sharing an off-campus, minor league stadium, which is likely the biggest reason they hosted the SoCon Tourney.

    That being said, I think The Citadel would be an excellent addition to the SBC. Our AD would probably think so as well, since that's his Alma Mater.
    From what I read the stadium is right next door to the campus, so its not like a UA's B team deal.

    Interesting too, that The Citadel is a public University, so the State does have some say in the matter. And from what I can tell-they have a tremendous amount of inffluence in Columbia.

    Also, WOW! Never thought about our AD angle. Maybe there is some truth to this? I aint buying it yet, but The Citadel and Charleston make much more sense than Liberty, JMU and ETSU. I personally have fallen into the Lamar camp, but would not be unhappy at all to welcome the Bulldogs into the SB.
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    Being a Military School could be a draw from Ft. Rucker etc. Might be a good option!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgoebel View Post
    Being a Military School could be a draw from Ft. Rucker etc. Might be a good option!!!
    The more and more I look at it, the more and more I like it. Charleston would be sweet.

    Wonder if there is any real interest from them???
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeSuck.com View Post
    The more and more I look at it, the more and more I like it. Charleston would be sweet.

    Wonder if there is any real interest from them???


    I like the school, the city, the travel time, the History!

    NOT to mention it would make MORE sense than ANY VIRGINIA institution in the conference footprint and conference name

    The only immediate downside for me is another FCS school being initiated by the Sun Belt into the BIG BOY level

    I wonder what Georgia Southern and Happy Appy would think about their current conference mate following them to the Sun Belt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.E_205_Legion View Post


    I like the school, the city, the travel time, the History!

    NOT to mention it would make MORE sense than ANY VIRGINIA institution in the conference footprint and conference name

    The only immediate downside for me is another FCS school being initiated by the Sun Belt into the BIG BOY level

    I wonder what Georgia Southern and Happy Appy would think about their current conference mate following them to the Sun Belt?
    Well, a few years ago that FBS school lookin' for a home in the SunBelt would have been us. We need to remember we've traveled that road before ourselves and should understand you have to start someplace, even us. The Citidel would be a great choice and in our footprint. Go for it!
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    Has anyone posted this on the Sunbelt Board? I don't like most of you, so why would I punish myself posting on a board of people I really don't like - especially those clowns from SWLa.
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    I'm all for the Citadel coming to the belt.
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