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  • longtimefan
    started a topic AAC Membership

    AAC Membership

    Conference calls are taking place wit league members. They may speak publicly tomorrow.

    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college-gridiron-365/os-sp-aac-future-20190627-uasqyboyebfydn22rxzijvhdii-story.html

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-fo...ture-of-uconn/

  • longtimefan
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    I still think Dayton as a BB member wouldn't be a bad idea. But I'd limit it to no more that 2 BB only members.

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  • Bearcats1232002
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    I think we should go after VCU for basketball before the Big East does especially since we have lost Uconn.

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  • Lobot
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    Moot point. The waiver was approved last night for 11 teams with CCG in 2020 and 2021 so very unlikely the conference would expand at this time.

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  • red_n_black_attack
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    It's the Air Force; put them on a C-130 or two and solve the travel cost problem. For the record, yes I am okay with using taxpayer resources to transport members of the military academies. The plane can be used for other purposes, this is only occasional travel.

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  • cpawstoney
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    Originally posted by longtimefan View Post
    You could put Air Force in the West and move Navy to the East. That way Air Force would only travel to ETZ three times every two years. But I agree I still don't see it.
    One of the conditions set by Navy when they joined the AAc is that they be placed in the West division.

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  • Geaux Juan
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    And, if AF joins, the Commander-in-Chief trophy is being screwed with; AF and Navy would have to play every year, maybe sometimes as a conference game and some years non-conference. I can't see college football messing with tradition (somebody find me a sarcasm emoji quick). .

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  • longtimefan
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    You could put Air Force in the West and move Navy to the East. That way Air Force would only travel to ETZ three times every two years. But I agree I still don't see it.

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  • Lobot
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    I could have put this in the Media Day thread as well but Aresco is stating that they expect to hear from the NCAA on the waiver request to hold a championship game sometime in the next month.

    1) If they don't get the waiver, the AAC might be forced to expand by one school.

    2) I would expect a lawsuit from the AAC vs NCAA if the waiver is not granted seeing as how they granted the Big12 a waiver for playing with 10 members.



    I'm seeing stuff elsewhere on Air Force being a candidate for this. I'll go on record saying this won't happen and is really a terrible idea.

    The article where this stuff started is here: https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...mountain-west/

    If you read the article the whole reason this popped up is that AF's coach thinks the Mountain West is too hard for them and the travel stinks. Based on that there's no way they would be interested in moving to the AAC from a pure football standpoint. The conferences are pretty similar in schedule difficulty and the travel costs would be worse for the Academy going to the east coast in the AAC. The article doesn't even get into conference TV money which is the only way it would make sense for anyone financially and probably the only way to offset increased costs for the AFA.

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  • swilsonsp4
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    Justin Williams reported that the AAC have opted to go with 11 schools in 2020 & petition the NCAA to allow a championship game. Divisions would be eliminated. It would’t work with uneven divisions.

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  • longtimefan
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    Fletcher Page of the Enquirer tweeting that AAC members don't want any football only expansion, even BYU. Interesting.

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  • coach
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    I wouldn't rule Byu out given their contract(and likely future) is with Espn.

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  • swilsonsp4
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    Originally posted by longtimefan View Post
    As usual, it looks like ESPN heavily influences conference membership.
    They hold the power of the purse.

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  • longtimefan
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    As usual, it looks like ESPN heavily influences conference membership.

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  • Lobot
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    I’m not sure about the source here but apparently the deal is this. If ESPN allows UConn’s revenue to be split among the remaining members we will stay at 11.

    If ESPN exercises the composition clause in the TV deal, the league would move to replace UConn with BYU rather than pay a contract penalty to ESPN.

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