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  1. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    The current SunBelt and past WAC and MAC commish, Benson, is leaving his post tomorrow. He would be the perfect new WAC boss, as Hurd is supposedly retiring. Benson has all kinds of experience transitioning schools to FBS and negotiating with TV networks and the NCAA. He would also get to return to Denver. https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/ul/2018/08/15/breaking-sun-belt-conference-commissioner-karl-benson-leaving/999177002/
  2. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Thanks for being such a star of reason on this board. Much of the bison board just comes here to argue and degrade, so an outsider with a eagle vision like yours is very refreshing. There has been an FBS plan for quite some time but it takes a long time to get the gears moving amount all the schools.
  3. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Nick Saban doesn’t go alone, he goes with the SEC, and there are not separating. Liberty goes to the bathroom alone, as they have megabucks.
  4. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    This has been said multiple times, but you don’t read. Those leagues get maximum CFP payment at 10 teams. They wouldn’t consider adding unless they lose schools, as just adding without subtracting schools would further divide the payments.. And they wouldn’t consider NDSU either with its FCS championships. Looks like Chaves’ replacement really wants an expanded Roos Field so she can move up. But EWU just doesn’t have the resources. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/aug/10/lynn-hickey-working-to-both-chip-away-eastern-wash/
  5. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    So strange that NDSU will only play H&A with FCS schools that in my opinion will also go FBS. Recent NDSU schedules have OOC FCS Delaware, Cal Poly, and Weber St H&A. Delaware is renovating in the fanciest way possible. Without adding seats, the tickets will be much pricier. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/college/ud/2017/11/11/delaware-stadium-receive-long-awaited-facelift-cost-60-million/843762001/ UND has and will have H&A with three OOC schools that will also take the plunge: Mo St, Sam Houston St and Stony Brook. During their collective FBS transitions, more games will be scheduled, as exisiting FBS teams are unlikely to schedule a transitional team. Herd seemingly purposefully forgets the FBS teams often get three times of going rate that an FCS team gets against the same P5 opponent. And it is likely that new moveups once their transitions are complete will get two P5 or high G5 games.
  6. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    You have no curiosity, just here to cause trouble like your beer buddy bison73. Just prefer the boastfully ignorant to be as always surprised.
  7. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Definitely agree. There was some issue that wasn’t divulged that held up Bresciani’s extension. Bresciani needed to show teamwork with other ND schools was the complaint. Blocking a schools athletic program would be a major issue.
  8. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    A10 football, CAA football, and the MVFC are all considered single sport conferences. Read several articles that Hofstra had real difficulty in accepting Stony Brook in any form to the CAA and they effectively blocked them to the main CAA with the help of Drexel and other privates without football. By definition, those single sport conferences don’t count for meeting the autobid requirements. Think even CAA non-football schools get to vote on football ones. These single sport conference can be voted to be dissolved and then given a new home under the main conference, but that can be difficult for votes. In single sports conferences, even “affiliates” vote, which is why NDSU and SDSU could mount a “no” vote against UND football that would black ball it. USD only got in when NDSU and SDSU knew they were screwed the Summit by not allowing in USD to the MVFC, so they changed their vote allowing USD in. Some agreement had to have been made to satisfy NDSU and make them change their vote to allow UND in. NDSU having a path to FBS, with UND’s and Montanas and Idaho’s help could be a big part of that. The CAA uses mbb, men’s lacrosse and baseball for meeting the autobid requirement. The A10 uses mbb, men’s soccer, and baseball for meeting the autobid requirement.. The MVC uses those same sports. Affiliates can only be used for the third sport, based on NCAA guidelines I have seen. The MVC would get NDSU, SDSU and Omaha baseball when the Summit adds Montana and Idaho and loses ORU, WIU, and PUFW, potentially helping the MVC. The MVC didn’t like that UNI dropped baseball, but without Wichita St now, the MVC isn’t so concerned about baseball quality.
  9. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Said NDSU is actually embarrassed that no FBS calls have been received. If it happened, they would have blasted any interest to any media that would listen to raise $.
  10. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    So you have talked with the UND donors then?
  11. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    NDSU can do the same thing Ekatarinaburg for the World Cup did: built huge external stands outside a dome that peer in. It would look like crap, but would fit right in there. The Dome can even remain intact for other events if huge sliding doors were installed. The other option is to limit seats to a 40” waist, but that would eliminate 90% of NDSU fans.
  12. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    NDSU already attract more fans the the majority of the MAC. The FargoDome can work with another price increase.
  13. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Laugh at the prospect of Larson ever having a serious conversation with you bozos.
  14. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    They just added almost $40 million to construct an IPC for football. For football, NDSU gets funds. For mbb and other sports, fund raising is form of torture.
  15. SiouxVolley

    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Think that the former NCC school Presidents and Denver were acutely aware of the Summit’s vulnerability and that UND being added was just a first step. UND would have been extremely negligent in having dropped baseball if they didn’t know more football members were coming aboard and the Summit Presidents would have been vociferous in their message to each other in their opposition.
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