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Sounds like SiouxVolley was right, but without the Dakota schools

 

(and maybe the FBS thing)

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11 minutes ago, SIOUXFAN97 said:

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The egriz link about big change coming in the Big Sky...

 

SiouxVolley was talking about a re-org between the Big Sky and the WAC a couple years ago.

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1 minute ago, SIOUXFAN97 said:

gotta link?  what they saying over there?

 

On page 252, posted by Nodak651, bottom of the page

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36 minutes ago, zonadub said:

Sounds like SiouxVolley was right, but without the Dakota schools

 

(and maybe the FBS thing)

Considering he was adamant that is why the WAC was doing all this and the Dakoat schools were involved, I don't think he gets a whole lot of credit for being correct. Schools moving conferences is nothing new, the Big Sky was oversized and there isn't a whole lot of options in the west. On top of that, there was plenty of information out there about the WAC being interested in bringing back football at the FCS level. A bunch of "who's that again" moving around and playing at the FCS level is significantly different than a seismic shift of conferences trading Universities and moving up to FBS.

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11 hours ago, SIOUXFAN97 said:

that writer says "massive realignment" for the BSC..is losing suu and or nau, ncu, or someone else "massive"

If it helps to start another FCS Football Conference, yes.  We also don't know what he knows...

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1 hour ago, SWSiouxMN said:

If SUU, NAU do head to the WAC that certainly would tighten up the footprint of the Big Sky.  Imagine if Poly and UC Davis took their football to the WAC as well...

I would think that Sac State, NAU and the Cali affiliate football schools would be prime for the WAC along with NAU.  What about Portland State, sitting up there with Seattle (who is somewhat of a WAC outlier)?

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Included in the rumors, outside BSC schools are Southland Conference schools like Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian, and ...  Augustana (SD). Would be outside the footprint, but gives Augie a DI conference so they can move up. Would this make Augie a travel partner for Chicago State? Is it even remotely possible?

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I can't find it right now, but back in the day a western conference commissioner was quoted as saying something like large 14 team conferences aren't all good. You can go to bed with a 14 team conference and wake up with two 7 team conferences. I believe this was about the time of the WAC/MWC shake-ups. 

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If SUU goes NAU may follow for lower cost travel, but that will be a tougher sell since NAU has been a member of the BSC for 50 years. Controlling costs will become even more important in the Covid future.

It might make the Big Sky a northwest FCS alongside the central Summit/MVFC and let the WAC take the Southwest. But the big issue is getting more football schools so the WAC can have a football conference. That is why Southland schools are being brought into the discussion. Without football, the whole thing will fall apart.

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Good summary from a post on the csnbbs boards is below.  Would love to see SiouxVolley's take on this... RIP.  

Official Invitation
SUU invited to WAC

Unconfirmed Invitation
Lamar, SHSU, SFA, ACU to WAC

Reported Interest
UCA, Jax St, EKU to ASun

New Report from Reputable Source
WAC interested in Weber St.

Also from a different post - Dave Campbell's Texas Football reporting that SHSU, SFA, ACU and Lamar are going to the WAC.

 

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6 minutes ago, nodak651 said:

Good summary from a post on the csnbbs boards is below.  Would love to see SiouxVolley's take on this... RIP.  

Official Invitation
SUU invited to WAC

Unconfirmed Invitation
Lamar, SHSU, SFA, ACU to WAC

Reported Interest
UCA, Jax St, EKU to ASun

New Report from Reputable Source
WAC interested in Weber St.

Also from a different post - Dave Campbell's Texas Football reporting that SHSU, SFA, ACU and Lamar are going to the WAC.

 

SV was talking movement to the WAC and WAC football for years, no?   He was on to something.

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