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Update; It's official, MTSU and FAU joining this fall?

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Posted: 1/14/2013 8:40 AM

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Saw this on CSNBBS...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/college_sports/ utsa/article/UTSA-distancing-from-realignment-talk -4189872.php

Says that MTSU and FAU are close to joining C-USA starting this fall.  Personally, I find it a great move.  Would be interesting to see how the scheduling works out though.


*******Update, saw this posted on Twitter from Southern Miss beat writer:

Florida Atlantic and MTSU will join Conference USA for the 2013 football season - a year earlier than expected

Last edited 1/16/2013 2:15 PM by HerdJC

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Posted: 1/14/2013 10:30 AM

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Is this assuming ECU and Tulane leave early? Or MTSU and FAU join regardless and we could have a 14 team league next season?
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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:05 PM

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Thats what I heard, ECU and Tulane are leaving July 1.

mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=108&f=2801&t=11166188

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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:15 PM

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Bump, Southern Miss beat writer confirms they are in for this fall.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:19 PM

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So what are the divisions going to look like? I can't even keep track of who's in and who isn't..

Does this look about right?

East
FAU
FIU
TMU
MTS
UAB
USM

West
LA TECH
NT
Rice
Tulsa
UTEP
UTSA

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Posted: 1/16/2013 2:21 PM

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Right now ECU and Tulane are still technically in C-USA. One would assume they'll try to leave this fall instead of next year, but I supposed it is a possibility that they don't.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:09 PM

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So that effects two games on our schedule next season, well, according to unofficial sources anyway.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:19 PM

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ECU and Tulane are gone they wont be in C-USA next season//

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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:22 PM

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If the change does happen...I assume we would go to MTSU and get FAU at home to keep the Florida balance.  An easy trip to MTSU would be nice.  The bad thing was I was planning to try and go to New Orleans next fall.

Oh well...if they don't want to be with us then let them pay a lot of money and leave earlier.

Personally...I think the CUSA East teams leaving along with Marshall, USM and a few others should just start a new conference.  I figure UC and UConn will end up somewhere else.  A nice Eastern Based conference would be good and competitive.  I think the Mountain West could end up making it harder for their teams to "run the table" and get high enough to get into that BCS Slot.  They could end up beating each other up which in my opinion is what has hurt CUSA at times when teams get closed to going undefeated.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:54 PM

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I see why you would say that, but i LOVE the new set up. LOVE IT
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:33 PM

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lexkyherdfan wrote: If the change does happen...I assume we would go to MTSU and get FAU at home to keep the Florida balance.  An easy trip to MTSU would be nice.  The bad thing was I was planning to try and go to New Orleans next fall.

Oh well...if they don't want to be with us then let them pay a lot of money and leave earlier.

Personally...I think the CUSA East teams leaving along with Marshall, USM and a few others should just start a new conference.  I figure UC and UConn will end up somewhere else.  A nice Eastern Based conference would be good and competitive.  I think the Mountain West could end up making it harder for their teams to "run the table" and get high enough to get into that BCS Slot.  They could end up beating each other up which in my opinion is what has hurt CUSA at times when teams get closed to going undefeated.


I agree but we will be in till the end.  A new Eastern Conference would be great. Assuming Cincy and Yukon end up somewhere else.. 

Lets just start up North and work our way South ~ UMASS, Temple, Army, Navy, TMU, WKU, MTS, ECU, UCF, USF, USM and someone else.. Flip a coin between FIU, FAU possible even Memphis and or La Tech  if they would not be heading too far West. Keep everyone  East of the Mississippi..

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