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Re: The Big West
Posted by RCB1
on 9/12/2021, 3:10 pm, in reply to "The Big West
All the shuffling is for football members and of course the BW does not play football.
Maybe the motto for the Big West should be 'The Stable Conference'. No one leaves because no one wants our members, except maybe Hawaii. We just keep adding whatever is nearby that becomes available.
The San Diego Union-Tribune's Zeigler believes the best near term conference shakeup outcome for San Diego State is a handful of Mountain West schools (SDSU, UNLV, Boise State, Colorado State & Air Force) combine with a few from the AAC (SMU, Memphis, South Florida & Navy), plus North Texas & Army. Zeigler: "The geography works in football because teams all charter to games, and there’s little difference in time or expense to fly for another hour or so to Dallas instead of Albuquerque. In basketball and Olympic sports, you could focus schedules within your region and add one or two trips east or west — not ideal but not unreasonable." Zeigler closes by wondering if the mashup could generate a TV deal worth $10M per year per school. (link)
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