BINGO! Results do matter. And CSU's have been crap.
That's why they are faced with this terrible choice - stay in CT's MWC, or join the land of misfit toys. And neither option is going to make CSU better, unless other substantial changes in the athletic department are made. Starting with one specific position.
As for Nevada, they kicked CSU's ass last time in football, and will be favored to do it again on Thanksgiving weekend. Despite playing in an erector set stadium. Why? Because they chose to fire their mediocre coach (Poulson). CSU gave its mediocre coach a big raise. Decisions matter.
As for Reno - I've attended two Ram games up there. Didn't spend much time in Reno, but Lake Tahoe was awesome.