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ramminn

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Good! I see the applicants are UTSA, UNT, Rice, FAU, UAB, Charlotte


The more the better! Each new sun belt/conference usa member just drags down the AAC more.

I mean, memphis averaged around 38,000 fans per game in 2019. Here are the approximate averages for the AAC new programs this year so far.....

UTSA: 19,500
UNT: 16,000
Rice: 22,000
FAU: 19,000
Charlotte: 13,000
UAB: 31,000

And no, playing in the AAC will not significantly boost those numbers. People come to watch an actual big name school come to town. A Texas or USC or Ohio State. Nobody in Birmingham cares about Tulsa or Temple any more than Marshall or Louisiana Tech.

I AM impressed with UAB! But yeah, I mean, Charlotte has a 15K stadium. The smallest in all of FBS, certainly not too fitting of a P5 conference. (Sidenote, MW disaster Hawaii is currently in a 10K stadium because.. Hawaii, but that's not really the permanent stadium)

Putting geography aside, I don't think the MW would take any of those 6 schools. UAB is the only interesting one but I would wait a few more years to see if their climb continues.

I don't see any clear expansion candidates for the MW, just stay at 12, we're better than the AAC now.

In closing, the AAC is playing the long game now. They know that nobody from their conference is getting poached for a while besides maybe, possibly, probably not, memphis. So they went for the growing schools investing in athletics. Charlotte, UAB, FAU all hopeful growing powers. UTSA and UNT for growth and texas market. and then Rice is the dumbest add. Would have given that to Coastal or Marshall.

Congrats MW, we're the 6th best now.



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Posted: 10/19/2021 at 12:59AM



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UNT, UTSA, and Rice seeking admission to AAC. -- RamAlum98 10/18/2021 9:42PM
  There is no entrance fee ** -- Big Horned Sheep 10/19/2021 09:32AM
  Sounds like no expansion for mwc -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 10:24PM
  If we're not expanding it's no harm, no foul. -- RamAlum98 10/18/2021 11:18PM
  Article -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 10:21PM
  Yep. If BSU and SDSU get a lifeboat..... -- RamFan87 10/18/2021 11:14PM
  SF, read it again. We agree -- BeerFight 10/19/2021 11:44AM
  I think that is what he just said ** -- ParkerRamMan 10/19/2021 12:54AM
  Sounds like 6 teams -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 9:55PM
  How do those teams move the needle for the AAC? ** -- nateDiggsCSU 10/18/2021 9:53PM
  I don't really see how that's out flanking the MW though -- nateDiggsCSU 10/18/2021 10:10PM
  We are not expanding ** -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 10:27PM
  Agree ** -- nateDiggsCSU 10/18/2021 10:28PM
  *** -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 10:30PM
  See article I posted above -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 10:29PM
  Wouldn't call it outflank -- RamFan99 10/18/2021 9:56PM
  That would be so weak and low T. ** -- sanfranramfan 10/18/2021 9:50PM

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