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Not sure you’re thinking about this the right way

Being in a big market means nothing if you don’t own that market. Look at SJSU - in one of the biggest markets in the country, yet what has that gotten the MWC? I think most on here would prefer SJSU was never invited in the first place.

Idaho and Utah are the fastest growing states in the country, so although they aren’t huge markets, they certainly aren’t dying. Pretty much all western states have huge growth projections.

I’d love to see the MWC in Texas because I think it would help overall recruiting for the conference and provide better national exposure, but who else provides value other than SMU? And even though I’d take them in a heart beat, they certainly aren’t a slam dunk and they don’t own the Dallas market that is saturated already.

I really don’t think this is about getting into huge markets - Dallas, Chicago (NIU is well outside of Chicago btw), etc. Just look at the B1G as an example. Are most of their teams in massive markets? Iowa City, Champaign, Bloomington, State College… even Ann Arbor and Madison aren’t particularly large. That’s why I’ve always focused on things like attendance, season ticket holder numbers, etc, bc that tells you a lot more about a program than the population of the city the university is located in. And when you look at those things with schools like UTEP, UTSA, North Texas, Rice, etc, they match the schools that are at the bottom of the MWC. None of them would raise up the conference, and would more likely bring the conference down.

[Post edited by Givemefletch at 10/20/2021 12:17AM]

(In response to this post by Big Horned Sheep)

Posted: 10/20/2021 at 12:13AM


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The MW will not expand -- Kit Karson 10/19/2021 8:22PM
  Stupid. Just like business, grow or die. -- Big Horned Sheep 10/19/2021 10:25PM
  You're correcto-mundo on market growth. -- RammingSpeed 10/20/2021 12:52AM
  Not sure you’re thinking about this the right way -- Givemefletch 10/20/2021 12:13AM
  You are speaking apples and oranges -- Big Horned Sheep 10/20/2021 12:31AM
  It should have been P5 or die for CSU. ** -- Rampage 10/19/2021 11:50PM
  Bullshit ** -- sanfranramfan 10/19/2021 11:23PM
  Agreed though SMU and Memphis don't really add either -- BeerFight 10/20/2021 01:50AM
  Yep ** -- RamFan99 10/19/2021 11:15PM
  Agree 100%. ** -- sanfranramfan 10/19/2021 10:19PM
  BTW, key words in the article "in football" -- MdRamsFan 10/19/2021 8:53PM

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