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29 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

Small-time, myopic thinking that apparently MT subscribes to.   Sucks for WKU.

It is but it is practical also.  I don’t think they covert a TV pay cut and playing multiple games on Tuesdays and Wednesdays either.  What they seem not to understand is that they are not in a leverage position.  Putting short term financial concerns aside, I don’t see how this makes long term sense for MT.   Fostering regional rivalries is the way to go and the MAC provides that even though MT recruits the South.

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29 minutes ago, Mike Jackson said:

It is but it is practical also.  I don’t think they covert a TV pay cut and playing multiple games on Tuesdays and Wednesdays either.  What they seem not to understand is that they are not in a leverage position.  Putting short term financial concerns aside, I don’t see how this makes long term sense for MT.   Fostering regional rivalries is the way to go and the MAC provides that even though MT recruits the South.

MT isn’t staying put by choice.  The MAC isn’t expanding.

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2 hours ago, emmitt01 said:

MT isn’t staying put by choice.  The MAC isn’t expanding.

The rumor is that MT could not work out the financials and the MAC released a statement so MT and WKU could save face.  Also I don’t know how the negotiation details getting out helps anyone involved.  It might have been the TV partners telling the MAC their addition wouldn’t stave off a significant pay cut or increase the payout on the next contracts significantly.  I think that was happening behind the scenes when PAC 12 and MWC explored coming east also.  
 

[I also think this mess with the Bally’s network has all media partners managing smaller revenue organizations (Smaller than the NBA & MLB) very cautious.  That is also limiting the projected contracts they will be offering for these smaller organizations.]

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21 minutes ago, MDH said:

Well, this is better for La Tech. I'm sure this makes them extra angry about the SHSU addition.

Still not convinced this is a good move for Sam Houston. I think they are joining in FBS a lot sooner than they wanted to because they're worried about coming changes to FBS requirements

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1 hour ago, El Paso Eagle said:

Still not convinced this is a good move for Sam Houston. I think they are joining in FBS a lot sooner than they wanted to because they're worried about coming changes to FBS requirements

Moving up to FBS when you aren't financially ready can have decades long effects. Just look at ULM for what could happen! 

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