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    Quote Originally Posted by azncajun View Post
    The writer (John Miller) later noted that he made a mistake on his usage of the FOIA.
    It should had been Georgia Open Records Act Request not FOIA:
    http://www.nfoic.org/georgia-foia-laws
    That law has zero authority on the Sun Belt Conference. Now if Georgia State has this in their possession they could be forced to give it up. I would hope the conference has enough legal minds to avoid this type of disclosure.

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    Default Re: FOIA Request Reveals Possible Sun Belt Expansion Plan

    The Big 12 not only has athletic measurements to quality for consideration, but academic measurements/standards also.

    Meeting both of these criteria would be extremely difficult and unlikely in the near future.

    Additional TV revenue of a Louisiana market would only be a marginal consideration compared to athletic facilities/success and institutional academic ranking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by USL1970 View Post
    The Big 12 not only has athletic measurements to quality for consideration, but academic measurements/standards also.

    Meeting both of these criteria would be extremely difficult and unlikely in the near future.

    Additional TV revenue of a Louisiana market would only be a marginal consideration compared to athletic facilities/success and institutional academic ranking.
    We are less than two years away from achieving Tier I status in all major academic ranking systems. We have consitantly screwed ourselves by submitting our R&D $$$$ as our academic endowment at just under $70 million per years instead of $150 million that our endowment actually is.

    We are three years away from a 45-50K seat stadium. Our athletic budget is currently at $17.5 million, we will soon have another vote by the students on a 100% completely designated athletic student fee which will get us over the $20 million mark within two years. Not to mention that at the current rate the RCAF has been growing by close to 30% per year on membership and and just under 50% per year on donations. Factor all of that in with the additional $12-15 million dollars generated by the Big XII that each member recieves our athletic budget will be Would be in the $40-50 million dollar range within 2 years from the invitation. So the money is to get us there is available. We do not need a $120 million dollar budget like Texas to compete.

    It is called vision, some people get it and some never will. You can not look at what we currently have and say we will never get there. Just being associated with the Big XII will generate an obscene amount of money to the RCAF. Sports would become a serious money maker for this university.

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    Default Re: FOIA Request Reveals Possible Sun Belt Expansion Plan

    This makes sense. And would be awesome. I hope the Big 12 wants more exposure on the I-10 corridor which is world renowned as a hotbed for quality football recruits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    This makes sense. And would be awesome. I hope the Big 12 wants more exposure on the I-10 corridor which is world renowned as a hotbed for quality football recruits.
    And don't forget Interstate 49 that will get you up to IOWA with a few number changes!!! If we could get this now you are talking about a non disputed 2nd in the state TV market with just an hour or 2 from LC, Alex, BR, H/MC/T, and into New Orleans

    I am going to get the Alumni count in the NO area as well as these bigger cities just to see what is really happening!!! We seem also to be within a geographical footprint!!!


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    Default Re: FOIA Request Reveals Possible Sun Belt Expansion Plan

    Quote Originally Posted by azncajun View Post
    Thanks to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with both Appalachian State and Georgia Southern regarding any documents they had pertaining to conference realignment. Georgia Southern sent to John Miller (AppStateNation) the documents he asked for.



    Potential school members are:

    Appalachian State
    Delaware
    Georgia Southern
    Idaho
    Illinois State
    Jacksonville State
    James Madison
    Lamar
    Liberty
    Missouri State
    New Mexico State
    Richmond
    Sam Houston State
    Towson
    UT Chattanooga

    Source:
    http://www.appstatenation.com/2013/0...xpansion-plan/
    http://www.appstatenation.com/2013/0...on-candidates/
    http://www.appstatenation.com/wp-con...Fact-Sheet.pdf
    Cue "The Animals"!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1juG9Y8SEY

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCAJUN90 View Post
    +1

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    Default Re: FOIA Request Reveals Possible Sun Belt Expansion Plan

    Is it possible this list...is the major reason the Sun Belt decided to stick at 9?


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