But you are right on the money as Tulane, Tech, S Miss, Houston, Rice, etc come by and a kid hears it from all these numbers of school---the same thing "CONFERENCE"---Oh and the P5s add to the rhetoric!
Southeastern was in the TAAC (Atlantic Sun) conference from 91-97 (non football), joined the Southland for non-football in 1997, was independent for football in 2003-2004, then for football in 2005
The reason athletic programs as a whole generally do not make money is because the revenues from women's sports and Spring sports are typically budget eaters. We are lucky our baseball and softball programs get the amount of attendance and financial support from fans that they do.
Advertising has never made money for any company.
If you want to thrive in business you better advertise.
What happens with they out of money in a few years?
City of Birmingham is already questioning the size of it's 'support' for UAB ($500K per year for 5 years). How many other pledges out there might reconsider how much they can give to UAB?
Today ,on College Sports, Mark Ingram the UAB athletic director plans on playing football in 2016, or 17 as an FBS team.
So? They disbanded the team, released all players to leave. I would think a few decent players stayed and may be exempt to play again after a red shirt year in 2015. Twenty-five scholarships limit? How do you field a team with one or two classes. Lots of walk ons I guess.
I only got to listen for a couple of minutes. Coaches were not discussed while I was listening.