College athletics is a business nowadays. Choosing CCU is a business decision for improving conference members bottom line. It's a matter of time before EKU and NMSU is in and Idaho football is let go. Yawn.
The Chanticleers have been in the NCAA Basketball Tournament in two of the last three years. Their baseball program has become a perennial nationally ranked club that has played host to a super regional.
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Our leaders have spoken. Nothing to see here. Move along
Nice piece Jay. I think they'll be a nice addition to baseball and basketball
Really! Look we not going to add Southern Miss, JMU and Missouri State are not coming. Would yall rather extend a invite to UNC-Charlotte or a Coastal Carolina? This gets the Sunbelt into South Carolina. Plus Coastal has great Baseball, and Basketball, and Benson is doing what he has to do to protect the Sunbelt just in case a Conference starts adding Sunbelt members. Plus it gets us a Conference Championship Game. How many times have we won the Sunbelt in football? How about 1 time in the past 4 years, at least we can compete for a Sunbelt title. Would yall rather GS win the Sunbelt because they did not play UL, or Ark. St.
The smartest move would have been to vote Idaho out and stand pat. Adding to get a championship game is stupid.
So I say they could have a lot of potential in FBS.
Conversation at my Fantasy Football draft this weekend with some of my old college friends. We only meet up about once a year now for the fantasy draft due to family and work obligations and we all live across the state.
Me "Yall want to try and meet up for a UL Football Home game this year"
Them "What teams are coming to Lafayette this year?"
Me "Akron, Northwestern State, Texas State, ULM, NMSU, Troy"
Them "What happened to the Western Kentucky and MT games?"
Me: They are no longer in our conference.
Them: "Those teams are terrible, but we will try and make one, it doesn't matter which one."
Can you hear the excitement?????
Its hard to convince a common fan, not as interested in the Cajuns as us to go with teams like this man it just is.
We are in a glorified FCS league.