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Maybe....


But UNC Charlotte has a loooonnnggg way to go to build a 50,000 seat stadium AND fill it like we can at ECU. (Not counting our recent fall in winning due to the firing of McNeill and the ridiculous hiring of Scotty Montgomery) Despite being in eastern NC. ECU’s football culture took over 50 years to build despite not having the ACC$ of the other traditional D-1 football programs in NC. ECU will be back to being a tough out for most programs when Coach Houston gets his program wheels back on and going in a year or two. Charlotte needs for their own sake, to remain in CUSA until they have several years of upward trajectory in both winning and program interest proven by selling seats in a large stadium environment. (30000 or more regularly) ODU would be far better of a natural rival. They just completed a nice expandable stadium near their campus. They have great interest in the Tidewater VA area. They are only a 2 hour drive away and they brought a lot of fans when they first came to play in Greenville. Their basketball would be immediately viable in the AAC as well. (Definitely a more successful BBall program than our own has been) We are only in the AAC because of our overall historic success and large football fan base. ODU can have a football fan base that meets the requirements far faster than UNC- Charlotte. I am more in favor of seeing BYU or ARMY or both as the replacement for UCONN. If not them ODU would be a good choice for a rivalry standpoint to ECU in the future. Appalachian, while an outstanding program in their own right has too many issues from their location, fan base size etc. Please, not Marshall. They could have a great rivalry with APP State in CUSA.

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Posted: 12/02/2019 at 1:33PM



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