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Army, Charlotte, UAB, Rice, UNT, UTSA

I know most people on here don't like the Texas choices, but it was done for these reasons:

1) To limit the MWC options when they lose a couple of teams to the Big12. The MWC is our only threat of losing the #6 status.

2) Markets - Texas is one of the fastest if not the fastest growing state in the country. Losing Houston was huge.

3) Navy - Navy wants to play in Texas and they like the small private academic schools (Rice)

Getting Army would be the icing on the cake. A true American Conference with the national exposure of the Army / Navy game being a conference game.

UAB - good football and basketball. Past ties with most of our conference mates. Has made a real financial commitment to athletics. Nice facilities, good market. and a geographical fit.

Charlotte - Growing football program, has had decent basketball in the past, ties with most of our current conference mates. Perfect travel partner for ECU. Market, Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. A geographical fit as well.

(In response to this post by adrift)

Posted: 10/20/2021 at 11:41AM


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