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Thread: UALR Will Conduct Football/Marching Band Feasibility Study

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob View Post
    UALR does not need to have an invite, they are already a full member of the conference. If they get a team together then they get to play in the league.

    I wouldn't be overly thrilled at them becoming the 11th member unless they can come up with the money to be competitive.
    Not sure that is the way it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half-n-half View Post
    you missed JDC's point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDC325 View Post
    Not sure that is the way it works.
    No that's exactly how it works. UALR is a full member so they don't need and invite they can place a football team in the Sun Belt and FBS from startup. (after the FBS transition rules are finished of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPC View Post

    No that's exactly how it works. UALR is a full member so they don't need and invite they can place a football team in the Sun Belt and FBS from startup. (after the FBS transition rules are finished of course)
    Yes. Exactly why USA did not have to be an FCS transitional school at startup. They were a full member of the Sun Belt.
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    Would Little Rock football compete in the Sun Belt Conference?
    Along with the University of Texas Arlington, Little Rock is one of two full members of the Sun Belt Conference that does not currently field a football team. If the Trojans were to reinstate football, Little Rock would have a transition period before the program could be added to the Sun Belt Conference. South Alabama – the most recent Sun Belt all-sports school to add football – launched a football program in 2009 and began SBC play in its fourth season (2012). South Alabama was eligible for the Sun Belt Championship and postseason play in 2013.

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    This is why I don't want any non football members of the conference. If only one of them adds football, it will throw off our CCG balance.
    If we are forced to include such a startup, it isn't good for the power ranking of the conference - or likely wouldn't be.
    Another FBS team from a population challenged state would only add to the recruiting struggles of the rest of the conference and lower our CFP payout.
    At least the Texas team would have enough in state talent to fill the ranks.
    But I don't see why we should HAVE to accept them as football members.

    I'd much rather cut them and that other school in Texas loose and bring in two football members from states we don't have.

    Another team in Texas and another team in Arkansas does nothing for us imop.

    It would not be good to tie up two slots that we could use to bring in established football power either.
    JMU would be much better and adding another 10Mil population state could help our TV deal and add value to the conference.
    I'd rather have Liberty.

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    Also, CFP payout money tops out at 10 teams.

    Any number above that causes each school in the conference to lose money.


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    One of two things will happen at URLR either they will start a football team or they will make the decision to not start a football team. The first thing that will have to happen is that their Football Feasibility Study has to be completed. I do not see a decision being made by URLA either way until sometime next year at the earliest. If the decision is to start a football program a time frame has to be set and I do not see them being full FBS until 2023 football season at the earliest. The conference should be stronger in football several years down the road when the issue of a odd number of football teams comes up.
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    Add em and bring back NMSU as full members. We should be at 12 for football anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz Killington View Post
    Add em and bring back NMSU as full members. We should be at 12 for football anyway.
    You'd be okay with losing out on a significant portion of our payout to bring on the likes of UALR and NMSU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlueDrew View Post
    You'd be okay with losing out on a significant portion of our payout to bring on the likes of UALR and NMSU?
    IMHO unless we add two of So. Miss, WKU, Marshall or ODU to the SBC we shouldn't even bother to entertain the notion of expansion.

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