The thing nobody is talking about is JMU athletics. They use 90% of student fees to fund athletics. In FBS you can only use up to 40%. Can JMU afford it and is it worth a bid to the Gasparilla Bowl?If JMU is going to jump up to FBS, they would be absolutely foolish to join C-USA. I don't think they will, though.
I don’t know. I haven’t looked through all of the rosters in CUSA to see how many Tidewater recruits all of them have on their rosters. But Tidewater high school football in one of the best recruiting hotspots in the country.It hasn't paid off for ODU or the current CUSA members.
But they could go to the Bahamas and play in front of raucous…uh, crowds!The thing nobody is talking about is JMU athletics. They use 90% of student fees to fund athletics. In FBS you can only use up to 40%. Can JMU afford it and is it worth a bid to the Gasparilla Bowl?
Maybe the Sunbelt doesn’t want a Christofascist university.Why would Liberty go CUsa instead of Sunbelt at this point? Call up the marshall AD and say we'll both go. At that point ODU would I guess take football independent and put on the fish nets and heels and try to get the a10 to let them in.
Would be the fist time in the conference realignment error that anyone let their morals get in the way of making a dollar but certainly possible. Although I think, at least on the surface, it helps that Falwell is no longer there.Maybe the Sunbelt doesn’t want a Christofascist university.
Hampton Roads really is an untapped large media market with only one FBS team in it, so it would be worth at least considering. Of course, that one FBS team really, really sucks…The conference realignment wave that began this summer among Power Five conferences has crashed into Group of Five leagues, with James Madison, Liberty and Old Dominion potentially affected.richmond.com
I wonder if this old dirty trying to wish this into fruition or if the belt thinks the Hampton Roads media market and their other sports make it worth adding their anchor of a football team to the conference.