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Date Posted: 10:21:52 03/27/14 Thu
Author: No name
Author Host/IP: 50.161.195.160
Subject: Re: Illinois Lawmakers Pushing To Add Another Illinois Public School Into The Big 10, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Mentioned
In reply to: Rick Lay 's message, "Re: Illinois Lawmakers Pushing To Add Another Illinois Public School Into The Big 10, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Mentioned" on 22:07:38 03/26/14 Wed


>
>I think I should step in and defend David S. a bit
>here. Granted, this forum is primarily used to inform
>about new helmet designs and correcting old ones.
>However, this forum has been used several times in the
>past to update about new teams, conference changes,
>and just general logo/rebranding information. So I
>think it is good to stay informed on all of these
>situations as they relate to more than just helmets.
>Now, are there some things that don't belong here?
>Yes. Did David's story belong here? Maybe not. That
>being said, he did not provide "wild speculation". He
>did provide an actual news article about the actual
>attempts going on for another Illinois school go join
>the Big Ten. So he is providing actual facts.
>Additionally, if it was not for his post, then I would
>have never seen this story. ESPN, Bleacher Report,
>SportsNetwork, none of them are covering this story.
>The fact that he was able to bring it to our attention
>when the major media outlets do not is great. But I
>don't think it is a waste of time to report to
>football fans about potential moves, even if they are
>rumors. But David did provide a cited source to this.
>And yes nothing has been officially announced other
>than they are officially moving forward with this. So
>I just want to say don't bash him on this. Yes maybe
>this information should not have been here, but I am
>glad that this was reported, it certainly is
>information that I enjoyed reading and hope to hear
>more on this story.


I don't think the issue was the initial post. The second post is more typical of the posts that draw the ire of others on the forum. One little tidbit of information is then turned into a whole speculative post wherein 25 D-III are moving up to D-I and creating and/or saving entire conferences. Reporting an article is one thing. Creating entire new scenarios is another.

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[> [> [> [> Re: Illinois Lawmakers Pushing To Add Another Illinois Public School Into The Big 10, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Mentioned -- No name, 06:05:14 03/28/14 Fri (173.216.106.56)

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>>
>>I think I should step in and defend David S. a bit
>>here. Granted, this forum is primarily used to inform
>>about new helmet designs and correcting old ones.
>>However, this forum has been used several times in the
>>past to update about new teams, conference changes,
>>and just general logo/rebranding information. So I
>>think it is good to stay informed on all of these
>>situations as they relate to more than just helmets.
>>Now, are there some things that don't belong here?
>>Yes. Did David's story belong here? Maybe not. That
>>being said, he did not provide "wild speculation". He
>>did provide an actual news article about the actual
>>attempts going on for another Illinois school go join
>>the Big Ten. So he is providing actual facts.
>>Additionally, if it was not for his post, then I would
>>have never seen this story. ESPN, Bleacher Report,
>>SportsNetwork, none of them are covering this story.
>>The fact that he was able to bring it to our attention
>>when the major media outlets do not is great. But I
>>don't think it is a waste of time to report to
>>football fans about potential moves, even if they are
>>rumors. But David did provide a cited source to this.
>>And yes nothing has been officially announced other
>>than they are officially moving forward with this. So
>>I just want to say don't bash him on this. Yes maybe
>>this information should not have been here, but I am
>>glad that this was reported, it certainly is
>>information that I enjoyed reading and hope to hear
>>more on this story.
>
>
>I don't think the issue was the initial post. The
>second post is more typical of the posts that draw the
>ire of others on the forum. One little tidbit of
>information is then turned into a whole speculative
>post wherein 25 D-III are moving up to D-I and
>creating and/or saving entire conferences. Reporting
>an article is one thing. Creating entire new
>scenarios is another.


It is just talk for conservations issues. Sometimes speculations of thoughts and opinions about conference changes and all that do give ideas and all that do give ideas. I mentioned something on a comment section for the Sun Belt article about Sun Belt Conference should look at a list of schools that I had including Tenn.-Chattanooga to replace Middle Tennessee State since Chattanooga is a big TV market, and a few months later, there was a news article that Tenn.-Chattanooga do not have the funds to upgrade to FBS after Benson approached them.

Like UALR could add football in the future so that the Little business men can have more games play at War Memorial Stadium since they lost a lot of business when Arkansas dropped several games from playing there. The issue I have read about these law makers brought Utah into the PAC 12. Law makers in texas wants Houston into the Big 12. Texas-Permian Basin got the go ahead to add football as well because of political issues. There could be some political issues to get some more public schools to add football or to upgrade to D1 FBS or FCS levels. It would be a good idea to help ease the cost of travel for everybody if there were more schools closer by since the cost of travel is hurting fans where they are not going to the games. There are a lot of empty seats right now. The power 5 conference is shooting themselves in the foot with what they are doing.


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