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  • Appalachian State to FBS?

    "And immediately, (P'Allen Stinnett's) Facebook status was spouting vulgarities towards the university."

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    Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

    Interesting. I think with their continued track record of excellence, they should be just as able to make the leap as Marshall was a while back. Good luck to them (and good riddance, as we vie for FCS titles - tough roadblock).
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      Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

      How much of the decision is ego-driven is what I would like to know.

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        Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

        im jealous,
        UNI has #2 Dome in MVFC, but Ice Lounge rocks! BisoNation.com

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          Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

          Western Kentucky
          GO PANTHERS!

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            Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

            Originally posted by 95UNIGRAD View Post
            Interesting. I think with their continued track record of excellence, they should be just as able to make the leap as Marshall was a while back. Good luck to them (and good riddance, as we vie for FCS titles - tough roadblock).
            Unless these schools catch lightning in a bottle and somehow latch on to a major money conference, I have a feeling they will all be back with "us" before too terribly long.

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              Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

              Originally posted by Panther-Sheik View Post
              Unless these schools catch lightning in a bottle and somehow latch on to a major money conference, I have a feeling they will all be back with "us" before too terribly long.
              Why would they have to make a major conference? Most FBS schools make money off football most FCS schools do not.
              "I think they're very good," Farley said of the preseason top 25 Hawkeyes. "But so are we."

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                Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                People like to point to Marshall's first couple years, when they were in the MAC. They had more talent coming from the FCS than the MAC teams did. However, as they were in the MAC they found they had to recruit differently, started losing of the the recruits they were after that they would have gotten had they been FCS. They then moved to CUSA, and have been bad since 2004.

                The only school people point to is BSU. I can't explain them, they are an anomaly for sure.


                Let's look at the other schools that have moved since 1990....Tell me if this is a list of school that you feel is "great company"

                Alabama-Birmingham - 1996 Sun Belt
                Arkansas State - 1990 Sun Belt
                Boise State - 1996 WAC
                Central Florida - 1996 CUSA
                Connecticut - 2000 Big East - Got very very lucky by being in the BE for everything else.
                FIU - 2005 (Much like FAU, start up program, only FCS due to NCAA rules)
                Idaho - 1997 Sun Belt/WAC
                Louisiana-Monroe - Sun Belt
                Marshall - 1997 MAC/CUSA
                Middle Tennessee State - 1999 Sun Belt
                Nevada - 1992 WAC
                North Texas - 1995 Sun Belt
                Troy - 2002 Sun Belt
                Western Kentucky - 2009 Sun Belt


                Outside of the last 2 seasons at UCONN, the first 5 seasons or so in the MAC for Marshall, and Boise State that is a list of no-body losers of the FBS.

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                  Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                  Originally posted by ubuntuCAT View Post
                  Why would they have to make a major conference? Most FBS schools make money off football most FCS schools do not.
                  It is false that most FBS programs make money.


                  I hope ASU likes the idea of the Sun Belt, because unless these major changes do end up happening CUSA (sorry MSU fans) isn't really looking to do much except take current FBS teams.

                  Also, when it comes to overall athletics Appalachian State is a pretty bad athletic department. CUSA is a basketball conference, and that will be considered in any moves they make.

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                    Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                    Originally posted by ubuntuCAT View Post
                    Why would they have to make a major conference? Most FBS schools make money off football most FCS schools do not.
                    22 FBS programs made money in 2009-2010

                    22 out of 120 doesn't sound like a majority to me.

                    "The report also shows that nearly half of all Division I athletic expenses are derived from salaries and benefits for coaches and administrators or scholarships given to players."

                    "The net operating results show FBS schools are losing nearly $9.5 million on average, compared with FCS schools that are losing slightly more than $9.1 million and non-football schools at approximately $8.6 million."

                    Here's the actual 108 page report for those with time and interest
                    Last edited by UNI Fight; 08-23-2011, 11:43 AM.
                    GO PANTHERS!

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                      Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                      Originally posted by ubuntuCAT View Post
                      Why would they have to make a major conference? Most FBS schools make money off football most FCS schools do not.
                      From what I have heard, I don't think that most FBS schools are profitable in football. At least not to any substantial level. Costs are just too high and the only real profitability for schools today comes from t.v. $$..which most FBS schools don't really get to any measurable amount. But why I really believe this is because I think you will see even more major movement by the "big money boys" to separate themselves into an even more elite group in the next 3 - 5 years. One that plays for their own exclusive championship. Might even squeeze out a 4 or 8 team playoff out of the whole thing once they have fully separated themselves. The rest of the FBS teams that aren't invited to this table will become even more irrelevant and less profitable and then we will see a shift of those schools to something less expensive...i.e. FCS football or whatever it will be called at that time. Just a theory so don't kill me over it.

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                        Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                        Sorry...was typing mine on lunch while you guys were producing facts

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                          Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                          Originally posted by UNI Fight View Post
                          22 FBS programs made money in 2009-2010

                          22 out of 120 doesn't sound like a majority to me.

                          "The report also shows that nearly half of all Division I athletic expenses are derived from salaries and benefits for coaches and administrators or scholarships given to players."

                          "The net operating results show FBS schools are losing nearly $9.5 million on average, compared with FCS schools that are losing slightly more than $9.1 million and non-football schools at approximately $8.6 million."

                          Here's the actual 108 page report for those with time and interest
                          I said made money off football. This report is for the entire athletic department. Case in point, iowa state does not make money off athletics as a whole but does make millions of dollars off football. We're talking about a move from fcs to fbs so it only involves football.

                          A newly released NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics in the 2009 fiscal year, down from 25 the year before.


                          68 made money off football in a tough economy.
                          Last edited by ubuntuCAT; 08-23-2011, 11:56 AM.
                          "I think they're very good," Farley said of the preseason top 25 Hawkeyes. "But so are we."

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                            Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                            Originally posted by 95UNIGRAD View Post
                            Interesting. I think with their continued track record of excellence, they should be just as able to make the leap as Marshall was a while back. Good luck to them (and good riddance, as we vie for FCS titles - tough roadblock).
                            I find this comment interesting -- and its not only you that says it.

                            We played them once and got in our own way numerous times and still could have won the game.

                            In fact I think you could often argue that we're the only ones getting in the way of our first FCS title.

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                              Re: Appalachian State to FBS?

                              reading message boards has lead me to believe that UNI has never once been beaten by another team.

                              All losses are solely due to UNI beating themselves.

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