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by moonshine » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:05 am
by appst89 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:42 am
by bcoach » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:03 am
moonshine wrote:It's my understanding that football-less UALR and UTA have a standing invitation for becoming football members of the Sun Belt if they were to add a football program. Can anyone refute this claim?
UALR restarting football does not get me excited. I like the Belt at 10, especially considering the CFP payout. I'd much rather the conference stay at 10 or if they want to expand, try to add already existing FBS programs (ie. USM, ODU, Marsha...). I would put MTSU and/or WKU on that list but they left and probably have no desire to return.
http://lrtrojans.com/sports/2017/7/11/f ... study.aspx
Financial challenge per stAte:
http://www.scout.com/college/arkansas-s ... k-football
by firemoose » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:01 pm
by JTApps1 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:26 pm
by T-Dog » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:32 pm
by appst89 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:34 pm
T-Dog wrote:One reason UALR is doing this is because the Razorbacks historically have played a lot of home games in Little Rock, but are gone after 2019 because they can now make more money in their home stadium. The City of Little Rock is going to be losing millions and they are looking at some way to make some back. Otherwise, they'll have a 55K seat stadium sitting empty.
Most of the funding for this study is coming from outside UALR. They're looking for what they need to do and if UALR is game, they'll go along and start the process.
And as Moose says, this helps the school have a seat at the next realignment table.
by AppKing21 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Can they overcome the resistance from Fayetteville? The folks at UA apparently rule with an iron fist.
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