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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    If I’m NDSU, I’d only go FBS if it’s the MWC or higher. MAC is a downgrade. At least with the MWC you can go to more important bowls like the Las Vegas Bowl. The MAC goes to the Boca Raton Bowl.
    FargoDome is fine for FBS, as long as they continue filling it they’ll be fine.
    The Big 12 won’t come calling.
    Also I doubt they’d go unless SDSU comes with.

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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheKingpin28 View Post
    You also have the KSU fan base potentially watching it.
    Was just at a powerlifting meet in Sioux Falls and saw quite a few people watching the game on their phones. I’d imagine they got more viewers than the Bahamas Bowl or the Boca Raton Bowl.

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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksFan40 View Post
    If I’m NDSU, I’d only go FBS if it’s the MWC or higher. MAC is a downgrade. At least with the MWC you can go to more important bowls like the Las Vegas Bowl. The MAC goes to the Boca Raton Bowl.
    FargoDome is fine for FBS, as long as they continue filling it they’ll be fine.
    The Big 12 won’t come calling.
    Also I doubt they’d go unless SDSU comes with.
    If NDSU isn't given a fair chance to play for the National Title each year, (see UCF), there is zero reason to go to FBS.
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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksFan40 View Post
    Was just at a powerlifting meet in Sioux Falls and saw quite a few people watching the game on their phones. I’d imagine they got more viewers than the Bahamas Bowl or the Boca Raton Bowl.
    I'd imagine this was about 1.5 million with it being the only football game on.
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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksFan40 View Post
    .....FargoDome is fine......as long as they continue filling it they’ll be fine.
    Do any Bizon folks use hindsight, and wish the Dome had been built with 24,000 - 27,000 seats? I think the ticket demand has always been there....
    1-AA is tops!!

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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    The atmosphere and overall visual presentation of the FCS title game was better than 80% of the bowl games. Overall, the title game was better than 95% of the bowl games this year. NDSU is in a tough stop. The current bowl structure is horrid and expected to get worse for the G5 schools. It will be more or less exclusively G5 vs G5 and P5 vs P5 when these deals get redone in the next couple of years.

    I wouldn't leave for anything less than the MWC. Yeah they're a bit out of the footprint but not to the point where it would be weird or doesn't make sense imo.
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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksFan40 View Post
    If Im NDSU, Id only go FBS if its the MWC or higher. MAC is a downgrade. At least with the MWC you can go to more important bowls like the Las Vegas Bowl. The MAC goes to the Boca Raton Bowl.
    FargoDome is fine for FBS, as long as they continue filling it theyll be fine.
    The Big 12 wont come calling.
    Also I doubt theyd go unless SDSU comes with.
    I thought I heard that the Conference/Bowl tie-ins we're going away.

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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by uni88 View Post
    I thought I heard that the Conference/Bowl tie-ins we're going away.

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    Probably since conferences can’t fill their slot due to not enough 6 win teams, so instead of a MAC vs MWC you get a Independent BYU vs WMU from the MAC.

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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by uni88 View Post
    I thought I heard that the Conference/Bowl tie-ins we're going away.

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    Yup! Not sure of the details or full extent but there's going to be "re-structuring" in the next 2-3 years. All indications are it's not going to be good for the G5 schools, even the AAC and MWC. You're basically going to have all the G5 teams playing before Christmas with the P5 schools during the traditional bowl week leading up to New Year's.
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    Re: Is the State of North Dakota really this financially broke?!?

    Its not that NDSU can't move up. It's more a question of whether playing for a meaningless bowl game against Middle Tennessee State in a venue that is 75% empty really is a step up. NDSU will more than likely make a move if and when the power 5 splits away. Until then Appalachian State fans will have to wait to become the Bison's lackey.

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