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    MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Since I do not necessarily see any Sun Belt teams wanting to go the the MAC for any reason - which FCS teams are reasonably in the mix for a MAC invitation?

    Eastern Michigan University athletic director Derrick Gragg wouldn’t be surprised if the Mid-American Conference issues invitations to one or two institutions to join the MAC in the near future.

    “I think the MAC is going to try to extend invitations to one or two institutions in the next year or two,” he said.

    Talking to the EMU Board of Regents Athletic Affairs Committee this afternoon, Gragg said current MAC members will be attending a retreat Oct. 11 to 13 to discuss various issues, including the shifting national collegiate sports landscape and what moves the MAC needs to make.
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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Mentioned amongst MAC's fan base...

    Delaware
    UMass
    Stony Brook
    James Madison
    Richmond
    Illinois State
    Stony Brook
    Northern Iowa
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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTerror View Post
    Mentioned amongst MAC's fan base...

    Delaware
    UMass
    Stony Brook
    James Madison
    Richmond
    Illinois State
    Stony Brook
    Northern Iowa
    None of which really makes any sense except maybe Stony Brook.

    Why would any of the CAA teams move their all-sports to a weaker conference? Same goes for Iliinois State or UNI moving their basketball programs out of the Valley.

    Buffalo might want SBU but I'm not so sure SBU would want the MAC.

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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    YSU back in 1994 tried to go to the MAC and the members shot us down?? Would be the best geographical fit for us besides the OVC in 1FCS.

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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    No way we would ever go to the MAC. Basketball is the obvious reason, but I don't think we even want our football there.

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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Come on, guys, the answer to this is obvious. North Dakota State and South Dakota State.

    For real, though, here's the real takeaway from this article:

    In addition he said he wouldn’t be surprised to see Temple University, which is on a two-year, football-only deal to leave for another conference at the end of its agreement.
    The only other conference that it could be moving to in football that would make any sense would be the Big East.
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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTerror View Post
    Mentioned amongst MAC's fan base...

    Delaware
    Dream away, MAC fans because it ain't gonna happen, It's a bad move in every possible regard. Every trip for every sport would be a plane flight. There are no competitive or financial advantages to joining the MAC.

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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTerror View Post
    Since I do not necessarily see any Sun Belt teams wanting to go the the MAC for any reason - which FCS teams are reasonably in the mix for a MAC invitation?



    http://www.annarbor.com/news/emu-ad-...n-near-future/
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    You are wrong again about the Sunbelt. For someone who claims to know so much about the Sunbelt you have forgot history.

    You know that Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee have been targeted by the MAC before. I think both schools have expressed interest in the MAC over the Sunbelt before.

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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTerror View Post
    Mentioned amongst MAC's fan base...

    Delaware
    UMass
    Stony Brook
    James Madison
    Richmond
    Illinois State
    Stony Brook
    Northern Iowa
    Replaced by...North Dakota and South Dakota...couldn't be sweeter for us GWFC teams who will be homeless in a couple years.
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    Re: MAC Expansion - FCS Teams? FBS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh Football Nation View Post
    Come on, guys, the answer to this is obvious. North Dakota State and South Dakota State.

    For real, though, here's the real takeaway from this article:



    The only other conference that it could be moving to in football that would make any sense would be the Big East.
    Why in the world would the Big East ever take Temple back? Especially considering the invite to Nova?

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