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RE: CUSA Finished With Expansion
(07-29-2014 01:56 PM)trueeagle98 Wrote:  problem with another deck is you still need footing and room behind seats to support. There is no room on to do this and one endzone backs upto these brown biuldings (thought it was dirt lots at first). Just looks like at most they can add 5K seasts.

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RE: CUSA Finished With Expansion
The turf being laid.
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They had a leak on the field this morning, but that was quickly fixed.
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RE: CUSA Finished With Expansion
(07-29-2014 01:23 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 01:08 PM)Niner National Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 11:18 AM)CajunFanatico Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 10:54 AM)ark30inf Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 10:37 AM)Niner National Wrote:  It isn't distorting the general design / shape of the stadium though.
Hard to judge until you see it in action and see how it is with a crowd. Vandy's basketball arena is also weird...but does a job.

Filled to the gills and with the stands so close to the field I'm betting it'll be very loud and very intimidating to opposing teams. But it sure looks tiny when empty.

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Looks a lot better from that angle, but still kinda unusual.


Looks like a Soccer Stadium to me.

Nothing wrong with looking to the MLS for design ideas...Tulane had very little space, and wealthy, lawsuit happy neighbors to deal with.

Tight time-line...have to have it finished and ready in about 40 days.
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8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?
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(07-29-2014 02:57 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?

Tulane has over 13,000 students, around 8,500 are undergrads...

Tulsa has 5,000 students, in a metro of 1 million people, and a 29,000 seat stadium....point?
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(07-29-2014 03:04 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 02:57 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?

Tulane has over 13,000 students, around 8,500 are undergrads...

Tulsa has 5,000 students, in a metro of 1 million people, and a 29,000 seat stadium....point?
[Image: TU-Chapman-Stadium.jpg]

I was under the impression those schools played "big time" football. Guess I was wrong. PS... I've been to Skelly stadium.
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RE: CUSA Finished With Expansion
(07-29-2014 03:07 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 03:04 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 02:57 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?

Tulane has over 13,000 students, around 8,500 are undergrads...

Tulsa has 5,000 students, in a metro of 1 million people, and a 29,000 seat stadium....point?
[Image: TU-Chapman-Stadium.jpg]

I was under the impression those schools played "big time" football. Guess I was wrong.

Tulsa football:
2005 9-4 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champs)
2006 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2007 10-4 (GMAC Bowl)
2008 11-3 (GMAC Bowl)
2010 10-3 (Hawai'i Bowl)
2011 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2012 11-3 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champ)

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They had an off year last season...
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(07-29-2014 03:14 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 03:07 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 03:04 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 02:57 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?

Tulane has over 13,000 students, around 8,500 are undergrads...

Tulsa has 5,000 students, in a metro of 1 million people, and a 29,000 seat stadium....point?
[Image: TU-Chapman-Stadium.jpg]

I was under the impression those schools played "big time" football. Guess I was wrong.

Tulsa football:
2005 9-4 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champs)
2006 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2007 10-4 (GMAC Bowl)
2008 11-3 (GMAC Bowl)
2010 10-3 (Hawai'i Bowl)
2011 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2012 11-3 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champ)

07-coffee3

They had an off year last season...

For as long as I could remember Tulsa fielded a good team. Cajuns have sheduled a home/home with them starting in 2016 I believe, perhaps 2017. Tulane will have their hands full on opening weekend.
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(07-25-2014 06:26 AM)OsageJ Wrote:  UL fans just fainted.

Conference rankings will be the smelling salts to wake them back up soon. Honestly outside of maybe the AAC in the short run unless it is a P5 calling there is no reason to jump ship. Coosa will probably get a few more dollars in TV money probably but nothing ground breaking. I think now being in stable situation again both NMSU and Idaho will improve and GaSt has to, I mean they had a camp with Penn State for goodness sakes. :) Honestly though, five years ago yes coosa was the definite choice, now ehhhh, five years from I doubt the Belt will be trailing behind any G5.
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(07-29-2014 03:14 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 03:07 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 03:04 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
(07-29-2014 02:57 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  8500 students in a metro area with 1.5 million people. A 25,000 (or less) seat stadium?

Tulane has over 13,000 students, around 8,500 are undergrads...

Tulsa has 5,000 students, in a metro of 1 million people, and a 29,000 seat stadium....point?
[Image: TU-Chapman-Stadium.jpg]

I was under the impression those schools played "big time" football. Guess I was wrong.

Tulsa football:
2005 9-4 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champs)
2006 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2007 10-4 (GMAC Bowl)
2008 11-3 (GMAC Bowl)
2010 10-3 (Hawai'i Bowl)
2011 8-5 (Armed Forces)
2012 11-3 (Liberty Bowl, CUSA Champ)

07-coffee3

They had an off year last season...

The experts say you have to have at least a 50K seat stadium to play big time football.
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(07-25-2014 03:04 PM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  
(07-25-2014 02:36 PM)AppManDG Wrote:  
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(07-25-2014 11:47 AM)Seminole Indian Wrote:  They claim superiority because by most of the measurable we use to compare conferences, they are.

They chose to focus on factors other than football in determining who to select.

Problem going forward is under the new post season format those conferences that added good football teams, and lost bad ones may have an advantage, over them. That is all the other 4 G5 Conferences.

Most are now saying that the gap in measurable's between the SBC and CUSA will continue to close and close rapidly.

Please enlighten us on what are those measurables and factors are. While you're at it, who exactly is "we"? I seriously doubt YOU have anything to do with determining who candidates are.

If one of your measurables is market you can toss that out the window because it has been clearly shown not to be a factor in determining the success of a program or how many fans it draws to games. When the next TV contracts come out CUSA members are in for a shock. I'm willing to bet more than a few will wish they had stayed right where they were.
Why? At worst, CUSA's new television contract will be the same as the SBC's.

Throw in the fact that the schools that joined CUSA first from the latest round of realignment get 5 years of $1 million per year media payments (AAC schools that left have to pay the conference for 2 years after current Fox Sports/CBS contract is up if the new contract is for less).

Throw in more bowl options, easier/cheaper travel (most schools in CUSA are very close to major airports), more exposure on television, and better basketball and I can't imagine any school would want to go back.

Schools like MT and WKU care about more than just football, so CUSA is a far better fit for them.

CUSA has 6 Bowl Game options (Bahamas, Boca Raton, Heart of Dallas, Hawaii, Independence & New Mexico), ditto for the SunBelt (Bahamas, Camelia, Cure, Go Daddy, Miami Beach, New Orleans).

The point is there won't be more TV exposure for CUSA when the next contract is announced. Easier travel? WKU is just as far from the Nashville airport as Boone is to Tri Cities (Hickory is only an hour away for charter flights) and Jonesboro to Memphis. Every place else is about a wash.

I'll grant you hoops is a tad better in CUSA, but realignment is driven by football. FAU, FIU (which I'm glad are no longer in the SB), WKU & MTSU jumped without looking down the road. Everyone with 1/2 a brain knew the landscape and the parameters were in the process of changing. It now appears to have been a very short sighted decision on their part.

Talk about travel for these fans to the five closest conf schools:
ODU:
Charlotte 5 hr, Marshall 7 hr, MTSU 11 hr, WKU 12 hr, FAU & FIU 14 hr.

App:
Ga State 5 hr, Ga Sou 5 hr, Troy 8 hr, S Ala 9 1/2 hr, Jonesboro 10 hr.

What are you talking about? You guys over here are still having this conversation? Why is an APp Fan who just move up to FBS a few days ago and jointed the conf. 25 days ago telling WKU fans why this was the wrong decision? Maybe you should write our president since you obviously know way more than our admin. does about conferences and what is good for WKU moving forward...25 days later and we are doomed :04-jawdrop04-jawdrop04-jawdrop.... You don't have a clue and showed as much with your comment about Nashville and flights...Most of the time WKU has charter flights straight out of Bowling Green's airport and if they do go to Nashville for flights, its about a 50 min. drive....

I am glad 25 days after we left Sun Belt an App fan tells us we made the wrong move and decision.....This takes the cake on idiotic post of the off season, even more outlandish than Georgia Southern fans talk of 8 or 9 wins this season in football..

We are just fine in CUSA and the production of the media day already light years better than SB.....I think WKU will be ok, don't worry about us, instead worry about your play on the football field and basketball courts this year...

Quotes big mouth... Also wise one can you explain to me how lil ole GaSou AND App without playing one down of FBS football were able to edge you out in the recruit rankings even with GSU signing four less players?

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Do they still give trophies for recruiting rankings?
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(07-29-2014 05:42 PM)BlueRaider0x0 Wrote:  Do they still give trophies for recruiting rankings?

Nope, but with being in such a great conference with such HUGE markets you think recruits would be lining up at coosa schools over all Sun Belt schools much less non bowl eligible FBS newbies in small po dunk towns right? coosa is a shell of its former self. I am sure the Belt will take a step back this year but in five or probably less all you will have is a maybe a few more TV dollars to brag about and whole lot less wins. Buyers remorse will be the conference motto.
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(07-28-2014 10:26 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
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(07-27-2014 02:30 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  
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(07-27-2014 01:22 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  Tulane has the market (New Orleans), budget (over 30 million), endowment (over 1 billion), and academics to be included in the AAC.

Moreover, they're building this:
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the stadium looks nice but for as much money as they spent on it you would think they could've gotten it a little bigger

75 million isn't that much, and 27,000 (plus 3,000 SRO) is perfect size for Tulane...notice how the stadium backs right up to neighboring houses.

Check you facts, its actually now 23,000 seats. But hey, that's big time football!

That's not what their AD says...we'll find out in about 40 days...I'm expecting a sell out for Ga Tech.

Everything I've seen says 27,000 seats (with 3,000 SRO)

And yet that's what their alumni have been told, as others have posted its 23,000. That would be great in the SLC!
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^ I guess we'll find out Sept 6...that game should be a hard sell out.
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