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The Optimist
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  Message Not Read  Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 10/30/2021 12:14:06 PM 
While Marshall is our rival and I generally root against their success, I have to admit that I’m happy that their dreams of going big-time when they left the MAC all those years ago have finally been realized.

https://twitter.com/HerdZone/status/1454478938302865409?s=20


I've seen crazier things happen.

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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 10/31/2021 9:38:58 PM 
They are always looking for greener pastures.
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 12:13:23 PM 
giacomo wrote:
They are always looking for greener pastures.


"...and finding spinach." Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire) in "Holiday Inn." Now that Halloween is over, just getting into the holiday spirit.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 12:48:50 PM 
Pataskala - channeling his inner giacamo.
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Flat Tire
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 1:37:07 PM 
I wouldn't have minded Marshall and WKU joining the MAC.

FWIW: The SBC must have really wanted Marshall. The SBC Commissioner was in Huntington for press conference and said the SBC waived the $2 million entry fee for Marshall.

Grant Traylor
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Sun Belt commissioner Keith Gill confirmed the SBC waived a $2 million entry fee to the conference for Marshall.
11:11 AM · Nov 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/granttraylor/status/14551908063110389...

Last Edited: 11/1/2021 1:38:19 PM by Flat Tire

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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 1:42:49 PM 
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.

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GoCats105
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 1:54:11 PM 
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 2:03:51 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.


Nah...Marshall just didn't want to be the downtrodden Ex that came crawling back after thinking they could do better.

I love how the northmost team (Marshall) heads south for a new conference while 2 schools south of them (WKU & MTSU) head north. The maddening geography of college football realignment...


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Flat Tire
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 2:08:33 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.


I am sure it was a factor. Marshall will have to give up $3 million in CUSA revenue for leaving. If the MAC takes WKU and MTSU that gives CUSA only 3 schools. I am not sure what will happen to the $3 million if that happens.

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GoCats105
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 2:29:05 PM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.


Nah...Marshall just didn't want to be the downtrodden Ex that came crawling back after thinking they could do better.

I love how the northmost team (Marshall) heads south for a new conference while 2 schools south of them (WKU & MTSU) head north. The maddening geography of college football realignment...


And weirdly the only one who has stuck geographically has been the MAC. They tried the football only thing for further away schools and it failed. The Sun Belt is now pretty tight too, but Marshall would have fit way better with WKU and us than they do with anyone in the Sun Belt.
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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 7:55:02 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
giacomo wrote:
They are always looking for greener pastures.


"...and finding spinach." Ted Hanover (Fred Astaire) in "Holiday Inn." Now that Halloween is over, just getting into the holiday spirit.


I love it!
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 8:58:15 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.


Nah...Marshall just didn't want to be the downtrodden Ex that came crawling back after thinking they could do better.

I love how the northmost team (Marshall) heads south for a new conference while 2 schools south of them (WKU & MTSU) head north. The maddening geography of college football realignment...


And weirdly the only one who has stuck geographically has been the MAC. They tried the football only thing for further away schools and it failed. The Sun Belt is now pretty tight too, but Marshall would have fit way better with WKU and us than they do with anyone in the Sun Belt.


Maybe the MAC wouldn't give in to T'erd's demand that the next ten MACCGs be played in Huntington. ;)


We will get by.
We will get by.
We will get by.
We will survive.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 9:01:23 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Andrew Ruck wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Jeff McKinney wrote:
That's pretty crazy that the Sun Belt waived the $2 million.



Actually wonder if that played into them joining the SBC over the MAC.


Nah...Marshall just didn't want to be the downtrodden Ex that came crawling back after thinking they could do better.

I love how the northmost team (Marshall) heads south for a new conference while 2 schools south of them (WKU & MTSU) head north. The maddening geography of college football realignment...


And weirdly the only one who has stuck geographically has been the MAC. They tried the football only thing for further away schools and it failed. The Sun Belt is now pretty tight too, but Marshall would have fit way better with WKU and us than they do with anyone in the Sun Belt.


Maybe the MAC wouldn't give in to T'erd's demand that the next ten MACCGs be played in Huntington. ;)


Hey, it's an easier drive from Athens to Huntington than to Detriot, just saying . . .


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Victory
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  Message Not Read  RE: Marshall to the Sun Belt
   Posted: 11/1/2021 9:29:52 PM 
Flat Tire wrote:
I wouldn't have minded Marshall and WKU joining the MAC.

FWIW: The SBC must have really wanted Marshall. The SBC Commissioner was in Huntington for press conference and said the SBC waived the $2 million entry fee for Marshall.

Grant Traylor
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Sun Belt commissioner Keith Gill confirmed the SBC waived a $2 million entry fee to the conference for Marshall.
11:11 AM · Nov 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/granttraylor/status/14551908063110389...


I think that I read that the Sunbelt waived all four entry fees.
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