A little late today. Got podcasts with Tim Montemayor & Berry Tramel and articles about UH, UCONN, Memphis, San Diego State, and New Mexico.
Tim Montemayor seems to have a link to BYU and FOX. Sure that FOX is the one unhappy with expansion and believes that BYU/Houston are the choices if expansion occurs:
This Is UConn Country: Berry Tramel on Big 12 Expansion
Tramel rambles and it’s obvious he really doesn’t have any inside sources other than OU doesn’t want to be in a conference with Memphis. Believes that 4 will be added and it will be BYU/UH/UC/UCONN
Chronicle article most of have already read. Coog admin is doing their damnedest to get us into a P5.
David Benedict and Mike Aresco Discuss the Elephant in the Room
“There’s been work, and there’s been some conversations,” Benedict shared. "I think that that’s something that certainly we’ve got to look at as an opportunity. I think the New York market certainly is important to us in a lot of different ways. We’ve got a lot of alums there and it’s an opportunity to put ourselves on a national stage and potentially attract opponents to play us in that kind of environment that we might not be able to play otherwise…
RFQ to build new facilities for soccer, baseball, and softball at UCONN
In 2015, PAES, UConn Athletics and the UConn Foundation completed a study to determine the
feasibility of constructing new athletic facilities for soccer, baseball and softball, and a new
maintenance facility. These facilities are located along Jim Calhoun Way and are in need of major
improvements in order to sustain their competitiveness and growth. They each offer limited seating
capacity for our students, fans and alumni, and the playing fields and supporting facilities are in poor
condition compared to other flagship universities in the American Athletic Conference and
elsewhere, and stand in sharp contrast to modern facilities such as the Burton Family Football
Complex, Shenkman Training Center and the Werth Family Basketball Champions Center.
Joining Big 12 could have dynamic effect on city, University of Memphis
“There are 10 teams in the Big 12. Anytime you have 10 different decision-makers – whether it’s a city council or a committee at a church – there are different viewpoints,” Strickland said. “That’s why it’s so difficult to predict. I used to tell clients, ‘There are 12 jurors. Just imagine you had 12 family members together and you’re trying to figure out where to go to dinner.’
Two or four? Crucial Big 12 expansion issue remains a mystery
Stephen Greyser, a Harvard Business School professor and a sports business expert who has written on college conference realignment, doesn’t see how the Big 12 can afford to stand still.
“If that is guaranteed (money), that is obviously a motivation,” Greyser said. “Does it makes sense to expand at all? The answer, really, is money is what makes it sensible. And the league, presumably, would be striving to get better athletic schools (in the process), schools that are very good in football — not necessarily Alabama-level — and very good in men’s basketball.”
SD voters can help put SDSU in Big 12
Chargers stadium could be downstream result of Citizens’ Plan for San Diego, but another hot topic is that providing stadium for SDSU (and potential soccer tenant) could line up with Big 12 expansion
A vote this November 8 for the Citizens’ Plan of San Diego would strengthen the Big 12 case for San Diego State.
Getting SDSU into the Big 12 is a big deal if you care about Aztecs athletics.
UNM makes pitch for Big 12 expansion in letter (w/ full letter)
Included in the letter were nine bullet points expressing “some interesting facts that you may not have realized about UNM.” Among them included data about Albuquerque’s 48th-ranked television market size, the school’s success over the past five years in the classroom and on the field (36 conference championships), the millions of dollars of facility upgrades in recent years around the south campus and the cultural diversity of the school and region.