Although the American Athletic Conference is a not P5 conference, one of the things I like about it is the geographic footprint. I have been fortunate enough to attend UH away football games in both Cincinnati and Annapolis. For UH MBB I have only traveled to Dallas for an SMU game. In the near future, I’m hoping to attend UH away games at both Temple and UCF. I regret not traveling to see a UH MBB game against UCONN prior to the school leaving the conference for the Big East.
Do you think the geographic footprint of the conference works for or against us as far as recruiting is concerned? I could see how parents would prefer a regional conference, but I would also think that visiting some of the away cities would be an attractive draw to potential recruits.
Also, which away conference games do folks like attending? I figure New Orleans and Annapolis must be popular, but I’d appreciate you sharing your thoughts.