Interesting article, but it makes sense. The lower tier conferences really need to look at rearranging themselves to try to build local rivalries while reducing travel costs. The conference they suggest of basically Texas schools, Louisiana schools, and Arkansas State might gain some traction in this region and help those schools.
_This week the Virginian Pilot said something that we’ve all been thinking, CUSA isn’t a good fit for Old Dominion. You could say the same for Charlotte or FIU or FAU. Pilot writer Harry Minium postulated that the better fit for ODU would be a “geographically compact” football league with the likes of Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, Liberty, UMass, and Delaware. We don’t know Harry, but we like his intuition. _
CUSA is crumbling, sooner than later. The conference, built on a vast expanse of disparate media markets, spanning 2/3 of the country, is untenable. The league’s membership has little in common and generates less revenue. That’s saying something.