Aresco is in his gangsta mood again by trying to destroy his closest competition, the MWC. He’s trying to make sure the AAC is still P6. I think that is a smart move by him.
CBS Sports reported Thursday that the American Athletic Conference has targeted four MWC schools – Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State and San Diego State – for expansion in response to losing Cincinnati, Houston and UCF to the Big 12.
AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said his conference would aggressively expand and remain in the “Power 6.” CBS Sports reported the AAC is also targeting UAB of Conference USA.
If I’m getting all strategic, I give UTSA a solo invite. That would deprive the AAC of an expansion target. Then from there I start chin-stroking about whether we are more interested in North Texas or SMU. If that doesn’t make SMU bite then you’re not biting. Then just go ahead and invite North Texas.
UTSA in particular, since that would potentially deprive the AAC of an expansion target.
Just UTSA, and then after that start chin-stroking and talking about whether you are more interested in North Texas or SMU.
This. AAC and potentially other conferences are sleeping on a very hungry San Antonio market. Being from SA, we are desperate for more sports. Spurs gave us an amazing 20 year run. We supported the Alliance minor league football team very well.
The market is large and growing but now they have an NFL team to compete against (in addition to a lot of other entertainment). Also their football is terrible and their attendance is bad even by MWC standards.