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4 hours ago, Coach0001 said:

Crisp 42-7

i was close JSU kicker missed from 33 yards 

Topher referendum has failed 

I had heard rumblings earlier in the week it wasn't going well. I am floored that it didn't pass, especially coming off a championship*. Have you heard anything on why it didn't get through?

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2 hours ago, topher805 said:

I had heard rumblings earlier in the week it wasn't going well. I am floored that it didn't pass, especially coming off a championship*. Have you heard anything on why it didn't get through?

There was no information put put on it  Based on two conversations I had with students  I think they though coming off the NC there was no need for it. 

It was hey go vote for HC king and oh yes there is this fee increase proposition on the bottom. 
I think if they go out and get key student groups on board with it. They could get it passed 
 

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This Week in WAC Football - Oct. 25

This Week in WAC Football - Oct. 25
Posted: Oct 25, 2021
 
 
 
 

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TICKETSMARTER WAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED
Stephen F. Austin's Xavier Gipson, Tarleton's Devin Hafford and SFA's Chris Campos have been named TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for October 18 through October 24.
 
Gipson, a sophomore wide receiver from Dallas, brought in nine catches for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the 'Jacks earned a 37-20 win at Dixie State on Saturday night. The top receiving mark in the WAC this season by nearly 50 yards, he leads the league this season with 121.5 yards per game, including six touchdowns.
 
Hafford, a senior defensive back from Atascocita, Texas, added two more interceptions to his season total to lead the Texans' defense to a 17-14 win over Midwestern State on Saturday night. His second interception sealed the game with just three seconds remaining. His eight takeaways on the season, which includes six interceptions and two fumbles recovered, lead both FCS and FBS this season. 
 
Campos, a redshirt freshman kicker from Nacogdoches, Texas, was perfect on seven kicks, going 3-for-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points in a 37-20 win over Dixie State. Totaling 13 points on the day, he hit field goals from 40, 43 and a career-high and stadium-record 53 yards to go along with four extra points. On the season, he is leading the WAC with 10.3 points per game with 15 field goals and 27-of-27 extra points.
 
Other offensive nominees: Dixie State's Drew Kannely-Robles put up a career-high 183 yards on 24 carries with a 47-yard touchdown run as the Trailblazers lost a WAC battle to Stephen F. Austin, 37-20 … Lamar's Jalen Dummett rushed the ball 15 times for 125 yards and one touchdown as the Cardinals battled Central Arkansas in an AQ7 battle before falling, 49-38 … Sam Houston's Ramon Jefferson recorded his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season, carrying the ball 14 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Jacksonville State … Tarleton's Max Maxfield scored twice on three total catches as the Texans held off former LSC hoe Midwestern State, 17-14.
 
Other defensive nominees: Dixie State's Syrus Webster collected four solo tackles and two tackles-for-loss in the Trailblazers' 37-20 loss to Stephen F. Austin … Lamar's Anthony Ruffin finished with eight tackles and an interception as the Cardinals battled Central Arkansas tough in a 49-38 loss … Sam Houston's Zyon McCollum picked off his second pass of the season and added four tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, in the top-ranked Bearkats' 42-7 win over Jacksonville State … Stephen F. Austin's Raysha Nichols had a pair of sacks with six total tackles in SFA's 37-20 win at Dixie State on Saturday night.
 
Other special teams nominees: Dixie State's Andrew Day punted six times for 253 yards, averaging 42.2 yards per punt, including one touchback and one inside the 20 … Sam Houston's Matt McRobert averaged 53.7 yards, per punt, including a 73-yard boot, as the top-ranked Bearkats earned a 42-7 win over Jacksonville State … Tarleton's Jake Walrath kept Midwestern State deep in their own territory, punting seven times for 312 yards for a 44.6 yards per punt average.
 
KICKING OFF
Dixie State will kick things off on Saturday, taking on its seventh opponent of the season that is receving votes in the Top 25 polls when the Trailblazers kick off at Delaware at 1 p.m. ET. Lamar travels to AQ7-foe and nationally-ranked Eastern Kentucky, kicking at 2 p.m. ET. Abilene Christian heads east to Stephen F. Austin for a WAC/AQ7/purple battle. The final game of the day has top-ranked Sam Houston heading to Tarleton, kicking at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN+.
 
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
As a team, Sam Houston leads the WAC in scoring offense (40.5), scoring defense (16.5), total offense (464.83), touchdowns (31), rushing offense (223.17), rushing defense (79.0), passing touchdowns (17), opponent first downs (15.5), least sacks allowed (7), red zone offense (88.0) and are tied with Abilene Christian for the lead in rushing touchdowns (14). Stephen F. Austin is the leader in total defense (298.57), pass defense efficiency (103.3), pass offense (289.7), pass defense (176.1), field goals (15), field goal percentage (83.33), yards per punt (40.6), punt return average (16.79), punt return TDs (3), kickoff returns (42.5), interceptions (10), interception return TDs (3), turnover margin (+5), opponents' third-down conversions (31.0), fourth-down conversions (50.0), opponents' fourth-down conversions (21.43), sacks by (26) and time of possession (31:08). Abilene Christian is also the leader in yards per rush (5.69), pass efficiency (146.3), pass completion percentage (64.4) and third-down conversions (48.28). Tarleton has the only kick return TD this season and also leads in total first downs (144), first downs rushing (68) and red zone defense (73.7).
 
Individually, SHSU's Ramon Jefferson leads the WAC in rushing (97.0). SFA's Trae Self is the leader in passing average (252.29) and total offense (269.86). Dixie State's Jalen Powell is the leader in receptions per game (7.50) while SFA's Xavier Gipson is the leader in reception yards per game (121.50) and all purpose yards (140.50).. When it comes to scoring, SFA's Chris Campos is the leader in scoring (72) with a WAC-best 15 field goals while teammate Max Quick is the leader in punting (48.35 yards per punt) 
 
Defensively, DSU's Tyrell Grayson is the leader in tackles (10.00) and SFA's BJ Thompson is the leader in sacks (6.5). SHSU's Markel Perry is the leader in tackles for loss (12). Grayson and Thompson are also tied for the lead in fumbles forced (2) while ACU's Jordan Paup, TAR's Devin Hafford and SFA's Myles Heard are tied for the lead in fumbles recovered (2). Hafford's six interceptions are also a WAC-best.
 
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Sam Houston remains atop the Stats Perform Top 25, AFCA Coaches' Top 25 and Athlon Sports Top 25. The 'Kats are also ranked second in the College Sports Madness FCS Top 25. Stephen F. Austin is among those teams receiving votes in the Stats Perform Top 25 and AFCA Coaches' Top 25.
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WAC Standings:

Sam Houston            2 - 0........6 - 0

Abilene Christian      1 - 0......4 - 3

SFA                            2 - 1.......4 - 3

Tarleton                     1 - 1.....4 - 3

Lamar                        0 - 2.....1 - 5

Dixie St.                     0 - 2.....0 - 7

 

Last Week:

SFA 37 Dixie St. 20

Sam Houston 42 Jacksonville St. 7

Central Arkansas 49 Lamar 38

Tarleton 17 Midwestern St. 14

 

This Week:

Abilene Christian @ SFA

Dixie St. @ Delaware

Lamar @ Eastern Kentucky

Sam Houston @ Tarleton

 

 

 

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WAC Media Select NM State, UVU’s Aimaq as Favorites

WAC Media Select NM State, UVU’s Aimaq as Favorites
Posted: Oct 19, 2021
 
 
 
 
DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference men's basketball media have selected NM State as the preseason favorite to win the conference crown during the 2020-21 season and Utah Valley post Fardaws Aimaq as the WAC Preseason Player of the Year.
 
The Aggies edged out WAC-newcomer Stephen F. Austin for the top spot. Defending WAC champion Grand Canyon was selected third, followed by reigning Southland tournament champion Abilene Christian in fourth. Utah Valley is fifth, followed by California Baptist, Sam Houston, Seattle U, Tarleton, Lamar, UT Rio Grande Valley, Dixie State and Chicago State.
 
Aimaq was voted Preseason Player of the Year and is joined on the Preseason All-WAC first team by Grand Canyon's Jovan Blacksher Jr., Tarleton's Montre' Gipson, Stephen F. Austin's Gavin Kensmil, Sam Houston's DaMarkus Lampley, NM State's Jabari Rice, California Baptist's Ty Rowell and Seattle U's Darrion Trammell.
 
The Preseason All-WAC second team is comprised of NM State pair Teddy Allen and Johnny McCants, Abilene Christian duo Coryon Mason and Reggie Miller, California Baptist's Reed Nottage, Stephen F. Austin's Roti Ware, Utah Valley's Trey Woodbury and Grand Canyon's Holland Woods II.
 
2021-22 Preseason Men's Basketball Media Poll
1. NM State
2. Stephen F. Austin
3. Grand Canyon
4. Abilene Christian
5. Utah Valley
6. California Baptist
7. Sam Houston
8. Seattle U
9. Tarleton
10. Lamar
11. UT Rio Grande Valley
12. Dixie State
13. Chicago State
 
2020-21 Preseason Men's Basketball Media All-WAC Teams
 
First Team
Fardaws Aimaq, R-So., C, Utah Valley
Jovan Blacksher Jr., Jr., G, Grand Canyon
Montre' Gipson, Sr., G, Tarleton
Gavin Kensmil, Sr. F, Stephen F. Austin
DeMarkus Lampley, Sr., G, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, R-Jr., G, NM State
Ty Rowell, R-Jr., G, California Baptist
Darrion Trammell, So., G, Seattle U
 
Second Team
Teddy Allen, R-Jr., G, NM State
Johnny McCants, R-Sr., F, NM State
Coryon Mason, Sr,, G, Abilene Christian
Reggie Miller, Sr., G, Abilene Christian
Reed Nottage, So., G, Califormia Baptist
Roti Ware, Sr., G, Stephen F. Austin
Trey Woodbury, Jr., G, Utah Valley
Holland Woods II, Gr., G, Grand Canyon
 
Preseason Player of the Year: Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
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2021-22 Men's Basketball Schedule

 
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12 minutes ago, Lions70 said:

Kinda of random but what are the chances of the WAC going into Cusa. I mean they lost a lot to American conference? 

That would look like this....

SFA, New Mexico St., Sam Houston, Tarleton, Lamar, Abilene Christian, UTEP, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.....dont think Dixie St. would move up......

 

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This Week in WAC Football - Nov. 1

This Week in WAC Football - Nov. 1
Posted: Nov 01, 2021
 
 
 
 

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TICKETSMARTER WAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED
Stephen F. Austin's Trae Self, SFA's Jeremiah Walker and Abilene Christian's Blair Zepeda have been named TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for October 25 through October 31.
 
Self, a senior quarterback from North Richland Hills, Texas, completed over 80-percent of his passes, racking up 346 yards on 32-of-39 attempts for five touchdowns to lead the 'Jacks to a 41-27 win over visiting Abilene Christian on Saturday. Posting a 198.9 pass efficiency, he was also efficient on the ground, running the ball nine times for 42 yards. On the season, he leads WAC quarterbacks in passing yards, averaging 264.9 per game, and his 17 touchdowns in the air rank second in the league this season.
 
Walker, a sophomore cornerback from Houston, had two crucial interceptions and picked up a sack as the 'Jacks earned an important 41-27 win over Abilene Christian. One of the leaders on a defense that is allowing a WAC-low 181.0 passing yards per game, he has three picks on the season and averages 3.4 tackles per game. 
 
Zepeda, a redshirt sophomore kicker from Richardson, Texas, hit a career-high 52-yard field goal and was three-for-three on extra points in the Wildcats' loss at Stephen F. Austin. He also made a 41-yard field goal and has now made six field goals on the year in addition to a perfect 29-for-29 on extra points. 
 
Other offensive nominees: Abilene Christian's Davion Johnson totaled 152 all-purpose yards as the Wildcats dropped a conference contest at Stephen F. Austin, 41-27 … Dixie State's Kobe Tracy nearly led the Trailblazers to a win at Delaware, throwing for 314 yards on 25-of-39 passing in a 17-10 loss to the Blue Hens … Sam Houston's Eric Schmid threw for 301 yards and accounted for six total touchdowns, including five passing and one running, in a 45-27 win at Tarleton … Tarleton's Steven Duncan posted a career-high 403 yards passing with four touchdowns in the Texans' 45-27 loss to top-ranked Sam Houston.
 
Other defensive nominees: Dixie State's Tyrell Grayson racked up a team-high 12 tackles and forced a fumble in the Trailblazers' 17-10 loss to national-power Delaware … Lamar's Adrian Owens totaled seven tackles, adding a sack, in the Cardinals' 42-10 loss at nationally-ranked AQ7 foe Eastern Kentucky … Tarleton's Benjie Franklin finished with five tackles and an interception as the Texans fell 45-27 at home to top-ranked Sam Houston.
 
Other special teams nominees: Dixie State's Andrew Day punted six times for 222 yards to pin Delaware deep in a 17-10 loss to the Blue Hens … Lamar's Bailey Giffin averaged 42.2 yards per punt and also made a 30-yard field goal in the Cardinals' 42-10 loss at Eastern Kentucky … Stephen F. Austin's Max Quick continued to boom the ball, averaging 48.3 yards per punt in the 'Jacks' win over Abilene Christian … Tarleton's Jake Walrath averaged 41.9 yards per punt as the Texans tried to place Sam Houston deep in their own end.
 
KICKING OFF
Just three weeks remain in the regular season with all six teams playing either WAC or AQ7 games this week. Dixie State and top-ranked Sam Houston leads things off with a noon CT kickoff in Huntsville, Texas, followed by Abilene Christian at Jacksonville State at 1 p.m. CT. Stephen F. Austin hosts nationally-ranked Eastern Kentucky in a pivitol AQ7 matchup beginning at 4 p.m. CT with Lamar and Tarleton wrapping things up with WAC action beginning at 6 p.m. CT in Stephenville. All four games will be available on ESPN+.
 
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
As a team, Sam Houston leads the WAC in scoring offense (41.1), scoring defense (18.0), total offense (481.0), touchdowns (39), rushing offense (230.86), rushing defense (76.43), rushing TDs (15), passing touchdowns (22), first downs rushing (76), opponent first downs (115), least sacks against (8), red zone offense (90.3) and red zone defense (72.2). Stephen F. Austin is the leader in total defense (302.75), pass efficiency (148.1), defensive pass efficiency (109.6), passing offense (296.8), pass defense (181.0), pass completion percentage (.644), field goals (17), field goal percentage (.850), yards per punt (41.5), punt return average (16.79), first downs (171), first downs passing (101), third down defense (.315), fourth-down conversions (.524), fourth-down defense (.267), sacks (28) and time of possession (30:57). Lamar has the least passes intercepted (5) and Abilene Christian has the top third-down offense (.469).
 
Individually, SHSU's Ramon Jefferson leads the WAC in rushing (108.71). SFA's Trae Self is the leader in passing average (264.00) and total offense (284.63). SFA's Xavier Gipson is the leader in both receptions per game (7.57) and reception yards per game (125.00) and all purpose yards (142.00). When it comes to scoring, SFA's Chris Campos is the leader in scoring (83) with a WAC-best 17 field goals while teammate Max Quick is the leader in punting (48.35 yards per punt).
 
Defensively, DSU's Tyrell Grayson is the leader in tackles (10.25) and SFA's BJ Thompson is tied with teammate Rayshad Nichols for the lead in sacks (6.5). SHSU's Markel Perry is the leader in tackles for loss (13). Grayson also has the lead in fumbles forced (3) while ACU's Jordan Paup, TAR's Devin Hafford and SFA's Myles Heard are tied for the lead in fumbles recovered (2). Hafford's six interceptions are also a WAC-best.
 
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Sam Houston remains atop the Stats Perform Top 25, AFCA Coaches' Top 25 and Athlon Sports Top 25. The 'Kats are also ranked second in the College Sports Madness FCS Top 25. Stephen F. Austin is among those teams receiving votes in the Stats Perform Top 25 and AFCA Coaches' Top 25.
 
NO NEED TO TURN THE CALENDAR
With its 45-27 win over Tarleton on Oct. 30, Sam Houston set a new collegiate record for wins in a calendar year. The game was the 17th for the Kats in 2021, setting an all-time college football record. Previously four teams – Yale (1894 & 1889), Chicago (1899) and North Dakota State (2019) – had won 16 games in calendar years
 
ALL BY HIM-SELF
Stephen F. Austin quarterback Trae Self was named Stats Perform FCS Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1 after racking up 346 yards on 32-of-39 attempts for five touchdowns to lead the 'Jacks to a 41-27 win over visiting Abilene Christian on Oct. 30. Posting a 198.9 pass efficiency, he was also efficient on the ground, running the ball nine times for 42 yards.
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If you wanted to post a story about "This Week in the WAC" it could be how the conference is about to see a shakeup already...

There will be a vote about adding McNeese and Incarnate Word.

Also, there are rumors that Sam is "likely" to be added to C-USA...

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24 minutes ago, topher805 said:

If you wanted to post a story about "This Week in the WAC" it could be how the conference is about to see a shakeup already...

There will be a vote about adding McNeese and Incarnate Word.

Also, there are rumors that Sam is "likely" to be added to C-USA...

THAT would be "Next Week in the WAC".......:rofl:

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On 10/27/2021 at 11:01 AM, RETIREDFAN1 said:

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2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule

 
 

That November 18th game will be a fun one, the Aggie Head Coach going against the school that gave him his 1st step in the ladder to where he is today. 

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On 10/28/2021 at 12:37 PM, RETIREDFAN1 said:

That would look like this....

SFA, New Mexico St., Sam Houston, Tarleton, Lamar, Abilene Christian, UTEP, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.....dont think Dixie St. would move up......

 

I don't think that SFA, Tarleton, Lamar, Abilene Christian are ready for the FBS yet--it'll be a beating for years, I know they are talking about Sam going somewhere also, but there is a lot of difference between Div 1a and Div 1aa. Like the difference between a JV football team and a Varsity football team. You hope someday to get the JV up to speed, but it takes a couple of years. 

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11 minutes ago, DannyZuco said:

That November 18th game will be a fun one, the Aggie Head Coach going against the school that gave him his 1st step in the ladder to where he is today. 

I was at the game when he brought A&M to Nac to be inducted into the Hall of Fame

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1 hour ago, DannyZuco said:

I don't think that SFA, Tarleton, Lamar, Abilene Christian are ready for the FBS yet--it'll be a beating for years, I know they are talking about Sam going somewhere also, but there is a lot of difference between Div 1a and Div 1aa. Like the difference between a JV football team and a Varsity football team. You hope someday to get the JV up to speed, but it takes a couple of years. 

SHSU would probably be okay.  Look at App St, Coastal Car, and Liberty...  With the right funding in the right conference, you can jump right in and do fine.  

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53 minutes ago, MavGrad99 said:

SHSU would probably be okay.  Look at App St, Coastal Car, and Liberty...  With the right funding in the right conference, you can jump right in and do fine.  

Sam might be okay, but they will need lots of money. 

App State is in there second run at Div 1/FBS--they were in the Southern Conference from 1971-1981, went back and built their program up in the FCS, then came back to the FBS in 2014. Where they have gone to 6 bowl games in 7 years. Won the power house Sun Belt Conference 2 times outright, shared the title 2 times. Placed in the top 3 all 7 years, And have attended some great Bowl games I know we all sit around and watch every year. I know you and I are both excited about watching the "DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL game this year. 

2014 2014 Scott Satterfield Sun Belt 3rd 7 5 Ineligible[A 9]
2015 2015 2nd 11 2 Won Camellia Bowl vs. Ohio, 31–29
2016 2016 T–1st 10 3 Won Camellia Bowl vs. Toledo, 31–28
2017 2017 T–1st 9 4 Won Dollar General Bowl vs. Toledo, 34–0
2018 2018[A 10] 1st T-1st 11 2 Won New Orleans Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee 45–13
2019 2019[A 11] Eliah Drinkwitz 1st T-1st 13 1 Won New Orleans Bowl vs. UAB 31–17 19 18
2020 2020 Shawn Clark 3rd 2nd 9 3 Won Myrtle Beach Bowl vs. North Texas 56–28

 

But that being said, they would NOT be considered a "Bottom Dweller" in their conference. :rofl:

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1 hour ago, DannyZuco said:

Sam might be okay, but they will need lots of money. 

App State is in there second run at Div 1/FBS--they were in the Southern Conference from 1971-1981, went back and built their program up in the FCS, then came back to the FBS in 2014. Where they have gone to 6 bowl games in 7 years. Won the power house Sun Belt Conference 2 times outright, shared the title 2 times. Placed in the top 3 all 7 years, And have attended some great Bowl games I know we all sit around and watch every year. I know you and I are both excited about watching the "DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL game this year. 

2014 2014 Scott Satterfield Sun Belt 3rd 7 5 Ineligible[A 9]
2015 2015 2nd 11 2 Won Camellia Bowl vs. Ohio, 31–29
2016 2016 T–1st 10 3 Won Camellia Bowl vs. Toledo, 31–28
2017 2017 T–1st 9 4 Won Dollar General Bowl vs. Toledo, 34–0
2018 2018[A 10] 1st T-1st 11 2 Won New Orleans Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee 45–13
2019 2019[A 11] Eliah Drinkwitz 1st T-1st 13 1 Won New Orleans Bowl vs. UAB 31–17 19 18
2020 2020 Shawn Clark 3rd 2nd 9 3 Won Myrtle Beach Bowl vs. North Texas 56–28

 

But that being said, they would NOT be considered a "Bottom Dweller" in their conference. :rofl:

https://businessofcollegesports.com/2019-20-college-football-playoff-payouts/

Just incase you want to see the difference in that huge $200k their conference used to get compared to what they get for playing in the amazing Dollar General Bowl... and remember they were competing for national championships on the FCS level... It is clear that it just wasn't worth the money...  

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16 hours ago, MavGrad99 said:

https://businessofcollegesports.com/2019-20-college-football-playoff-payouts/

Just incase you want to see the difference in that huge $200k their conference used to get compared to what they get for playing in the amazing Dollar General Bowl... and remember they were competing for national championships on the FCS level... It is clear that it just wasn't worth the money...  

Yes looks like the Conference collected around 40 million in exit fees from departing schools also 

Rumor on the street Conf USA is offering portion of that to the schools it is recruiting 

Apparently immediately SH may collect 4-5 million bucks that will double our football budget 

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