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    [quote author=D301Bhoys link=topic=5840.msg39746#msg39746 date=1341921571]
    Lamar isn't going FBS anytime soon. There's nowhere to go.

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    Unfortunately I think you are right. LU is neither pursuing nor being pursued for a FBS conference move. I just have a bad feeling that this could have bad consequences on the rest of the programs as some day the big boys will elimate the smaller FCS conference schools from the NCAA basketball tournament (as well as baseball, track & field etc. basically all championships) by changing the tier system that is already in place. JMHO.

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    [quote author=NorthoftheBorder link=topic=5840.msg39753#msg39753 date=1341930792]
    I just have a bad feeling that this could have bad consequences on the rest of the programs as some day the big boys will elimate the smaller FCS conference schools from the NCAA basketball tournament (as well as baseball, track & field etc. basically all championships) by changing the tier system that is already in place.[/quote]

    This is my primary concern with LU staying FCS.

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    Let's not pretend there is alot Lamar can do about it at this point. You guys are suggesting that if we made a raucous that it would get us noticed by the SBC. I just think the funneling of schools into FBS is different from the WAC than it is in the SBC. The WAC had limited options being a western based conference, the SBC has a ton of options in bigger markets and with bigger enrollments etc. in the east.

    There isn't anything we can do short of pumping a ton of money into our programs and I don't know if there is money for it on the athletic side like there is on the academic side.

    Also I disagree about the NCAA tournament, they don't need to push the mid major's out. Each conference gets a payout based on the number of teams it has make the tournament and how far they go. This fear of the collapse of the NCAA basketball tournament is unfounded as I've seen no one but NOTB mention it. Is it going to be harder to get into? Yes. Will we be denied a possibility of going? No. FCS and FBS is only a distinction for football, I don't see that changing.

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    I agree that the majors will not mess with basketball or any other sports for that matter. The main reason I say this is that many of the traditional basketball powers either do not play football or play in a lower division. (Big East)

    I still believe that Lamar may have a shot at the SBC, it is about getting prepared by winning, improving facilities and increasing the athletic budget. It will not help to compare the budget to ULM because they are the low men on the totem pole. On the SBC forum they are sometimes (half seriously) referred to as the "Big Lots" of college football. In order to attract a serious look, the Cards must be at least at the mid-level in the conference budget wise. (think Middle Tennessee, WKU, TSU) I think it will depend on whether the Golden Traingle will imbrace the football program and stay in for the long haul.

    BTW, does anyone know if Lamar has an Athletic foundation separate form the school's main endowment?

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    Let's not pretend there is alot Lamar can do about it at this point. You guys are suggesting that if we made a raucous that it would get us noticed by the SBC. I just think the funneling of schools into FBS is different from the WAC than it is in the SBC. The WAC had limited options being a western based conference, the SBC has a ton of options in bigger markets and with bigger enrollments etc. in the east.

    There isn't anything we can do short of pumping a ton of money into our programs and I don't know if there is money for it on the athletic side like there is on the academic side.

    Also I disagree about the NCAA tournament, they don't need to push the mid major's out. Each conference gets a payout based on the number of teams it has make the tournament and how far they go. This fear of the collapse of the NCAA basketball tournament is unfounded as I've seen no one but NOTB mention it. Is it going to be harder to get into? Yes. Will we be denied a possibility of going? No. FCS and FBS is only a distinction for football, I don't see that changing.
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    Because LU is in a smaller market, they will not have a FBS confernece show up at the door. The only chance is to agressively market and pursue. There is no guarantee that they will be successful if they do, but to do nothing is a guarantee that it will not happen.

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    Re: *Rumored Lamar to FBS discussion*

    To answer the question about the foundation, would the Cardinal Club fit? It's primary mission is to help fund scholarships, but funds are also used for facility enhancements and recruiting efforts.

    http://www.lamarcardinals.com/cardin...club-main.html

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    Re: *Rumored Lamar to FBS discussion*

    In an interview the other day on one of the local TV stations, AD Henderson was talking about the arrival of ORU to the conference. He said the SLC is a great fit for Lamar but doesn't think realignment is done yet and over the next few years "we'll see where Lamar falls." I don't think he would say that if Lamar had no desire to move up.
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    Re: *Rumored Lamar to FBS discussion*

    I am just ready for football season and basketball season to start

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    Re: *Rumored Lamar to FBS discussion*

    Since the Golden Triangle MSA isn't one of the 30 biggest, we can't just sit back and get plucked up. If we want to get plucked, there's one solution - win.

    Winning solves all these problems. Boise State didn't go from Big West Conference to the Big East in football due to being in the 85th-largest MSA. They didn't makes their moves due to the blue turf (which so many schools are suddenly copying). They got plucked up by the good version of the WAC because they won.... and then the MWC did the same for them... and finally, up to the Big East.

    Baseball needs to be playing in regionals at least 2 of every 3 years.

    Basketball needs to be consistently in postseason play.... even if it's the CBI or CIT- we need postseason basketball.

    And most importantly, WE MUST GET INTO THE FCS PLAYOFFS!!!! There are 20 teams in the playoffs this year... and likely 24 teams making the playoffs if 2013. 122 schools play FCS football this year- that means a 1-in-6 shot this year and a 1-in-5 shot next year.

    Get the PUS rockin' with packed houses and wins and we can look at the FBS. But, I don't want to be FIU/FAU for 10 years- just getting my butt handed to me annually in the name of getting a bigger athletic department budget.

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