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Realignment gone crazy -- Sun Belt style

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NDJournalist, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Apparently conferences without geographic sense include the low-majors now. The Sun Belt Conference is adding FCS powers Appalachian State (N.C.) and Georgia Southern, New Mexico State and Idaho. Not sure how this makes sense for nonrevenue sports teams traveling from N.C. to Idaho, but whatever.

  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Idaho and NMSU were in the Sun Belt before joining the WAC after the 16-team WAC split apart when the original WAC schools left to form the Mountain West. Of course this all happened when you were 5 so you might not remember.
  3. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    OK, well they were just re-invited to join teams from Georgia and North Carolina. It seems a bit ridiculous.
  4. Did read the story? Can't believe the MDN let its ace reporter go.

    As for micro's comment, hell, I remember NMSU in the Big West, back when Boise State and Idaho joined the conference after leaving the Big Sky.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    If only there were a running thread where all this realignment could be hashed out.[/hi21]
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    A separate thread isn't necessarily; stuff like this is quite uncommon.
  7. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Thanks trifecta
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Sounds like an episode of Lost. The state of Idaho moves from the Big Sky to the east to the sun belt, all within a year.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Boone, N.C., to pretty much any-friggin'-where is ridiculously difficult. It's at least an hour's drive "off the mountain" to an airport.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Forgive him, Captain, for it was only in the lede ...
  12. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Sorry, I didn't look at the link. Idaho and NM State will be football-only members.
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