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    Adding Gonzaga would give us 12 BBall, 12 Football. Great numbers. No way the old MW schools would vote for another 16 team disaster. Been there done that. Sorry UTEP, NMSU, etc. The reason this is happening now is because TV contracts are coming up for renewal in a couple years. Adding Gonzaga will be a huge win for TV money. Adding NMSU UTEP won't change things so it won't happen. IMO the only sure way an additional team is added to MW beyond these 12 would be if some crappy bottom feeder dumpster fire school (not named AFA who I love) gets kicked out.

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    To those that brought up that adding the Aggies creates an extra mouth to feed, good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieG View Post
    If San Jose State continues with the apparent support they give their basketball program they will be pressured to step up by the other members of the conference. However, once you join the MWC I suspect that it is pretty hard to get pushed out by other members. Fans certainly have their opinions and I think that San Jose's fans would like to get into a different conference for basketball, at least. It can't be any fun for their fans to be on the bottom of the conference from year to year. So I think it is hard to get pushed out, but it might be advantages of them to change conferences. At least, we can hope.
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    Okay so yeah NMSU fans have done absolutely nothing but talk $hit about the MW basically since its inception. Some even try to make the case that the modern day WAC is stronger than the MW lol. Now, they want in the MW. Really?? Sorry Aggies, you are going to stay in the WAC and its well deserved.

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    GU then BYU then GCU. All of those guys way before NMSU and UTEP. I'm not saying we will add three, but the more I think about it, I'm starting to come around on GCU. They have a nice, modern basketball arena. They get more fan support than NMSU. They're in a major metropolitan area. And they've done pretty well despite playing in a crap conference. Just think of the players Thunder Dan could recruit to Phoenix if they were in our conference with guaranteed games against us, Gonzaga, UNLV and SDSU. No way I go to 16, but 14 would give us the same number as the A10, and I would love a MWC/A10 challenge.

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    UTEP has been horrible in football going back to the 1960s if not before. Also, I've heard that Don "the Bear" Haskins is not coming back, so I would not be enthused about them joining the conference. NMSU? Forget it.

    The only realistic school that registers on the wow meter is Gonzaga.



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    Ok, lots of talk about adding Gonzaga which I am all for. What happens if they send their basketball team to a different conference since they have officially been anointed a Blue Blood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieG View Post
    Ok, lots of talk about adding Gonzaga which I am all for. What happens if they send their basketball team to a different conference since they have officially been anointed a Blue Blood?
    Nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieG View Post
    Ok, lots of talk about adding Gonzaga which I am all for. What happens if they send their basketball team to a different conference since they have officially been anointed a Blue Blood?

    What conference would that be, the Big East like SDSU was looking into?

    I don’t see it, but I suppose that it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

    If they don’t join the MWC then obviously we wouldn’t benefit from the revenue they would bring as a basketball power.



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    Keep BYU the Hell out!

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    Aggies and Gonzaga would be my choices. Aggies are respectable in football now and have been WAC champions in basketball. Allied to a conference (MWC) would make them better. Boise S. and SDS may just bolt to the PAC sooner than we think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopoe View Post
    Aggies and Gonzaga would be my choices. Aggies are respectable in football now and have been WAC champions in basketball. Allied to a conference (MWC) would make them better. Boise S. and SDS may just bolt to the PAC sooner than we think.
    The Aggies would be a terrible choice. They bring no market. One year of being half-way decent in football does not merit a membership. Recall that SJSU was ranked in football before the MW invited them. They forgot to look at the bigger picture where SJSU has no real fans, and no ability to sustain success.

    Our other MW members are definitely not fascinated by the possibility of adding NMSU. They realize that they will just be another bottom feeder taking an undeserved bite of the pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopoe View Post
    Aggies and Gonzaga would be my choices. Aggies are respectable in football now and have been WAC champions in basketball. Allied to a conference (MWC) would make them better. Boise S. and SDS may just bolt to the PAC sooner than we think.
    PAC-12 will never take SDSU or Boise State, for academic reasons alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom View Post
    Air Force routinely beats the Lobos in baseball and soccer...
    Zoom....this is BS. The USAFA does NOT beat UNM routinely in baseball.....where are their MWC championships? That's right UNM has them. As to Soccer......US AFA isn't even in the same league with UNM....UNM is in C-USA.
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    It is right that Air Force doesn't routinely beat us in baseball and soccer, however their record against us in football is
    21-14 since we have played them and that is a much bigger stat than the other two. It is true that usually they are not competitive in the conference for basketball, although they seem to beat us on occasion. Back to the point though I do not thing getting rid of Air Force is a positive step. Plus we really need to see who is coming in, before we ship anyone out. Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goAK1 View Post
    Okay so yeah NMSU fans have done absolutely nothing but talk $hit about the MW basically since its inception. Some even try to make the case that the modern day WAC is stronger than the MW lol. Now, they want in the MW. Really?? Sorry Aggies, you are going to stay in the WAC and its well deserved.
    Ok. I had to call you out on this. There is not one Aggie on this earth that has argued the WAC is stronger than the MWC. You are full of $hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboNegro View Post
    PAC-12 will never take SDSU or Boise State, for academic reasons alone.
    Yep. All of the California schools would veto SDSU. SDSU in the Pac-12 is the last thing they want. No second or third tier California public university will be offered entry into the Pac-12.

    And as for Boise State, as you said their academics would keep them out. I also imagine that the Oregon and Washington schools, Utah and Colorado would not want Boise State in the Pac-12.
    Their only hope is the Big XII, but I don't think the Big XII wants a trip that far to the NW.

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