Category: CUSA Stuff

Middle Tennessee and Self-Assessment

Lets take a quick look at what I thought this season would be and what it has become. Schedule & Predictions AUG 31 IDAHO WIN | Actual WIN 40 -6 SEPT. 7 at Ohio LOSS | Actual LOSS 21-27 SEPT. 14 BALL St WIN | Actual WIN 34-27 SEPT. 21 at Georgia LOSS | Actual…

CUSA Power Rankings 10.3.13

Between the bye-weeks and the terrible non-conference losses there wasn’t much change in the power poll. I don’t like moving a team up or down if they didn’t play but MTSU played so poorly that their drop forced up Marshall and Rice. I kind of want to drop them further but UNT didn’t play, Tulsa…

CUSA Power Rankings Week 5

Here is the list I sent over to Miner Rush for this week’s CUSA Power Rankings. I figured that since everyone is doing it, I’d do it too. ECU – Also lost to Va Tech but at home. Here based on potential rather than resume this year. MTSU – Got a conference win away. MTSU…

Rivals! UTSA Fans Hate North Texas

Well, I will admit that it is a bit unseemly and not at all dissimilar from page-view trolling use the above headline but it really is my takeaway from today’s mini, intra-message board spat. In case you missed it, Rowdytalk.com, UTSA’s largest fan board, began pre-season win predictions. It was your standard prediction thread, aside…

CUSA Style Guide: So Much Green

The C-USA style guide popped up on the internet yesterday. It is full of insight into the mindset of the new conference insistent on making you understand that the member institutions are part of the conference. The Brand must be on pretty much everything up to and including team toilet paper.  All that is part and parcel of modern Branding and…

FAU and MTSU Joining CUSA in 2013

One of the most popular posts on this little corner of the internet is the one I did about CUSA. My thoughts on realignment have always centered on the regional-ness of the games. Having spent my time in Denton without a Texas rival, I am jealous of those new students that will have short trips…

Unplugged CUSA

I had a little taste of nearly pure unplugged life. I did have my phone on me and it allowed me some measure of awareness of the goings on in this sports world. Without TV or internet (I was moving) I had little or no idea of the craziness that happened. It wasn’t terrible and…

It’s Official

We are officially [going to be] CUSA members. Also, official? The new configuration will only have 13 members. ODU is still unsure if they want to absorb  the new costs that will come with joining a new, more powerful conference. With the payouts from CUSA at around $2-3 million, and new television negotiations looking to…