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Future of G5

Harry Minium of Pilot Online

(hat tip to GMG, which posted this twice)

There are big changes coming to Conference USA and most of the rest of the Group of Five, as the mid-major Football Bowl Subdivision leagues are known, that many league officials are understandably hesitant to embrace.

Sports teams used to draw the majority of their revenue from attendance, but for the last 30 years, it has been TV. That is a bubble that is near bursting, or didn’t you know? North Texas is in one of the best situations it has been in in decades. UTSA, Rice, UTEP, are all regional and about as close as anyone can get in a state this vast. I do not much care for combining the Sun Belt so much as acquiring Texas State as a conference mate. Regionalism is the wave, y’all.

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