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    McFeely wrote an article about the Mountain West expanding and how they haven't called NDSU.

    The vibe I got was "See?! quit being delusional, we aren't as attractive as you think we are to other conferences!"

    Although he was right, It was interesting, that the article had nothing to do with Football, just basketball...... He never mentioned, or clarified that, yet the message was the same. "NDSU isn't attractive to other conferences and aren't even CLOSE to being attractive to other conferences, you morons!"

    As far as I was aware, I didn't think we had a big NDSU to MWC for BASEKTBALL contingent. The only thing I've heard was NDSU to Missouri Valley basketball.
    I would be very interested to know what the MWC would think of us if they did expand for football purposes.
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    Also, I have been listening to a few national college football podcasts recently, and I heard at least 3 separate ones mention NDSU as an FBS school in terms of talent, prestige, brand and program.

    Not saying we have to move up or anything, but it seems to be consensus amongst hard core college football media types that we have a powerful brand that people would be very interested in if we WERE ever to move up.

    Obviously they aren't concerned with logistics etc. but interesting to hear so many different media outlets whole-sale agree that NDSU is an awesome brand that they view as FBS ready
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    Maybe the problem is the MW isn't attractive to us. Both the AD and President have consistently said we will always be at the second level of football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vet70 View Post
    Maybe the problem is the MW isn't attractive to us. Both the AD and President have consistently said we will always be at the second level of football.
    Maybe in it's current form the MW isn't attractive for some very sound reasons. If it were ever reformed as a clear and distinct second level those reasons may fall away and a move up would be more attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vet70 View Post
    Maybe the problem is the MW isn't attractive to us. Both the AD and President have consistently said we will always be at the second level of football.
    Just off the top of my head---Travel--team and fan, recruiting foot print, loss of traditional rivalries. Plus do all of the MWC teams want to travel to Fargo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56BISON73 View Post
    Just off the top of my head---Travel--team and fan, recruiting foot print, loss of traditional rivalries. Plus do all of the MWC teams want to travel to Fargo?
    This would basically ruin almost everything that we love about Bison football. For what? A few more national TV games?

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    Why is traveling to Fargo a problem? We have an international airport right next to the dome with no ground traffic problems. Compare that to Wyo, Colorado State, Utah State etc where bus rides are required. I'll hang up and listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westnodak93bison View Post
    Why is traveling to Fargo a problem? We have an international airport right next to the dome with no ground traffic problems. Compare that to Wyo, Colorado State, Utah State etc where bus rides are required. I'll hang up and listen.

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    Does this help?



    Those teams all have regional partners in the conference. NDSU would not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Chaos View Post
    Does this help?



    Those teams all have regional partners in the conference. NDSU would not.
    I thought we are talking FB and how do you explain HI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westnodak93bison View Post
    I thought we are talking FB and how do you explain HI?

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