As more and more dominoes fall the MAC looks stronger, and more stable, than ever. Schools, good schools, like Cincinnati could be left out in the cold if the Big East drops football (0.00001% chance)
What about Cincinnati? Realignment leaves behind maybe Big East's best program - SBNation.com
Consider the Bearcats: Despite currently standing outside of the ACC or Big Ten or Big 12 expansion picture, Cincinnati screams survival. Since their arrival in the Big East from Conference USA in 2005, the Bearcats have a 59-30 overall record featuring three conference titles, four double-digit winning seasons and two BCS appearances. Their coaching lineage in that run has become well documented: Mark D'Antonio, who would leave to resurrect Michigan State, then Brian Kelly, whose 33-6 record over three seasons earned him the Notre Dame job, and now Butch Jones, who after a 4-8 2010 debut took the Bearcats to a 10-3 mark and co-championship of the league last season. There's no better back-to-back-to-back run of coaching hires.
I'm not in favor of more football only members but you'd have to make an exception for the BearCats... Or the Huskies
Conference Realignment Revisited - Hustle Belt
Cincinnati - This one probably makes the most sense out of any. It might also make the least. UC was a founding member of the conference until 1953 plus half of the MAC is Ohio already, both of which could either be a benefit or hinderance to a potential reunion. If the Big East crumbles, which remains a possibility masked by their "come one, come all" attitude, Cincinnati will be looking for a new home. With many potential regional foes, the MAC could step in to save Cincy's day.
In the meantime the nSb (New Sun Belt) or as they call themselves, Conference USA, continue to eath the old sunbelt!
Conference USA Adds Middle Tennessee, Florida Atlantic - Miner Rush
A day after receiving word that both Tulane and East Carolina would be leaving Conference USA for the Big East, C-USA has responded by adding two schools from the Sun Belt. Today, it was reported that both Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic would be joining the league, beginning in 2014.
Word on the street is that nSb planes to add WKU and New Mexico in the next go around..
Ready for Buffalo's annual Blizzard?
Bulls Host Annual "Blizzard in Buffalo" Invitational " University at Buffalo Hockey
The UB Bulls will get back on the ice after a short Thanksgiving break this weekend as they host the Blizzard in Buffalo tournament. Buffalo will be joined by Canisius College, John Carroll University, and Slippery Rock University. After finishing a dissapointing 4th in last years tournament, the Bulls will look to take back the title in their host event.
I'll have a bit of a preview going up tonight, keep an eye out..