- Jan 16, 2011
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Any ideas as to what happens now that
CU jumped ship??
CU jumped ship??
We are the government, at least in theory. So if WE stick our nose in it it's appropriate.I've never been a WSU fan, more like a closet fan who only comes out when they're doing well, which isn't very often.
But I feel very badly for them. WSU has one of the most dedicated, faithful fan bases in the region. I once read that despite having less than half the alumni that UW has, WSU fans bought twice the number of collegiate license plates with their emblem than did fans of their big brother.
I'm not an advocate of government intervention into areas they have no business sticking their nose into, but this situation needs some sort of controlling authority to bring a halt to this madness. It's destroying for what many was a big part of their livelihoods.
I agree on both counts. I feel bad for WSU as their only options are to go to a mid major conference like the MWC or AAC and their recruiting, donations, and fan support is bound to wane. But UW wasn't the ones that pushed over the first domino. Once USC and UCLA left, the conference was doomed, and UW did what they had to do to survive. I'm sure that if UW had their druthers, they would have much rather stayed in the 12 team Pac 12.I feel a bit bad for WSU, but it's really baffling why do many of their fans are pissed off at and blaming UW for this. It isn't UW's fault that WSU needs to ride on the coattails of better programs to maintain relevance, exposure, etc. I don't know why so many of their fans don't get that.
I think the cougs and osu are going to dominate if they go into the mountain west or other smaller conference they may end up going to.Mountain West is most likely - be that by merging or OSU/WSU simply joining. There don't appear to be many other options. There are some financial assets in the PAC which, if I understand correctly, now belong to OSU/WSU which may help ease the pain or make different options possible. I just dont know. I know that this Beaver Alum and all the Cougs I know are gutted over this.