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    How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    With all the talk about ISU getting left out of a BCS conference once realignment hits, I am wondering if this scenario has ever happened before. I'm sure it's possible, but I can't think of any former BCS school that has dropped to a non-BCS conference. Usually it seems to work the other way...like when Cincy and UConn joined the Big East.

    With our BCS sized budget, fan base, and tradition, I find it hard to believe we will end up in a non BCS league. We may not have a shirtless Matthew Mcconaughey endorsing our program like UT does, but we have numerous successful athletic programs, as well world class academics. I would assume another BCS conference would love to send us an invite if we end up on the market.

    However, say we do get left out of the game, would we be the first program to ever drop from BCS status?



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Temple was a member of the big east for a little bit.



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    We have a BCS sized budget?



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Unfortunately ISU has many notorious 1sts to its credit in the history of our athletics programs.



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    We have a BCS sized budget?
    In a thread somewhere, there is only one school that is not in a BCS conference that had a budget bigger than us, I think it was TCU. Given, we are at the bottom of BCS budgets, but hopefully Pollard will continue to increase our Revenue and donations.



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Unfortunately ISU has many notorious 1sts to its credit in the history of our athletics programs.
    Like?? I'm just wondering


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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Temple is the only one I can think of.


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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Temple is the only one I can think of.
    I dont recall this, did Temple at one time play fb in the Big East?



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    I dont recall this, did Temple at one time play fb in the Big East?
    As recently as 2003. The Big East was at it's weakest when Temple got kicked out for sucking.


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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Here is the Big East conference Wiki Page. It has Temple as a Former Member.

    Big East Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    As recently as 2003. The Big East was at it's weakest when Temple got kicked out for sucking.
    I figured you were right, I just couldn't remember them being in a power conference.

    With that said ISU is in a much better sit. then Temple has ever been football wise.



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by ty4cy90 View Post
    Like?? I'm just wondering
    I don't even want to begin...it's too depressing.



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Look at our last 100 years of football.... the money we bring in.... the population of Ames....


    I wouldnt want ISU in my conference either. I just hope we find somewhere great to fit in and play with schools more at our level. Play teams that we have more of a .500 record with, instead of the horrible record we have against most all Big 12 foes historically.. minus KSU and baylor



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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Look at our last 100 years of football.... the money we bring in.... the population of Ames....


    I wouldnt want ISU in my conference either. I just hope we find somewhere great to fit in and play with schools more at our level. Play teams that we have more of a .500 record with, instead of the horrible record we have against most all Big 12 foes historically.. minus KSU and baylor
    Look at the size of our school, and the average attendance @ MBB and FB games. If UCONN, USF, and Cincy were all brought into the Big East, you'd surely think ISU would be more attractive in a lot of aspects then they were at the team. It's like ISU sucks ***. We've had more winning seasons than not the past decade, and we draw well from an attendance standpoint. The ONLY knock on ISU is that it's the 2nd most popular school in a low population State. ISU simply doesn't fit in a mid-low major conference at all.


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    Re: How many BCS schools have ever regressed to a non BCS league?

    First of all, you need to remember that this concept of "BCS" is relatively new...only around since 1998 with predecessors back to the early 90s.

    The old Southwest Conference which the Big 8 pirated 4 teams from to become the Big 12 was a 'BCS' level conference. So you've got Rice, SMU, TCU, and Houston there.

    Another one people don't know or remember is Tulane...a charter member of the SEC and a football power back in the 50s. They left the SEC in 1966 because they did not like the direction of conference in terms of focusing on athletics to the detriment of academics. There are two stories as to what the motivation was...they either opted out of the athletic arms race at an early stage or they thought they could do better financially without a conference kind of like Notre Dame (the advent of conferences being a money making machine for their schools is relatively new...this was not always the case).

    I also find defunct conferences interesting...who remembers the old Metro Conference...a power conference in MBB but with no FB...the Metro schools were independents in FB. I believe they were folded into CUSA. Anyway...back in the 70s and 80s the Metro Conference was a force to be reckoned with relative to MBB...a power conference for MBB.



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