MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE USA SUPER COMBO
Conference Mountain USA West looks to finally have legs and the two conferences should be completely merged into one 16 team super conference soon. We've written on this subject in the past many times: speculated on what the conference should look like, who will dominate this new conference and how it will affect the Rams. 2013 is the anticipated merger and hopefully we will have answers to these questions then. The most likely outcome, I doubt this will have any impact on whether or not the d-bags that run the BCS will even let an AQ emerge from this super conference championship. So, this still leaves Colorado State on the outside but leaves time to improve their chances in getting that BCS bowl bid.
The execution of building a new on-campus stadium will bring CSU on step closer. I can't believe that there is an opposition to this. Why wouldn't it be a benefit to the school? I get that there is some sentimental factors in destroying a piece of crap like Hughes Stadium, and trust me, I've had some of the best times of my life in there, but, that place sucks. Jack Graham couldn't build it fast enough as far as I'm concerned and you should feel the same way if you're a Ram fan.
By the time our stadium is built, the new super conference will be in full swing. We will know then whether to jump ship to a bigger conference, or ride it out. My guess is, CSU will be shopping for a new athletic home. With all the new marketing going towards new out of state tuition, Colorado State will be bursting at the seams with new student population and Northern Colorado, especially Fort Collins, will have grown to a new attractive market making the region and new hot bed for bigger money to play in. Everyone wants to move west and Colorado is NOT California.
Another thought is, will the BCS even still exist? I hope not. I'm not going to bore you with similar rants you've read in the past on this subject. You know where we stand on the BCS.
In a concluding thought, yeah, go ahead with the merger. Give it a couple years. Graham will get this school out of this conference mess and solidify Colorado State in a stable, more prominent home for our athletes to compete in.