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I'm out here at D1.ticker HQ, in wonderful Louisville, for a few days, as we work on a few details and projects to build a better Extra Points. The universe, noting that I would be tied up in travel and meetings, decided that yesterday would be a perfect time for more conference realignment out of nowhere KAPOW!
In case you missed the news, Loyola-Chicago will be leaving the Missouri Valley to join the Atlantic 10, which now, of course, will have 15 teams. CBS is reporting that the MVC is targeting Murray State, UT Arlington and Kansas City as potential expansion candidates, including potentially inviting all three.
For the next edition of Going For Two, Bryan and I had planned to discuss the growing group of FBS head coaching openings, including Virginia Tech, which opened while most of the college sports internet was still sleeping. But we found time to give some quick analysis on these significant developments for college basketball. I hope to have additional conference realignment analysis and intel later this week.
In this episode, Bryan and I discuss, among other things:
- Why Loyola is making this move, why the MVC is targeting those three schools, and what we think happens next for the MVC and A-10
- Which mid-major conference is likely to make the next realignment move?
- Why Matt is really bullish on the potential for Washington football
- Whether BYU head coach Kalani Sitake could, or should, take the UW gig.
- Where we think the USC and LSU jobs will go.
- More talk about FIU than you probably expected from a podcast.
- Some jokes.
- And more!
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