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#1 2018-02-28 22:13:41 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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#2 2018-02-28 22:14:47 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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I sincerely hope they're dropping football. It's about 20 years late. Assholes.


Bring back Reed V. "Pie" TurkPalmer Eustachy.

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#3 2018-02-28 22:22:00 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Would the ultimate insult be:

A) They signed a tv deal that will pay each institution over one million per season
2) Two CUSA teams have defected to join The Sun Belt
C) In reference to point 2, one of those teams is USM


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#4 2018-02-28 22:29:10 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Would the ultimate insult be:

A) They signed a tv deal that will pay each institution over one million per season
2) Two CUSA teams have defected to join The Sun Belt
C) In reference to point 2, one of those teams is USM

This almost certainly has nothing to do with USM, at least not directly.

That said, at this point, I don't object to USM moving to the Sun Belt. I argued against that for years, but my feeling now is that there's nothing to lose.

I'd rather USM find a way to go independent in football, since that's our natural identity, but if Gilbennett's testosterone count is just too low for that, it would still be nice to give "Conference" USA (which has never been a real conference with a real exit clause) the middle finger.

We will never win a meaningful football game, but we can at least screw over the assholes who have participated in our emasculation.

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#5 2018-03-01 08:37:52 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Adding beach volleyball?


We still suck bigtime.

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#6 2018-03-01 08:42:36 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Wish we'd have hired Jeremy Mclain for AD.

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#7 2018-03-01 08:54:34 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Mao Tse-gore wrote:

Adding beach volleyball?

lmfao.....you beat me to it...


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#8 2018-03-01 12:56:31 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Buzz is it's a deal with ESPN

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#9 2018-03-01 14:35:58 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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EagleFWB wrote:

Buzz is it's a deal with ESPN

“A person with knowledge of the deal says the Sun Belt Conference has signed a new eight-year contract with ESPN that gives the network exclusive rights to all of the league's sports.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the conference had not yet announced the deal. The person would not disclose financial details, but says the deal will increase annual payouts to Sun Belt members. The current ESPN contract pays schools about $100,000 per year.”


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#10 2018-03-01 15:26:58 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-f … -contract/

CUSA has now sunk to the lowest shit ever..........


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#11 2018-03-01 15:35:53 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Just got A text saying that CUSA will fold after this year. We're fucked.

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#12 2018-03-01 15:40:51 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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southern miss slacker wrote:

Just got A text saying that CUSA will fold after this year. We're fucked.

Can't say I'd be surprised or sad in any way.

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#13 2018-03-01 15:57:51 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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While Judy isn't the blame for the diminishing media rights payments due to 25% of households dropping cable, she has yet to do anything to establish a new baseline or provide CUSA a plan to right the ship. Where are we now, around 200K per school on media rights revenue? If the SunBelt is close to that number as expected, they officially have lapped CUSA since they will have equal pay, but pass us on having one, solidified platform to promote all of their sports with ESPN.

Judy's only play at this point is to take a hail mary and hope that YouTube or Hulu step up and give CUSA(or any conf) the first exclusive streaming rights package for all sports. If she doesnt land one, unifying platform, for CUSA, and continues to spread out to ESPN, ASN, BeIN, CBS, Sports, etc....we are done.
She has been on the clock for about a year to get something inked, especially since the 2017-18 season is the last of our current cluster of agreements.

Its been said before, USM has squeezed out any juice left in this expired orange and needs to go independent and abandon this ship. CUSA has officially been lapped by the SunBelt with a DOA date of 3/1/18.


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#14 2018-03-01 16:18:07 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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southern miss slacker wrote:

Just got A text saying that CUSA will fold after this year. We're fucked.

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#15 2018-03-01 16:38:37 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
southern miss slacker wrote:

Just got A text saying that CUSA will fold after this year. We're fucked.

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Hahaha.

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#16 2018-03-01 16:55:47 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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lots of words, no mention of $


We still suck bigtime.

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#17 2018-03-01 17:25:37 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Mao Tse-gore wrote:

lots of words, no mention of $

XACLY!

me thinks they get the red-eye flight out on Tue or Wed......

only pg-13 loves the EsPeNiS these days....

nobody outside their conference or region gives two goddammed  motherfucks about this stupid shite.....

disclaimer: a few skirts on a bbs do.....

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#18 2018-03-01 17:50:53 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Mao Tse-gore wrote:

lots of words, no mention of $

Financials not released, just language about a bump from the current 100K. Also read where The Sun Belt will be an important piece of ESPN Plus, their new streaming platform.

Yes, I can’t stand ESPN these days, but having one source for a leagues sports content is better for viewers, recruiting, branding, etc....

Last year you had to watch Stadium one week, Facebook another week, CUSA TV(for a fee) the next week, CBS Sports another week......it’s beyond ridiculous for a fan base and impossible to build a USM brand behind it.


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#19 2018-03-02 10:59:31 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN announced today a continuation of their relationship that is the most significant and extensive multimedia rights agreement in conference history.


While the Sun Belt’s current contract with ESPN runs through the 2019-20 academic year, the two parties have agreed to enhancements within that deal while also securing a long-term agreement through the 2027-28 academic years that grants ESPN exclusive rights for the distribution of all Sun Belt sports with exposure on ESPN linear and digital platforms.

“The continuation of our agreement with ESPN marks one of the most historic announcements since the Sun Belt’s founding in 1976,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson.  “This is truly an ‘all in’ collaboration with ESPN, the Sun Belt, and our member institutions and the volume and accessibility of our games will have a profound impact on the future of the Sun Belt.  We have enjoyed a long relationship with ESPN since its founding in 1979 and we look forward to being featured on its newest platform, ESPN+, which promises to revolutionize how audiences view content.”

Enhancements to the current contract between ESPN and the Sun Belt include:

The confirmation that the inaugural Sun Belt Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 1, 2018, on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, with future championship games also televised on one of these networks.
The guarantee that all Sun Belt home football games will be available on an ESPN platform for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 and for the duration of the long-term contract with ESPN.
A continued increase of men’s and women’s basketball games on ESPN platforms.  The number of men’s basketball contests available will jump to a minimum of 100 games in 2018-19 and 150 games in the 2019-20 season.
Beginning with the 2020-21 academic year:

A minimum of 500 events a year will appear on an ESPN platform.
Every Sun Belt football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball game will be on an ESPN platform.
Linear network football games at Sun Belt home venues will expand to a minimum of 10 games a year on a combination of ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
Sun Belt Championship events will be on an ESPN platform each academic year that will give exposure to all conference sports.
Digital productions will expand to include regular season competition in Sun Belt sports that have received only limited coverage previously.
“On behalf of all Sun Belt Conference Presidents and Chancellors, I welcome the continued relationship between the Sun Belt and ESPN,” said Sun Belt Conference and Georgia State University President Dr. Mark Becker.  The exposure our institutions receive is a tremendous value to all of our athletics programs and it serves to strengthen them and the conference as a whole.”

ESPN will continue to air the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Game - maintaining the longest running relationship in all of college athletics as the Sun Belt is the lone conference in the NCAA whose men’s basketball championship game has been shown live on ESPN every year since the network launched.  The Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship Game will also be available on one of ESPN’s linear networks.

“ESPN has a long, mutually beneficial relationship with the Sun Belt, dating back to our foundational years,” said ESPN Executive Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions Burke Magnus.  “We are thrilled to take that relationship to a new level via this new, innovative and exclusive extension, while also deepening our commitment to serving college sports fans. More Sun Belt events and content than ever before will now be available to fans however they choose to consume them in a more personalized and targeted manner.”

The Sun Belt and ESPN’s announcement comes after the announcement that ESPN+ will be launched in spring 2018. ESPN+ will be ESPN’s first-ever multisport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. For just $4.99 a month, subscribers will receive thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear television or digital networks.

Fans will access ESPN+ as an integrated part of a completely redesigned ESPN App. Already the leading sports app, the new ESPN App will give sports fans an unmatched, one-stop digital sports platform that provides easy, dynamic access to everything ESPN offers, anytime, anywhere across mobile and OTT (over the top) platforms. With a richer, increasingly more personalized experience, the new ESPN App will curate all of ESPN’s incredible content into a content experience unique to each fan’s individual tastes.


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#20 2018-03-02 11:00:22 - Major Announcement Tomorrow

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Now we have to move to the belt!!


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