Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Whats the consensus here...
It is a lack of the athletic department et al. doing their job to find a slot in a power conference for UC?
Or is it just the way it is, with UC being left out in the game of musical chairs, though no fault of their own.
It's the result of a lot of factors -- some of it falls on the UC ADs office for not continuing to press with upgrades on facilities (and by "facilities" I mean Nippert & 5/3 -- because non-revenue sports don't matter in these conversations) and continuing to build up the physical assets of the program. Some of it falls on the UC Administration for continuing to believe the Big East could be fixed after WVU left.
A lot of it really also falls on the fans and alums of UC. The Bearcats don't have nearly enough deep-pocketed alums funding the athletic department, and they certainly don't have enough alums who are fans and buy tickets.