Originally Posted by wolfboy
The MAC generates zero revenue for football. Moreover, the MAC offers just about nothing in the way of strength of schedule. Just because the universe aligned this year for NIU football doesn't mean it's a good idea to bet the farm on MAC football superiority.
This new "best of the rest" conference will offer nothing by way of strength of schedule and will also generate next to no revenue for football.
Six to one, half a dozen to the other. You could put UConn and UC in the MAC and it would be a better conference than the "best of the rest" without those two.
No matter what UC does, it's not going to make TV money for football. It's a no win situation, so may as well avoid some complex solution.