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  • Originally posted by Kashman View Post
    https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...509658114?s=19

    Houston's Nate Hinton to bypass remaining eligibility and remain in 2020 draft
    The way the stones are falling, it may be the better option. With so many colleges all but ruling out College Basketball this season, better as a player to do something rather than spend another year (or two, or three, or ten?) waiting for something that may not happen within a players 4-5 years of eligibility. Put up some glass just like a hockey rink, lets get some fans in CKA and jump ball already.

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    • Originally posted by Kashman View Post
      https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...509658114?s=19

      Houston's Nate Hinton to bypass remaining eligibility and remain in 2020 draft
      From my rough count, that should put Houston at 13. Had only 1 Sr, lost 1 to the portal, and now Hinton. They are shown as having 3 freshmen coming in. Not sure what would have changed had Hinton stayed.

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      • American Athletic Conference Moving HQ From Rhode Island to Irving - D Magazine
        The organization is seeking recognition as a Power 6 conference.

        BY BEN SWANGER, PUBLISHED IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
        MAY 21, 2020 1:00 PM

        https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial...and-to-irving/

        The American Athletic Conference is moving its home base from Providence, Rhode Island, to Irving. The organization has leased 18,000 square feet on the third floor of the Summit at Las Colinas and will relocate its 30 employees to Texas this summer.

        The 12-team conference, which is seeking recognition as a Power 6 conference, has been based in Providence since 1979. It’s moving to Las Colinas to reside closer to many of its member institutions....



        “We chose The Summit because it is an extremely attractive and well-managed state-of-the-art building that will offer unparalleled amenities for our office staff and visiting membership in the heart of the Dallas metro-area business community,” said Mike Aresco, commissioner of The American. “We will enjoy the central location, access to the outstanding nearby airports, and to the desirable residential areas, restaurants, and many cultural attractions in the region.”...

        The Dallas region is emerging as an epicenter of college sports. Along with the American, it’s also home to College Football Playoff, the Big 12, and the National Football Foundation."

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        • I was wondering how long they would want to stay in the frozen tundra after the "Flagsship" left the conference. And I use the term flagship because that is the way UGone perceives themselves. This move makes a whole lot of sense.

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          • Originally posted by pogo View Post
            This move makes a whole lot of sense.
            Not really! Unless you want a bunch of Texans running the conference. Ask the Big 12 how that worked out for them.

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            • Originally posted by Shocker_Power View Post
              Not really! Unless you want a bunch of Texans running the conference. Ask the Big 12 how that worked out for them.

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              • Here's a good interview with Kelvin Sampson. He talks about the conference moving the Headquarters to Los Colinas at 18:37.

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                • Originally posted by Shocker_Power View Post
                  Not really! Unless you want a bunch of Texans running the conference. Ask the Big 12 how that worked out for them.
                  Yah, having it in Rhode Island totally make sense.
                  Deuces Valley.
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                  • Originally posted by ShockerFever View Post

                    Yah, having it in Rhode Island totally make sense.
                    Two wrongs don't make a right. And there is nothing right about Texass!

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                    • Originally posted by Shocker_Power View Post
                      Two wrongs don't make a right. And there is nothing right about Texass!
                      Through the years, we’ve done pretty well with Texas players. Let’s start with Dave Stallworth...



                      "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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                      • Originally posted by Shocker_Power View Post
                        Not really! Unless you want a bunch of Texans running the conference. Ask the Big 12 how that worked out for them.
                        Just because they are moving to Texas why would you think they would leave all of the now current people working in the AAC in the east and hire Texans. Even if they are currently in the east they are probably smart enough to find Texas or at least use Google maps to find their way. As far as the big 12 goes Texas tried to be the power broker and Nebraska was feeling insecure and moved to the big. Texas AtM hated Texas so much they wanted to be anywhere not associated with the other Texas school. Missouri thought they would become a power in the sec if they moved from the shadow of ku and that hasn't quite worked out for them. So no I don't see this as a bad thing for the AAC but you are welcome to your opinion

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                        • I think headquarters should move to a different AAC city every year, and hire new personnel every season. Efficiency!
                          "In God we trust, all others must bring data." - W. Edwards Deming

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                          • [QUOTE=WstateU;n1241080]

                            Through the years, we’ve done pretty well with Texas players. Let’s start with Dave Stallworth...
                            /QUOTE]

                            But he felt the need to leave Texass!
                            Last edited by Shocker_Power; 1 day ago.

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                            • Originally posted by pogo View Post

                              Just because they are moving to Texas why would you think they would leave all of the now current people working in the AAC in the east and hire Texans. Even if they are currently in the east they are probably smart enough to find Texas or at least use Google maps to find their way. As far as the big 12 goes Texas tried to be the power broker and Nebraska was feeling insecure and moved to the big. Texas AtM hated Texas so much they wanted to be anywhere not associated with the other Texas school. Missouri thought they would become a power in the sec if they moved from the shadow of ku and that hasn't quite worked out for them. So no I don't see this as a bad thing for the AAC but you are welcome to your opinion
                              Texans as a whole only discovered the sport in the last decade or so. And they still don't give a damn about it. Again, look how it worked out for the Big 12. We will have a homecourt advantage at any tournaments played there, but that isn't necessarily what is good for the conference.

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                              • Originally posted by Shocker_Power View Post

                                Texans as a whole only discovered the sport in the last decade or so. And they still don't give a damn about it. Again, look how it worked out for the Big 12. We will have a homecourt advantage at any tournaments played there, but that isn't necessarily what is good for the conference.
                                Still not sure why the physical headquarters being in Texas has any bearing on the quality of the management. Maybe I’m just confused.

                                Especially when they specifically say they are moving their employees with them.

                                No state income tax probably has something to do with it as well.

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