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    Interesting article about colleges adding football at all levels.

    http://collegefootball.org/News/News...ering-football

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    Sure wish we could get Lake Superior State on next years report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    Sure wish we could get Lake Superior State on next years report.
    I agree. If Finlandia can have football, why not the Lakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    I agree. If Finlandia can have football, why not the Lakers?
    I believe LSSU had football for a while way back in the day, but ended the program. Lately I've heard that they have been having enrollment issues with not a lot of kids really wanting to go there. Football would be a way for them to perk up their numbers a little. Especially now with coaches more able to recruit kids far and wide after only seeing a video of them online.

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    Curious if UA-Fort Smith will ever get football, as well as UALR in Little Rock, AR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulerider View Post
    Curious if UA-Fort Smith will ever get football, as well as UALR in Little Rock, AR.
    Probably because the good folks in Fayette-nam wouldn't exactly be thrilled at the prospect of UALR adding a D1 football program; not sure they'd be overly concerned about Fort Smith, especially with UA-Monticello having an existing D2 program.

    As for the overall addition of college football programs, does it get to a point where certain teams end up at a disadvantage because the talent pool becomes diluted? One of the concerns with Barton, for example, is the plethora of D1/D2 football schools in the Carolinas, which might force them to expand their footprint into Virginia or down south into Georgia or Florida.
    Cal U (Pa.) Class of 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    Sure wish we could get Lake Superior State on next years report.
    that sure would b nice...a nice stadium next to the locks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrabs74 View Post
    Probably because the good folks in Fayette-nam wouldn't exactly be thrilled at the prospect of UALR adding a D1 football program; not sure they'd be overly concerned about Fort Smith, especially with UA-Monticello having an existing D2 program.
    Fayetteville and Fort Smith are less than an hour apart. They share tv stations. UAFS would get zero or next to zero support in football. UAM is in the opposite corner of the state and has had football for 100 years, long before they joined the UA system. But, Fayetteville did almost make UAM drop football during the transition from NAIA to D2.

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