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    Heard yesterday that this is what has been approved by the AD's for next year: 3 divisions or Pods

    Everyone will play each other, Division/Pods will play a home and away. Will have to wait for official word from the conference on this, but if it holds the West Division is brutal.

    North Division:
    Ark - FT Smith
    Ok Christian
    Cameron
    Midwestern St
    TX A&M Commerce
    Texas Woman's (Women)
    Dallas Baptist (Men)

    South Division:
    TX A&M Kingsville
    TX A&M International
    St Mary's
    St Edwards
    UT Tyler
    Tarleton State

    West Division:
    West Texas A&M
    Eastern NM
    Western NM
    UTPB
    Angelo State
    Lubbock Christian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    Heard yesterday that this is what has been approved by the AD's for next year: 3 divisions or Pods

    Everyone will play each other, Division/Pods will play a home and away. Will have to wait for official word from the conference on this, but if it holds the West Division is brutal.

    North Division:
    Ark - FT Smith
    Ok Christian
    Cameron
    Midwestern St
    TX A&M Commerce
    Texas Woman's (Women)
    Dallas Baptist (Men)

    South Division:
    TX A&M Kingsville
    TX A&M International
    St Mary's
    St Edwards
    UT Tyler
    Tarleton State

    West Division:
    West Texas A&M
    Eastern NM
    Western NM
    UTPB
    Angelo State
    Lubbock Christian
    Whoever wins the West division will have run the gauntlet. 5 of the West teams, WT, Angelo, LCU, UTPB, and Eastern, would all be in the top 9 or 10 of the entire LSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    Heard yesterday that this is what has been approved by the AD's for next year: 3 divisions or Pods

    Everyone will play each other, Division/Pods will play a home and away. Will have to wait for official word from the conference on this, but if it holds the West Division is brutal.

    North Division:
    Ark - FT Smith
    Ok Christian
    Cameron
    Midwestern St
    TX A&M Commerce
    Texas Woman's (Women)
    Dallas Baptist (Men)

    South Division:
    TX A&M Kingsville
    TX A&M International
    St Mary's
    St Edwards
    UT Tyler
    Tarleton State

    West Division:
    West Texas A&M
    Eastern NM
    Western NM
    UTPB
    Angelo State
    Lubbock Christian
    Is this for all non football sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    Heard yesterday that this is what has been approved by the AD's for next year: 3 divisions or Pods

    Everyone will play each other, Division/Pods will play a home and away. Will have to wait for official word from the conference on this, but if it holds the West Division is brutal.

    North Division:
    Ark - FT Smith
    Ok Christian
    Cameron
    Midwestern St
    TX A&M Commerce
    Texas Woman's (Women)
    Dallas Baptist (Men)

    South Division:
    TX A&M Kingsville
    TX A&M International
    St Mary's
    St Edwards
    UT Tyler
    Tarleton State

    West Division:
    West Texas A&M
    Eastern NM
    Western NM
    UTPB
    Angelo State
    Lubbock Christian
    South is kind of geographically funky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    Heard yesterday that this is what has been approved by the AD's for next year: 3 divisions or Pods

    Everyone will play each other, Division/Pods will play a home and away. Will have to wait for official word from the conference on this, but if it holds the West Division is brutal.

    North Division:
    Ark - FT Smith
    Ok Christian
    Cameron
    Midwestern St
    TX A&M Commerce
    Texas Woman's (Women)
    Dallas Baptist (Men)

    South Division:
    TX A&M Kingsville
    TX A&M International
    St Mary's
    St Edwards
    UT Tyler
    Tarleton State

    West Division:
    West Texas A&M
    Eastern NM
    Western NM
    UTPB
    Angelo State
    Lubbock Christian
    UT Tyler seems misplaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanFan View Post
    UT Tyler seems misplaced.
    You could swap it with MSU in the north

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBuffsGo View Post
    You could swap it with MSU in the north
    That was my first thought, especially given our rivalry. However, MSU-Oklahoma is probably better suited for the North.
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    If I lived in Stephenville or DFW, I would not be happy our South alignment.

    However, from where I sit, every road game (except Tyler) is closer than a roadtrip to the Stephenville.
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    Any idea if this is for all sports or just non football?

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    Check your, or our, football schedule for next year.
    That will answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTAMU1975 View Post
    Check your, or our, football schedule for next year.
    That will answer your question.
    Yours is hard to tell since you play every one in your pod. Ours isn’t out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSUTexan61 View Post
    Yours is hard to tell since you play every one in your pod. Ours isn’t out yet.
    None of the Heartland schools play football so I don’t understand your question.

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    Saw this on Twitter....




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    Looks like the information provided to me was correct!

    I hear Tarleton is still fighting for a different solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WT_ALUM08 View Post
    Saw this on Twitter....




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    Home and home in each pod then rotating games in each of the others? If so that western division looks real goid for travel with the exception of WNM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Observer View Post
    Looks like the information provided to me was correct!

    I hear Tarleton is still fighting for a different solution.
    FCS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBuffsGo View Post
    FCS?
    Right. If they are serious, ask them to sign a 10-year commitment to the LSC with a $5 million buyout and then organize things how they'd like.

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    I understand it is difficult to sort teams and travel may have been the main priority but the West division has three of the best overall women’s sports teams.I predict that the West could dominate most women’s sports for years.Anglo could fit in the South division to create a more balanced mix but it is not all about women’s sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobafish View Post
    I understand it is difficult to sort teams and travel may have been the main priority but the West division has three of the best overall women’s sports teams.I predict that the West could dominate most women’s sports for years.Anglo could fit in the South division to create a more balanced mix but it is not all about women’s sports.
    The west division will be tough in basketball, baseball, and softball. I don't see any of the heartland schools adding much in terms of Volleyball (basically they are just taking an automatic bid away from themselves). If you add ASU to the south division, that division is just as good or better than the current west division in baseball, and would be better in softball.

    Can we all just agree that the North division is the weakest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sobafish View Post
    I understand it is difficult to sort teams and travel may have been the main priority but the West division has three of the best overall women’s sports teams.I predict that the West could dominate most women’s sports for years.Anglo could fit in the South division to create a more balanced mix but it is not all about women’s sports.
    Are you saying swap Angelo and Tarleton?

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