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FIU wants FAU to join Conference USA

FIU athletic director Pete Garcia said Wednesday morning that he and president Mark Rosenberg are lobbying Conference USA to invite FAU to join in 2014.

FIU's motivation is obvious. Why it wouldn't be a surprise if Conference USA warmed to the idea was detailed in my last post. And the Shula Bowl would resume after a one-year break.

C-USA's other replacement school? Couple of sources say it might be Middle (again, see my last post for why this wouldn't be surprising). This all might be happening within the next two days.

For those thinking Big East for FIU...slow down. Realize where you are. Look around at FIU's facilities and fan support for football and the basketballs (yes, that should improve over the next 10 years across the board, at least for football) and be happy they're moving up one step on the conference ladder, this year's Sun Belt vs. C-USA football records notwithstanding.


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Figures, I have a feeling we'll never stop playing the Hooters.


Come on.... When we announced our move Pete Garcia ended the Shula Bowl and said no plans for future games. Now we lobby for them?

If it was that important they would of kept them in our OOC schedule.

Not buying this BS.

I hate the Owls, the constant comparissons, the media mistakes between both names, etc...

Bad day for CUSA!

Pete didn't lobby for FAU thats BS..this is a guy would steal attention from a baby..the truth is Conference USA look in FAU 4 years ago and encouraged them to get a new stadium!!! so sneaky pete and now lying mark stop it!!

Trashday, if it's BS, then FAU's in on it -- the school reportedly thanked FIU for its support and help in getting the invite.
And what C-USA thought of FAU four years ago likely is irrelevant in the rapidly changing world of college athletics.

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