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Even though the Big 12 announced that its decision not to expand was unanimous, sources told ESPN on Tuesday there were schools that ultimately agreed to go along with the plan when it became obvious the conference would not reach the supermajority needed to expand. Nike Air Max 95 Scontate .In a 714-word league memo covering the leagues talking points, obtained by ESPN, the first two items instructed officials to Indicate the Board arrived at a Unanimous Consensus and say the Board was unanimous in its desire and commitment to stay at 10 members.The internal Big 12 memo also suggested conference officials not indicate that TV influenced [its] decision and that the Big 12 was not psychologically disadvantaged because it didnt expand.Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Oklahoma president David Boren announced Monday night that the conference was no longer considering expansion. The Big 12 required approval from eight of its 10 schools if it wanted to expand, although no such votes were taken, Bowlsby said.The Big 12 initially considered 19 schools and that list was trimmed to 11 -- Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU and Tulane -- all of which conducted in-person meetings with conference officials in Dallas last month.Despite a number of schools favoring expansion, Bowlsby and Boren said the decision not to expand was unanimous.When presidents get in a room and read the tea leaves that its going the way its going, they go with it, a source told ESPN. Even if there were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [schools in favor of expansion], those presidents are very skilled in seeing the inevitability of the outcome and aligning on the right side of history. Its pretty easy to get comfortable with that position and stick to it.The memo issued by the Big 12 instructed league officials not to repeat what Boren said last year, when he told the OU Daily that I believe that we [the Big 12] are psychologically disadvantaged because we are a smaller conference.The conference also provided a number of message points, which recommended not discussing individual schools and quashing any conversation that the Big 12 is dysfunctional. Other message points touted the strength of the conference -- it won three NCAA titles and had six runner-up finishes last year in all sports -- and that the leagues revenue is at an all-time high and projected to reach $40 million per school.The memo issued by the Big 12 indicated to league members several dos and donts when discussing the decision on not to expand.Do:? Indicate the Board arrived at a Unanimous Consensus.? [Say] the Board was unanimous in its desire and commitment to stay at 10 members.? Refer to the conference as equal to our peer group.? Revenue alone does not win championships.? We are not going to publicly discuss consideration details.? We were exhaustive in our research.? We have the most competitive competition model in college sports.? Refer to 2024-25 as an opportunity to explore the media landscape and how to use new technologies to deliver content to our fans.? The sunset of our Grant of Rights agreements allows the Conference to be in an active marketplace.? Expansion is no longer an active agenda item.Dont:? Say we are at a competitive disadvantage.? Say revenue determines strength.? Say expansion is dilutive.? Say candidates were not deemed Power 5 worthy.? Refer to any specific expansion candidate/school by name.? Indicate that TV influenced decision.? [Say] we are psychologically disadvantaged.? Discuss 2024-25 as a grant of rights issues. Air Max 97 Uomo Saldi . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. Air Presto Off White 2018 . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. (STATS) -- The numbers are impressive -- the best in the FCS -- but all Samford and Chattanooga want on Saturday is one.One big victory in the Southern Conference.The direction of the conferences title race would change dramatically if Samford pulls a road upset at Finley Stadium. Fifth-ranked Chattanooga (3-0) has claimed at least a share of the last three SoCon titles and is favored to win it again, but the unranked Bulldogs (2-0) think they were mostly overlooked in the preseason.Their matchup pits a Chattanooga squad that ranks No. 1 nationally in fewest points (4.7), total yards (164.3) and passing yards (102.7) allowed per game against a Samford squad that is top-ranked in scoring offense (56 ppg).Its really impressive, Chattanooga linebacker Nakevion Leslie, the teams leading tackler, said about the big start to the season. We are going to have a lot of targets coming at us and we will need to prepare and do everything we can to try and stay at the top. Thatll win us football games. We dont like giving up points at all, but there are a lot of good offenses that are evolving so we need to evolve as a defense as well.The Mocs are bracing to face much more passing Saturday. Samford has been a different team since Devlin Hodges became the starting quarterback midway through last season. As a redshirt sophomore this season, hes been highly efficient while completing 62 of 84 attempts (73.8 percent) for 595 yards and eight touchdowns with only one interception.The Bulldogs will spread out the Chattanooga defense with four-wide receiver sets, led by Emmanuel Obajimi, TaDarryl Marshall and Kelvin McKnight. But the Mocs have smothered opponents, going the first 171 minutes, 51 seconds of the season -- over 11 quarters -- before allowing a point.The Mocs defensive line has been particularly stout. With Keionta Davis, the SoCon preseason defensive player of the year, commanding attention, the other defensive end, Vantrel McMillan, has roamed into backfields for 6 1/2 tackles for loss and four sacks.Theyre the best in the league, Samford coach Chris Hatcher said. Theyre the three-time champs. Theyre very simple in what they do, theyre very well coached and they play hard. Theyre not a top-five team in the country for nothing. Theyll be the best team thats left on the schedule.The gaudy statistics may be a bit deceptive. Samfords first game was a 77-7 win over Division II Mars Hill, although the Bulldogs then went on the road for an impressive 35-29 win over Central Arkansas. Chattanoogas opponents are a combined 1-8, its toughest being Furman last Saturday.---=FCS GAME OF THE WEEK=The Matchup: No. 4 Eastern Washington (2-1, 0-0 Big Sky) at Northern Arizona (1-2, 0-0)Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Walkup Skydome (10,000) in Flagstaff, ArizonaTelevision: Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, SWX, WatchBigSky.comSeries: Eastern Washington leads 19-12 (most recent meeting: NAU won 52-30 last Nov. 8 in Cheney, WashingtonThe Skinny: Northern Arizonas second straight win in the series last season started Eastern Washington on a three-game Big Sky losing streak which ended its three-year run as conference champion.The visiting Eagles are deep at quarterback and could keep Gage Gubrud as the starter or go with Reilly Hennessey, who came off the bench against Northern Iowa. They are hopeful of getting All-America Cooper Kupp (shoulder injury) back on their deep wide receivers unit. The defense, maligned through the years, has played well in the second half of the Washington State and UNI wins. Linebacker Zach Bruce has a team-high 29 tackles.Eastern contained Northern Arizona QB Case Cookus relatively well in last years game, but the sophomore is coming off the second seven-touchdown performance of his career. WRs Elijah Marks and Emmanuel Butler are off to strong starts, but one of the keys to the offense is to get running backs Kendyl Taylor and Corbin Jountti chewing up yards against the EWU defensive front. The Lumberjacks defense has done a good job of applying a pass rush from all directions.Prediction: This could be a track meet. Northern Arizona, 38-35.---=STATS FCS TOP 25 SCHEDULE=X-Predicted WinnerSaturday, Sept. 24All Times ETX-No. 11 James Madison (2-1, 0-0 CAA) at Maine (0-2, 0-0), noon -- So, youre the team weve heard about. These CAA programs havent met since 2012, and the host Black Bears will have a hard time keeping up with JMUs offense.X-NNo. Donne|Uomo Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Nere/Sette Colori 898015-002. 12 Charleston Southern (1-2, 0-0 Big South) at Monmouth (2-1, 0-0), 1 p.m. -- This is the earliest Big South conference opener in its 15-year history. The Buccaneers players who were suspended for the Florida State game will have gone three weeks between games.Samford (2-0, 0-0 Southern) at X-No. 5 Chattanooga (3-0, 1-0), 2 p.m. -- The last time the Mocs started a season with at least four straight wins was 1979, when coach Russ Huesman was playing defensive back.Austin Peay (0-2, 0-1 OVC) at X-No. 18 Eastern Illinois (2-1, 0-0), 2 p.m. -- Many of the Panthers statistics arent overwhelming, but theyve made big plays when they count. OK, want impressive? The Panthers have beaten Austin Peay by an average of 58-11 in the last four meetings.X-No. 9 Illinois State (2-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley) at Indiana State (2-1, 0-0), 3 p.m. -- The Redbirds have owned Indiana State, winning five straight and 16 of the last 18 games in the series, but theyre facing this weeks MVFC offensive player of the week, Sycamores QB Isaac Harker.X-No. 6 Montana (2-0, 0-0 Big Sky) at Cal Poly (2-1, 0-0), 3:05 p.m. -- The Grizs not-so-easy-road-assignment: try to slow Cal Polys FCS-leading rushing offense (392.3 ypg) and fullback Joe Protheroe, whose 467 yards pace the nation.No. 13 Western Illinois (2-0) at X-Northern Illinois (0-3), 3:30 p.m. -- Three MVFC teams have beaten FBS opponents this season. The Leathernecks have lost 15 in a row against the FBS and are 6-29 all-time, but all of the wins are against Mid-American Conference programs.X-No. 23 Colgate (1-1) at No. 7 Richmond (2-1), 3:30 p.m. -- The Road Warriors from the Patriot League have yet to play at home. Actually, with their success in the playoffs last year, this is Colgates sixth straight road game. Richmond looks to find a run game and clear out the cobwebs from Stony Brook.Furman (0-3) at X-No. 17 Coastal Carolina (2-1), 6 p.m. -- Seven of the Chanticleers final nine games are at home. With quarterback Josh Stilley (knee) out, junior Tyler Keane hopes to solidify himself at the position.X-No. 19 Villanova (2-1) at Lafayette (1-2), 6 p.m. -- Lafayette leads the series 4-0 with a 77-3 advantage in points. OK, these eastern Pennsylvania teams havent played since 1920.Sacred Heart (3-0) at X-No. 20 Stony Brook (2-1), 6 p.m. -- With three opening wins, Northeast Conference program Sacred Heart has a head start on winning the Pioneer League. The Pioneers finally veer away from the Pioneer to visit Stony Brook, which is coming off its demolition of CAA power Richmond and has bigger goals in mind.Saint Francis (1-2) at X-No. 22 Albany (3-0), 7 p.m. -- The surprising Great Danes, who have matched last years win total, are first in the FCS in turnovers forced (12) and interceptions (seven), and second in turnover margin (plus-10).X-No. 24 McNeese (1-2, 0-1 Southland) at Incarnate Word (1-2, 1-1), 7 p.m. -- It must be a season of passing if McNeese is allowing only 108 rushing yards per game yet is only ranked 25th nationally in the category. After two close losses, coach Lance Guidry says the Cowboys best is yet to come.X-No. 3 Jacksonville State (2-1) at Liberty (1-2), 7 p.m. -- Instead of at Williams Stadium, they should meet halfway between their schools in a stadium that fits both of their Top 10 fan bases. The Flames beat Montana and Coastal Carolina in prime-time home games last season.Elon (1-2, 0-0 CAA) at X-No. 8 William & Mary (2-1, 0-0), 7 p.m. -- The Tribe need All-CAA running back Kendell Anderson to be healthy, but redshirt freshman Albert Funderburke is averaging 8.8 yards per carry. It helps to have a veteran offensive line that includes 6-foot-8 right tackle Jerry Ugokwe.X-No. 2 Sam Houston State (2-0, 1-0 Southland) at Houston Baptist (2-1, 1-1), 8 p.m. -- Well, the Bearkats did rack up 63 points and 727 yards in last years game.No. 25 Portland State (1-2, 0-0 Big Sky) at X-Southern Utah (1-1, 0-0), 8 p.m. -- The defending champion Thunderbirds are still playing solid defense despite the losses of James Cowser, Miles Killebrew and LeShaun Sims. Its up to Portland State QB Alex Kuresa to get the Vikings on track.Idle: No. 1 North Dakota State, No. 10 The Citadel, No. 14 Northern Iowa, No. 15 South Dakota State, No. 16 Youngstown State and No. 21 North Carolina A&T Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '