For Non-BCS Conferences, Geography Could Be the Answer

Posted by Jason Dunigan on August-20-2009 Add Comments

I miss the old Southwest Conference.

I really do.

There is something about Texas football that just gets your blood pumping. Back in the days of the old SWC, the state of Texas was the destination of choice for football fans on any particular Saturday in the fall. Back then, fans knew who their enemies were.

It is a shame there aren't more geographically influenced conferences nowadays. In today's college football world, teams commonly face a conference schedule where their opponents are more than 500 miles away.

I mean, who doesn't get excited for the "next door" rivalries between Hawaii and Louisiana Tech or South Florida and Syracuse? Really, their fanbases have so much in common. I know fans just love maki...

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