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Around the Dog Park: Finalizing this season’s TV outlook

The Eagles are screwing Temple over.. Ranking the top 25 FCS programs.. Some exciting future G5 games get announced..

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General G5

AAC

  • The American has announced their updated 2018 football schedule with television assignments included.
  • AAC commissioner Mike Aresco has started a five-part video series on Facebook to reach out to fans and update them on the conference’s progress.
  • SMU has beefed up their secondary with the addition of former Illinois safety Patrick Nelson. He’s a graduate transfer and immediately eligible.
  • This article sheds additional light on why Temple is trying so hard to build an on-campus stadium. The Eagles are charging Temple an arm and a leg to use Lincoln Financial Field.
  • Kenyatta Jones was USF’s first NFL Draft pick back in 2001. Jones’ life tragically and prematurely ended after he suffered a major cardiac arrest at the age of 39.
  • USF Athletic Director Mark Harlan is heading to Utah to handle the same position.

C-USA

  • 24/7 Sports has declared Mason Fine the best quarterback in Texas. Fine certainly has the numbers to back the claim up.
  • UTSA’s games against Arizona State and Baylor have been picked up for broadcast by Fox Sports.
  • 2018 is very much a building year for UTSA but they could sneak their way into a bowl game if the offense improves under new Offensive Coordinator Al Borges.
  • Dana Dimel’s son Winston has transferred to UTEP from Kansas State.
  • Louisiana Tech will celebrate 50 years of play at Joe Aillet Stadium this season. They will honor the top-50 players to play for the Bulldogs during the September 8th home opener.
  • For what it’s worth, ESPN’s FPI thinks Vegas has overrated Lane Kiffin’s FAU team this season.
  • Charlotte is adding 2,500 temporary seats to Richardson Stadium in preparation of Appalachian State’s fanbase making their way to campus on September 8th.
  • FAU center Raul “Junior” Diaz and Tulane University have settled a lawsuit in which Diaz was accused of raping a woman while Diaz was playing football for Tulane. Diaz maintains that the encounter was consensual and was never arrested or charged with any crime.
  • Conference USA has killed cusa.tv in favor of ESPN+. This will make access easier for fans and is $5 cheaper per month.
  • This is absolutely zany but Western Kentucky has been locked in a 15-year struggle against an Italian media company over intellectual property rights regarding WKU’s Big Red mascot.
  • The Rice Owls have added a 6’6”, 300 pound graduate transfer lineman from Florida.
  • Rice has a tall hill to climb in Mike Bloomgren’s first season in Rice Village.

Sun Belt