Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I can't imagine that would be a good idea. At least WIU is FCS, so they could get a little more mileage out of their facility upgrades. Rolla is a D2 school that's had football for 12 years, and last I saw their facilities were on par with the average high school.
Thing is, they just upgraded their facilities in the last year or two and I still don't think they measure up. There are some nice new dorms close to the field, so that's a plus. They built a new fitness center but it isn't very big and built with engineering students in mind. I doubt they even have enough weight machines for an NFL team. They also put up some half assed tent to create an indoor practice field but it might be 40 yards long if we're being generous and not very tall. I haven't been in there but I assume it is at least field turf. Everything else is grass. My only reaction when I heard the idea was "huh?"
edit: That 12 years might be accurate for being D2, I'm not sure. But they've had football since at least the 1950s. They used to be in the MIAA for a long time.