not so fast..no invitation has actually been sent us....
It is certainly dangerous to make assumptions. I am constantly surprised not to hear Lamar, Sam Houston or SFA get any mention in the realignment musical chairs game. It is hilarious that our presence in the DFW media market matters more than our lack of a football team. This is especially so, since the DFW media outlets, both print and broadcast tend to totally ignore our school.
I mean really: There was minimal recognition of our huge basketball winning streak and almost zero acknowledgment of our baseball wins over UT, TAMU, OU, Baylor and TCU. Until the local media finally gets on the band wagon, UTA will be the best-kept secret in Division One. It may not change when we get football. Likely, we will have to play at Jerryworld to get any notice, and at that, we will be the "David" in some huge "David and Goliath" mismatches.
By contrast, UTSA really has had it nice, being the only game in town and taking on the likes of Texas Lutheran in the Alamodome. It was attendance figures that got them invited into the C-USA, and for the same reason, I think Lamar should be considered for Sun Belt membership, perhaps before UTA.