Consultants urging #FAMU to initiate talks with SWAC to save 30 percent on travel costs as part of MEAC. @HBCUDigest @HBCUGameday
— doug blackburn (@dblackburn) June 8, 2015
A quick Google Map gives a clue as to why travel would factor heavily into a decision to switch conferences. Below, a trip from FAMU’s campus to Delaware State, the northern-most team in the MEAC. It’s a 963-mile trip that takes approximately 14 hours via automobile.
Here’s a flight comparison. Tallahassee to Philadelphia (to play DSU)
From Tallahassee to Houston (to play Prairie View or Texas Southern)