FAMU should consider move to SWAC, according to consultants

Could Florida A&M to the SWAC really happen? A group of consulants has recommended that FAMU consider a move to the SWAC to cut down on travel fees, according to Doug Blackburn. 


This isn’t the first time a jump to the SWAC has been recommended. A study commissioned by former interim AD Michael Smith and released under former AD Kellen Winslow came up with similar recommendations last fall.

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.

To contrast, a trip to Prairie View A&M in Texas.

Here’s a flight comparison. Tallahassee to Philadelphia (to play DSU)

From Tallahassee to Houston (to play Prairie View or Texas Southern)

FAMU has been a MEAC member since 1979, and previously competed in the SIAC, but has never been a member of the SWAC. 

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