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FedEx CEO could provide millions if BCS-affiliated league takes Memphis
CBSSports.com ^ | June 12, 2010 | Gary Parrish

Posted on 06/12/2010 8:08:08 PM PDT by C19fan

FedEx CEO Fred Smith has spoken to various conference officials and made it known that his Memphis-based company could provide millions of dollars -- perhaps as much as $10 million annually -- to a BCS-affiliated league willing to offer an invitation to the University of Memphis, multiple sources close to the Memphis program have told CBSSports.com.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: bcs; college
Lifeline to the Big Least in football? Perhaps if the Mountain West gets the auto bid with the Big 12 imploding?
1 posted on 06/12/2010 8:08:09 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

FedEx would have give some cash because Memphis brings nothing else to the table.


2 posted on 06/12/2010 8:11:30 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: C19fan

(googling the University of Memphis who?)


3 posted on 06/12/2010 8:28:00 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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Fred welcome to the New Big 12. We welcome Memphis to Join KU, KSU, ISU, and others.


4 posted on 06/12/2010 8:30:18 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: C19fan

Memphis??? LOL!!! Forget it!!! Lol!!!


5 posted on 06/12/2010 8:34:06 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: ncfool

There ya go, that’ll be 10 mil please. We do accept payments through PayPal. The Memphis Tigers are Conference USA


6 posted on 06/12/2010 8:35:13 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: ncfool

That move would make sense for all schools involved. The conference would be football weak though.


7 posted on 06/12/2010 11:39:03 PM PDT by nuf said (I am, therefore I think.)
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To: ncfool

Missouri’s dressed up with no place to go last I heard, and Baylor is “too Baptist” for the PAC -16, so this would bring it up to the “Big Six” c. 1948.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 5:09:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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