I remember all the post back then and on other threads strongly discouraging looking into a football program. I hate to say I was right back then, but was. We are in the same position as we were 9 years ago. No conference wants us. We still don’t have a great home court and the other strong programs in the conference (and our biggest draw) have all left (Butler, Valpo, Loyola).
Football would have been a huge gamble but would have been worth the risk. We should have rebranded ourselves, started football and this would have made our school more attractive to other conferences. It also would have revitalize the fan base. But we played it safe and put all of our eggs in one basket and our suffering because of it now.