DFWMiner brought it to my attention that comment threads are filling up with chatter of Division 1-AA Appalachian St. making the jump to Division 1, and Conference USA would be their landing spot. First let me say that this is complete rumor, until someone, anyone from within Conference USA comes out and says anything at all relevant to the situation. Second, I just want to know what it is that Appalachian St. would bring to the table. Normally, when joining a conference, there are reasons. It may be that the new school will help generate revenue, it may be adding a new tv market, or it may be bringing new recruiting grounds into play. What, if anything, does App St. bring to the table?...Don't worry, I'll wait.