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Houston Alum Jim Nantz Is Part Of A Grassroots Effort To Get Houston Into A BCS League

Current CBS announcer Jim Nantz is a graduate of the University of Houston and Nantz is teaming up with the University of Houston Alumni Association by helping in a grassroots effort to get Houston into a BCS league. Houston is being considered for the Big East, but Nantz and the UHAA want to garner more support with this campaign.

Nantz writes a letter encouraging alumni to email in and let their voice be heard by saying Houston deserves to be in a BCS league. This is akin to calling your cable or satellite provider to get that channel they do not cover, it is a good effort but in the long run not going to make a difference. They even have a nice logo set up as well as a Facebook page to encourage people to support the cause.

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If you do plan to email in it must be done by 12 p.m. Central time and here are the details to do so as well as a partial list the UHAA includes to say why Houston belongs in a BCS league:

• Houston is ranked the nation's sixth largest radio market and is the 10th ranked television market in the fourth largest city in the U.S.

• Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades has announced a new construction plan to replace Robertson Stadium and a major renovation plan for Hofheinz Pavilion.

• The NEW University of Houston is approaching a student body of 40,000 while remaining on track to admit 45,000 students in the next few years.

• UH has a growing international network that encompasses nearly 200,000 UH alumni.

Houston does have its qualities by being a large city with the a large television market and their recent success is a positive item to mention, but the Houston market is out shined by the University of Texas and Texas A&M. However, if a BCS league (Big East) is going off of the potential for what Houston could be then Houston looks be a good school to add. 

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