I know people are getting nostalgic about having the ability to play some of our traditional rivals. The camaraderie, rivalries and fan support from those times make considering joining the SWAC tempting. Here is a comment in support of TSU leaving for the SWAC:
I attended TSU and saw first hand the lack of community support for TSU athletics. Nashville loves TSU but has no interest in seeing the schools that TSU competes with. Nobody cares about schools like Appalachian State or S.E.MO. Many people in Nashville have never saw teams like Grambling, Southern and Texas Southern. I lived in Jackson MS for a few years and saw how the entire state rallies around their team. I was literally shocked to see the level of pride and support. I’m sure this is in part to being in an all black conference. If TSU joined the SWAC it would not only generate more money but create a stronger pride for the school by the city and black community in Nashville.
TSU would be out of its mind to leave the Ohio Valley Conference for the SWAC if we don’t get rid of the SCG[[SWAC Championship Game]]. TSU beat a couple of top NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams and is a few players away from being conference champs. Why leave that to go to a conference that can’t compete for the FCS national championship?
If they have that bad of view of their own conference, why are we getting excited about joining?