TSU is looking for a FBS opponent for the 2015 and 2016 school year. Those games have bigger payouts and more TV exposure than the HBCU out of conference games that we currently play.
Due to the larger payouts, other HBCUs are looking to play FBS teams as well, so it is very tough for TSU to schedule games with HBCUs.
It is also very important that TSU finds a FBS opponent now because the opportunity to play them might end.
If you haven’t noticed, our 2014 schedule still isn’t finalized. I also wonder did that play a role into wanting to seek different opponents.