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09-19-2011 12:05 AM #136
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Football is the cash cow and I'm still afraid FSU, VT, Clemson slip out the back door to another conference. If that happens the ACC is left holding their you know what.
I will say though that the thought of going back to two 8 team divisions with the old ACC teams and the Big East schools in each divison sounds exciting for basketball. You can go back to playing a home and home series with the teams in your divison plus play either 4 or even all 8 of the teams in the other divison once a year. That puts your schedule at 20 or 24 games and you can fill the other spots up with out of conference teams.
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09-19-2011 12:34 AM #137
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09-19-2011 02:15 PM #140
From Mark Blaudschun of the Boston Globe:
we think Beast basketball only schools are ready to bolt. We think Xavier, dayton, Butler and St.Joes should stay near the phone
The Big East basketball-only schools had a teleconference today to discuss their options. Not sure if ND was included.
The Irish have a lot of choices, which they probably love. They could go ACC, B1G, stick with the Catholics for basketball and non-revenue (remaining indy in football), or try and become a non-football members of a revamped Big XII.
Should be a fun, crazy week.
09-19-2011 02:25 PM #141
As for Notre Dame, I can see them sticking with the BE Catholic schools for now. The only way they will go to a conference as a full member (e.g. including football) is if the superconferences revamp the BCS or come up with a playoff system and do not include ND as an independent, as they do in the current BCS. That will be the one thing that forces their hand into giving up independence.
09-19-2011 02:50 PM #142
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09-19-2011 03:24 PM #144
I really hope UConn jumps to the ACC, then the ACC adds a really good football school to get to 16.
Its odd now having to think about what's best for the ACC.
I'm so looking forward to the drive to Syracuse to see Duke or UNC there.
09-19-2011 04:03 PM #145
NY Times Blog
For those who are sports & TV geeks like me, this is an awesome read. It basically breaks down the number and percentage of college football fans in each TV market. Since it's the Times, it also focuses on the NYC market. It verifies what many have always suspected....NYC is not a big college football market. But despite that, thanks to its sheer size, NYC still has the largest overall number of college football fans in the country. It's also evidence as to why Rutgers would be an attractive addition to the ACC. Even though they are not a top performer in any of the revenue sports, they are still the most-followed team in the NYC market.
09-19-2011 06:08 PM #146
Two quickies now up on CBSsports.com:
- Oklahoma regents gave their president the go-ahead to seek conference realignment (just a formality, but an important one)
- The AP learns Big East and Big XII are exploring a merger should Texas and OU leave
09-19-2011 07:58 PM #147
@DanWolken Just hearing it's not their preference RT @Xhoopsmaven:@DanWolken what's your evidence Nova and G'Town are not interested in a Cath league?
Sad for the X, if true.
09-20-2011 12:41 AM #148
You want a super conference? C-USA and the Mountain West have your [bleep]ing SUPERCONFERENCE right here!
Twenty-two teams from Hawaii to North Carolina. Sweet sassy molassy.
09-20-2011 12:48 AM #149
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