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09-12-2011 05:37 PM #76
Both options have their pros and cons. Going to another conference means they swallow their ego in exchange for long-term stability and probably better long-term revenues. Making a Frankenconference out of the Big XII leftovers and some non-AQ schools means they still get to be the big boss and keep the Longhorn Network, but with Nebraska gone, Texas A&M leaving and maybe the OK schools too there's no guarantee the replacements would be good enough to keep an automatic BCS bid.
09-12-2011 07:11 PM #77
09-13-2011 04:19 PM #78
Anyone have Insider? Apparently Bilas discusses how superconferences will help teams like Xavier, Gonzaga, Butler, etc. and I wanted to know what his thoughts were on that.
09-13-2011 08:23 PM #79
09-14-2011 02:00 PM #80
Texas to the ACC? I have a hard time seeing that happening... although anything appears to be possible at this juncture. I have a feeling -still- that Oklahoma and Ok St stay and the Big 12 expands to 12 teams, by adding BYU and two others. If the Oklahoma schools bolt, all hell will break loose.
09-14-2011 02:38 PM #81
I hear the ACC is looking at U of Alaska-Anchorage to add another basketball program.
Hey, between Trajan Langden and the Great Alaska Shootout we know they can play hoops up by the North Pole.
09-14-2011 07:50 PM #82
09-14-2011 08:12 PM #83
09-14-2011 08:44 PM #84
Hell, they could bring in four of the basketball schools (Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova and either Providence or Seton Hall) and create a creative dual-division basketball conference.
Atlantic Division (Football) Eastern Division (Football) Miami Virginia Florida State West Virginia Georgia Tech Maryland Clemson Rutgers UNC BC NC State Virginia Tech Duke Syracuse Wake Forest UConn/Pitt Atlantic Division (Basketball) Eastern Division (Basketball) Miami Georgetown Florida State West Virginia Georgia Tech Villanova Clemson Rutgers UNC BC NC State Virginia Tech Duke Syracuse Wake Forest UConn/Pitt Virginia St. John's Maryland Providence/Seton Hall
09-14-2011 08:48 PM #85
With all these "Texas to ACC" rumors, you gotta wonder how they've going to be voted in. UNC and Duke said no last expansion-go-round (Miami, BC, Va Tech), so they'd probably do the same this time as well. I believe the ACC needs 75% of the universities to approve a new one entering in (9 teams of 12).
BTerp, as a Xavier student, that is a worse-case scenario for us.
09-15-2011 07:45 AM #86
09-15-2011 04:02 PM #87
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09-16-2011 11:06 PM #90
Greg, from your lips to God's ears. According to the NY Times, Pitt and Syracuse are in talks to join the ACC. If this is true, I am curious how Texas would fit in.
Last edited by Majin Buu; 09-16-2011 at 11:09 PM.