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I thought they would take UConn, although I think Louisville is the better pick.
The Big 12 gonna take UConn now and make their conference stronger????
Louisville will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, becoming the sixth former Big East school to leave for the ACC, sources told ESPN.
Time for the SEC to grab two of UNC, NCSU, Virginia and VaTech.
Ideally would be NCSU and VT.
I think Slive is waiting to see what happens with Maryland, legally.
I don't get why so many Ags insist on NCSU and VaTech... UVA is a public Ivy, as is UNC. And they're not half bad in their athletic brands either... in fact UNC is a better athletic brand too compared to NCSU. VaTech, with their corps of cadets and all and a winning football tradition, i give you compared to UVA, but in North Carolina, UNC brand is probably stronger than NCSU.
UNC won't go somewhere without Duke. I think that's why people insist on NC St
I want UNC and UVA. Strengthens us across the board. We would be the best and most balanced conference (if we werent already).
I've lived in Virginia for about 17 years. It wasn't until maybe 6 or 7 years ago that UVA and VT both belonged to the ACC. There's no long term conference ties for those two schools -- sure they play each other every year but that would probably happen whether or not they were in the same conference. So pulling one or the other into the SEC would probably be doable.
North Carolina is a bit different. UNC and NCSU have been together for a long time and have natural rivalries between themselves and with Duke in many sports. From my perspective, the biggest collegiate rivalry in North Carolina is UNC-Duke basketball. NCSU is a bystander.
The SEC wants to expand the footprint and media market to the max so they apparently don't want to take more than one school in each market. That makes it more difficult to bring in two schools from North Carolina or two schools from Virginia. Since UNC won't go anywhere without Duke, the only logical target in North Carolina is NC State. Either VA school would work but my personal for the best cultural fit would be VT.
Other than that, I don't have a dog in this fight -- I'm just trying to be realistic.
cool; thanks for the insights!
I think the ACC is working on becoming a basketball focused conference. At least that is what the North Carolina schools appear to be interested in.
If I were FSU, Clemson and VTech, I would be looking for someplace else to go.
lot of blabber from the horns about the Big Bevo conference taking Clemson, FSU, Miami, and GaTech... what sort of bisected conference that's going to be?! Geographically at least, that doesn't even make sense. But then WVU to Big Bevo didn't make sense either, and it happened, so what do I know.
ACC has a good thing right now and hopefully it keeps it... or they won't be far from following the "Big" East into oblivion.
Baylor will surely fight that. Too hard on their student athletes.
yeah, but just being basketball-centric might not cut it... really big money is in football. the currently constituted ACC has basketball heavyweights as well as some really good football programs, and I think that's a good thing.
mainly, i just want the Big Bevo conference to stink it up and not let DeLo$$ sh(t over and ruin one more conference.
I am waiting for the fallout from the Big 4-5 conferences trying to get the Big East champion removed as an automatic BCS qualifier.
They are becoming C-USA. No reason for them to have an automatic qualifier.
I have no idea how these exit fees work, whether they're paid all at once, or if the majority of it is withdrawn from next year's revenue, so there's a good chance this is completely off base. But if it was all at once, I wonder if some of these schools are waiting for other ones to leave first, so they can use money they get from their exit fee to pay their own
A good friend with Wisconsin ties tells me big 10 talking with UNC and UV to get to 16. Makes sense from an academic standpoint and market standpoint (and 2nd tier football standpoint.) Easy for SEC then to get the other 2 state schools and add those markets. Not that I really care what the big XII does, but they could add FSU, Clemson, Louisville, byu, ?, and force Norte dame's hand and you have the makings of 4 super conferences that push out all others and can really buck the system. Pac12 would have to scrap together some schools to get to 16 but still some Texas schools out there that big XII and SEC don't need.
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