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So, it looks like this is a done deal - only thing left is the lawyers.
Now - here's why it will affect us SEC lovers.
When DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova leave. Here's who's left...Hint, not Louisville, Pitt or 'Cuse. Not Rutgers... Not Notre Dame...ONLY UCONN, CINCI and USF.
Anyone else see a MAJOR problem there. The Big East is DEAD.
From the talks today..."The Big East is supposed to add Houston, SMU, Central Florida, Memphis, Tulane and Temple in all sports beginning in 2013, as well as Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members. Navy and East Carolina are supposed to join the league in 2014 as football-only members."
So, what, is are UConn and Cinci going to hang in with USF and add Houston, SMU, UCF, Memphis, Tulane and Temple and have THAT be their basketball conference?
Seriously? That's only 9 teams. Which is better than nothing.
How's this though, the wick has been turned way, way UP now. Big East football is OVER. The football schools know this and UConn and Cinci, which were scrambling like hell to get out in the first place are REALLY trying to get out right now. ACC doesn't want them, B1G doesn't want them and the Big 12 doesn't want them. Why? They're all waiting for the ACC to begin to fall apart and then split things up evenly.
I don't know how many hostesses we need to send over to Steger but someone with deep pockets needs to arrange for a Lewenski-esque singing telegram!
Gentlemen! The Mayans weren't wrong. It's not the end of the world, it's the end of the BCS.
Georgetown has made a statement by staying with the 7 catholic schools. They're NOT coming to the ACC for hoops only.
The only play left for the ACC is to pick up either UConn or Cinci and PRAY that ND joins full up. IMO, it's not going to happen and the ACC, eventually will become the next Big East. It's a matter of time and pressure.
The time to go is now. We go and the ACC can immediately gobble up UConn or Cinci. When NC State leaves, they can take the other one...Our departure would not hurt the conference, but rather give the ACC a chance to become the next best thing. What the Big East used to be.
Make no mistake. UConn and Cinci are desperate and looking for a HOME. They need to find something and soon. Where they land will be the next piece of this puzzle.
If the ACC gives Georgetown more money they will come over. This only shows the the BIG East basketball schools were pissed that the ACC took all of their good BBall schools and the BIG East is adding football schools instead of basketball schools.
This is not even news unless you like BIG East Basketball and it doesnt affect anybody else.
Cinci and UConn are going to be scratching like cats in a corner to GTFO. They're not staying and they'll have to land somewhere. It's those two schools which will determine the next step in this realignment.
They would have left yesterday if a better conference would have taken them. This just means they are even more desperate but it doesnt change the fact that nobody wants them.
Boys, the Play Ground just got Rough and Tough . Anyone don't think that ND holds the key to the future of the ACC and where it ends up to be , then you're fooling yourself. If they come on Full member in all sports, the ACC will survive. If not, things are going to be interesting here in the next two months....IMHO.
Actually, the basketball schools aren't just planning to split, they plan to dissolve the conference (and they have the votes to do it) so they can avoid exit fees & keep their NCAA credits
Agree that the BE just died. Only thing left is for Boise and SDSU to renege. They at least were smart about their contracts. Some were speculating that the new BE TV contract would be down to as low as $40M, $60M-$80M more likely. WAY below the numbers both BSU an SDSU expected. And that was before the likely basketball split.
What a mess!! And it's just getting started imho.
Despite the recent spate of college football conference realignment that saw Rutgers jump ship from the Big East to join the Big Ten, officials from both San Diego State and
Yep, ND is only salvation for ACC. Just don't see that happening. Why should they?
I think they get the MSG contract, too. UCONN, CINC, and USF are in a world of trouble. Hope I'm not saying that about VT in the "near" future.
Article on BE votes that JLM is talking about linked.
The presidents of the Big East's seven Catholic, non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools are expected to decide on their future in the Big East in the coming days, and it would be an upset if they remained in the league, sources told ESPN.
This post was edited by TONGO75 16 months ago
In the general scheme though, the only one worse off than they were say 10 yrs ago is uconn, because of hoops. Uconn wasn't in the BE for football then. Cincy was in CUsa and USF was a nobody.
ND needs the ACC and they both better get it straight, too many things that ND needs for the ACC not to survive. A home with East Coast coverage, Place to get in the Playoff system that will be coming into play here in 2014. Their Fanbase and Grads are all up and down the East Coast. TV money is not going to let the ACC & ND miss out, too many TV's for that to happen. It's About Money not College Football !! IMHO, I look for the ACC to get proactive on this and what It takes to keep it together, these other conferences will Be Looking and not Next year, in the coming months. I want the ACC to survive...ND can make it or break it. Mark It down.
And I hope they break it.
Did you hear Hoo got arrested? Thomas Jefferson would be proud!
There are many reasons why they should. If they ever want to be in a conference full time the ACC is where they would want to be. It fits their desired footprint to a tee. The ACC is the last best chance for a conference to span the entire eastern seaboard. This footprint includes a large population of ND alum and supporters. If the ACC goes away that large and desirable geographic footprint goes with it. I'm saying that if conference affiliation is important at all to ND, and if the east coast is where you want to be, then this is your chance to make it work.
I did not see your post above. You actually made the case better than I did regarding ND and the ACC.
Nothing wrong with posting the Truth Twice...raleighoo ...Preach it Man !!
Lol... maybe someone out there hears us. I think you make very good points. Will be interesting to see how it all shakes out.
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