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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2012, 11:35:55 AM »

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wow, maryland throwing away 50 million dollars.
They'll try to negotiate that down I'm sure.

But when your income steam is going from 16 to 25 - 35 or whatever the Big 10 network brings they're making a longer term play.

Exactly.  Maryland will recoup that exit fee one way or another.

Read something the other day that one of the Underarmour guys and MD super boosters just cashed out a ton of stock.
Plus the Maryland program is already running serious financial trouble.

When your current situation isn't working for you, you'll be more open to taking a big risk or big move.

FSU is still doing fine money wise so the SEC isn't as attractive with the whole exit fee.

Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #61 on: November 19, 2012, 12:09:49 PM »

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Big Ten teams are already making about 25 million from tv contracts.  That will go up significantly if they can get the Big Ten Network on basic cable in NJ, NYC, Maryland, and D.C., which you would have to think the Big Ten knows it will or it wouldn't have added those two programs.  The Big Ten also renegotiates in a few years, and by adding those markets will be in line for a much bigger payday.

This was solely a move about dollars, but at least the Big Ten is sticking with the whole education thing i.e both Maryland and Rutgers are in the AAU and are fine academic institutions. 

I would also not be surprised at all if this opens the door for further movement (aside from Connecticut to the ACC).
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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #62 on: November 19, 2012, 12:15:31 PM »

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It's all about football.  Eventually I think we're going to see separate conferences for football.  At least I hope we do.  This is really starting to hurt college basketball.
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« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2012, 12:40:34 PM »

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It's all about football.  Eventually I think we're going to see separate conferences for football.  At least I hope we do.  This is really starting to hurt college basketball.
Actually these moves are solely about dollars.  Maryland and Rutgers add almost nothing to the Big Ten from a football perspective.  They are just in the right location.
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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2012, 03:56:49 PM »

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Tulane to replace Rutgers as a full member.  East Carolina to join Big East as a football only member.

http://news.yahoo.com/tulane-join-big-east-2014-leaving-c-usa-191842130--spt.html
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« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2012, 09:24:00 PM »

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College confernce names a joke, how many does the big ten have?  It sure as heck ain't ten.   Ditto, for the big twelve.

Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2012, 09:39:36 PM »

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College confernce names a joke, how many does the big ten have?  It sure as heck ain't ten.   Ditto, for the big twelve.

This isn't true anymore but I think there was a year or two there when the Big 10 had 12 members and the Big 12 had 10.

Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2012, 09:50:17 PM »

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So the Big East is essentially turning into Conference USA Lite meets Catholicism?

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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2012, 08:34:45 AM »

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And the ACC adds Louisville. Solid addition for the big sports of football & basketball.

Everyone getting all of this? There's going to be a test at the end. 


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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2012, 08:38:19 AM »

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I have no idea which colleges are part of which conferences or who is coaching any teams anymore.  College sports is just a mystery to me at this point.
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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2012, 08:43:17 AM »

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And the ACC adds Louisville. Solid addition for the big sports of football & basketball.

Everyone getting all of this? There's going to be a test at the end.
That was the smart play, but I am surprised a bit the ACC didn't go after Connecticut.  Again, Louisville is the smart play so it makes sense, UConn just seemed to fit better.
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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2012, 08:54:07 AM »

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Guessing they'll replace MD in the Atlantic so it'd be; BC, Clemson, Florida St, Louisville, NC State, Syracuse, and Wake, I believe.


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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #72 on: November 28, 2012, 09:19:02 AM »

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Its a good day, the ACC gets stronger and SueConn slips futher into purgatory #conferenceUSA

Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #73 on: November 28, 2012, 09:29:18 AM »

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And the ACC adds Louisville. Solid addition for the big sports of football & basketball.

Everyone getting all of this? There's going to be a test at the end.
That was the smart play, but I am surprised a bit the ACC didn't go after Connecticut.  Again, Louisville is the smart play so it makes sense, UConn just seemed to fit better.


I would have rather seen UConn, but Louisville gives them a wider market area. 


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Re: College Conference Alignment
« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2012, 09:30:09 AM »

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And the ACC adds Louisville. Solid addition for the big sports of football & basketball.

Everyone getting all of this? There's going to be a test at the end.
That was the smart play, but I am surprised a bit the ACC didn't go after Connecticut.  Again, Louisville is the smart play so it makes sense, UConn just seemed to fit better.


I would have rather seen UConn, but Louisville gives them a wider market area.

Also bridges the geographic gap a little bit between the ACC and South Bend

 

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