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|12-01-2012, 07:14 AM||#29 (permalink)|
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I don't really want to second guess Jack swarbrick and im sure he probably looked into the possibility but why didn't we try to join the B1G the same way we did the ACC? I know they only want us as a full member but i can't imagine that the way delaney is expanding (purely for monetary gain) he would turn down ND in all sports but football with 5 B1G games yearly. The ratings this year on nbc and abc drive this point home. ND/USC was the most watched college football game is 6 years and it's due entirely to the unique national draw of ND.
Just don't want the ACC to implode and we get stuck joining the B1G fully or playing sun belt teams to fill out future schedules.
|12-01-2012, 08:01 AM||#30 (permalink)|
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The BIG10 wants in 100% on all sports. They don't like our NBC contract and would stick us as a regional team like UM or MSU. The reality is I would rather join the BIG12 than stay with the BIG10. Seems like we don't have a much of a choice if all these teams to the BIG10 are true.
|12-01-2012, 09:00 AM||#31 (permalink)|
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|12-01-2012, 11:20 AM||#32 (permalink)|
Playing with fire...
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To put it mildly, the ACC loses absolutely nothing in UVA. The idea that UVA and Maryland carry a "media market" is crazy... UVA has ZERO fans and is no good any sport but lacrosse (and occasionally baseball and soccer). Maryland has very few fans as well and is average at basketball/horrendous at football.
GT? I mean... is that something? I don't know but I don't think so. All of these teams are no more relevant than Illinois or Indiana and won't bring big viewership with them... is this just to justify BTN up and down the east coast? Or is it to force Notre Dame's hand?
Anyways... bottom line is as long as FSU and Virginia Tech stay in the ACC it's no biggy. Louisville and Cinci are arguably upgrades over Maryland and UVA... with GT being the only loss that might "hurt"... Tech is what carries the Virginia/DC market.
|12-01-2012, 11:24 AM||#33 (permalink)|
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|12-01-2012, 11:26 AM||#34 (permalink)|
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11-14 vs. the top 25 (.440) BK- 22-17(14-16)-TW 21-15(02-04)- CW-19-16 (98-00)- Saavy says solid footing
|12-01-2012, 11:32 AM||#35 (permalink)|
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For the B1G, I think this realignment is more about academic research, TV contracts, and regional expansion than basketball or football prowess. They brought in Maryland for East coast viewership and top level research facilities. Notre Dame would do well to keep in close contact with Delaney and the B1G. It would be a much better fit than the ACC IMO. FWIW these moves also allow the B1G to expand their influence further in East coast markets and recruiting.
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