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Because while they have moving power, they like where they are. If UVA doesn't want to move, then the B1G goes ahead and takes Kansas/UNC or something, they might get left out.
For a school to be a candidate to be added to the B1G (or any conference), it's addition must add enough revenue to the conference to offset the additional payout the school would receive from the conference. I don't believe UConn would do that, so I don't see them as a target for the Big Ten.
Go away, KA!
I also kind of think the Big 10 was intentionally floating some rumors a few months back where they had Jeff report that expansion seemed imminent and that it would be UVA and GT if not UNC. (Reasoning: Who in their right mind would spill an expansion rumor to Jeff Ermann knowing how dangerous it was for UMD expansion).
It wouldn't surprise me if they were trying to play some ACC schools off of each other. Smart move, but one that could backfire and have the schools band back together. It's certainly possible that that's what happened.
UVA and UNC were going to be tough sells either way - the states of Virginia and NC would likely have put up some barricades to having only one of their schools go, and the B1G would have to bring on NCSU or VT as well - which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, but I don't think the B1G cares about the schools as much as the increase in TV rights and coverage they can get with expansion.
Again. Academics. AAU status.
The Big Ten was never, ever going to bring in NCSU and even VT would have been a tough sell for them.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
“@DanWetzel: True or not, among ACC admins a lot of laughing Maryland for giving up on league too soon. B10 is more money but tough travel, no tradition”
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"roomers are for bitches and bitches get fucked up."
And... that's why they don't get it. No tradition? Please. As if we have traditional with half of the "new" ACC now, especially when they decided our traditional cross over rival was Pitt. Tough travel? Not really any tougher than It currently is. They can "laugh a lot" while we collect a lot of money. And, can stick that tradition in their respective corn holes.
What's so funny?
I'll take playing the new B1G East over playing the old Big East in the ACC.
Will be curious to see what the ACC Network will look like in terms of financials, ownership, and carriage if it comes to be.
Trust me. You want nothing to do with UConn. They're garbage in every important area. Total garbage. Nobody wants them.
Nobody wanted Rutgers either.
I don't get the point of laughing. Everyone got out what they wanted, Maryland wanted more money, the ACC wanted to remain a conference.
I think for locations sake and familiarity, I would prefer Maryland in the ACC over Lewisville, but whatevs.
It's good for us to the extent that we compete locally with schools like UVA for recruiting in the two major sports and we'll have a pretty big financial advantage going forward. It's bad for us to the extent that we won't have more traditional ACC "rivals" coming with us to continue the rivalries, such as they are. The only disaster scenario would be Delaney inviting UConn, and if he goes that route he'd be deserving of the cunt punt to end all cunt punts.
Feeling wanted, more money, plus Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State every year in football >>>>>> Tradition of Excellence
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
perhaps this will compel the ACC to look towards a settlement with MD as the outcome of the case will not necessarily open the door for members considering an exit. I had always thought that appeasing to fSU/GT, getting assurances that they won't leave allows for a faster resolution for us. I just never considered Uva and Unc as defectors either.
Part of me wanted to see the ACC fall apart and lol. But my worry with that was the B1G would take at least 2 of the schools and we'd end up with more games against the UNC/UVA/FSU's and less games against the OSU/Michigan/Wisconsin's that made the B1G so appealing to me in the first place. So in that sense, I'm glad the ACC is going to survive for a while.
I don't really buy the travel thing. We're not like WVU joining the Big 12 where all of our games are going to be a 2,000 mile trek. All of the schools in our division are relatively close and/or are accessible from major airports (unlike Big 12 schools). And tradition? Nostalgia doesn't pay the bills, and we don't have much tradition with Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame, Boston College, Virginia Tech, and Miami.
I'm glad the ACC finally got its act together. We have a good conference and I'm glad the people making decisions for the ACC schools realized it. Now I don't have to read about 20 team super-conferences for a summer.
With an ACC Network, I don't know why ESPN would pay more money for something they have locked up for almost two decades. It's quite obvious the ESPN is in bed with the SEC, so I don't even know if they'd create a new channel and have to deal with more carriage issues.
The Big Ten is going to FOX (staying w/ CBS for basketball) and getting a raise. So there will be a hole in ESPN's programming for all the Big Ten's former games.
What I don't understand is, why some ACC schools would agree to a GOR (like Florida State), when neighboring schools will be making close to double ACC schools very shortly. That annual difference adds up.
The biggest problem the ACC had was florida whipping FSU in sports and in budget/revenue. Sounds like they appeased FSU for now...but if Florida keeps having more success than FSU than it may come back.
Well, yes and no. Maryland negotiated a pretty large travel subsidy when you guys joined the B1G, so I would imagine it is going to be a pain - but the subsidy should offset any costs. You guys are going to make a ton of money next year.
Reports are ACC schools will be make between $20-$25 million starting July 1.
There's more money available in creating a network than just airing the games.
It's pretty obvious why FSU is willing to sign. The B1G isn't currently interested, the SEC will never let them in and the B12 isn't an attractive option.
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