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Old 11-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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More BCS realignment

It's being reported all over that the Big Ten is in the process of inviting Rutgers and the University of Maryland into the conference.

The invites could take place as early as Monday.

Speculation from there includes the idea that the ACC would invite UConn to take the place of UM.

Needless to say, that may be all she wrote for the Big East.
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i think they would move to a basketball only conference
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Or the Big East poaches A-10 and other conferences. Not good either way.
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why leave the A10 when the league would be a better league than the big east? (losing all the bball teams)
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I think this is going to be the final straw that sends it into the chaos we thought it may be. If this is it for Big East Football you can bet the catholic league is most likely happening. That leaves Temple, Memphis, Cincy and others mixing with the reminants of the A-10 and other leagues. It will be a mess and a joke quite frankly.
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why leave the A10 when the league would be a better league than the big east? (losing all the bball teams)
Money. That's what's driving all of these decisions.
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Re: More BCS realignment

Think the Big East would survive. IF ECU had a quality basketball team, the would have been in the Big East years ago. See this as their golden opportunity.
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Re: More BCS realignment

Big East Football 2014
Cincinnati
Central Florida
South Florida
Louisville
SMU
Memphis
Boise State
San Diego State
Temple
Houston
Navy
and maybe ECU
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Re: More BCS realignment

The Big East will survive, in the manner that a chicken survives for a while without its head. Right in the middle of TV negotiations, they may lose Rutgers and UConn, taking the Northeast completely out of their footprint (sorry Temple, you don't count, 12 people go to your football games). And everyone should realize by now that Louisville is destined for the Big 12. Cincy may be, too. Bowlsby can say what he wants, they will go to 12. Championship game money is too much to turn down.

Big East football is D-U-N. Done. Conference USA 2.0. And it's been that way for a while. People didn't want to believe it. Believe it. Fin.

Matter of time before the basketball schools leave and take the Big East name with them. it will happen, one way or another.
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Re: More BCS realignment

I believe all of this was coming anyway but I just assumed that it would be the B12 to crank it back up again.

Frankly, if you think about it, as soon as it was announced that the Big East was being lumped in with the other non-BCS conferences for bowl participation purposes, it was game, set, match then.

This is likely not ever yet. The B12 most likely isn't finished expanding yet.

It goes without saying that both UL and UConn are more than ready to make the jump. They are desperate to get out of the Big East.
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Temple's move still was a positive, not nearly the positive we thought it would be but they will have places to go if everything collapses.
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Temple's move still was a positive, not nearly the positive we thought it would be but they will have places to go if everything collapses.
I agree with you completely. It still made sense for Temple to make a move to the Big East.

The access to a BCS bowl may be more limited, but it still exists. It would be catastrophic for you if they were to go to the 4 x 16 model, but it appears as though the ACC is fighting to maintain a fifth BCS member.

You guys most likely will end up in what will look like a stronger version of C-USA.
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Re: More BCS realignment

I don't get why Maryland, besides their Under Armor CEO, would want to join the Big Ten. Makes no sense on any level. You think their grads would like to trade Duke-UNC for Michigan-Ohio State. Just nonsense. The ACC is now the Big East, the Big East now CUSA. Can't wait for those Rutgers-Illinois football games.
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I don't get why Maryland, besides their Under Armor CEO, would want to join the Big Ten. Makes no sense on any level. You think their grads would like to trade Duke-UNC for Michigan-Ohio State. Just nonsense. The ACC is now the Big East, the Big East now CUSA. Can't wait for those Rutgers-Illinois football games.
Duke-UNC suck in football. That's most of the answer right there. The money involved for football is just ridiculous (see BigTen network payouts). Maryland would be costing themselves big-time money not to take the invite.
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(sorry Temple, you don't count, 12 people go to your football games).
You dont even play scholarship FCS football. You cant talk.
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