For the millionth time: know who/what you are, who/what you aren’t, embrace that reality, and work your cock off to maximize your strengths. Over time, significant progress can be made.Yet the AAC says, "We have zero interest in that. That's not in our plan."
Now that the public school barrier has been crossed by adding UConn, it would make sense for the Big East to pursue Wichita State as a “travel partner” for Creighton. Other than the Shockers, there aren’t any obvious candidates (considering regional politics and market redundancies).
Pretty sure UCONN was only an exception due to their previous history with the Big East. There was another tweet that came out saying they wouldn't care about geography in their discussions (aka they might think about Gonzaga before realizing it wouldn't work). But also the most logical fits that would be more in the footprint would be Dayton and SLU. Whether or not they get invited is a different story.Now that the public school barrier has been crossed by adding UConn, it would make sense for the Big East to pursue Wichita State as a “travel partner” for Creighton. Other than the Shockers, there aren’t any obvious candidates (considering regional politics and market redundancies).
No, I'm not reaching. What's the percentage of revenues that P5 earns in college athletics vs non-P5? If you can provide a number, we can talk about the amount of cash the BCS stands to gain by breaking away from the NCAA.JP: Inflation? You are really reaching and literally don’t have one actual number to support your position. It is also evident you are not an antitrust lawyer. For the P5 the OOC season is already meaningless. That is why they are increasing the conference games and neutral sight games against other p5 teams (also to hurt mid majors). Also with less teams sharing in the tournament they can get less tv money but still make more. Tv may pay more for OOC games. You literally have no idea what the numbers are. But we do know that the big conferences continue to do everything they can to separate themselves. If you don’t think they are looking at this you are naive.
You're using a coach quote as your argument? Coaches know jack shit about how the world of college athletics work. Boeheim would rather be in the Big East than ACC. They don't understand why they're playing on a Monday or Tuesday on national TV instead of a Thursday/Saturday model.As an addendum to my post above: here is quote from a mid major coach to Matt Norlander on why he thinks the move of Texas and OU to SEC is bad for College Basketball:
- "It concerns me as a mid-major coach in that I believe we are headed to the Autonomy Five attempting to break off."
Rather than eliminating auto bids, which makes March so exciting, why not expand to 72 teams? The 15s and 16s should “play in” for each region. That would open up more at-large bids for the top 50ish teams.Regardless of his position, unless he has the actual numbers the P5 are looking, their projections, knowledge regarding tv contract negotiations, status of renegotiating the tournament contract then there is no way he can declare what the best business model is. It is impossible. The information everyone knows is the trend for every move to distance the top conferences from everyone else.
Agree on automatic bids and said that a few pages ago. Whether they break off, who knows but it is certainly a possibility given the recent changes and this is the window to do it.
I liked Lunardi's dual-bid proposal he floated around last March, with an 80 teams tournament. Conference regular and auto-bid champs get in and you round out the field with AL's until you reach 80. I think he also said no improving resume via conference tournament, unless you win obviously. That could make the tournament even better. Not sure the P5's want "better" though.Rather than eliminating auto bids, which makes March so exciting, why not expand to 72 teams? The 15s and 16s should “play in” for each region. That would open up more at-large bids for the top 50ish teams.