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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:01 am 
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With the Big XII about to expand, Connecticut is the only realistic remaining addition for the ACC. I say the ACC adds them and Notre Dame ends the madness. Doesn't hurt Connecticut's chances that ESPN headquarters are located in their state.

North: Notre Dame, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College, Connecticut, Virginia, Virginia Tech
South: North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:30 am 
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bigshotbob wrote:
With the Big XII about to expand, Connecticut is the only realistic remaining addition for the ACC. I say the ACC adds them and Notre Dame ends the madness. Doesn't hurt Connecticut's chances that ESPN headquarters are located in their state.

North: Notre Dame, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston College, Connecticut, Virginia, Virginia Tech
South: North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami


Connecticut is the only option for the ACC if the XII expands eastward which is probably everyone's best guess with Cincinnati. If the XII happens to balk east and go west then the ACC could always snag Cincinnati if they wanted. I don't see Notre Dame going full in until at least the end of the ACCN deal ends in 2035-36. By then, the ACC could look to bring on Cincinnati and Connecticut.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:01 am 
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Notre Dame is the obstacle to something reasonable happening here.

Their "independence" need is just a pain in the ***, for every conference trying to plan how this whole thing is going to shake out...

Add ND + UConn for 16, split North & South,as BigShotBob suggests.... DONE !


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:40 pm 
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The ACC's Grant of Rights / TV / ACC Network agreement they just signed this week says that Notre Dame football can't join any conference but the ACC for the length of the deal.


UConn gets added when the Irish join for football. There's no other real reason for the ACC to act before that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:34 am 
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JPSchmack wrote:
The ACC's Grant of Rights / TV / ACC Network agreement they just signed this week says that Notre Dame football can't join any conference but the ACC for the length of the deal.

That clause was already in the GoR agreement when Notre Dame first joined the ACC. It was extended in language covering the network agreement.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:02 pm 
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SBJ article (previously posted in another thread)discussing potential ACC Network distribution issues at http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Jour ... twork.aspx


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:18 am 
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Some more specifics on the ACC TV deal.

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/coll ... 04627.html


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