Navy better hope WVU does not fall to 3rd place or the Service Academy will need to find another bowl. WVU is like a home NC school when playing in Charlotte.
If the Big East added East Carolina as football only member, the Charlotte bowl would probably not want to gamble on leaving out a potential Louisville, WVU, or East Carolina from playing in the bowl game. Rutgers had really good attendance for last years Insight bowl and probably would take a lot of fans to Charolotte as well.
What happened with Navy playing in the International bowl?
I guess Navy is following Notre Dame on using the Big East and not providing much useful benefits in the process.
Sooner or latter the football schools have got to stop blaming Notre Dame and Navy and start to question the makeup of the conference stucture of having non like schools associated in the same organization.
TV money is not going to make up for lack of 8 conference games, potential loss of minor bowl slots to Navy and Notre Dame and possibly Army once that school catches up to Navy.
If UConn would had a winning season last year, USF would have been left at home or in the new scenerio could be left home due to Navy or Notre Dame taking a potential bowl slot.
It just seems like every time the Big East takes one positive step foreword, the football schools fall one big step behind.
Navy doesn't have to worry Lash. The are tied into a bowl on the
West Coast if they don't steal the Mienkee Bowl away from the BE this year.
As for your MWC and BE merger, I don't think a future BCS conference will want us BE LEFTOVERS
. Besides the travel is too expensive for the Olympic sports.
What the BE needs is more TS2 and Train Goose alliances. ND bends the BE over. The ACC steals two golden eggs and a silver coin. MAC alliance partner Buffalo shafts the BE for the SEC. Then Navy's Bill the Goat rams it home. Some Big East commish we have. But don't worry for the BE. Trained Goose will save us by getting four more BB only teams to join the BE.
North East football will never die though. After this sham you better believe that Cuse, Pitt, L'Ville, Rutgers, Conn, and W.Vir are on the phones behind the scene to the ACC, B-10, B-12, and SEC. Of course they will show the face of solidarity while negotiating BCS and TV contracts. If one foot wasn't out the door before both feet are running now from this embarrassing league. The FB schools better Dump the Goose, get a real FB and all sports commish, and start looking out for themselves or they will be a mid major conference with out a BCS auto bid.
BE leftovers and Cusa leftovers UNITE. Any conference you form with out the sleeping trained Goose has got to be better then the constant up and down embarrassment of the BE. Eventually the BE FB teams will end up in great conferences when the ACC annihilates it by going to 14 teams along with the SEC and B-12. The B-10 will eventually go to 12 teams by taking Cuse or Pitt. It looks like Cuse is the favored one for the NY market. Rutgers, L'Ville, Pitt, Conn, and W.Vir will end up in the ACC, B-12, or SEC.
Cinn, and USF head back to Cusa or the MAC. Better days are ahead when the Trained Goose flys the coup with his precious BB league.
Just imagine a growing Eastern Conference if it formed years ago. Penn St., Cuse, Conn, Rutgers, W.Vir., Pitt, BC, Miami, Vir. Tech and Lville. Throw in Temple and Cinn for a 12 team all sports conference and you would have a Beast of the East covering major markets in FB and BB.
If Miami, VT, and BC weren't laughing at the BE mud slinging as they exited the BE door for the ACC, they are certainly laughing now. As a matter of fact the real anchor 5 conferences are probably in stitches too.