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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:10 pm 
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I do believe it is the northern part of the ACC, rather than the southern part, most vulnerable to Big Ten first initiatives. The ACC made a couple of big mistakes with expansion: not taking WVU, and accepting ND w/o all fb. Pitt & Louisville, with the ACC, are good fits for the scheme. The ACC should have waited, maybe, in pursing the upper northeast corridor (Syracuse, BC). Whether such would have kept Maryland, hard to say with the monetary enticements. But, it could have impacted Big Ten thinking as to strategy and aggressiveness.


I'd like to think that if the ACC would not have gotten weak in the knees over Miami and had taken the Hurricanes either ahead of FSU or with FSU at the same time, things would have gone so differently than they are now. Maybe the VT thing would have still happened, but the ACC is a sloppy expander, even if unpredictable.

How the ACC expanded impacted how the Big East began to see itself, which affected the ACC and right back at the Big East. Both are not ideally where they want to be.

As for BC, it's a better fit for the B1G than some think. BC also fits the profile of the last two acquisitions: neither come in with deep ties or relationships to many schools and carry around with it a good urban market, even if they don't own Boston. Plus, until the ND situation is fully settled and figured out, BC is in the same boat as UMD was and now Pitt is when it comes to "sharing" Notre Dame...possibly at BC's expense.

So if BC goes, UConn's safer off.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:53 pm 
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BC is not going to the B10

Its a small private school which is non aau.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Mark Blaudschun blog article discussing current BE realignment situation at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5155


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:51 am 
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freaked4collegefb wrote:
Mark Blaudschun blog article discussing current BE realignment situation at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5155


It's good to see that perspective out there.

Part of me thinks this group is worth more than $2m per, but the obvious flight risks of UConn, Cincy, and Navy are considered in the deal. While maybe Navy wouldn't run for the money, UConn and Cincy are not going to settle for $5-10m when they could get 17-20. Nobody but the SA's would.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:58 am 
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freaked4collegefb wrote:
Mark Blaudschun blog article discussing current BE realignment situation at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5155


Blaudshun's article says that promotion is going to be the key to the success of the Big East's contract with NBC. With that said, NBC needs to promote the fact that they are the new home for Big East sports and to do so they are going to have to package the Big East game of the week as the first part of a Saturday double header with the Notre Dame game following at 3:30. The Big East is going to fade away into a distant memory if they don't see air time on a major network. Casual fans are not going to devote their time to searching for NBC Sports Network to find a BE game but if its readily available to them they'll watch. Exposure on NBC's flagship station will hopefully lead to fans then turning to the Sports Network to watch additional games but if the Big East is out of sight they will surely be out of mind.


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Pete Thamel article(previously posted in another thread)discussing BE/NBC/ESPN tv negotiations at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/colleg ... gotiations


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Mark Blaudschun blog article(previously posted in another thread)discussing BE/NBC/ESPN negotiations and possibility of a secondary CBS deal at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5173


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Brett McMurphy article(previously posted in another thread)discussing BE/NBC/ESPN negotiations at http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story ... ources-say


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More from Mark Blaudschun on BE realignment and tv situation at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5184


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Lenn Robbins at NYPost discussing fight over BE name and MSG at http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/ ... MmA5Ph1NzN


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SBJ article(previously posted in another thread)discussing BE tv deal situation at http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Jour ... -East.aspx


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SBD article(previously posted in another thread)reporting that ESPN has matched NBC BE proposal at http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Dail ... -East.aspx


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Is is still possible for the Big East to find and explore any possible members (full or football-only) to join in so that it can have 12 in total for a possible CCG for at least the other upcoming season (2014-15 academic year)?

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Mark Blaudschun blog article discussing BE realignment and tv situation at http://ajerseyguy.com/?p=5238


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USA Today article(previously posted in another thread)discussing BE TV deal situation at http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/co ... ll/1937241


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