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Big 12, ACC Updates & Big East House of Cards

Sep 29th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Since last weeks Big 12 “Kumbaya” lovefest and unity declaration, movement in the world of conference realignment did slow down. But as nothing has officially been signed in the Big 12, things are still in motion. So here’s where we stand: Big 12 Stability: * Yes, the Big 12 seems to be doing what they […]

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Conference Realignment Hits The Brakes – Conference News Timeline of 9/20/11

Sep 19th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment

So the biggest news from yesterday is that the Pac-12 has opted to remain at 12. That alone will slow up any movement in other conferences. But it was quite an interesting day, with many twists and turns. To sum up the day, here’s a rough timeline of the conference realignment news: Timeline for Tuesday, […]

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Sunday AM Recap: ACC Striking First & What It Means for the ACC and Other Conferences

Sep 18th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, SEC Expansion & Realignment

Yesterday’s news of Pitt and Syracuse applying (and unofficially already approved) to the ACC shook things up a bit. For months, people such as myself have been banging the drum for ACC to be proactive with expansion. The reason? Survival. Conference realignment is a formula…and with any formula, there are predictions. But when you looked […]

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ACC Expansion: Pitt & Syracuse to ACC, Expansion to 16 on the Table, Texas & Notre Dame Rumored for ACC Non-Football Membership

Sep 18th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

First the ACC tightened the reigns on it’s membership with an increase in the exit fees for a departing school last week…a move done to prevent schools like Florida St. and Virginia Tech from leaving the conference for the SEC. And now, the ACC looks like it might take an even more proactive stance: by […]

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Florida St. Considers Realignment Options

Sep 14th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment

So it seems that Florida St., one of the stronger programs in the ACC, is putting aside it’s “ACC solidarity” stance for a minute to consider all it’s options. With the future of the Big 12 seemingly sitting in the hands of Oklahoma, who is considering an official pursuit of Pac-12 membership (along with Oklahoma […]

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Conference Realignment Dominoes Continue To Line Up…Ready To Fall

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment

* Pac-16 a possibility with Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Oklahoma St. * Big 12 survival plans: If no Pac-16 defection, Big East raid of 2-3 schools a possibility * Missouri as SEC #14 candidate would add 4th Big East team to Big 12 sights * Pac-16 defections from Big 12 likely means end to […]

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VA Tech to the SEC? “Total Poppycock”

Aug 31st, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, SEC Expansion & Realignment

One has to feel for Virginia Tech presidential spokesman Larry Hincker. the school was initially mentioned as a potential candidate for the 14th SEC position almost a month ago. The schools response: No…No…did we mention No. In fact, unlike other schools who use the common “we’re happy in the XYZ Conference and plan to be […]

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Potential SEC Expansion & the Conference Realignment Trickle-Down

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, SEC Expansion & Realignment

With the Texas A&M to the SEC talks heating up there was enough to think about. But with the potential that the SEC would expand again a year later, to 14 schools by adding Florida St., well that turns a small wave into a tsunami. Let’s start with the immediate effects of SEC expansion under […]

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Texas A&M fires Shot: $20 million in 2012 or We’ll Leave

Jul 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Some comments by Texas A&M; president R. Bowen Loftin, saying Texas A&M; expects $20 million in 2012 or they might leave. In the piece by Brent Zwerneman,  Loftin says that the main reason Texas A&M; remained in the Big 12 and did not leave for the SEC was because of the $20 million annual revenue figure. […]

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Predicting the Conference Realignment Aftermath

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Over the past few months, everyone has an opinion about about what the conferences will look like when all the realignment is complete. But this past week, we’ve taken a step closer to having some real movement. So here’s what we know: Big Ten:  * Wants Notre Dame, wants Texas.  * Notre Dame wants to […]

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