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Greg Swaim Show @GSwaim Two actual offers to #ACC school have been made by each the #B1G & #Big12, for a total of four....more forthcoming.
I read on another board that Virginia to Big 10. FSU and Miami to Big 12. SEC wants North Carolina but they said they wouldn't come without Duke. So possibly UNC and Duke to SEC or Va Tech and NC State
Any ideas about who got the second invite to the Big 10?
NC and Duke, well would help the basketball profile.
I would love UNC and Duke. Would be huge. Kentucky, Florida, Duke, UNC.... We would own college football and basketball
NC would strengthen the baseball profile as well.
Cut has Duke playing better fb
No movement will happen until the court rules on the 50 million exit fee the ACC passed last year to keep teams from leaving. If the court says that the teams don't have to pay to leave the conference then you can expect it dissolve. If teams are required to pay the 50 million, the ACC will be around for a long time.
I don't think it's quite that cut and dry. I agree that the conference will dissolve if the courts rule against the ACC buyout, but even if they don't that doesn't mean the ACC will stay as it is today. Conference revenues (especially with the SEC and B1G) are skyrocketing. I wouldn't be surprised if SEC schools were getting $50MM a year from conference payouts in the next 10 years. The fact is the ACC will never sniff that kind of money and some of those schools might make the jump and take the hit for a better long term payout.
True, they have a good program,
This poster is holding out for Va Tech & NC St to join the SEC. Once those 2 are in the fold, the SEC's TV footprint will be larger and the revenue splits will be even greater than they currently are. Our conference will be the first & best super-conference.
This post was edited by zigzag 18 months ago
You are probably right. However, some schools like Florida State for example, would struggle to pay a substantial amount of money to leave the conference. That's why it is crucial that the fee either be negotiated down or waived. Otherwise some of the institutions would be forced to stay in the ACC.
In my personal opinion though, I kind of hope that it will be upheld because of I am sick of conference expansion. It is killing college football.
I'm fairly certain that response was to who the other rumored ACC team was to B1G
Also, as far as the $50MM buyout - do they still have to pay if there is no Conference? At this rate, if they were to lose 6 schools I think there could be a pretty strong argument there is no conference, no way a they'd collect $300MM. But, if for whatever reason the teams still had to pay, I imagine the conferences picking up the new teams would pay part of the fee, and that the long-term stability of being in the super-conferences would be worth the short-term financial hit.
It also seems like UNC would be a better B1G fit w/ UVA than GT. I would imagine we'd be "stuck" w/ VaTech and NCSt, which wouldn't be horrible, but wouldn't be as good as UNC/Duke IMO.
On a side note, when/if the SEC moves to 16 teams, I'd hope the conference would consider moving to a similar system as the BBall in terms of scheduling, in an effort to keep teams playing each other relatively regularly. It would suck to go a whole 10 years w/ out playing UGA or UF in a home/home.
"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places you have to look at it right."
UNC and Duke to the SEC would be glorious. I don't see it happening though.
Really tired of the conference expansion. Don't need anymore in the SEC, going to ruin rivalries.
I freely admit to misreading Mr Vega's post originally, and then, editing my post once I realized my mistake. With that said, I'll move back to the SEC expansion topic:
I would love to bring UNC into our conference. I'm a fan of Duke's/Coach K's roundball program. The notion of them joining the SEC, not so much. SEC expansion is all about a bigger TV footprint. That's the only way to increase the TV revenue splits. UNC brings in the state's TV market. The addition of Duke adds no new TV viewership, ergo, no value.
"Hey, hey, hey. A life. A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
I am agains't weaker ACC football teams being added. They would just be cannon fodder for Ga. and Fla. in the East.
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