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Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by HuskyfanDan, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    stuff everywhere the past couple days about moves
    -fsu thinking about b12
    -clemson would follow fsu
    -gt not hot on the b12 but has been talking to b10
    -ncst/md to the sec
    -uva worried about vt to the sec
    -b10 would be interested in uva/md
    -acc trying to add nd and ruty, full court press

    i think the acc is now realizing that the cuse/pitt add didn't help tv wise much but thats not the issue. the issue is there are going to be 4 big boys a 5th conf that involeves smaller schools who mostly are not big publics then a 6th which is a messy marriage of teams. the acc clearly isn't going to give in so there willing to make sure they have a 16 team league to keep up with others.

    if any 1 team from the southern acc area does make a move, uconn is in good shape imho. if all hell breaks lose and something wild happens then a worst case for uconn is being in the acc which would be the 5th best fball conf but the best bball conf. if something wild does happen the worst would be something like miami/duke/wake/pitt/cuse/bc among others in the acc and uconn would be a easy add for them. that would put us with teams we can live with fball wise and all other sports would be fine.

    what seems to be floating around is that fsu/clem/lville/byu to the b12 with gt possibly going with a tulane type to give them 16 and a east/west division setup. in that case the sec will match 16 quick grabbing ncst and 1 of vt/md. then we are gold for the acc but can still hold out hope for that chance the b10 wants to go east.

    i think this summer were going to see some fireworks!
     
  2. Fishy

    Fishy But I'm trying, Ringo.

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    We're not going to the Big Ten. If by some miracle we did, I will name all of your first born children after whichever UConn official made it happen - if you'd already named your first born, I would rename them and you'd have to live with it.

    Florida State and Clemson are not going to the Big 12. If their presidents so much as mentioned that it might be a good idea, they'd find themselves held over for a 72-hour observation period at the nut hut.

    There are weird rumors about Georgia Tech, Virginia and the Big Ten - that is message board nonsense.

    Maryland is not going to the SEC.

    If the Big Ten is interested in anyone, you'd likely find out about it the day the Big Ten wanted you to find out.

    Virginia would never be worried about Virginia Tech going anywhere because they never wanted Virginia Tech in the ACC to start with - if Virginia Tech wanted to go to the SEC, Virginia would help them pack.

    Nothing is on the front burner right now and I don't expect any fireworks or even those lil sparkler things this summer. It's deep breath time for the conferences and expansion will stop for the time being.

    Louisville will eventually end up in the Big 12. That's really the next domino to fall - and maybe the last for a while, at least in terms of impact to us.

    Some day, the SEC will add two teams. The ACC, other than Virginia, will probably have a very bad day when that happens. I will be seriously entertained by the carnage.
     
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  3. CTMike

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    While I'd love for Uconn to find its way out of this NNBE clusterflock... it would be a shame to go ACC only to see it get torn apart.
     
  4. ZooCougar

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    It would be kind of funny if we ended up in an ACC that ultimately had Rutgers, Miami, Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh and others. We could just rename it the Big East or something.
     
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  5. Fishy

    Fishy But I'm trying, Ringo.

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    I don't give a s*** if it loses two schools to the SEC as long as we don't have to see Southern Methodist or Central Florida or Temple or any of the other mid-major s*** tacos that we're gonna start seeing soon.
     
  6. Butch

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    This reminds me of sports fans.

     
  7. gioff23

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    The problem with those rumors is that they completely ignore the Pac12, who will not stand still or be cut off at the border. The b12 is in panic mode, not the ACC. The members of that interim conference all know UT and OU have their eyes elsewhere and they are trapped in a prisoners dilemma. Anyone recall a few months ago BU and ISU reaching out to the BE? While I agree the movement towards a superconference is seemingly unstoppable - OU would go west before being trapped in that conference, and Larry Scott would be more than willing to oblige. And I also agree that FSU and Clemson are not moving to play football in tornado alley. Next rumor.
     
  8. nelsonmuntz

    nelsonmuntz Point Center

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    I think the Pac 12 train wreck on the field and on the court will cause them to revisit expansion sooner than later. They need more quality programs, because the LA schools can not carry basketball (UCLA) and football (USC) by themselves. Oregon is an entertaining novelty, but even with all the millions from their TV deal the Pac 12 continues to suck and has no national following, in a large part because people in LA, San Fran and Arizona don't give a s*** about college sports because they are too busy enjoying the fact that it doesn't snow, ever.

    The Pac 12 could expand at any time, because unlike the ACC or SEC, they don't need a network's permission to add teams. Oklahoma and Texas solve a lot of inventory problems that Utah and Colorado did not, and if OU and UT want to bring their little brothers along, no big deal, and they would pay for themselves immediately. It really is just a question of how much autonomy Texas needs.
     
  9. mattp

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    personally i think the ACC added Cuse and Pitt because they expect to lose some teams and wanted to be proactive. if they lose say FSU and Clemson to the SEC b/c they're ramping up their numbers, the ACC might have been in a position where they had to compete with the B1G for Cuse or Pitt. now they don't have to and if they lose two teams they'll still have 12.
     
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  10. Nostical

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    Hey Fishy, please name my daughter Susan.
     
  11. freescooter

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    Fishy if I had a son, I'd name him Susan if she gets us into the Big 10!
     
  12. vowelguy

    vowelguy AEIOU

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    As oppposed to all those days when there hasn't been stuff everywhere about moves. (And by the why, just which days were those?)

    There have been about a zillion different proposed moves that we're "just about to happen." 99.9999% of them have not come to fruition.
     
  13. husky10

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    Too bad I like the rumors of UCONN going somewhere better
     
  14. HuskyHawk

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    Johnny Cash would approve
     
  15. Murph

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    It shows you where we are in the pecking order when we're trying to get into a conference that others considering leaving.


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  16. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    Where, 1a and 1b with Rutgers? For every Rutgers and ND to ACC/Big10 there's a UConn and ND one to go with it.

    I hope UConn goes somewhere with Rutgers ultimately. I want to keep our football rivalry going.
     
  17. FromTheInside

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    Florida State & Clemson are far more realistic than you realize. I'm a valuations analyst, and have worked with every network in the business on determining the value of teams, sports, conferences, etc to networks..everything from the SEC for CBS to the Olympics for NBC. The ACC is essentially a pretty gazelle, feeding along the banks of the Okavongo river delta, unaware that as they drink, crocodiles are sneaking up on them under the murky water. "Fans" look at the Big XII and think they're weak and vulnerable. Far from it. They "were" vulnerable, but they're not anymore. They are one of only 2 conferences that has signed over all of their Tier 1 and Tier 2 TV rights to their conference (the Pac-12 is the other). If any team leaves the conference in the next 6 years, the conference retains the revenue and TV rights from all of their home games. And, there's talk of extending that to 10 years. So, nobody's leaving, b/c they'd forfeit all of their TV revenue for 6 years.

    Further, as it stands, the Big XII makes more than the ACC, and that's not changing. Staring this year, the ACC will make just under $13M per team. It's actually less than that, b/c they're on an accelerated plan, which increases the payout year after year for the 12 year contract with ESPN/ABC. At best, with Pitt & Syracuse in the fold, that number will move to $15M per team. The Big XII on the other hand, is slated to make $15M per team. But, they will be signing a new contract with ABC or NBC in the next couple of years (to start in 2016), and that contract WILL BE in the $100M - $125M per year range (based on 19 games purchased per year for football). That will put their total Tier 1 & Tier 2 payout at $19M - $25M per team per year. But, where the Big XII really hurts the ACC is in the fact that the ACC payout is for Tier 1, 2 & 3.. The Big XII will get $19M - $25M per team for just Tier 1 & Tier 2. On top of that number, all teams have the right to sell their Tier 3, as Texas did w/ the Longhorn Network. Texas brings in $15M per year (also and escalating contract), with $5M per year going to academics (so $10M net). Kansas will make over $8M this year. Oklahoma State will make approximately $7M. Iowa State will make $3M. You get the picture. So, on top of the $19M - $25M, all Big XII teams will make at least $1M more, and up to $10M more, just on Tier 3.

    Presently, the Big XII's Fox Sports contract is undervalued. If they add any teams, they can open up that contract as well. Now, take all of that and imagine adding the Florida and South Carolina markets to their contracts. I can tell you, based on both team's valuation, it will put the conference in the $28M - $34.5M per team per year range. So, tell me again how crazy the FSU and Clemson Presidents would be to listen to the Big XII..

    I have no inside info on if the Big XII has contacted or will contact those teams. That's not the side of the business I'm on. But, I can tell you that if they do......they would be able to make an offer that literally no other conference could make, aside from possibly the SEC. And, the reason I say possibly the SEC is b/c they're currently working with ESPN and CBS to rework their contracts. I think it's possible they could get into the upper $20M range with those additions, and if both networks are being fair (which they don't have to be, b/c they have no competition with the SEC is under contract), that number will be in the low $30M range. I realize it sounds absurd that the Big XII could make an offer that no one else could make (save for maybe the SEC once their TV contracts are reworked), especially giving the turmoil in that conference and the defections they've faced. But, the SEC can't add Florida or South Carolina, b/c they already own it. And, Big Ten sure isn't coming calling. So, FSU's value & Clemson's value isn't as high to the SEC as it would be to the Big XII. If there were some sort of 3-4 team package of Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, NC State, etc.....the Big XII absolutely would hit the $30M per team per year mark. Absolutely zero question about it.

    The ACC is a crocodile meal; they just don't know it yet. B/c, there isn't a single team in the country they can add, other than Notre Dame, that will put their annual revenue into the realm of the Big Ten or SEC, or the Big XII once their Tier 1 deal is done. So, unless they put up a monumental buy out (which they tried and was shot down by....Florida State, Clemson, Maryland, and Miami), or they convey their TV rights to the conference for a lengthy period of time (it's already been proposed and shot down), there is nothing that will prevent the SEC, Big Ten, and Big XII from poaching them. If Notre Dame suddenly decides they want to join a conference, then the ACC is safe, b/c the TV payouts will come up. That is literally the only thing that can save them from poaching, unless there's a change of heart on signing over media rights or raising the buyout to $40M+.
     
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  18. CTMike

    CTMike

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    Really excellent insights. On a selfish note, I hope you will tell us that UConn will be okay, but regardless I hope you continue to contribute.
     
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  19. MilliniumPrince

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    I agree, I think the Big 12 is fine. I believe the Big 10 will look to add a southern school or two because of demographic and population trends. I think FSU and Clemson will receive offers they can't refuse from someone outside the ACC at some point.
     
  20. uconndogs

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    Wow! That's a great post and certainly appears knowledgable.

    I hope it is, because it is promising for UCONN.
     
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