North Carolina and Virginia may have Big Ten offers

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  1. lv99

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    Jeff Ermann@insidemdsports
    Still hearing informed talk that #UNC and #UVA are likely top choices for two more #BigTen spots. May have offers -- can't confirm that yet.

    This was the guy (or one of the guys) who broke Maryland to Big 10 story.

    Tweet from 45 minutes ago.
     
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  2. alexd.

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    uhhhhh.WOW????...maybe....
     
  3. lv99

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    Assuming this destroys the ACC, where will Notre Dame go eventually as a full member. They can't go to the Big 10, unless they go to 18.

    To anyone out there who makes these decisions, if they're going to do that, I'd like to suggest that Connecticut goes as team 18.
     
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  4. lv99

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    Yes, this rumor has been out there before... But this is significant because of the source. It is significant because what happens to Notre Dame? I figured they'd leave a spot for Notre Dame.
     
  5. NEforceUConn

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    Zero chance that UNC would flip. Zero. With the Maryland poaching I don't even think UNC picks up the phone if they have caller ID.
     
  6. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    hasn't some 1 been beating the crap out of this drum for a while now?
     
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  7. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    So let's assume:

    B1G - UNC, UVA
    SEC - NC State, VT
    Big12 - Florida State, Clemson

    ACC - UConn, Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Cincy, USF, UCF, Temple - ND hoops.

    STILL better than where we are right now. Hell, add St. John's, Georgetown, Villanova for hoops.

    At this point we'll have some regional rivals and still great hoops.

    It's not the ideal situation, but it's not the worse - not by far.
     
  8. noeynox

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    Any school president that turns down the Big 10, to remain in the ACC should be fired for dereliction of duty, if the money difference is close to what is being reported.
     
  9. amory

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    What makes you so sure? Seems entirely plausible to me.
     
  10. UCHuskies08

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    Two of the only remaining AAU universities that are viable. Texas being the other obvious one.
     
  11. UConnJim

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    Big 1G is still holding a spot for ND. I think ND needs to think long and hard about the future of college sports. If there are going to be 4 x 16 school conferences and those conferences are SEC, Big 1G, Big 12, and Pac 12, ND will want the Big 1G. Any rumors of more schools going to the Big 1G are trying to get ND ready to move.
     
  12. MattMang23

    MattMang23 At the car wash

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    You forgot Miami. They'd be lumped with us.
     
  13. Robertelamin

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    Take out UCF and put in Miami. I could live with that conference. Basketball would be amazing and it would be an okay football conference with plenty of potential.
     
  14. whaler11

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    I still find it hard to believe that UNC walks away from the ACC. I would also be shocked if it could happen quickly unless NCSU held an SEC offer.
     
  15. gars44

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    I know. But who can doubt anything anymore? Anything at all? (Still having problems with that rumor of Uconn to the Pac12, but who knows?) That's a joke, btw. Meant to be, anyway.
     
  16. johnhuskies95

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    UNC doesn't need the money.
     
  17. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    Agreed, but the one thing about joining the B1G is that removes all future uncertainty about your conference affiliation.

    The B1G was already the best collection of public institutions, but now adding Maryland, Rutgers, North Carolina and Virginia is incredible.

    I mean, hell they could still schedule Duke home and home out of conference if they really want to.
     
  18. specialisthusky

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    This could be the reason why the ACC hasn't extended an offer yet.
     
  19. NEforceUConn

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    UNC is the backbone of the ACC. I'm sure they are pissed at BiG. They are not answering the phone today or this week.

    I also cry BS on everyone now saying/thinking the BiG will make $40+m a year in 2018, compare with today's 24m ish. Total BS. Why if cable operators start allowing a la cart pricing then many packages that automatically include BTN will be cut back with BTN left out.

    This may be the junky high of college FB. (think internet bubble, or A Rod's salary). Just saying - this is the peak. So many of my friends, die hard college junkies are saying this whole college sport money f&ckfest has seriously dented their interest. Rutgers a desirable football school - give me a break - this is the peak.
     
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  20. whaler11

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    I can see why the Big 10 would want Carolina. There is no way the state legislature wouldn't find a way to remove everyone if they hung State out to dry. I'm no insider but my first job out of college was for the State of North Carolina. This board consistently underrates the quality of education at NCSU, the size of their fanbase and their influence in North Carolina politics.
     
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