Shut Em Down!
- Aug 27, 2011
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St. Louis, Dayton, or Davidson would be nauseating. Hard pass on all 3.
VCU has been a top-50 team in seven of the last ten years. Dayton has been a top-75 team in eight of the ten years.VCU, Dayton etc…. Will take more from the league in revenue than they will ultimately bring in and make the conference on average weaker rather than stronger.
No, no and no.
we already have DePaul.
VCU has been a top-50 team in seven of the last ten years. Dayton has been a top-75 team in eight of the ten years.
Comparing these two schools to DePaul (one top-100 finish this decade) makes no sense at all.
We'll be fortunate to have either of these teams join the Big East. Great locations, attention to basketball, rabid fans.
You're talking UMass.Throw out all of your partisan rooting interests and think of this like a mathematician working for Fox Sports with a job to perform.
Which school adds the largest potential fanbase that would realistically say yes to the offer?
Which school brings the Big East to a new state with a flagship university that again would accept the offer?
And if the answer turns your stomach you are just adding fuel to the fire with that angst. Great sporting events that draw TV audiences are largely built around that stomach turning angst otherwise known as a "RIVALRY".
What about schools that have historically been good, or have the potential to be good? Maybe in a better league they start to rise again? St. Joe's? BU? Maybe those are bad examples. I'm sure the board could come up with better north-east'ish schools that might be a good fit.
None obviously that are as good as Gonzaga, but they didn't get there overnight either.
Good school. Terribly dying city.St Louis is the most over-rated expansion candidate of any the the names being tossed around. Packed arena? They average just over 50% capacity. Recent Top 25 program? 4 NCAA tourney appearances over the last 20 years. Not the best candidate by any means.