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Disgusting: 4 ACC Coaches on ESPN Expounding on the Virtues of P5 Autonomy

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It's pretty sickening, considering that ESPN essentially drove this process in terms of the ACC shutting us out.
 
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Sicking yes. But they have a point. %$#& the NCAA!
 
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Sicking yes. But they have a point. %$#& the NCAA!
Yeah honestly at this point I think we may have better hopes with the P5 breaking off and starting essentially from scratch, at which point someone would pick us up. They know UConn is one of the 64 best athletic schools in the country, but conferences as they are these days are stuck with freeloading grandfathered programs like Purdue and Wake Forest and Vanderbilt and Oregon State
 
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Can you blame them? They just saw Uconn beat Kentucky, Florida and Mich St. They don't want any other non p5 conference taking what they believe is their right.
 
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Can you blame them? They just saw Uconn beat Kentucky, Florida and Mich St. They don't want any other non p5 conference taking what they believe is their right.

Our national title last year made the p5 look like idiots. If im a fan anywhere around the country im wondering how in the hell is uconn not in the p5?
 
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as cliched, when one door closes another opens

maybe if yo lose interest in clg sports, you can develop other recreation vs watching bunch of dudes in short pants run randomly and go clank or watch bunch of mega dudes in concussion contests
 

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the networks don't want to see March Madness decimated, at least whoever owns the rights

as for football, it already is in their hands
 
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the networks don't want to see March Madness decimated, at least whoever owns the rights

as for football, it already is in their hands
ABC/ESPN's broadcasting of college basketball ends on Selection Sunday. They'd love to start their own little wanker fest in March.
 
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CBS/Turner have the TV rights for the NCAA tour. Thru 2024. They signed that deal for 11B in 2010.
 
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CBS/Turner have the TV rights for the NCAA tour. Thru 2024. They signed that deal for 11B in 2010.

The NCAA may sold itself short for $10 Billion for 14 years with CBS/Turner in 2011. A stroke of genius move for CBS, dumb for the NCAA.

Note: Turner is paying more than half of that sum, and CBS gets to cherry pick which games they'll show. As long as espn is not involved, I'm happy.

Just wait till netflix/amazon get involved with streaming live media.
 
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When schools like Kentucky (and other schools with mega-fanbases) realize that they can make more money by not having to share NCAA Tourney money with the likes of Butler, Seton Hall, George Mason, Dayton and other small schools with small fanbases that bring next to no revenue to the table, full autonomy split is game-on.

The good news for UCONN: if there is ever a NCAA Tourney split, you can bet your bottom dollar that UCONN's potential P5 value would soar. You'll need as many basketball heavyweights in the field as possible to negotiate a new TV contract.
 
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When schools like Kentucky (and other schools with mega-fanbases) realize that they can make more money by not having to share NCAA Tourney money with the likes of Butler, Seton Hall, George Mason, Dayton and other small schools with small fanbases that bring next to no revenue to the table, full autonomy split is game-on.

The good news for UCONN: if there is ever a NCAA Tourney split, you can bet your bottom dollar that UCONN's potential P5 value would soar. You'll need as many basketball heavyweights in the field as possible to negotiate a new TV contract.
The world at large has not updated their "Basketball Heavyweights" list since 1998.
 

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They have to step carefully to avoid antitrust judgments. The football changes, painful though they've been to UConn's relative status, have not decreased anyone's cashflow. But taking away the NCAA tourney would directly damage the top and bottom lines of hundreds of schools. It would be hugely controversial to do that.
 
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Funny how football has moved to a playoff to make the champion earn it on the field while now these coaches are talking about restricting the tournament to the power 5. It wasn't long ago that Jim Boeheim was asking for 128 team tournament to ensure that Syracuse would make it but this is even better for him since they would get an auto bid. People having been saying that the CBB regular season doesn't really matter but if this actually happens it REALLY wouldn't matter. Part of the excitement of March Madness is all the bubble talk and conference tournaments (and Davids taking down goliaths). I guess Joe Lunardi would be out of a job.
 

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What make college sports interesting is the variety of teams. If the NCAA takes in 64 teams and the P5 has 75 teams. And all the other schools boycott the tournament or go to NIT, does this mean that only nine teams don't make the tournament. Absurd. Is football money so great that they will destroy a billion dollar tournament for it? Secondly, with hundreds of school being shut out of big time football, how many fans will just say "screw it "and concentrate on the pros. This would hurt TV revenue when the ratings come in. Do the P5 really think they can hold the New York and Boston markets with Rutgers and BC? Overall college football could lose 50% of its fan base. Or worse hundreds of schools could just drop football all together and push soccer. And without strong local
teams will NFL expand to more cities and states to full the hole.
 

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ABC/ESPN's broadcasting of college basketball ends on Selection Sunday. They'd love to start their own little wanker fest in March.

it would never be the same, it's the small schools that make the nation love the brackets

more importantly, it wouldn't be a true national championship either, unlike football
 
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it would never be the same, it's the small schools that make the nation love the brackets

more importantly, it wouldn't be a true national championship either, unlike football
Doesn't matter if there's money in it, ie natural rivalries, geographic conferences, etc
 

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we can agree to disagree, College Basketball is all about March Madness. You simply can't replace that

college football has been one sided for our entire lifetimes, not much changed there
 
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foosbal will be dropped by many institutions of higher lrng due to devastating injuries

these intellectuals actually learn from mistakes and dont hide behind cloak of aspergers

only p5 alumni will tune in to see the zombie all amer team move wit gait of aimless
 

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we can agree to disagree, College Basketball is all about March Madness. You simply can't replace that

college football has been one sided for our entire lifetimes, not much changed there

Do we want it to be replaced? No, but the people making the financial decisions for these schools don't share our sentimentality. Damn shame, but unfortunately the case.
 

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UConn BB going nowhere with out FB - except back to Big East
UConn FB in shambles right now-
FB going nowhere with out attendance-
UConn fans don't want to support losing program -

Chicken or the egg?
 
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