Gonzaga to the Big East? Keep an eye on it

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by Rufus, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. CL82

    CL82 Excited about UConn basketball again!

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    Ignored him a while back. I don't mind visiting fans, I actually like hearing there viewpoints but this guy just clogs up the board with the same old crap. Too boring.
     
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  2. CL82

    CL82 Excited about UConn basketball again!

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    Lol and yet here you are on a UConn board looking for validation. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    You know, the whole drop football notion is dumb enough, but the idea that if we did drop football that the first phone call wouldn't be to the ACC asking to be their 16th basketball playing school seems fairly dumb.

    I'm not quite sure why nobody ever mentions that.
     
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  4. Butch

    Butch Born in the USSA, I was...

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    Dropping football must have been the dumbest idea mentioned on this message board (non-Cesspool). Even worse than going after the Carolina Panthers and moving them to Hartford.
     
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  5. BRG 1

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    I have UConn friends who miss being able to go the Big East Championship at MSG and the regional rivalries. Playing the likes of Tulane doesn't fire them up.
    However recent analysis done by someone on this board of what the payout from the NBE with football playing a schedule like UMass vs. playing in the AAC in all sports the $$$ was net net the same.
    How much better is UConn Hockey once they joined Hockey East?
    It seems most on this board want to hang on in the current format hoping for a chance for invite into some future conference reorganization to save big time football.
    Just know that there are many UConn fans/Alums who miss the Old rivalries and having away games that are drivable, and playing in the Mecca.
     
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  6. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    Fixed your post for you.
     
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  7. Guapo

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    Why are Providence fans so obsessed with us?

    I know you want us back, but you're getting a bit clingy and it's making me uncomfortable.
     
  8. BRG 1

    BRG 1

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    There was a time not long ago where PC fans frequently posted on Boneyard and UConn fans did the same on the Friar board. I guess like politics things are more polarized.

    Not obsessed. Enjoy interesting sports discussion. Future of college athletics affects PC as well as UConn. UConn and PC now participate in the best Hockey conference in the land.

    Even though they are institutions with different missions (land grant research vs. Private liberal arts) it could be argued they are the leading collegiate sports entities representing their respective states.

    Something was lost when PC and UConn didn't play each other anymore, same with BC, Syracuse etc.

    But I would be fine with the status quo. It looks like it has been decided anyway...UConn is keeping D-1 football. I lived in Gainesville Fl for 6 years and got to watched big time football up close. Talk about the word OBSESSED. UConn has an uphill climb
     
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  9. olehead

    olehead Pray to St. Anthony that we find some game.

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    You need a hug FD.
     
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  10. gioff23

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    Wait! We are not going after Cam and the Panthers? But I already bought a CT Panthers Jersey?
     
  11. TheDoggPound

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    A population of 3+ million within a 60 minute drive of the XL Center is not 'tiny', you seem to have a misconception of CT.
     
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  12. CL82

    CL82 Excited about UConn basketball again!

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    If I remember @Dooley correctly UConn also has 11 million within 2.5 hours of Storrs, the unquestioned ability to pack MSG, and national brand recognition. Not sure who you were responding to, for whatever reason they don't show up on my screen.
     
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  13. dayooper

    dayooper It's what I do. I drink and I know things.

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    The Nova guy Zissou. You probably have him on ignore.
     
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    We also have 250 million within a 5 hour flight
     
  16. CL82

    CL82 Excited about UConn basketball again!

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    Mmm, probably not a useful metric, right?
     
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    As useful as the 2 1/2 hour metric. Know what’s within 2 1/2 hours of Atlanta- Georgia Tech, UGA, bama, Auburn, Clemson
     
  18. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Hoping to see something that looks like basketball

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    I'm not really sure why a category of cheese needs to be in an athletic conference.
     
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  19. Mokum

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    I agree ,was thinking something similar. Expand the AAC and have east and west divisions. Reduce the travel. A better senario would be expand the big east, have east and west. Add Uconn, Gonzaga, BYU, St. Marys and some other west coast schools. Try to form a realistic D1 east coast FB conference. Uconn , Umass, Army, Navy, Buffalo, ECU, Temple,Florida gulf coast, UCF, USF, Marshall, Liberty for example. Keep D1 FB, but give up thinking Uconn can compete with the Alabamas and Ohio States of FB. It ain't happening. Form regional bus ride away leagues for the minor sports. Sending the girls volleyball team to Texas for example is absurd , costly and unnecessary.
     
  20. huskymedic

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    Since it’s the second time you posted it today - point of clarification>Florida Gulf Coast Univ does not have a football program.
     
  21. Mokum

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    Yes you are correct. Meant Florida Atlantic. They are actually pre season top 25 in some polls.
     
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  25. browndog319

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    No. Just no.