Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by CardiffGiant, Oct 17, 2016.
Big 12 Records | University of Connecticut
This is outstanding stuff. Hey B1G and ACC take notes.
This should shut up anyone who thinks the school didn't do everything it could.
Goose bumps from the athletics video:
Can the idiots who assumed that our leaders were failing in this task, or eating donuts, please hang their heads in shame? This was superb.
Comparing that with that cheesy USF video - when you don't have the highlights to make up a whole presentation, you get a bunch of unassociated people like Tino Martinez and Tony Dungy to talk about how awesome the school could be. When you can line up all of those trophies in the last shot, you let the video speak for itself.
Right there in black and white on Page 19...
iii. Willingness to consider a football-only membership and competitive plans for other sports programs in that scenario.
UConn would accept football-only membership, and subsequently would pursue membership in the Big East Conference for other sponsored sports currently competing in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).
I think they did a really good job putting that together. In the end I'm glad that UConn played by the rules of the non-disclosure agreement. This was handled with class by Herbst and Benedict.
Not that any of it is a surprise but just reading what we have to offer layed out like that it is nothing short of an outrage we are where we are. It is inexplicable. I've come to the conclusion that we are simply not scummy enough to sell our souls like a school like Louisville did.
WOW WOW. How the hell are we not in a power 5. The mid and lower level schools in the P5 will never vote for us because they are are afraid we will surpass them.
That last shot of every championship trophy...
That baseball stadium needs to be in my life yesterday
we did pass them... so they took their ball and locked their door
Herbst and Benedict may be the most competent tandem we've seen in a long while. Very thankful to have them working for us.
This material is now all over the country...
Probably telling that we have too many sports when the schools with the most sports (TCU and Oklahoma) in the Big 12 each have 3 less sports than us.
They did a really nice job on all the materials.
Will, as in future tense? We surpassed many of the P5 in athletic accomplishments years ago. In fairness to them, they've been trying really really hard for the better part of a century. Most of the P5 schools are hanger oners. Most of them have a smaller TV market, win less trophies, and are less prestigious academically than UConn. And UConn is not done. Anyone really think any of the losers in these P5 conferences are doing anything other than coasting along collecting a paycheck?
I agree that we have already passed many of them both academically and athletics but many of them do not think we have. Just think of Rutty, Cuse and others like TCU, Baylor.
As a Cuse fan I was very impressed with your football atmosphere and would enjoy having you in the ACC. I hope it works out because I enjoy making the road trip. You are light year beyond BC as a product in all sports.
I am convinced that if we were located in the Midwest we'd be in. Location was the reason we could not get 8 votes in the end. Others could not get 8 votes for other reasons.
I am also convinced that Flug was plugged into Oklahoma's thinking, and "Need Four to Get Two" was legit. That disappeared when BYU's issues surfaced. There weren't four legit suitors on the table any more that could be stitched together in a compromise package. So the whole thing fell apart.
I'm also convinced we are on both the BI6's an the ACC's short list, if either ever decide to expand. We have to be -- we are P5-worthy and in both of their footprints.
Looking at some of this literature just gave me the "hungry husky" feeling. Im pretty passive by nature but just the statements from SH & DB made me wanna fight.
A wonderful business move on their part. No FOIA needed. Heres what we got. Resume posted.
People keep saying it, but I just don't ever see the ACC or Big10 ever expanding again. Those schools expanded and closed the doors on that game long ago, they got what they needed. Unless ND joins the ACC full time there is almost no hope of either of these conferences having any motivation to make a move, and I don't ever see ND making a move. They have nothing to gain from it and I really think they enjoy getting to be that one special snowflake that gets to be independent, it's what keeps them relevant each year while continually maintaining mediocrity by Tier 1 standards.
yup. If we were in Pennsylvania even we'd be in. I guarantee B1G and ACC Presidents and ADs are combing through the materials as we speak.
It'd be nice if there was a Temple scenario where they kicked a school out to add one.
We just need to keep supporting UConn. Be proud of what we have accomplished. This university has become something special. We will never go down without a fight.
More like we will never go down period.
It will probably just harden BC and Syracuse's resolve to not let us anywhere near the ACC's money or primetime viewing.
Great job, I would only add--for the next time--
1. Mention the SNY rise to $2.65 from $1.40 when they picked up UConn T3
2. Mention SNY went from a small sports tier to basic cable on all Conn. systems, and was picked up by systems that didn't have SNY
3. Don't single out UConn’s putrid football record over the last several years. Why?
4. Up the top amount of UConn players in the NFL (it was in the 20s a few years ago, not a high of 19).
5. Show SNY ratings for tier 3 Sports
6. More info needed on UConn in the 2000s, wins over Baylor, Notre Dame, etc.
7. Bigger emphasis on the fact that 1/3rd of Connecticut is inside the NY City market (only implied elsewhere). Don't highlight Hartford/NewHaven. Instead, combine Hartford/NH with Fairfield. And say it is the 20th biggest market.
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