Yeah, on the other hand their media deal is 4 million per school right now with a hoped for 8 million in the next contract. If they were offered substantially more than that, they probably have to take it.
I think the interpretation UConn, WVU, Cinci, and UCF makes more sense.
Agree, that's why I didn't mention them.Memphis is CDT, they have enough schools in that time zone now.
Would be a win win win win.
He has been a non-key fixture for a reason.BTW I'm hearing from people in know SWIAM is pretty legit with real connections ... hopefully, he's getting the right info.
But he said 20 schools. He's been wrong before.Yes, something is not right. I think he means that the plan is to have four schools in the EST Zone. That would be Cincinnati, UCF, WVU, and UConn.
Yeah. That would suck.Honestly, I wouldn't want that to happen to the Big East.
(I don't think it is going to happen).
He’s always wrong. He’s Oklahoma’s version of the Dude of West Virginia. Not credible in the least.But he said 20 schools. He's been wrong before.
the idea that FSU has been bullying the ACC for decades with fake leverage because they know the SEC doesn’t find them attractive is so funny to me.
this looks great
Love all this talk about Big 12 expansion. Hope they follow through.
The SEC has nothing to worry about with a coast to coast Big 12. The ACC is screwed. But the B1G better evaluate the NE/NYC space pretty quickly because a UConn in a well situated Big 12 would screw them.
Yah, B1G has a lot of grads, but when your all around sports suck then watch the toilet flush. No way will the B1G challenge the SEC in football. Never going to happen.
It will be like the Woody Hayes meltdown. Seriously. Especially when the two Crown Jewels of the ACC, UNC and UVA, get to pick their conference in 2036. Florida and Clemson can only hope for a Big 12 invite.
I agree with most of this. The one area is the B1G. I don’t think they care where UConn lands. They already have Rutgers in the NYC area, albeit without the success we have achieved. If the BIG wanted, they could rotate their bball tourney and include NYC. They have options between Brooklyn and the UBS arena, but Chicago and other mid-west venues are a better fit, imo.
We need to improve our research profile considerably. Not necessarily to where the bulk of the B1G members (and CIC members) currently are but at least within striking distance of them.
From what I viewed last week (I'll look for a link when I'm home and not using a cell phone) a 50% increase from where we were (not a small task) would have put us in line with some of the bottom AAU schools.I am a novice here but I believe we would need to grow curent research levels by 3-4X. No easy task. Anyone in the know on this?
I wouldn't put much weight in anything Finebaum says, I mean he was adamant for years that Texas wouldn't join the SEC because of ego,pride, arrogance etc until they joinedI’ve been saying this right along. FSU is more valuable to the Big10 than the SEC.
UConn's research dollars are above some of the lower tier AAU schools, but I would think research levels would need to almost double to be in the mix for AAU.From what I viewed last week (I'll look for a link when I'm home and not using a cell phone) a 50% increase from where we were (not a small task) would have put us in line with some of the bottom AAU schools.
I only wish this guy was vaguely credible.MH ver3@MH ver3
Gonna say it again for everyone in the back playing with graphs and charts on Excel: Fox has already approved pro rata for the B12 to add specific teams so they will not get “only $20m” they will get the full share.
We can do that if UConn and the state of Connecticut make a commitment and follow through. The state would benefit so much. The last president, Thomas Katsouleas, wanted to double research.UConn's research dollars are above some of the lower tier AAU schools, but I would think research levels would need to almost double to be in the mix for AAU.
I'm pretty sure that the AAU is looking at federally funded research. State of Connecticut rules require us to pay a premium for labor, which makes our grant requests less attractive.We can do that if UConn and the state of Connecticut make a commitment and follow through. The state would benefit so much. The last president, Thomas Katsouleas, wanted to double research.