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Once we were shutout from the ACC our options were limited. Joining the Big East (old BE, new BE.....doesn't matter) will, in time, be viewed as a great move. Football will survive as an independent, with scheduling flexibility, drivable road trips for fans, and opportunities for profitable "buy" games. Basketball (M&W) will garner huge dividends from increased national TV exposure and regional rivalries. Only baseball's league competition will be diminished by comparison to the AAC, but the fabulous new facility will enhance the prospect of bringing in high-level non-league opponents.
 
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Spidey sense is saying there is hate coming from various conference member boards. Never once went to any of the aac boatds except Cincy on occasion. At least there is a return of some passion. Hopefully this move will enhance all.
 
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I think we will do quite well in the new Big East. It isn’t anywhere near as tough as the original Big East. Providence is is now considered a top team. Enough said.
 
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One other point about the Big East is it’s tv coverage, or rather non-coverage. The 2018 and 2019 league title games were worse than all the P5 leagues by a lot. About half the Big 12 for example. But also worse than the Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and, wait for it, American Athletic Conference. I think more people were at the game than watched on tv. For all the chest thumping it has been pretty much a dud in terms of ratings. Absolutely zero national cache which is another reason why it is not a power conference at the same level as the true P5s.
 
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One other point about the Big East is it’s tv coverage, or rather non-coverage. The 2018 and 2019 league title games were worse than all the P5 leagues by a lot. About half the Big 12 for example. But also worse than the Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and, wait for it, American Athletic Conference. I think more people were at the game than watched on tv. For all the chest thumping it has been pretty much a dud in terms of ratings. Absolutely zero national cache which is another reason why it is not a power conference at the same level as the true P5s.
ESPN has more viewers for anything.

The positive of being in upstart Fox and FS1 is their commitment to broadcast every game nationally on TV. No streaming.
 
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I think we will do quite well in the new Big East. It isn’t anywhere near as tough as the original Big East. Providence is is now considered a top team. Enough said.
Problem is Providence has more history in the postseason than a good percentage of AAC schools. Having a public blue blood school like UConn with a rabid national following should change the profile of the conference a bit.
 
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ESPN has more viewers for anything.

The positive of being in upstart Fox and FS1 is their commitment to broadcast every game nationally on TV. No streaming.
LOL. Every game on a network nobody watches. Heck, there have been some regular season games where there were more people at the local Hugh school game than watching “the #2 or 3 conference in the country.” Nothing says national presence like having lower viewership than the A10. All parties are hoping that the addition of UConn brings some desperately need interest.

as I’ve said, this will indeed help return UConn to so level of national prominence. Since as the legacy league you don’t have to be that good to get NCAA bids, we should be back in the post season pretty regularly regardless of how good we are. And at least we.have a shot at getting to the round of 32 like a top Big East team.
 
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LOL. Every game on a network nobody watches. Heck, there have been some regular season games where there were more people at the local Hugh school game than watching “the #2 or 3 conference in the country.” Nothing says national presence like having lower viewership than the A10. All parties are hoping that the addition of UConn brings some desperately need interest.

as I’ve said, this will indeed help return UConn to so level of national prominence. Since as the legacy league you don’t have to be that good to get NCAA bids, we should be back in the post season pretty regularly regardless of how good we are. And at least we.have a shot at getting to the round of 32 like a top Big East team.
By your logic you should have had even better chances being in the AAC.

Embrace the move! Enjoy the access to every conference game. If you succeed you will naturally earn more games on network Fox.

As a fan you have a lot to worry about. The Big East being a top conference shouldn't be on that list.
 
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But the AAC isn’t a Legacy League. It didn’t get the benefit of the doubt like the Big a East does. The Big East and Indiana seem to always get the benefit of the doubt in selections AND in seedings. So as I said UConn doesn’t need to be very good to get bids as an AAC team does. It just needs to be decent and get a legacy bid.
 
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But the AAC isn’t a Legacy League. It didn’t get the benefit of the doubt like the Big a East does. The Big East and Indiana seem to always get the benefit of the doubt in selections AND in seedings. So as I said UConn doesn’t need to be very good to get bids as an AAC team does. It just needs to be decent and get a legacy bid.
Head to head out of conference wins are a lot more important than Legacy.
 
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Many of those league title games listed were on CBS. The default network for NCAA hoops. Also gets a great lead in from the Big Ten semi finals for the MWC title game. Fox is still finding it's footing for hoops viewers. Helps now having the Big Ten on FS1.
 

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