What if....Benedict to Hurley: “We’ll be in ACC by the final year of your contract”

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  1. Hoophound

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    Spot on. That’s hilarious. Syracuse helps sell furniture and furnaces in central NY but BC doesn’t do anything for anyone and that’s 100% true. BC hasn’t produced revenue for anyone since Flutie left.
     
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  2. buddy

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    Yet they are getting $28 million dollars/year.
     
  3. huskyrob1

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    I'm sure the rest of the ACC just loves giving it to them.
     
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  4. buddy

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    I hope you listened to AD Dave's podcast today. There are no invites in the near future for UConn to a P5 Conference. The AAC will be the home of the Huskies for the foreseeable future. He discusses the disconnect between the fan base idea of where UConn should be, and the reality of the situation. It is, unfortunately, not good news for UConn going to a P5 Conference.
     
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  5. Nostical

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    He’s also smart enough to know that unless we embrace where we are right now, dramatically increase our attendance, and compete on the field and court for championships, we’ll be less likely to move up. He’s never going to say “Yeah, we’re aspiring to move up and are doing our best to get out of the AAC.” People can infer it but saying it is bad form.
     
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  6. Hoophound

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    Even if he knows we have a path to the the P5, he also knows nothing is a lock. We have to win and fill seats.

    We can’t be an embarrassment when judgement day comes. You get support by being good at stuff. Fortunately, our academics are a huge asset with college presidents. Granted, not AAU but still very good. If we were back to our old form of slightly above average in football and a basketball power, there would be nothing to to object to md we’d be a lock.
     
  7. LoyalFanCT

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    That is what they always say. There are likely continuing informal backroom discussions among UConn and ACC officials.
     
  8. buddy

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    I don't think so. UConn was rejected at least twice by the ACC. This is a fantasy that some have been thinking is occurring but is actually not occurring. That is what he referred to when he mentioned a disconnect with the fans in this regard. UConn tried to get into the Big 12 last year and they decided not to expand. Would UConn have tried to get to the Big 12 if they were already in "backroom" discussions with the ACC? The ACC will not be expanding until at least 2036 it seems to me. UConn needs to succeed in the AAC. Nothing else is going on.
     
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  9. UCHuskies08

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    Imagine being a UConn fan in 2018 and still thinking a P5 invite is coming. At this point, I'm pretty sure it's pathological.
     
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  10. History Geek

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    Guilty!
     
  11. CL82

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  12. uconndogs

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    You’re probably right, but the fact that you continue to post these types of messages as a visitor on this board suggests you have the self awareness of a cockroach.
     
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  13. buddy

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    I think cockroaches are pretty smart. They have survived for millions of years and likely will survive after humans are long gone. So, I am not insulted. Also, you did start your comment agreeing with what I stated. Believe me, I really wish it wasn't true. UConn must compete and win now or it will be over and the wishes of some that UConn return to the Big East and forget football will come true. I continue to post these messages only because other continue to post a fantasy scenario, like to title of this thread. If you have been reading here, you will note that most "insiders" have either disappeared or gone silent on conference realignment. To me, that says it all.
     
  14. The X Man

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    If he didn’t post about it he really wouldn’t have anything to say.
     
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  15. UcannUconn

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    We're not getting a P5 invite. We should set our sights on joining the Big East for all non-football sports and C-USA/American for Football only.
     
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  16. uconndogs

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    I suggested you have the self awareness of a cockroach, not the intelligence. As for longevity, a&&holes have been around for a million years too.
     
  17. whaler11

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    Yeah Buddy is the problem.
     
  18. LoyalFanCT

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    Before writing off UConn as an ACC team, recall how UConn was just ranked No. 20 in college baseball and continues to do exceptionally well in women's field hockey. It is clearly a top team in women's basketball, and has great potential in men's basketball and football.
     
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    Nice post. We are an attractive candidate, but I can't see how we bring enough revenue to the table to justify expansion. The next CR event will probably be the break up the Big 12. That might get us a soft landing spot as a partner to one of the bigger players, or we might end up in a best of the rest group.
     
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  20. buddy

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    I don't think that there is any question that UConn is a P5 school. The problem is whether the other conferences are willing to expand to take UConn and if it will financially worthwhile for them and ESPN to expand. That is where the problem lies. Not with the metrics that UConn has to offer.
     
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  21. YoungFree

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    We can't forget the recent success of soccer and hockey. But are these enough sports to balance our lower football performance?
     
  22. billybud

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    No.

    As a poster above has alluded, not until those sports can bring in $28 million plus per year in additional media money.

    The Big 12 might actually be twelve if there were teams available that would not cut into the current per program payout.
     
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  23. Butch

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    You, my friend, are completely wrong and clueless. You clearly cannot see trends. Maybe besides stuff like Marilyn Manson, etc, when it is popular.
     
  24. LoyalFanCT

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    It may look bleak now, but conference realignment can take place rapidly. UConn can make it into the ACC and it would not surprise me if it happens in a few years. I have confidence that our football and men's bball programs will soon improve drastically. And our UConn officials know how to sell the school to a P5 conference.
     
  25. UCHuskies08

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    What have they ever done to make you think that?
     
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