Kharma Is Fixing To Bite The Acc In The A**
Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:24 AM
I still ultimately think you'll see 4 major conferences (PAC-12, Big 10, Big XII, SEC) with a huge step down in football competitiveness to the Big East and ACC.
Perhaps for now, but things change on a regular basis in college football. If Miami and FSU get back to where they were a few years ago, then the ACC is easily as good as the Big 12 (or ten or whatever they are right now) with Oklahoma and Texas being the big dogs.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:54 PM
If you think Florida State is moving from the ACC to the Big 12 sometime this summer, school president Eric Barron has a message for you: fat chance.
"We're not seeking anything. We're not expecting anything. There are no conversations going on (with the Big 12)," Barron said, reiterating comments he has made at other points during a conference realignment drama that has taken on several twists and turns that he argues have been out of his control.
"There are a lot of reasons why conference issues are in the news," Barron added. "More money is one of them. Another one, quite frankly, is sort of a feeding frenzy over this particular topic. It gets a lot of people's attention, and they have a lot of opinions."
There was no mention of the Big 12 during Friday's meeting.
On Friday, FSU athletics director Randy Spetman announced to the board of trustees, that his department on June 1 received approximately $1.6 million more from the ACC than it had anticipated. Early projections from the conference were that member schools would receive about $14 million per year. It now appears that due to fixes to end-of-fiscal-year budgets, the conference may be paying the schools up to $17 million per year.
"I would say it's significant," Spetman said about how the additional money will help his programs.
When asked if there was reason for reporters and fans to continue watching the Big 12 drama play out through the middle of August, Barron said simply: "No."
FSU isn't going anywhere.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:33 AM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:48 PM
Kentucky and West Virginia Reps were prepared to interfere with realignment last year, no reason to believe other politicians won't feel equally concerned about their state universities.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:27 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:07 PM
John Swofford is a baboon.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:51 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
UConn will more than likely replace Maryland... Big east will add more garbage teams, which does not matter since they lost their automatical bowl bnid and have to share it with like 3 other mid major divisions.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:34 PM