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Poll: Who Should Replace Maryland in ACC? (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should replace Maryland in the ACC?

  1. UConn (6 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Louisville (6 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. USF (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  4. Cincinnati (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Notre Dame (Including Football) (8 votes [29.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  6. Penn State (4 votes [14.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  7. Vanderbilt (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Other (2 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  9. No One (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#16 DirtyMagic97

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

Why on Earth would Penn State willing accept a 50% pay cut to join the ACC?


Because it SOUNDS good.

Duh.

#17 NanuqoftheNorth

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:59 AM

FSU has already made overtures for the SEC. Georgia Tech would leave in a second for the B1G. And Maryland will make double in th B1G.

Why on Earth would Penn State willing accept a 50% pay cut to join the ACC?


The university also needs to explore leaving the Big Ten. It was JoePa who drove that bus, who bulldozed various reluctant boosters and university officials to work to get invited into the Midwestern conference, thus taking the Nittany Lions away from their most important rivals, which are all schools in the east. When Big Ten ADs led a revolt against Penn State being invited, it was JoePa who smoothed things over and made certain his school - the university he for all practical purposes ran as the football coach - kept its invite.

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You might say that this wouldn’t generate as much conference money for Penn State. With the new aligned ACC and the pending ACC TV network, I don’t see a big difference four years down the road when we finally shake the noose of the unfair sanctions of the NCAA and the Big Ten.
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I didn't make the suggestion because it sounded good. If it were up to me, the ACC would still only have eight members.

Like it or not, we all know money is driving conference realignment. The ACC is falling further and further behind the other major football conferences to the point that they are in serious danger of becoming the BE 2.0. A major basketball conference with mid-major football programs getting poached out of existence by wealthier conferences. Selecting UConn or Louisville will not cure what ails the ACC, but it will definitely encourage further defections.

The ACC is likely not the only one worried. ESPN has to be concerned about losing the conference as a meaningful source of revenue if the stronger football members choose to leave for greener pastures. Monetarily the ACC is just not competitive with the other majors, but ESPN will not increase payments without a better product. A "Catch 22".

ND must realize they will ultimately be forced to join the B1G if the ACC disintegrates. If ND meant what they said, that they truly don't want to join the Midwestern B1G, then it is in their best interests to help the ACC recruit PSU. If any organization has the ability to persuade PSU that they would be better off in the long run joining the ACC, ND is it. PSU doesn't belong in a Midwest conference, they belong in the East with many of their traditional rivals. ESPN would undoubtedly be willing to pay significantly more to the ACC if ND and PSU were full members of the conference.

If the ACC's significant financial disadvantage with the other major football conferences isn't eliminated within the next few years, more defections are not a matter of if, they are a matter of when. Money is the stick that stirs this drink, the ACC knows it, ND knows it and so does ESPN.

Is this scenario likely? Not at all, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Not trying will result in BE 2.0.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

Y'all are going to be upset when it's ECU.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

None of that explains why Penn State would want to go from the most profitable conference in the country to one of the most unstable conferences in the country and take a 35-50% pay cut to do so. It makes no sense, especially if you believe your own theory that "Like it or not, we all know money is driving conference realignment."

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

Y'all are going to be upset when it's ECU.


Joining the Big East in Football. Looks like it will be Louisville. But it should be Uconn.

#21 Kitten Diver

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

http://www.southernp...-add-penn-state



I didn't make If any organization has the ability to persuade PSU that they would be better off in the long run joining the ACC, ND is it. PSU doesn't belong in a Midwest conference, they belong in the East with many of their traditional rivals.


Please define these traditional rivals. I have inlaws in western Pa who are alums/sidewalk PSU fans and they see tOSU and to an extent UM as their main football rivals and have since Ive known them. PSU is more similar to the schools in the B1G than you might think..40-50k enrollment..large majority Land Grant Schools, AAU, oh and they make MORE MONEY. Plus Pennsylvania outside of Philly and Pitt areas is about as midwestern as it gets. Also Pittsburgh(though it has redeveloped) is historically a rustbelt town.. think Cleveland, Detroit,Flint, Gary.

Cant say PSU definitely wouldnt leave but PSU wont leave.


The only hope the ACC has short term is to force Maryland to pay the full 50 mil. Even that would probably not solidify for more than 3-4yrs when football schools like FSU and Clemson are missing out on 20 MIL A YEAR in revenue that their in state rivals are getting.

The ACC has just now figured out realignment but its likely too late. It is about adding markets for more money BUT first you must have a quality product (SEC, B1G, PAC, Bevo12 all have this),. The majority of ACC's quality hasnt lived up in recent years although FSU and Clemson have been good..2 good teams in a conference will not cut it unless one team is Texas and the other is OU.

Still the ACC had their chance to solidify long term a year ago. Add WVU and kill the BigX?? and add UTx, OU, oSu,
but what did they do?? Pitt and Syracuse?? WHAT A GREAT CHESS MOVE SWOFF!!!111
The BigX?? solidifed with their moves and now have a competative revenue deal. The teams know they are little brother to UTx but they have a small seat at the big boy table and the money is good.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

The ACC needs to get rid of Swofford worse than USC needs to get rid of Kiffin. He's shown he doesn't have the faculties to play this game.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Agreed

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

The ACC needs to get rid of Swofford worse than USC needs to get rid of Kiffin. He's shown he doesn't have the faculties to play this game.



absofrigginloutley.

i have not liked swofford for a # of years now. he can't get out of his own way.


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