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UC LCoB '12 - @RyanTJBauer
OK, it's 2:05 CST. What did Swaim say ?
Greg Swaim Show @GSwaim
#Clemson was a sticking point, as they are not the first choice of several #Big12 schools, but apparently that's now been worked out.
Greg Swaim Show @GSwaim
When all is said and done, #B1G & #SEC take two more each, and #Big12 takes 4-6, all from the #ACC this go around.
The Dude of WV @theDudeofWV
@RoninODoyle We could see 8 to 10 schools leave the ACC in the next few weeks. 2 each to B1G & SEC & 4-6 yo B12.
Print story and then you can also listen to rebroadcast when you want....
Keep this in mind when listening to people like gswaim, conferences have more respect for UC then they do. Ive seen people like thus exclude UC even when "sources" tell them otherwise. I bet UC is in solid shape.
Let the anti-trust lawsuits begin if this scenario gets played out. It's one thing when UC and UCONN, previously in the BCS, get left out of the big money. But once schools like Wake Forest, Boston College, Pitt, Syracuse, Louisville, possibly NC State get left out, then the push back will begin.
I still don't believe the stuff that Swain and the Dude is putting out there. In saying that however, Swain has Big 12 sources, and UC is rarely brought up in his realignment conversation.
I sure hope Moose's sources are good and UC figures in the plans of either the Big 12 or a stable, strong ACC. But this current situation has a eeire resemblance to a couple of years ago when UC was discarded by the Big 12.
I still think UC really needs to have the ACC remain a stable strong conference. That will depend on North Carolina.
In fairness, I don't know how much we really know about how conferences view UC.
Last year UC was under consideration until the Big12 did their study and that study concluded that neither UC nor UL added enough value to their TV deal to make it worth adding them to the conference. What has changed from last year to make UC a more attractive candidate to the Big 12?
Realignment is all about TV money and if UC is seen as a program that does not add value to the TV deal then I dont see the Big 12 looking to add them. I know UC would love to get into the Big 10 but the same arguement can be used for that situation as well.
If it is true that ESPN does not see UC as a big time player then I am afraid UC will be regulated to what I like to call the left over conference.
This post was edited by Todd Cunningham 15 months ago
Just for fun then, what does that conference look like if the above scenario plays out. ACC loses 2 to B10, 2 to SEC and 6 to B12. What is the new conference called? Who is in it? Is it better than the MWC?
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