- Jan 20, 2003
The move, slated for Aug. 2, 2024 for the two Los Angeles-based universities, comes on the heels of Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.
Not that I'm surprised at what money, power and control has done to college sports, conferences, rivalries and traditions, since the BC, etc, (ESPN funded) to the ACC started this roller coaster ride years ago. But I guess it never ends and it's always "anything can happen day", despite how much something like this sounded bat shit crazy just a few months ago, LOL!So is the PAC 12 which is eyeing expansion, maybe even by adding UConn, especially with Mora's conference connections:
Me too, I'd agree all things being equal, Indy is best for ND, but things are becoming very unequal very fast.I had always thought ND benefitted from NOT being in the BIg 10 as their schedule has always been littered with easy wins over teams like Army, Navy, Air Force and other lightweight teams. As long as ND can have their cake and eat it too by being Indy and maintaining TV contracts while also being able to dictate a non conference schedule that insures a 1 loss record, why change? Every other school would love to be in the situation of being able to dictate their own schedule, insure a certain amount of wins and ease to a playoff berth. They just need to schedule maybe 4 tough games and pull off the appearance of being competitive with the power conference teams. They have been doing this for a long time regardless of CR.
I was serious and he seemed like a friendly poster who's been on here before and was asking harmless questions from us Husky fans ( not that there are many on here ) so I figured you could respond to his post too, so I'll link this...I am not sure if anyone can predict what will happen. I think of CR as like the game of musical chairs. The goal of the game is not to be the last one standing. The only difference with CR is the last one standing is left out. So the question is whether you grab a chair in one conference when a chair might be available for another conference later in the game. There are so many moving parts and it seems like the Power 5 could be moving towards a Power 2 or 3. I also don't rule out the possibility of the Courts being involved at some point, again, to decide antitrust issues based on what is happening now. It's not 1985 any more
My opinion is not particularly well informed or better informed than anyone else's. But does it make sense for UConn to kiss and make up with former Big East FB schools like Syracuse, Pitt, BC, I would say only from the standpoint that it makes sense geographically to play those schools
There are so many moving parts and it seems like the Power 5 could be moving towards a Power 2 or 3. But does it make sense for UConn to kiss and make up with former Big East FB schools like Syracuse, Pitt, BC, I would say only from the standpoint that it makes sense geographically to play those schools
I guess Notre Dame thinks they and NBC $hould talk ......I just listened to a great podcast from Uconn grad and Fox Sports host, now living in LA, who broke everything down. He estimates the ACC/ESPN only pays ND about $10-15 MIL for hoops, etc membership in their conference ( plus an agreed 5 FB games a year) and NBC pays them $15 mil on the Indy FB contract....He says NBC should sit down now & see if they can bridge ND's money gap.
AGAIN...... I can see how coast to coast travel isn't a big deal for USC and UCLA, when they are talking about a $75-100 mil a year TV payouts per school in the B1G, but how exactly does this work for the Zags (especially for Olympic sports) on a what.....$5-6 mil TV payout from Fox Sports ? .... I'm not buying it.But I guess it never ends and it's always "anything can happen day", despite how much something like this sounded bat shit crazy just a few months ago, LOL!
Would the Gonzaga Bulldogs actually join the Big East Conference? It's highly doubtful but conference realignment has done weirder things.thecomeback.com
I remember Val talking about BE additions last year, as mentioned in the article, so you never know. But where's the money coming from to make it worthwhile ? WICH ST yep... I also could see her wanting to be ready if the ACC needed to talk to Uconn for backfill at some point.
Wow talk about ironic ! The snakes who started this all, the ACC with ESPN's help, are now worried about the greater good of college sportsNick Saban: Megaconferences will create Caste System
With college football megaconferences perhaps becoming something "we all have to deal with in the future," Alabama coach Nick Saban said a possible result could be a "caste system" of haves and have-nots.www.espn.com
True, kinda like Blumenthal's petty political lawsuit vs. the ACC that did nothing for Uconn but win a chump change payout that proved to later keep the school permanently cemented outside of the P-5.California Governor Gavin Newsom Demands Explanation From UCLA for Pac-12 exit:
Leave it to a politician, especially one who may be running for a higher office in 2024, to ask someone an unanswerable question in order to score political points.
You ain't kiddin !