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Top comment: "Well, at least it is a better name than Legends and Leaders." > My first thought exactly.
Sorry for citing espin btw
The America 12 Conference is the favorite to become the new name of the current Big East Conference's football schools, league sources told ESPN.
This post was edited by Enigma 13 months ago
Epic Fail. With all the conference shifting going on attaching a number to your conference would not be a good idea. See Big 12, Big 10, Pac 10.
America 12? Meh.
I would agree with that comment though.
Meh! Sounds like a low level conference to me.
I would go with...
All American Conference (AAC probably would get confused with ACC)
Collegiate Athletic Conference (Probably too close to Colonial Athletic Conference)
Trans-Atlantic Conference (Sounds too mid major)
Ok I can't think of anything else serious so I think they should go with BIG11 regardless of how may teams. Big 10, Big 11, Big 12. The Big 10 would have 12 teams, the big 12 would have 10 teams and I hope the Big 11 has 9 teams.
Should conferences have learned to avoid putting numbers in their name?
Awful name, too.
Guarantee the conference chant will become "America, *Fight* YEAH!" by the student sections.
Should probably call it the SF12 conference. SF meaning Second Fiddle.
Ha so the big east is splitting into the catholic 7 and america 12? Separation of church and state
"We have a culture of integrity. That's not new at Penn State and that's not going to get old at Penn State."
why don't they just call themselves "Teams America"....world police.
'Respect All Fear None."
I'd go with 'Scraps"
I just find it funny that 7 basketball schools bent over the Big East and took their name away from them with seemingly little fight.
Why do all conferences have to have "Big" or some regional association in the name?
Why not think outside the box and go for some real branding opportunity? Think national branding instead of regional.
Nobody will give a crap about the America 12, sounds like they're promoting the original colonies or something. (Yes, I know there were 13 original colonies.)
How about something like:
BOOM Athletic Conference
Speed & Strength Conference
Xplode Athletic Conference
It will never happen, but IMHO the former Big East is missing out on a one time chance to rebrand themselves.
This post was edited by rck127 13 months ago
how about just a symbol that represents "the conference formally known as the Big East"
Maybe this: 3~
the conference of misfit schools.
America 12 would be a poor choice. Chances are the # of schools in the league will change a lot!
Why not get a sponsor?
Papa John's America Conference.
You beat me to it. Sadly I'm sure the day will come in the not-too-distant future when conferences will sell their naming rights a la stadiums and bowl games.
Completely agree. It would make the conference even more money.
America 12 by Coca Cola.
Great idea. For a conference that went SO far backwards, getting a sponser in the title would probably be the way to go.
Also, they should let the players pick the names on the back of their jerseys. HE HATE ME JR.
So, they settled on the AAC. I mean ACC, no wait, AAC... American Athletic Conference.
The American Athletic Conference is the new name for the former Big East Conference, according to sources.
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