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The 7 non-FB Catholic Schools might legally have the voting majority to dissolve the conference. Save them the exit fee.... .
The presidents of the Big East's seven Catholic, non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools are expected to decide on their future in the Big East in the coming days, and it would be an upset if they remained in the league, sources told ESPN.
According to the NY Post, the basketball only schools will be splitting from the rest of the conference today
The Big East Conference, the only to send three teams to a Final Four, will announce Thursday that its non-FBS programs are splitting from their brethren, sources told The Post.
BSU and SDSU needs to wake up and get the hell out of dodge to the MWC. It's probably better competition anyways, and the access to the "Major" bowl is the same as the Big East after next year.
It's smart for the non-FB schools to break out. They're specialized schools and I think they benefit from their own league.
Agree. Now that Cuse, Pitt, Louisville, ND and WVU are gone, only UConn gives the conference some sizzle in terms of basketball. Memphis would as well, but that still doesn't replace what has left.
The power play here is that the 7 Catholic schools may have the votes to literally dissolve the conference. This would mean no exit fee for the Cath schools, no waiting time, ... and their smartest play. The schools waiting to join would have to stay in their old conferences, it would seem. This could be the literal death of the Big East.
Pretty good article about what the breakup of the Big East could mean for the NCAA.
Dominate The State
They were semi-retarded for joining in the first place.
F the NCAA
F the BOT
ACC will be in the same boat within four years.
Yup. They're on deck.
I think they will have enough to keep the league going. It will just be the new Big East.
I can see a merger of some sorts - Louisville, UConn, Cincinnati all going there with South Florida and ECU.
Once the BIG takes UVA and UNC (my two guesses - not buying Ga. Tech), the flood gates open.
Yeah. I think that UVA, UNC, NC St., VT, GT, FSU, Clemson and maybe Miami all have outs. What you are left with is...
Add in USF, UConn, Cincy and maybe UCF, and that is the new Big East/ACC. Maybe two more lucky dogs make it out of the Big East.
Think Duke might have an out? Fits the BIG, but I think they take two more and its UNC and UVA; it doesn't fit the SEC or Big 12 (whatever the hell they are called these days).
VPI and NC State could go to the SEC; FSU and Clemson to the Big 12 (neither will be allowed in the SEC).
Yeah, I think they would have an out if they were to go with UNC. The problem is, as you mention, the most likely destination (the Big Ten) only has two more spots, and I don't think they want to use them on two NC schools. I could see UNC being stupid and sticking with the sinking ship. I could also see the Big Ten saying "F it, we are just going to dominate the east coast markets" and add UVA, UNC, Duke, GT, Cuse and Miami to get to 20. But right now I think the strategy is to hope to create enough chaos that the Big XII and SEC eat away at the conference first in hopes that ND comes calling (highly unlikely, IMO).
there is no doubt that the "Catholic" BB schools are going to be shut out of power ( lose the voting majority to FB schools). Their best bet is to get out as soon as they can to avoid the huge "Buy OUT" when the FB schools take over power.
The real question will be how the money that is currently in the bank gets split up.
It may mean that the only school to pay the exit fee will be WVU, and my money is on them fighting it.
Bottom line ....THE BIG EAST IS DEAD.
Yeah, I think that is a big point. Rutgers, Louisville, Pitt and Cuse probably will not have to pay a dime. Sucks to be Cincy, USF and UConn.
I agree about going to 20. Four super-conferences of 16 teams would represent only 64 teams and would leave out several current BCS conference teams. The more teams, that believe they belong, left out of the new model, the greater the risk of future lawsuits.
Each super-conference could be divided into two divisions, each of which would play a round robin schedule and not play anyone in the other division until the conference championship game.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
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