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Reports are out there that Ga Tech has reached out to the B1G about possibly being the 14th school to join the B1G. I said in another post that other schools might reach out to the B1G and it seems like there might be a mad dash to grab that 14th spot. Could the ACC collapse with FSU and another school going to the Big 12?
Yellow Jackets also would face $50 million exit fee
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Personally, I would prefer Rutgers and Georgia Tech over Maryland. But is GT an AAU member?
This post was edited by MTayl72 17 months ago
AAU or not, it's a much more prestigious school than either UMD or Rutgers.
Edit: not surprised that it is.
This post was edited by psujmc1992 17 months ago
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Hmm...sounds like a viable option then. I'm not sure how legit this rumor is, but I can't help but wonder how many other names will surface in the next day or two.
Btw this is something, I believe, JT$ mentioned yesterday. There is a reason NJ is 14th, we're going to hear about more folks trying to jump in over them. MD is in if they want (vote isn't final yet apparently), but I think we'll see some grabbing for #14.
Would much prefer GaTech over Rutgers.
Part of me feels like the B1G was hoping to get schools to compete for a 14th spot (pure speculation on my point, of course).
If GT is able to get in, it sure makes all of our recent recruiting work in Georgia look like a damn good investment.
I don't know much about GA Tech. Do they bring the Atlanta market? I would imagine so, being that they are located there.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by PSU17 17 months ago
You would think so on the surface but a lot of southerners have been saying that UGA rules all down in Georgia.
Tech is about as desperate as Rutgers right now. I would think if things go to hell in the ACC they could fall back to the Big 12 but I do not see that place as a desirable destination for them.
IMO, if Maryland joins, I see the B1G taking a step back and assessing to see which programs want to join and which may bring the most benefits.
This post was edited by PSUJT0409 17 months ago
Well it would depend on who the carriers are down there.
"It took about a year, but eventually Delany got what he wanted. All the major cable providers carry the Big Ten network, and if you live in a Big Ten state, you can get it on the same level of service as ESPN."
NEW YORK (AP) — At 5 years old, the Big Ten Network has grown up fast.The network marked its birthday on Thursday — and it
Were is GTech going to get the $50 million? I believe MD has yet to sign the contract so they aren't on the hook for the $50 million until 1/1/2013?
Would much prefer GA Tech than Rutgers.
It's also much better for us as joining the B1G would be a big step in legitimizing Rutgers, making it harder for us to poach recruits from NJ. GA Tech to the B1G brings in a better school, a big market in Atlanta, and gets a footprint in arguably the most talent-rich state in the country. And it keeps Rutgers in irrelevancy - a win all around.
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Just read an article from the Maryland site that said the top targets for the B1G are Virginia and North Carolina and that this move by the B1G is being driven by demographics and wanting to add TV sets.
It's like a chess match. I think the Big would love MD and UVA. UVa is tied to Vtech. UNC leaving the triad is unlikely. MD seems to want in, but I guess we find out Monday.
That's a helluva article overal JT$. Some interesting links off of it too. Maryland could gain approx $16m in athletic revenues per year? Whoa.
Will the University of Maryland accept the Big 10 potential departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
B1G and SEC should come to a gentlemens agreement as to who takes what in carving up the ACC.
Sounds like the good people of Lions247 might be getting a Rutger's barometer soon... Jive?
But I think the B1G could have done better, but they're forcing the issue. VT would have been a good option, geographically and football wise. They even get people to show up to their games, unlike the rest of the ACC.
SEC gets Miami, FSU, Clemson, and GTech. The B1G gets VT, UNC, a choice of one more, then ND (yes I know they're not technically in the ACC.
ND could be banished to the faraway moon of the Big 12 if the ACC collapses. That would be what they looking at if they decided not to end their little rebellion against the B1G.
That is my everlasting hope... I say let's take this conference to 16 teams in one swoop, end it, and leave Notre Dame hanging with the choice of joining the SEC or Pac12 (as I believe with the BIG's move, the Pac will gobble up more Big 12 teams)
Penn State will go to the ACC. IT IS WHAT Penn Sate wants.
I'm not so sure about that, especially with a now pillaged ACC. also don't forget, Psu wants money too. TE big ten has that.
What?!! No bleeping way PSU goes to ACC. They are staying, the connections to the Big are much better, despite the bad calls. Every conference is tied to a few core teams, the ACC UNC AND Duke in BB and to a lesser extent, Wake and State, ACC football was always secondary. Big is looking to add markets and it makes sense to expand to the southern markets, getting a foot in NC would be good, but not going to happen IMO unless the get State to jump ship.
It is what you want, Penn State is happy in the Big, the revenues are much higher than the ACC would project.
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