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Rumors indicating that Georgia Tech could join the B1G in the next 7 - 10 days.
My question is - if true, who is the 2nd team they add in addition to Georgia Tech? Virginia, UNC, NC State? Another rumor indicates that Kansas may join by the end of year.
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Not sure I believe this, IMO UVA and UNC makes way more sense.
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Don't believe it one bit with Ga. Tech. I can see UVA and UNC.
NC State certainly doesn't fit the academic requirement of the Big. It's the worst school in the ACC right now.
Sekrah posted on twitter that Kansas was going to BIG so now we all know that's not true
I don't believe this. GT is not a fit at all.
Ga Tech and UNC should be the targets if Delaney is truly going for TV eyeballs. UVA doesn't deliver any significant market.
GaTech makes sense too because it gives the B1G a presence in the talent-rich south, which should help recruiting. Football product wise, no but for a number of other reasons, it makes sense.
Pure football product, I'd go after UNC (very capable program under right leadership) and Va Tech. Academics you go after UVA and UNC or Ga Tech. TV markets -- Ga Tech and UNC.
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isnt GT an AAU university? academically and athletically they fit. the only sport they dont and its more the big ten doesnt fit with them is baseball
So, bringing in a new member, such as Ga. Tech, that doesn't bring in anything except cable boxes; men's golf and baseball is smart?
UVA brings in the Richmond, Tidewater area market. Not as big as Atlanta, but it fits the profile of the league academically wise and has a better athletic department.
Not sure VPI is a fit for the BIG.
Yep, they are AAU. I dont get why people say this doesn't make sense. It makes TOTAL sense. It's a way to get into the south, with an AAU school, and get the Atlanta TV market... Whats not to love? And it's another school on the eastern side of the nation... South eastern, but still. I hope they push this. That way, maybe UNC joins. If that happens, expect a free for all.
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Who says we have to stop at 16? Pretty sure if this happens, the ACC is history... You can get UVA too...
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Rutgers isn't a great fit but they were predominately chosen for TV sets.
All indications is that the leagues will stop at 16 team super conferences. Anything larger, you'd have two 10 team divisions and you would never play anyone from the other division.
Exactly and GT>RU in terms of football tradition, and program status. Plus, it's an opportunity for Roof to get all up in the state. Love it.
Except in the title game, which they can sell as the BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEARRRRR. And sell a boat load more tix... I can see them doing it. They don't care about anything but $$$. And the more TVs you have, the more money you have. Big 10 Network could become standard on every cable provider. Think about that for a second.
So, because they aren't a good fit, does it mean the league needs to add another in Ga. Tech? I wasn't a fan of the Rutgers fit. At some point, you have to search for what brings value - not only cable boxes.
It doesn't make any sense. GT is an afterthought in the state of Georgia and in the city of Atlanta. UGA rules everything in the state.
The B1G got to where it is because it has large state universities that are the premier public schools in their state. GT doesn't fit the bill and isn't located anywhere close to any of the other schools in the B1G. We aren't the Big East which has to cherry pick schools around the country.
Cable boxes and academics... And some southern tradition. Also, don't forget about the population shifts. We are the weakest conference demographically speaking. We just got stronger, but GA is huge, in terms of talent and sheer numbers. And as a program, it's superior to MD and RU. It's not that bad of a program, and has some serious potential. With the extra money, they could really get something going down there (facilities, the ability to hire an elite coach, etc.)... I think it would work. Big time. Not to mention our own selfish recruiting reasons.
You don't think that UGA vs. GT could change over time with more money? Everything can be pretty fluid, and winning cures everything (and money helps with winning). When was Boise relevant before? Or how about TCU in the state of TX? If GT gets some money for coaching/facilities and start to win against some crappy Big 10 teams, they could build their program to pretty solid. They are a little below par right now, but not by much IMO. Programs can turn around rather quickly. The money and academics (AAU) match up... And there is enough there to build a good program on. There is so much talent in the state that GA doesn't really "run the state" as talent goes to Bama, FL, LSU, etc. regularly. I am a big proponent of this really... $$$ rules everything around me CREAM
Personally, I like the idea of playing a team closer to us like Ru. Don't be surprised if it doesn't become a bit of a rivalry. We'll see I guess.
When you bring in another school, you had better think it can also compete as in for NCAA tournaments and alike on a close to yearly basis. Georgia Tech to me is the Northwestern of 15-20 years ago before it won eight games a year.
It will become domination... Not really a rivalry. But they will hate us even more than now lol So I guess there's that?
Hammer and Nail rivalry!
GT is not a good fit at all.. if anything they should join the SEC... the Big East and ACC will soon be depleted into nothing. There will be 4 super conferences.. B1G, SEC, PAC-12, Big-12
If you go with the POD system, you could get up to 20 schools in a conference and still face every team once every three years with a 9 in-conference schedule. Four pods of 5 teams, combine two to make up a division. Rotate on a yearly basis. It's very do-able. I'm not saying it is good, but it is doable.
The problem for the Big Ten is that such a scenario would force Michigan and OSU to be in the same pod to ensure that they would play against each other every year. Unless the Big Ten can swing another power school (ND would be the only one unless you could somehow get Texas), that will lead to one pod being weak.
And if NW is a one loss team, they compete for tournaments. Who knows what impact their new facility will have, they may become the midwest Stanford... Who thought Stanford would be competing for NC's 10 yrs ago?
You don't think that OSU and Mich should be in each other's conference anyway? I think that comes with this 14 team realignment. I hate the idea of them playing in the last game of the year, only to play each other again in the title game. Bama and Auburn are in the same division, why cant OSU and Mich be? JMO though.
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