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(Bloomberg)   Big East commissions study to rename conference that contains "Eastern" schools from Idaho, California, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida   (bloomberg.com) divider line 31
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2012-09-08 08:45:32 AM  
How about the Superficial Untenable Conference?
They could even have a celebration of their conference on the first weekend of the season where two of the conference's best teams play each other. I suggest calling it the Superficial Untenable Conference Kick-off Festival. SUCKFEST would be a catchy acronym for the party.
 
2012-09-08 08:59:45 AM  
Rutgers University is New Brunswick, dumbasses. That's where all the main campus is located. Busch and Livingston campuses are located in Piscataway.

/RU Rah Rah.
 
2012-09-08 09:37:37 AM  
Just work the word "money" in there
 
2012-09-08 10:29:52 AM  
Big Fail?
 
2012-09-08 10:33:49 AM  
"Eastern" schools like Florida.

Ryan Tannehill like submitting detected.
 
2012-09-08 10:35:14 AM  
When Does Basketball Start Conference
WDBSC
 
2012-09-08 10:40:17 AM  
Florida is not located in the part of the US that subby would consider the eastern portion of the country?
 
2012-09-08 10:53:43 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Florida is not located in the part of the US that subby would consider the eastern portion of the country?


I'm more confused about Tennessee. Tenn. could be eastern, midwestern, or southern. Even if you consider Tenn. midwestern or southern, it's a border state. The B1G is a midwestern conference, but has Penn State, which is located in a "border state". Border states are acceptable.

/although Memphis is definitely the most Southern city in Tennessee
//and a fabulous place
 
2012-09-08 10:53:46 AM  
Big Least
 
2012-09-08 11:19:33 AM  
The Moderately Large Everywhere?
 
2012-09-08 11:20:48 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: Florida is not located in the part of the US that subby would consider the eastern portion of the country?


Subby quoted the article. But that would take reading the article to know. I know, I know, welcome to Fark.
 
2012-09-08 11:23:11 AM  
Ads Tulsa and call it the BIG MEH

/headed to he golden hurricane game against tulane, because it's $16.
 
2012-09-08 11:29:19 AM  
The we're about to get seated at the kids table conference.
 
2012-09-08 11:53:34 AM  
They should call it "Conference USA".
 
2012-09-08 11:55:44 AM  

Spyder_Monkey: They should call it "Conference USA".


Came in here to say that.
 
2012-09-08 12:20:14 PM  
They should just cut to the chase and take all programs and put them into one of two mega-conferences. Then, to help keep track of the teams, they could break them up into smaller, more manageable groups. For instance, you might take, oh, I don't know, 8 or 9 teams located on/near the Atlantic Coast and put them in one Conference; there might be a Pac(k) of 8-12 teams out west that could go together, etc..

Just throwing that out there.
 
2012-09-08 12:27:43 PM  
As long as the Dallas Cowboys remain in the NFC South, the world makes sense.

/of course, they only have one team in one sport that plays a total of 6 regionally-challenged games - not 30 different sports traveling all the way across the country
 
2012-09-08 01:13:42 PM  
The "We Only Give A shiat About TV Markets And Not Teams With Good Football Tradition Conference".

/Big Least can EABOD
 
2012-09-08 01:46:22 PM  

kiteless: Peter von Nostrand: Florida is not located in the part of the US that subby would consider the eastern portion of the country?

Subby quoted the article. But that would take reading the article to know. I know, I know, welcome to Fark.


Didn't realize we had to exactly quote the article
 
2012-09-08 01:50:42 PM  
Name change is DOA.

Link

League is still ridiculous.
 
2012-09-08 02:13:57 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The "We Only Give A shiat About TV Markets And Not Teams With Good Football Tradition Conference".

/Big Least can EABOD


I mean to ask you something, UNC. You knew that Greg Schiano was going to Tampa before it was even a concept. Wanted to ask how you knew.
 
2012-09-08 02:23:35 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The "We Only Give A shiat About TV Markets And Not Teams With Good Football Tradition Conference".


Shame how they keep chasing the schools with the strongest football programs away to the ACC.
 
2012-09-08 02:59:02 PM  

Aarontology: "Eastern" schools like Florida.

Ryan Tannehill like submitting detected.


I was going to call the submitter out on that too.
 
2012-09-08 03:40:23 PM  
Reminds me of when the East Coast Hockey League swallowed up the West Coast Hockey League and kept the "ECHL" name

/RIP Long Beach Ice Dogs
 
2012-09-08 04:26:29 PM  
Big Marriage of Inconvenience Conference.
 
2012-09-08 04:31:39 PM  
How about the Big Bunch of Idiots Who Couldn't Treat Their Member Schools Right And Lost Them And Will Probably Lose These Noobs At Some Point Too Conference?
/too long?
 
2012-09-08 06:40:12 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: UNC_Samurai: The "We Only Give A shiat About TV Markets And Not Teams With Good Football Tradition Conference".

Shame how they keep chasing the schools with the strongest football programs away to the ACC.


Yeah, I wonder if there's a good program they could add that has no chance of being courted by the ACC?

grfx.cstv.com
 
2012-09-09 12:16:56 AM  

orange storm: When Does Basketball Start Conference
WDBSC


The Hanging On To Our Automatic Bid Anyway Necessary Conference
 
2012-09-09 05:25:21 AM  
"At Least We Did Not Lose At Home To Louisiana-Monroe Like a Top 10 Team From An Over-Publicized Conference With Members In Small Southern Cities That Civilized People Cannot Pronounce" Conference

Looks like the new Big East/Whatever Conference is going to have a bigger TV deal than the ACC....which means Florida State and Clemson make the Big 12 "12" again.
 
2012-09-09 04:57:26 PM  

UCFRoadWarrior: "At Least We Did Not Lose At Home To Louisiana-Monroe Like a Top 10 Team From An Over-Publicized Conference With Members In Small Southern Cities That Civilized People Cannot Pronounce" Conference

Looks like the new Big East/Whatever Conference is going to have a bigger TV deal than the ACC....which means Florida State and Clemson make the Big 12 "12" again.


Which means the ACC raids the Big East again.
 
2012-09-09 08:58:02 PM  
Big East Conference:
EAST: UCONN, Rutgers, South Florida, Central Florida, Navy, Temple
WEST: SDSU, Boise State, Houston, SMU, Memphis, Cincinnati, Louisville

Add Eastern Carolina in the East to even it out and you have a decent conference. Before anyone makes fun of that last statement remember most conferences only have 2-4 decent programs in them anyway. Also, losing Pitt and Syracuse was no great loss at all football wise and Memphis+Temple makes up for losing the Orange in basketball. Boise State evens out losing WV.

You now have a conference with national exposure that can claim recruiting territory in hotbeds like California, Texas, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Oh and they are still a power as a basketball conference. We can joke all day about their current state but this is a conference that should have met the same fate as WAC football but now has a decent future and a good shot at a competitive TV deal.
 
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