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2012-11-27 05:44:09 PM
I will remember the once great Big East fondly. Goodbye, friend.
 
2012-11-27 05:49:13 PM
As a former student at Tulane, it is obvious that the Big East has adopted the time-honored New Orleans tradition of "Go Big Early". After all, why waste your time on the hot chick who won't bang you when you can pound a few Hand Grenades and take the Ol' Deuce and a Half for a quick spin?
 
2012-11-27 05:51:22 PM
So the new Big East is the old Conference USA then?

It's a good thing they are getting scrubbed away come 2014.
 
2012-11-27 05:57:36 PM
Let UCONN go and rename it Conference USA. They have practically all of their schools anyway.
 
2012-11-27 05:58:47 PM
BOOLANE
 
2012-11-27 06:00:08 PM
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It's about farking time. I wonder what finally made Mike Aresco realize what John Marinatto couldn't?
 
2012-11-27 06:03:53 PM

PowerSlacker: So the new Big East is the old Conference USA then?
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With WAC sprinkles...
 
2012-11-27 06:07:54 PM
The Big East should just accept that they're going to become the WCC. This is undignified.
 
2012-11-27 06:10:27 PM
who cares? well, it is going to make travel of basketball and non-revenue sports suck even more...
 
2012-11-27 06:13:41 PM
By 2020 there will be 6 mega-conferences, each with roughly 18 teams. The rest of DI schools will be those the megaconference murder 76-3 early in the season to pad their stats.
 
2012-11-27 06:27:52 PM
6? The BCS folks keep lumping the Big East in with the "Group of 5." They are already history.
 
2012-11-27 06:55:47 PM
Awwww. I feel bad for ECU. They've been desperate to join a major conference for years and they finally get into the Big East in time for the Big East to be worse than C-USA.

Maybe the GA will now stop forcing NCSU and UNC to play ECU.
 
2012-11-27 07:25:06 PM
Next moves:

Clemson and Florida St. to the SEC.

Vanderbilt leaves and goes to the ACC along with Connecticut and Lousiville.

Big 10 wants to get to sixteen so they convince Syracuse to renig on thier move to the ACC and join the Big 10 with Kansas.

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., and either Texas Tech or Baylor bring the Pac 12 to 16 teams.

Four conferences of 16 teams - everybody elsa left out in the cold except Notre Dame who stays independent.
 
2012-11-27 07:55:53 PM
It sounds like Delany wants North Carolina, and if he gets them, I think it's safe to assume that realignment will have reached critical derp.
 
2012-11-27 08:24:04 PM

timswar: Awwww. I feel bad for ECU. They've been desperate to join a major conference for years and they finally get into the Big East in time for the Big East to be worse than C-USA.

Maybe the GA will now stop forcing NCSU and UNC to play ECU.


Screw that. I WANT them to play often. Terry Holland has done a great job of establishing cross-conference rivalries with regional opponents, and State and Carolina are part of that.

Now, we just need to actually beat Worst Carolina.
 
2012-11-27 09:12:46 PM
Jewlane's gonna bring in a boatload of money
 
2012-11-27 09:14:42 PM
I'm just going to give up on trying to remember who is in what conference. Unless somebody can just yell "freeze!" and everyone stays in their conference for, like, three years or something.
 
2012-11-27 09:14:42 PM

Agent Nick Fury: Next moves:

Clemson and Florida St. to the SEC.

Vanderbilt leaves and goes to the ACC along with Connecticut and Lousiville.

Big 10 wants to get to sixteen so they convince Syracuse to renig on thier move to the ACC and join the Big 10 with Kansas.

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., and either Texas Tech or Baylor bring the Pac 12 to 16 teams.

Four conferences of 16 teams - everybody elsa left out in the cold except Notre Dame who stays independent.


Um, no.

Vandy will never leave the SEC. If the SEC expands, it will outside of their current footprint, likely into Virgina and North Carolina. And LOL Kansas.
 
2012-11-27 09:40:05 PM

timswar: Awwww. I feel bad for ECU. They've been desperate to join a major conference for years and they finally get into the Big East in time for the Big East to be worse than C-USA.

Maybe the GA will now stop forcing NCSU and UNC to play ECU.


Fixed that for you.

What a clusterfark of a conference.
 
2012-11-27 10:27:48 PM

RangerTaylor: As a former student at Tulane, it is obvious that the Big East has adopted the time-honored New Orleans tradition of "Go Big Early". After all, why waste your time on the hot chick who won't bang you when you can pound a few Hand Grenades and take the Ol' Deuce and a Half for a quick spin?


Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2012-11-27 11:48:29 PM

UNC_Samurai: Now, we just need to actually beat Worst Carolina.


that 1-10 powerhouse? ECU just become less relevant than before.
 
2012-11-28 12:48:44 AM
The football side of the BE has been gutted, There are 5 teams in the SEC that deserve to play in a BCS bowl over the best team in the BE. Should help them see the obvious - they are now a second tier basketball conference. Take the automatic BCS berth away from them and make it an at-large spot.

Until now, I didn't even know Tulane had football progam.
 
2012-11-28 02:51:06 AM

Mentat: Agent Nick Fury: Next moves:

Clemson and Florida St. to the SEC.

Vanderbilt leaves and goes to the ACC along with Connecticut and Lousiville.

Big 10 wants to get to sixteen so they convince Syracuse to renig on thier move to the ACC and join the Big 10 with Kansas.

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., and either Texas Tech or Baylor bring the Pac 12 to 16 teams.

Four conferences of 16 teams - everybody elsa left out in the cold except Notre Dame who stays independent.

Um, no.

Vandy will never leave the SEC. If the SEC expands, it will outside of their current footprint, likely into Virgina and North Carolina. And LOL Kansas.


UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.
 
2012-11-28 06:47:50 AM

kbotc: Mentat: Agent Nick Fury: Next moves:

Clemson and Florida St. to the SEC.

Vanderbilt leaves and goes to the ACC along with Connecticut and Lousiville.

Big 10 wants to get to sixteen so they convince Syracuse to renig on thier move to the ACC and join the Big 10 with Kansas.

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., and either Texas Tech or Baylor bring the Pac 12 to 16 teams.

Four conferences of 16 teams - everybody elsa left out in the cold except Notre Dame who stays independent.

Um, no.

Vandy will never leave the SEC. If the SEC expands, it will outside of their current footprint, likely into Virgina and North Carolina. And LOL Kansas.

UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.


Good thing there are more Division 1 schools in Virginia and North Carolina than UVa and UNC then....
 
2012-11-28 08:32:52 AM

Pumpernickel bread: The football side of the BE has been gutted, There are 5 teams in the SEC that deserve to play in a BCS bowl over the best team in the BE. Should help them see the obvious - they are now a second tier basketball conference. Take the automatic BCS berth away from them and make it an at-large spot.

Until now, I didn't even know Tulane had football program.


dude they went undefeated in 1998. long live shaun king! also, they did take away the bcs berth, but they sort did that for a lot of folks...
 
2012-11-28 09:09:16 AM

kbotc: UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.


It's cute that you think that matters anymore. But as tarqas said, there are five schools in that footprint.
 
2012-11-28 09:20:28 AM

Agent Nick Fury: Next moves:

Clemson and Florida St. to the SEC.

Vanderbilt leaves and goes to the ACC along with Connecticut and Lousiville.

Big 10 wants to get to sixteen so they convince Syracuse to renig on thier move to the ACC and join the Big 10 with Kansas.

Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., and either Texas Tech or Baylor bring the Pac 12 to 16 teams.

Four conferences of 16 teams - everybody elsa left out in the cold except Notre Dame who stays independent.


you've already predicted one correctly.
 
2012-11-28 11:18:50 AM

Mentat: kbotc: UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.

It's cute that you think that matters anymore. But as tarqas said, there are five schools in that footprint.


I'm just going to point out that Texas (The most valuable athletic department in the US) took in $150 million 2010-2011.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is a lobbying group that currently deals with $7 billion in grants. If you're a member of the CIC, you have a say in the lobbying efforts, and you gain research sharing between all member schools. You gain access to this group by joining the Big Ten Conference.

Money talks, but it's not all on the athletic side.
 
2012-11-28 11:33:48 AM

kbotc: Mentat: kbotc: UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.

It's cute that you think that matters anymore. But as tarqas said, there are five schools in that footprint.

I'm just going to point out that Texas (The most valuable athletic department in the US) took in $150 million 2010-2011.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is a lobbying group that currently deals with $7 billion in grants. If you're a member of the CIC, you have a say in the lobbying efforts, and you gain research sharing between all member schools. You gain access to this group by joining the Big Ten Conference.

Money talks, but it's not all on the athletic side.


I'm a Missouri alum, I'm well aware of the benefits of the CIC. I'm not sure what Texas has to do with anything considering we were talking about Virginia and North Carolina, but whatever.
 
2012-11-28 11:35:27 AM

Pumpernickel bread: The football side of the BE has been gutted, There are 5 teams in the SEC that deserve to play in a BCS bowl over the best team in the BE. Should help them see the obvious - they are now a second tier basketball conference. Take the automatic BCS berth away from them and make it an at-large spot.

Until now, I didn't even know Tulane had football progam.


The AQ is gone after next year anyway.
 
2012-11-28 11:39:44 AM

Mentat: kbotc: Mentat: kbotc: UVA and UNC don't fit academically or culturally in the SEC. They don't fit in the Big Ten either.

It's cute that you think that matters anymore. But as tarqas said, there are five schools in that footprint.

I'm just going to point out that Texas (The most valuable athletic department in the US) took in $150 million 2010-2011.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is a lobbying group that currently deals with $7 billion in grants. If you're a member of the CIC, you have a say in the lobbying efforts, and you gain research sharing between all member schools. You gain access to this group by joining the Big Ten Conference.

Money talks, but it's not all on the athletic side.

I'm a Missouri alum, I'm well aware of the benefits of the CIC. I'm not sure what Texas has to do with anything considering we were talking about Virginia and North Carolina, but whatever.


It's just a mention to compare the largest athletic program to the sheer size of the grants that the CIC deals with. All other schools are smaller, most are much smaller. Without the BTN, I'm not sure the bottom half of the Big Ten turns a profit from it's athletics.
 
2012-11-28 01:21:13 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: UNC_Samurai: Now, we just need to actually beat Worst Carolina.

that 1-10 powerhouse? ECU just become less relevant than before.


Incorrect, Mrs. Gminski.

"South Carolina, the fourth best Carolina out of North Carolina and two that don't exist." (you can skip ahead to 1:25)
 
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