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Hokies94 Nov 28, 12:11 p.m.
Super news. Gotta love this addition.
batcave Nov 28, 11:25 a.m.
Maryland who? We will miss you , but not for long) NandO sprtswriter, Luke maybe?
4tarheels Nov 28, 11:15 a.m.
I think the ACC should stop beating around the bush and go ahead and grab UCONN and mabye Cincy and get to 16 teams. Essentially, the ACC has merged with the Big East and that is okay if the trend is towards a superconference. The new ACC will be on top of the basketball world again, and the 16 teams will be powerful enough in football to get a spot at the table for future playoff system that may involve conference champions.
4tarheels Nov 28, 11:11 a.m.
The TV money for the new Big East will dry up once the smoke clears from everyone leaving the Big East. ECU joining the Big East will not be the windfall they had hoped for. The Big East is just an old name for what is essentially the new Conference USA. Who is left in football now, Cincy and South Florida? Those were the original members of Conference USA.
4tarheels Nov 28, 11:05 a.m.
How about the "BIG ACC"?
hpr641 Nov 28, 10:48 a.m.
Wasn't my point. Just meant that UM is within possible day-trip driving range from Raleigh, while UL really isn't.. But to your point, and at the risk of carbon-dating myself, Florida St. has "only" been in the ACC since '91 ... you recall the old Metro Conf.? BC has only been with us since '05?
FAN72 Nov 28, 10:29 a.m.
I believe Florida State was a longer drive than 5 hours as was Boston College.
warrenhicks19672 Nov 28, 10:26 a.m.
i think Louisville would be a good addition..I agree, I need a chart to keep up with all the changes; and I think that if Notre Dame joins the ACC, it should have to be in football too or no invite. All sports should be in the same conference. I understand why cause of TV, but it is getting ridiculous.
hpr641 Nov 28, 10:21 a.m.
291 miles to UM ... 571 miles to UL (both from Raleigh). 5 hours is a possible day-trip, while 9.5 hours isn't really.
I guess I just miss a few things - 1) Having EVERY conference member be within a reasonable driving day-trip range, 2) An 11-game regular season, 3) No conference championship games, 3) Only having 16 bowl games, 4) Bowl games not counting towards season/career statistics, and 5) College leaders at least appear to be working TOGETHER for the betterment of everyone involved (most especially, the student-athletes) not just the betterment of their own institution, even if at the expense of another institution(s).
Anyone remember all the college presidents 20 years ago arguing against a playoff D-IA playoff (similar to D-IAA's, D-II's, and D-III's? They said they couldn't possibly ask their student-athletes to play any additional games ... at the time, 2 would've had to play 15 games, 4 teams 14, 8 teams 13, 8 teams 12, and everyone else 11 ... This year, 12 teams will play 14 games, 58 will play 13, and everyone else 12. I guess their need to pay for all their reckless spending outweighed their nobleness.
wjuliang Nov 28, 10:03 a.m.
Some good points. Not sure where they'd go though without football.
Ken D. Nov 28, 9:54 a.m.
The deals were pretty good. Now that they've swapped Syracuse, Pitt, West Virginia and Louisville for SMU, Houston, Central Florida and Tulane how good do you think the next contract will be?
Will it offset the added travel cost? Lower ticket revenues?
wjuliang Nov 28, 9:46 a.m.
Believe because they don't need all the extra $$$$ for football. And the basketball deals are pretty good.
taskmaster27858 Nov 28, 9:43 a.m.
Maryland fans are the worst, almost like the Eagles fans LOL...
Ken D. Nov 28, 9:40 a.m.
My question is, if you are Providence, St John's, Villanova or Georgetown, why do you want to stay in the Big East?
taskmaster27858 Nov 28, 9:40 a.m.
Awesome i take Louisville anyday over Maryland.. Great add ACC!!!
wjuliang Nov 28, 9:24 a.m.
Maybe ECU will get to jump in for Louisville as an all in the BE.
hcdozier Nov 28, 9:15 a.m.
Louisville is an upgrade in basketball and football over Maryland for the ACC. Plus it adds an athletic department that is financially sound unlike the "dire financial straits" that Debbie Yow left behind at Maryland.
Tarheel born Nov 28, 9:12 a.m.
We need to invite NAVY. It would be great for the ACC to be invovled in the Army/Navy game every year. It's just my personal opinion since my son's an Officer in the Navy.
awr117 Nov 28, 9:12 a.m.
I think it is time for the football schools to look else where. FSU, Clemson, VT, GT and Miami should seriously look at possibilities before it is too late.
jeffnnc Nov 28, 8:44 a.m.
Where are all the people claiming it was the beginning of the end for the ACC when Maryland announced the move to the B1G?
Sure this does not help football much at all. But when was the ACC ever a powerhouse football conference? The ACC always has been and always will be primarily a basketball conference. If they happen to have a few good teams in football every once in a while, that's just a bonus.
This is a great way for the ACC to send the message to Maryland that they won't be missed. AT ALL.
Ken D. Nov 28, 8:42 a.m.
Louisville seems to be betting that the ACC won't be seriously raided in the near future by stronger conferences. That would seem like a risky bet, except what did they have to lose? The Big East is in the toilet, and isn't likely to get much of a TV contract this year.
I wonder if this means they gave up on the prospect of joining the Big XII as an eastern partner for West Virginia. I also wonder if the Big XII had made any promises to West Virginia about adding more schools in their neighborhood.
prez23062 Nov 28, 8:40 a.m.
much better than uconn.
paintcan Nov 28, 8:39 a.m.
Louisville is not the academic equivalent of UMD. Not close.
That's fine but it sure eliminates arguments used against others over the years.
GunnyGoesArrrgh Nov 28, 8:34 a.m.
Good choice. The Big East isn't so "big" anymore.
mac240 Nov 28, 8:34 a.m.
NCAA should change its meaning to "Non Conference Athletic Association", and let schools do what they want!
RomeoJonez Nov 28, 8:32 a.m.
Good addition, but this nonsense has gotta stop. The history and tradition in the ACC will soon be lost. I hope we don't lose anymore members but I think we will.
needspaintgt Nov 28, 8:32 a.m.
Minimal gain in football, a bit of a gain in basketball, better run athletic dept, I call that a small win for the ACC.
immaannoid Nov 28, 8:31 a.m.
I need chart with several 8x10 color glossies to figure out who is where and why.
eddybal Nov 28, 8:18 a.m.
It is finally time to rename the ACC.
mxteam44 Nov 28, 8:15 a.m.
Nice addition to the ACC.......but this is getting crazy!!!!
vile garbage Nov 28, 8:10 a.m.
This is getting dumb.
junkmail7276 Nov 28, 8:01 a.m.
Really couldn't care less about Maryland or Louisville.
Riddickfield Nov 28, 7:56 a.m.
Indeed, a serious upgrade on fanbase. Won't miss the Maryland fans one bit.
Deacons Nov 28, 7:52 a.m.
Toddler10-21 Nov 28, 7:29 a.m.
This would be great for the conference. Top ranked basketball program, and top twenty football program.
randdjacobs Nov 28, 7:28 a.m.
Trade Maryland for Louisville.... I'll take it
Unc r Hypocrits Nov 28, 7:28 a.m.
And the beat goes on...
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03