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RE: Temple/UMass- MAC
(02-22-2012 08:55 PM)Louis Kitton Wrote:
(02-22-2012 07:42 PM)IceJus10 Wrote: If conferences are going to raid the Big East, I think they need to do it before the conference lands a new television contract.
I know there are critics of a prosperous new contract, but if an FCS conference can double their member payouts through a bidding war between CBS and NBC last week, then so will the Big East, and I just cannot see member schools moving for a slight bump in television revenues considering expenses in switching conferences and a rise in travel costs.
The bigger the television contract the Big East lands, the more stable the conference becomes. If this realignment has proved anything, it's all about the money and revenue now!
I think the ACC from an academic and stability point of view would be a cut above the Big East, even if the payouts are similar. Geography would also triumph for most of the schools the ACC would consider (Rutgers, UConn, UCF??)
What is the CAA making per school with its new contract? Does anybody know?
No slight to the Knights, but anyone who knows anything about the ACC knows they would never consider UCF.
|02-22-2012 09:14 PM