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Big East looks to expand
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/f...kQQWeyjmWM

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In what several sources around the Big East described as a pivotal meeting, Big East presidents and athletic directors will meet tomorrow in Philadelphia to discuss probable expansion plans, The Post has learned.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/f...z142NiJ8hs
11-01-2010 08:27 AM
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Lot's of interesting and good info in this one. Candidates, timetable, etc.
11-01-2010 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the link. It looks like the 12/20 is really being considered. So we would be adding:

TCU
Houston
Central Florida
Villanove or Temple

Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers
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11-01-2010 08:34 AM
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(11-01-2010 08:34 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers

No one outside the doors of those meetings knows much more than any random poster on these message boards.....but despite the fact that the NY Post (!?) is the source making this report, it looks as if things may truly be heating up.....will be interesting to see how things shake out....
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(11-01-2010 08:34 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It looks like the 12/20 is really being considered. So we would be adding:

TCU
Houston
Central Florida
Villanove or Temple

Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers

ECU doesn't have tv market and thus can't deliver revenues to the league and there may be academic concerns as well
Memphis is awful in football and their facilities and academics don't help them. Their market is much smaller than the other candidates.

TCU, Houston, UCF and VU or Temple bring the 4th, 5th, 10th and 19th DMA into into the leagues football contracts and potential network. That's a lot of potential for increased revenues. Houston having been part of a major football/basketball conference, being in a huge market and having lots of financial and state backing probably helps outweigh academic issues they might have. Also it makes sense if you bring TCU to also add another nearby program and Houston has been the best.

It will be interesting to see how many teams will actually be brought in and how the league will handle them --all sports or football only or?
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Even though I love to loathe ECU, they are a much better candidate than Villanova/Temple. ECU, despite their small market, draws well and they televise well. If given a BCS opportunity, they'd instantly eclipse Wake and Duke (for football anyway) in NC and be on par with NC State. Plus their football is, you know, good...unlike Temple and Villanova (in terms of having to move up for them). Philly isn't a college town for football and Temple/Nova aren't going to change that. Better to take what ECU gets you in Raleigh and the Tidewater (which is at least something since MASN picks up their games).
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Lenn Robbins is very good with this stuff to be honest. So what I'm taking away from this is the football schools finally having all their ducks in a row saying we want to expand by at least 2 schools possibly 4. If you don't agree to going to 10 or 12 football playing members and thus 17 to 20 overall all-sports members we're out of here for good. I'm all for making the hybrid work if instead of being the noose it is now it becomes a unique way to do business that makes us stronger.
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(11-01-2010 08:34 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It looks like the 12/20 is really being considered. So we would be adding:

TCU
Houston
Central Florida
Villanove or Temple

Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers

From what little I know about Houston, this looks like the best hope for long term stability. The only negative would be if the Longhorn Conference imploded the next day and we could have had Kansas, KSU, Missouri and ISU instead. And even then, that may not be better in the long run.
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Yes, I can not wait to here what was talked about.
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(11-01-2010 08:57 AM)JunkYardCard Wrote:  
(11-01-2010 08:34 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It looks like the 12/20 is really being considered. So we would be adding:

TCU
Houston
Central Florida
Villanove or Temple

Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers

From what little I know about Houston, this looks like the best hope for long term stability. The only negative would be if the Longhorn Conference imploded the next day and we could have had Kansas, KSU, Missouri and ISU instead. And even then, that may not be better in the long run.

If the Texas Ten/Longhorn Conference/Big 12/Big XII-2 imploded the day after it would mean the dawn of the superconference and it would be time for a split and time to add those 4 schools probably as the Big 16. I think a conference with
Big 16 East - UConn, Syracuse, Rutgers, Temple, Pitt, WVU, USF, UCF
Big 16 West - UL, Cincy, Mizzou, Iowa State, Kansas, K-State, TCU, Houston
would be a very, very good one.
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