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Thought you guys would be interested in this.
@McMurphyESPN: Maryland in negotiations w/B1G. If Terps go, Rutgers would also join B1G sources tell @ESPN
Pat Forde on Yahoo is now confirming and says a story is coming shortly.
Interesting. Curious to see where the leaves the rest of the ACC, namely FSU and Clemson.
My thoughts as well. Could it begin the unfolding of the 2nd worst BCS football conference?
Clemson and FSU would be awesome in the Big 12.
Excellent. Love reallignment.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
Or the ACC could take Louisville and lock out the Big 12. The conference to watch is the SEC to see if they pluck a school or two. I think the B1G is doing this in the hopes that the ACC gets raided and Notre dame is without a home.
As long as Dodds is here, Notre Dame will always have essentially an open invite to the Big12.
ND and fsu would be a dream come true. I won't exactly hold my breath though.
I still think there are a quite a few reasons to prefer several other ACC schools over Clemson, which is a relatively small school with a relatively small endowment in small town in a puny state. I'll grant that it has a big stadium, plays to near capacity, and has a pretty good football team right now, but everything else suggests that it isn't a prime commodity.
Maybe. But the more straightforward rationale is the allure of owning the New York and Baltimore / DC markets (and in between). People in Texas don't realize how much less passionate the fan base is in that part of the country. They simply have no real tradition of good programs. If you could ignite that part of the country with the love of the game it is a huge untapped market. Secondarily, there is some real talent to recruit in NJ.
The exit fee is $50 million per team. That could be a problem.
Pile some more garbage into this conference.
Maybe it's just me... but I think Notre Dame told Dodds he could shove that invite where the sun don't shine by aligning up with the ACC!
We have to take FSU if they want out. I don't care who the other team is Lousiville, Clemson, Georgia Tech, or even Notre Dame, but you've got to take FSU.
Kind of sounds like our new hillbilly mates to the east. Except for enrollment and filling their stadium.
Pretty sure Maryland voted against raising it, along with FSU. I bet they don't pay half that.
i don't get this one. why would maryland want to leave the ACC? they are a basketball team first and for most.
The ACC has been pretty average in basketball aside from UNC and Duke for a decade.
Talk about watering down an already crappy conference.
and the $50 million exit fee is bogus. Even the other presidents of the ACC said it's unenforceable.
I hope this pushes the big12 to expand , bring me FSU +1 !
One Maryland site is saying that while Rutgers it getting the most public run as a partner to go with the Terps, Georgia Tech is pushing to be that second team.
From a competition standpoint I agree but Delaney is looking for more tv sets for the BTN. This delivers.
It also weakens the ACC possibly putting UNC, UVA and Notre Dame (long shot) in play.
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if this does happen the B12 needs to make another serious push for FSU. i can't believe FSU would want to stay in a conference which is actually less stable then the B12 especially as the conference is not a football conference to begin with.
I bet they are.
If you followed some of the free spirits that had some run this summer, they said the B1G thought GT was too far out of their area. It could be that that thinking has changed, especially if they thought GT might be a good way to convince ND to forget about the ACC.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
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