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This is strictly a revenue move. Atlanta is the 8th largest TV market. That's insane! Baltimore is 26th, but MD pulls the DC market also which is 9th. This is tremendous revenue growth for the network.
Whoever gets FSU is getting these markets
Tampa /St Pete - 13
Orlando / Daytona / Melbourne - 19
Miami / Ft. Lauderdale - 16
Jax - 47
There is nothing exciting about playing in the big 10 with the exception of OSU, Mich, or Nebraska.
Except, of course, ND's traditional rivals of Purdue and MSU.
laconophilia is everywhere...
None of the Big 12 schools are leaving the Big 12 anytime soon. All agreed to a Grant of Rights. If Texas left, their TV rights stay with the Big 12
It is not about revenue from sports. It's about academia.. and those dollars..
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_ichigan Football would be Minnesota without The Great State of Ohio!! O-H! I-O!
Well I am no ND insider but this conversation is usually folks using logic and coming up with what you are saying but ND will never join, according to folks I trust, because of other issues.
FSU to the Big 12 just started putting up smoke as well. Could move quickly if GT departs.
Did you read where I said southern state as well?
Georgia consistently gets more players from there than anyone else.
I don't think it will be zero problem. Getting kids to come north to play from the south with the lure of the SEC and warm weather is quite a challenge. It will be easier though for sure.
Georgia is talent rich state, and a state that isn't completely locked down like other southern talent rich states.
Glad your conference took them
Come on man. You know y'all want them. Think of the tv markets
Feed me to the wolves, and I will return leader of the pack. #FreeDA
We own the KC metro already
Bullshat I lived there for three months. You can't lie to me
We got your TV markets right here ...
Eighteen team B10. Three geographically sane divisions of six teams each. Nine conference games (5 in-division and 2 from each other division). No guaranteed cross division rivals. Top two teams (based on B10 record) play in BTCCG.
Georgia Tech (pending)
North Carolina (pending)
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I don't lie bammer
Weak troll attempt or just wrong statement as pointed out by Jandy.
Notre Dame does not see itself as a Big Ten university. It really doesn't fit in with the Big Ten. It's an undergraduate university with a well rounded education.
Based on my conversations with actual alumni, it seems as though it's more of a Gen Ed university with concentrations rather than a big university with diverse majors. It's a great school but they have a different education outlook than say Purdue, Michigan, Penn State, and so on. Many Big Ten universities concentrate on graduate schools and research. Not that ND doesn't do that also, but they have a focus on undergrad that other schools in the Big Ten don't.
I would love for ND to join the Big Ten but it's not a Big Ten school. Alumni of ND would probably agree.
Secretly, I don't want ND to join the Big Ten. It's a unique school and as far as sports goes, it should remain an independent and just feed off lesser conferences to house their non revenue sports.
That's the ND spin, but it's a load of crap. ND has been in a conference for nearly two decades ... the Big East. And they recently just agreed to leave the Big East for the ACC. ND is simply withholding their football program hecause it's best for their football program. It has nothing to do with academics or research. It has to do with football. And that's fine, just like it will be fine if UT eventually goes independent for football. And just like BYU was in the MWC for awhile and has now gone independent for football. Schools have every right to run their football programs however they want so long as it's within the rules. But these are football decisions, not academic decisions.
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Act of northern aggression?
Yep, they absolutely have every right to remain independent.
Conversely, the conferences have every right to put a de facto playoff system in place via conference championship games, thus excluding all independents. Which is why what is best for ND's football program will ultimately be to align themselves with a major conference, whenever that ends up being.
Now they just have to decide how much they care which conference it is, and how soon they need to act to secure a spot in that conference.
FYI- The staffer on the Clemson site that tweeted about Georgia Tech to the Big Ten citing "sources" yesterday is no longer with 247Sports. I am not saying this move could not happen, but it was pretty irresponsible for someone with limited sources throughout college football to try to report something like that.
E-mail: jc@247Sports.com/Twitter: @jcshurburtt/Instagram jcshurburtt
So he got fired for this? Wow.
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