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No, we really aren't
And it's really not that close
If the Big Ten adds more ACC teams (it will), that will be less of an issue.
Is baseball that big of a deal? That's maybe the number 3 revenue sport. We talking big $$$ in B1G football, plus this would make the B1G even more of a national power in bball
Virginia is about the only one of the Big Ten's board that is nationally competitive in baseball.
That mindset is why it will be interesting to see how Carolina's baseball folks respond to all this. College baseball in a big deal in the Southern Atlantic and Deep South (SEC, FSU, Carolinas, CUSA, Sun Belt, etc).
Now I wasn't implying this would even have any impact on UNC leaving the ACC or not (it would not), but it would an interesting side-note to follow. My guess is their baseball people won't be very happy at all.
Sorry boss, but football is king and that belongs to the SEC unfortunately. At least for now
Money is king
And soccer and lacrosse. They would basically be eliminating their athletic programs except for fball/bball.
That's what Texas fans used to tell us.
GT is being targeted as well and don't forget about Nebraksa. Look, it's not going to be a great baseball conference, but it will have some good teams.
LAX will be fine. The Big Ten will have enough teams to form a league... if you add UVA to the mix, you will have some really good teams. PSU, UVA, UNC and Maryland... Duke will likely get an invite as well.
Soccer in the Big 10 is improving, Indiana won the NC this year and Maryland is going to be in the Big 10.
Lacrosse the Big 10 is improving too and if the Big 10 adds UVA with UMD then UNC would have two other ACC powers. They only would be missing Duke.
Here is the Final 2012 NCAA Baseball Average Attendance Report from the NCBWA.
South Carolina 7,574
Ole Miss 7,471
Mississippi State 6,131
Florida State 4,583
Texas A&M 4,369
Southern Miss 3,424
Wichita State 3,013
Texas Tech 2,853
Arizona State 2,834
East Carolina 2,685
Miami, Fla. 2,512
Oregon State 1,846
Cal State Fullerton 1,730
Fresno State 1,641
New Mexico 1,618
Georgia Tech 1,586
North Carolina 1,483
NC State 1,464
South Alabama 1,414
Long Beach State 1,391
Georgia Southern 1,298
Texas State 1,287
35 of the top 50 in attendance are from the SEC, ACC, Sun Belt, SoCon, CUSA or Texas. The only program from the Big Ten is Nebraska.
The rest of the Big Ten outside of Michigan and Ohio State every few years are basically the equivalent of club teams and the support is too. So it would be a pretty big change for Carolina's baseball program.
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I can guarantee Tech's baseball folks will be irate. Their recruiting machine out of East Cobb will take a major hit if they moved to the Big Ten.
Do you think that Texas A&M is better than Texas?
At what? Football? Fundraising? Quidditch? Running into buses?
At pretty much anything. Texas is the king in Texas and always will be. A few down years in football isn't going to change that.
Yep all the hispanics down here are still buying longhorn tshirts even though they suck. Im not sure they know.
Do you honestly think a few years will change all of history?
John Hopkins is one of the traditionally great LAX teams as is Maryland...
Are they not? We still play those sports.
Must be the Hispanics up there in Austin cuz down here in the valley Walmart has a huge clearance section nothing but longhorn merchandise
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Big Ten soccer and lacrosse are plenty good. This move would make the big the best hoops, women's hoops, field hockey, men's soccer and women's soccer conference in the country. Lacrosse too if UVA comes.
Solid thought process...but allow me to retort..... Research University $$$$ and accreditation unrivaled...and sports $$$$$$ unmatched.
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