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Totally agree, been saying from the start baseball won't even be a blip on the radar of this move.
Just think it will be an interesting sidebar.
Yeah, I'm sure that UNC's president and Board agree with you on that...
I know the north carolina fans do. Go check out their board
Fans will get over it. The president and the board need to do what's best for the school, both academically and athletically. I think that's the B1G for UNC.
Whatever happened to UNC not leaving without Duke?
LOL, the fans have no say in this.
We had a say in our move. The admin will listen to the masses.
It's not like going to the B1G is bad from a basketball standpoint, which I bet drives a lot of their fandom.
A&M wanting to get out was public knowledge for months but almost every other conference move was done in a more secret manner until a deal was reached. A&M is also a very large school with a serious alumni base, and while UNC has great supporters, the school is much smaller. The people who attend the university are much different than the tee shirt contingent, as we all like to say.
I understand the fans worries about this as they want to see regional matchups. However, just look at the research money the B1G schools bring in. PSU for example just signed an $850 million contract with the Navy last year. That is what will impress the school officials.
Was that before or after the abuse allegations came to light?
what % are sidewalk?
UNC is one of the most established brands in college athletics and the SEC or Big Ten would welcome them with open arms.
You guys are correct. Decisions like this are made by academics. Athletics departments are consulted but the final decision lies with the presidents and BOTs.
If UNC, UVA and GT leave the ACC, I think the league is in trouble. Clemson and Florida State most assuredly would seek membership in the Big 12 and the SEC would target Virginia Tech and NC State.
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OU/OkState make 16. Get your shit strait.
The administration doesn't have a lot of say in it either. This is basic math. If the ACC can generate enough money per school to remain competitive, schools like UNC can afford to stay. If the ACC can't, schools like UNC will leave and the ACC will go the way of the Big East. Money matters. Most athletic departments are operating in the red and the cost of coache/facilities/recruiting is accelerating. UNC is not immune to the basic laws of economics.
After. The Navy said that only PSU could handle such a contract.
We will see. Personally, I think they will go for television dollars over the football product from this point moving forward.
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