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What school are they referring to when they say "VPISU"? VagTech?
Vim -- noun: robust energy and enthusiasm : VITALITY
Another parallel to Chicago and NU
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
If they add Ga Tech it would absolutely be about media and the associated money.
And New York has more players in the NFL right now then New Jersey, Michigan, or Pennsylvania. Adding New York to the footprint would be good for that too.
If we end up with 4 superconferences of 16 teams, which we seem to be headed, ND won't have a choice.
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
No. That's fucking retarded.
Read my posts about why the TV market argument is shit.
Great/elite basketball program? Are you kidding? Maybe 25 years ago. While I was there, students got in free to basketball games. They won 11 games last year. Making the tournament is a big deal. You got in free to football games too, if you just went to the football front office on the monday morning before each game. I got to the stadium an hour early against rival Clemson for a nationally televised night game... and I was the first person there. That is a normal occurrence at GT.
GT is a Northwestern clone. If we really want that, then fine, but lets stop looking at a girl who is a clear 6 and telling everyone she's a 9.
The thing that I hate the most about GaTech is their student-athlete graduation rate. Atleast Northwestern is a top tier academic institution and GaTech can't even sniff them. Sure they are good academically, but their student-athlete? Yeesh. I don't know about you, but that is a very big deal to me.
Georgia's football program ranked fifth in the Southeastern Conference with a 69 percent graduation rate in the latest NCAA statistics released Thursday, while Georgia Tech tied for last in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 55 percent.
This post was edited by GhostofSparta 20 months ago
Interesting Article on ESPN about future expansions
Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten is the latest round of conference expansion, but it certainly won't be the last, Mark Schlabach writes.
This may be, but everything that I've heard is that negotiations vary between cable providers, by individual markets (not just state by state), and will likely be re-negotiated on a continual basis if the conference would expand.
Example: If KU or Mizzou were added, these contracts would include parts of both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO...but not necessarily both of KS or MO respectively.
The BIG would be short sighted to expand based on adding $1 per subscriber, based on a 2008 contract.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Black Dutch 20 months ago
They would be silly to do thst. If I were them I'd go back to the table and negotiate for a better deal. They are in a much stronger position then they were in 2007. I'd ask for $2 per subscriber.
Royal- I was not saying that GT has an elite program: 'if not' means that I'm saying it's not elite. But it's definitely in the realm of great and in the upper crust of BCS conference programs probably in the same tier as Illinois, MSU pre-Izzo's last 3 FF's, Arizona, or NC State.
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