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This is from a West Virginia site, but I would take UNC over GT anyway. GT isn't even the most favorite school in their own city.
I will love you till the end of time.
It's been said over and over and over again, with the way the state run universities work in North Carolina, there is almost no way UNC will be able to leave a conference without NC State also going with them.
From a personal stand point, I can't imagine UNC ever leaving Duke behind. The rivalry means to much to their brand and their media attention (i.e. ESPN slurpfest whenever the two teams play), I can't imagine them giving up at least two games against each other.
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
I would rather have a school like Kansas personally.
Give me GT and that Atlanta and CDC money
I'll take it. Mediocre southern programs.
This post was edited by Btothejizer 18 months ago
I believe that all parties are waiting to see the results of the court cases between the ACC and Maryland before anything else happens with other schools.
You must be Dick Vitale because the affinity between UNC and Duke is so over-rated. UNC would walk away from Duke in a second. If NC State goes to the SEC then UNC can come to the Big Ten. UNC wants to crush Duke hoops and having Duke in a Big East type conference will hurt them.
Football is what drives tv money. Duke basketball money is nothing compared to the Football money UNC gets. UNC would love nothing more than to see Duke hoops go away to pre Coach K days.
You don't see any of the money
This post was edited by Braintrust 18 months ago
You have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. Just stop.
Duke-UNC is the best college basketball rivalry in the country.
UNC does not need Duke. The only people who want to see Duke tied to UNC are Duke fans. UNC would gladly walk away from Duke. Duke does nothing for UNC.
Penn State, Ohio State, UVA, and Michigan, in a home football game does more for UNC than playing Duke twice a year on hoops.
Yawn! Check out the tv ratings. They can still play in non-conference. UNC does not need Duke. Duke needs UNC.
Don't you guys get it. Screwing over Duke is good for us.
As a resident of Durham and a UNC grad, I don't know where to begin with you. Please just have the sense to realize you have no idea what you're talking about.
Ok, but why do you want to help Duke? Roy Williams would love Duke hoops to be Duke football. UNC financially would walk away from the ACC and Duke in a heartbeat. You can still have your precious Duke game non-conference. You can even schedule them twice as non-conference if you want.
As a Spartan if I can screw over either UNC or Duke. I'll take it.
This post was edited by Bonerland 18 months ago
unless..... the B1G and the SEC were to "divvy" up the schools... for example... B1G take Uva and UNC, Whilst the SEC took Va.Tech and NC State.......
But he's right. College basketball is not driving any of this, no matter how great two rivalry games per year may be. Those games are a drop in the bucket financially.
Oh look, more RCMBers concocting conference-realignment scenarios...
Sorry, but no he's not. The academic, research, and historical relationships between the two institutions would make it very difficult for them to go their separate ways, nor would they want to. This is a lot bigger than athletics.
You strike me as guy who truly believes that the NCAA is all about the "student-athlete"
I thought the same thing about Kansas and Mizzou before Mizzou left for the SEC. Their rivalry never had the national prominence of UNC/Duke but it has been a huge part of their identity.
Research is what I am doing when I don’t know what I am doing - Werner von Braun
Add UVa, UNC, NC State and send Northwestern packing
I agree, those schools with the exception of GT are traditional ACC powers. It is a basketball first conference. The North Carolina schools would hear a public outcry if they left. UVA is a "southern" school and also does not identify with the midwest. GT is not a good fit for the SEC. They look down on the academics there as inferior. They were independent for most of their history before joining the ACC.
This post was edited by rodent 18 months ago
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