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UGA is much more popular in Atlanta.
You're really smart
I'll pass. I have no desire to ever see Charlie Weiss in Spartan Stadium again.
The New York tv market is still not a lock with Rutgers. Now if you bring in Syracuse you would also get the Buffalo, Albany as well as NY city. Add Boston College and you get the Boston Market. You would also get a great hockey school for the BIG hockey league. The BIG network needs content and Hockey could fill the bill.
UVa and UNC would have the cache of the ACC along with Maryland. Post Nebraska expansion has more to do with the BTN and eastern time zone TV audiences than football powers. Big Ten football is played on Saturdays with the exception if season openers which we have seen on Friday nights and Mondays. With a 16 team league the BTN would have their choices after ABC, ESPN(s).
However there are a boatload of basketball games to fill the BTN programming schedule. Adding the 3 former members of the ACC (Maryland, UVa and UNC) would be huge for network. Plus both schools add other spring sports to fill the broadcasting hole that's between the conference basketball tournaments and Labor Day including spring football.
This post was edited by GRR Spartan 18 months ago
Plus two of these:
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
I'm thinkg that Delaney wants the B10 at 20 and not 16 or 18... 18 team conference is horrible for scheduling. 16 would work, and 20 would work, 18 is a mess.
I think UVA and UNC would be home runs for the big ten. I really think that the Big Ten and SEC need to work out a deal. They take NC State and Va Tech and we take UVA and UNC. We get the better academic schools and they get the better football schools.
I will love you till the end of time.
18 is perfect for scheduling...two divisions of 9 sets the conference schedule at 8 games. 8 is the perfect amount of conference games...it allows schools to maximize their revenue and it helps the conference preserve rivalries since there will not be any cross over games.
Why? 2 9-team divisions, play every team in your division, no crossover.
Edit: beat me by 10 seconds
This post was edited by jimmyarr127 18 months ago
Nay...if anything and at best for uga, they are equally popular. Popularity has to do with name recognition, not preference. So, even if someone likes UGA more than GIT, they still know both.
That's a terrible idea. What's the point of adding teams to your conference if you never play them?
Rutgers is by far the largest program in the NYC area by viewers. Syracuse provides us nothing in NYC.
No way. Cuse can sell the Garden out for a Hoops game. St Johns has a following too. Cuse is the # 1 team through all of upstate NY. NYC itself is a pro sports town. Rutgers is second by a lot in football to Cuse in the metro area and far down the list in Hoops. Rutgers is in New Brunswick, NJ probably 45 minutes from NYC.
Hey douchebag, let the adults talk.
NO THEY ARE NOT.
The "adults" that call others douchebags?
This post was edited by Punisher99 18 months ago
I suppose you also think the Mets are more popular than the Yankees...
This post was edited by CrazySparty 18 months ago
Basketball allegiances don't really matter in conference expansion.
As for Rutgers football, of NYC residents who described themselves as college football fans, Rutgers is the favorite team of 20% of them, which puts them in 1st place, far ahead of the next closest school.
Yes they are... the SEC has their football championship and their basketball tournament in Atlanta and besides a tornado directly hitting the Georgia Dome, they have hosted both there with success and great turnout for years. It's not an ACC city and the SEC would have never put either there if it was an ACC city. To say otherwise would be like saying Chicago isn't a Big Ten city because DePaul is there.
Atlanta goes in this order:
1. Pro sports fans that don't care about college sports
2. Georgia fans that re-locate to Atlanta because it's a rapidly-growing people and job hub along with Charlotte. Other SEC grads re-locate there as well and drown out any existing ACC/Ga Tech culture because they are more rabid than ACC fans.
3. Georgia State students/grads that aren't allied with Georgia or Ga Tech (They have 30,000 students, that's 10k more than what Ga Tech has)
4. Georgia Tech fans
At the very best, it's tight between Georgia and Georgia Tech in terms of support in Atlanta, but to say Georgia Tech has considerably more of a following just isn't the case.
GT all the way. Respectable athletics and big time academics. Great city and huge demographic.
After watching games on TV at the Carrier Dome, I wouldn't mind seeing Cuse. Would love to go see a live game there.
This post was edited by OTPT 18 months ago
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
I wouldn't mind adding a few more L's to FatBoy's career record.
No crossover games seems to defeat the purpose of having a single conference to me.
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