PAC MAN Posted July 3, 2022 Author Share Posted July 3, 2022 On 7/2/2022 at 10:19 PM, EastCoastFan said: If there are any credible moves here, it would be West Virginia to the ACC if somehow schools like Virginia, North Carolina, and Clemson escaped the conference GOR and left, and teams like Pitt/Cuse/BC/VaTech pushed for their inclusion. As for Nebraska, give up $100 million a year payout? C'mon. The only place they'd ever go would be to join the Sooners in the SEC where the money is similar, but it's hard to believe they'd ever be invited unless the TV people saw it as a winner. As for the Arizona schools, they're pobably hoping for a 24-team SEC and a 24-team B1G, in which case they'd hope to be a natural extension of the SEC west from Austin and College Station. ASU in the SEC is a possibility. What is nuts is that Colorado will soon share a border with a SEC state in Oklahoma. The Big 12 could even raise ASU's academic prestige to where they could get AAU membership. I bet you don't know how close Texas Tech and Houston are to AAU membership because they are getting state funding more on par with what Texas & aTm are getting. If ASU gets AAU membership, the B1G will swoop in and grab both AZ schools end of discussion. If not, Norman, Austin, College Station, and Fayetteville isn't that far from Tempe. Nebraska has the same inter conference perception issue as ASU within the B1G but they already were the butt of academic jokes in the Big 8/12 anyway so they are used to it. But they were already printing money in the Big 12 and getting zero institutional support in that case so money isn't as big of an issue as you'd find with many schools across the country. Walking away from $100M wouldn't look at bright but Nebraskans are not your typical people. As for WVU, their research tier ranking is now tier 1 just like the other non AAU ACC schools which wasn't the case when they were still in the Big East/AAC. They are a legitimate ACC candidate at this point. The GORs are not as strong as you believe. The AAC schools that just joined the Big 12 got off pretty easy where they will be paying their exit fees over 14 years. CU basically took out a loan over the duration of the Pac-12 media deal to pay off their Big 12 exit fees & Pac-12 entry fees and that might not be even $500,000 a year while they are getting millions of dollars from the P12. Now UNC can give its notice to the ACC and get into the Big Ten tomorrow and then they can finance their ACC exit fees that way. UNC & UVA are wealthy schools and Florida State & Clemson will find the booster money to cover those ACC exit fees. Rivalry games are good sources of income and that is why WVU could come in handy for some ACC schools out there. When CU hosted Nebraska recently, the income earned might have been enough to meet 10% of CU's athletic budget for the year. That alone would have paid off CU's Big 12 exit fees in one swoop. Again, those GORs are not as strong as they seem. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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