So if the Big Ten raids the ACC & Big East?

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  • tcoutouzis Nov 19, 8:31 p.m.
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    Looks like we will be getting that invite to play all our old CUSA mates and none of the original Big East schools. Our travel budget will be worse than it is now.

  • Ken D. Nov 19, 6:15 p.m.
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    Scratch all that I said above. With the Houston clause that allows them to decline their... View More

    — Posted by hovis

    What has been going on today seems to me a lot like the bowl selection process before the BCS and all the conference tie-ins. Back then - and it wasn't all that long ago - the bowls would scramble to get their first choice before somebody else got them. I think the sharks are in the water now, circling the ACC, because that's the only conference that has some name schools worth snagging. And three conferences - the B1G Ten, SEC and Big XII - want to get their first choice before somebody else does.

    I don't think that either Maryland or Rutgers were the B1G Ten's first choice. I think they are meant to be the levers to pry somebody else loose. The three predators all have room to add more schools, and each has a vested interest in beating the others to the punch. I think things may move with frightening speed, and at the end of the day both the ACC and the Big East could cease to exist as we know them.

    For ECU, this can only be a good thing. There will be pieces left after the big dogs stop eating, and those pieces are a lot better than the ones the Pirates are currently stuck with.

  • hovis Nov 19, 4:53 p.m.
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    Scratch all that I said above. With the Houston clause that allows them to decline their contract if certain financial obligations are not met, combined with UConn likely to ACC, Syracuse to big ten, Louisville strong possibility to the Big 12,the big east implosion is likely begun. Unless they land some kind of surprising tv deal in the next week or so they are not even capable of saving the conference as BYU and the other schools that they like will certainly decline the offer. If they cannot get BYU, the replacement schools would be an absolute joke from a conference contract standpoint. Thus, kaboom.

    Then the ACC fuse is lit.

  • hovis Nov 19, 12:50 p.m.
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    Flat out, I think the Big East is trying to survive through basketball and until ECU basketball achieves something their entrance to the Big East is a long shot. Yes, I know someone going to point out other recently admitted schools and their lack of basketball. They were admitted for different reasons and I just don't think ECU football alone can get them in for all the reasons that have been rehashed over and over. Bright side though, Lebo is doing a good job with the hand that he has been dealt.

  • Ken D. Nov 19, 12:37 p.m.
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    I did hear Logan talking about utilizing political influence to try and get ECU in. I think he... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    Assuming one of them were to try, what would his pitch be? Can he say anything Terry Holland hasn't already said to make ECU's case?

  • lazydawg58 Nov 19, 11:37 a.m.
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    I did hear Logan talking about utilizing political influence to try and get ECU in. I think he was referring to federal officials so it would take Senator Hagan or Senator Burr or possibly a retired senator or congressman working the back channels. I don't know how effective that might be but it would be worth a try. The most prominent ECU graduate politically speaking would be Senator Robert Morgan. He has always been a strong advocate for ECU, (ECU med school) but he is in his mid-eighties now. He's still active but that would be a lot for him to take on. Maybe one or more of our congressmen could take it on, Jones, McEntire?

  • hovis Nov 19, 10:37 a.m.
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    We have two schools in front of us if their become openings in the Big East. BYU and Air Force.... View More

    — Posted by tcoutouzis

    The Virginia governor had leverage against UVa, which was the deciding vote. What possible... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    None at all.

  • Ken D. Nov 19, 9:30 a.m.
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    We have two schools in front of us if their become openings in the Big East. BYU and Air Force.... View More

    — Posted by tcoutouzis

    The Virginia governor had leverage against UVa, which was the deciding vote. What possible leverage could the NC governor have with the Big East?

  • tcoutouzis Nov 18, 9:20 p.m.
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    We have two schools in front of us if their become openings in the Big East. BYU and Air Force. If they add three, then we may have shot to join.

    We do need the help of our state government like VT did when the Virginia govenor begged to get into the ACC.

  • cooperitis Nov 18, 4:41 p.m.
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    Logan said two weeks ago on his Saturday morning show that ECU should do everything in their... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    If you ("dawg") were also listening to the Logan Zone about 3-4 weeks ago when i called in at the end to ask about ECU & Big East (he almost blew a gasket) -- he said that it would take much more than just ECU athletics to get involved in that process. It should have a "legislative" pull to it in order to get the "behind the scenes" political deals done that would be needed for that to happen. Logan was very disappointed in then Rep. Bassnight who promised action back several years ago, but never followed through.

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