Pirates of the East Nov 27, 12:25 p.m.
ECU joining Big East for football only, Tulane joining for all sports.
I really hope we can some how get all our sports in. But if not I guess we'll have to move Olympic sports to the A-10 or CAA, it'd be great to keep them in CUSA but they won't allow that.
hovis Nov 27, 12:34 p.m.
Wow. What a great thing for ECU. Congrats pirates.
tcoutouzis Nov 27, 12:45 p.m.
Terry better have an ace up his sleeve. Our Olympic sports will be headed to the SOCON or some other lower tiered conference.
A-10 is a "no" and we left on bad terms with the CAA, not to mention that we are stealing ODU from them. What a horrible decision.
We can't afford to fly out to Boise and SDSU when we play the western foes. That is insane.
Bad decision by Terry and the Board of Trustees. It is all sports on nothing.
Pirates of the East Nov 27, 12:48 p.m.
Hopefully TH can make a deal with CUSA to allow us to keep our oly sports here. The A10 wouldn't be bad but it really hurts baseball, basketball is a laterally move from CUSA.
Ken D. Nov 27, 1:08 p.m.
I really don't expect Boise and SDSU to stay in the BE once the BCS ties have been cut. Boise's path to an invite to a major bowl will be just as easy out of a western conference. They don't need a BE that won't be any stronger than what they currently have in the Mountain West.
hovis Nov 27, 1:25 p.m.
Last time i looked (and it has been a while) the Big East payout was something like 8-9 mill per team. 3 or 3.5 mill was basketball. The large part of this money was including the BCS payout. I must admit that I do not know when their basketball contract and whoever it is with. I wonder what the money will be in 2014.
hovis Nov 27, 1:52 p.m.
The best estimate that I could find was that even if ECU only goes in for FB only they would likely receive an extra 3 to 3.5 million dollar increase in revenue. This estimate included the loss of BCS income and the schools that have not declared their exit yet staying. It was an estimate of the contract resulting from that. It does not include extra costs that may be associated with extra travel for non revenue sports.
Ken D. Nov 27, 2:05 p.m.
It's hard to tell what this will mean to ECU until everybody stops moving. I don't think the B1G, and the SEC are finished adding schools. I could even see the ACC dissolving, with the real football schools of that league anchoring a new conference that leaves schools like Wake Forest and Duke on the outside looking in.
This isn't over, IMO. Not by a long shot.
Hokies94 Nov 27, 2:28 p.m.
That's kinda scary Ken. I sure hope that the ACC will stay in tact.
Pirates of the East Nov 27, 3:03 p.m.
I dont think it will, I believe the SEC, Big 10 and 12 will consume it. There might be a ACC after all this realignment but it will not be the ACC everybody knew it will be the leftovers of the ACC and the Big East, much like the Big East is the old CUSA.
Ken D. Nov 27, 4:13 p.m.
Of all the possible scenarios I have looked at, the only ACC teams left without a major conference home would be Wake, Duke, BC and Syracuse. If that were to happen, I think they would link up with the last survivor of the Big East, UConn and Temple. By doing that under the ACC banner, it lets them pick which non-football schools to add, and essentially leaves ECU in what used to be called C-USA and is now called the Big East.
A scorched earth scenario for the ACC is not out of the question, IMO.
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