banner

nBE What is Next?

Return to Forum
Oldest First
  • Wolfpocalypse Now Redux Apr 24, 8:21 p.m.
    Pro

    NC State is a mid major.

    — Posted by TerrorOnTheHighSeas

    I suppose that makes ECU the biggest (though probably still not the best) community college in... View More

    — Posted by Wolfpocalypse Now Redux

    Nice to hear that your butthurt is still strong after the Pirates beat
    NCSU 33 - 27 at home in... View More

    — Posted by TerrorOnTheHighSeas

    I really doubt we had a crowd of 50,000 for ECU. Maybe for Gardner-Webb or Elon, and definitely for a relevant team like App. State, but for ECU... doubtful.

  • TerrorOnTheHighSeas Apr 24, 3:13 p.m.
    Pro

    NC State is a mid major.

    — Posted by TerrorOnTheHighSeas

    I suppose that makes ECU the biggest (though probably still not the best) community college in... View More

    — Posted by Wolfpocalypse Now Redux

    Nice to hear that your butthurt is still strong after the Pirates beat
    NCSU 33 - 27 at home in front of 50,000 fans.

  • Ken D. Apr 24, 10:57 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    With the Grant of rights deal the ACC signed that would seem to help The American Conference. ... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    How does the ACC rights deal help the AAC? Seems to me it sets up a scenario where the only... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    I think it stabilizes the conferences now. The Big10, SEC and B12 aren't going to steal any ACC... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    The Big XII has its own grant of media rights deal for the next 13 years (the length of its current deals with ESPN and Fox). If those rights deals are enforceable, and I don't know who might challenge them in court, then no Big XII schools are going to the B1G or the PAC 12, and they certainly aren't going to the ACC, in the foreseeable future.

    The only power conference schools that are in play for the B1G or the Big XII are SEC teams, and that would be a tough sell. The most obvious targets would be, IMO, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Kentucky, all of which fit the B1G from a geographical standpoint. Kentucky, though geographically slightly better suited than Vandy, is the worst fit for cultural and academic reasons, and because it represents the smallest media market of the three. All three schools would probably benefit from a competitive standpoint by leaving the SEC.

    Frankly, I don't think the Big XII would be attractive to any SEC schools. If they want to grow to 12 schools to have a championship game, they either have to look west (BYU?) or northeast (Cincy?). I don't see them getting to 16 schools without access to ACC schools.

    The ACC has more options, the best of which IMO would be to add UConn for all sports and Navy for football only. That would get them to 16 in all sports.

    That would leave the AAC at 9 schools, competitively balanced, and in decent sized media markets. They could get to 12 easily by adding Southern Miss, UAB and La Tech, but those won't add many eyeballs to attract TV networks.

    I don't think this stabilizes the AAC, but it wouldn't hurt it too badly. Unfortunately for ECU, it sort of puts them right back where they started, as a geographical outlier.

  • Wolfpocalypse Now Redux Apr 23, 10:59 p.m.
    Pro

    NC State is a mid major.

    — Posted by TerrorOnTheHighSeas

    I suppose that makes ECU the biggest (though probably still not the best) community college in North Carolina - congrats!

  • lazydawg58 Apr 23, 8:59 p.m.
    Pro

    With the Grant of rights deal the ACC signed that would seem to help The American Conference. ... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    How does the ACC rights deal help the AAC? Seems to me it sets up a scenario where the only... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    I think it stabilizes the conferences now. The Big10, SEC and B12 aren't going to steal any ACC teams, and I don't see the ACC having any desire to expand again if they don't lose any schools. Cincy, UCONN, USF, & UCF have no place to go other than to stay in the American.

    The only disruption I can foresee is if the PAC or B10 pick off some B12 schools like Kansas, OSU, and Oklahoma. And if the B12 falls apart where do these remaining go? I don't think the ACC wants to add again. More likely the American adds Baylor, K-State, WVU and one to three more to form a 16 or 18 team league. But I don't think that is going to happen. I think we now have a calm period after these years of uncertainty.

  • TerrorOnTheHighSeas Apr 23, 7:44 p.m.
    Pro

    NC State is a mid major.

  • Ken D. Apr 23, 1:32 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    With the Grant of rights deal the ACC signed that would seem to help The American Conference. ... View More

    — Posted by lazydawg58

    How does the ACC rights deal help the AAC? Seems to me it sets up a scenario where the only schools who can be poached by the five power conferences are those now in the mid-majors. Cincy, UConn and the Florida schools just became more attractive, not less.

  • lazydawg58 Apr 22, 9:26 p.m.
    Pro

    With the Grant of rights deal the ACC signed that would seem to help The American Conference. Cincy and UCONN aren't in all likelihood going anywhere. I here talk of other boards about the Florida schools or Cincy and UCONN going to the B12 or B10 but this seems highly unlikely. I think the AAC is set so now everyone can concentrate on making the conference work. ECU is upgrading in Basketball and with the recent success and a conference that includes Memphis, Temple, Cincy and UCONN recruiting should be a little easier. In football the Pirates should be contender each year.

  • lazydawg58 Apr 8, 2:27 p.m.
    Pro

    American Athletic Conference or "The American". It is finally nice to be a full member and to have a real name for the conference.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 28, 10:55 a.m.
    Sports Legend

    It is my understanding that we will hear about the new name after the NCAA tournamament.

Oldest First

Please to post.

  • NFL: NY Giants at Washington

    Thursday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Western Michigan at Virginia Tech

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Texas A&M

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Larry Fedora Press Conference

    Today at 11:45 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago at NY Jets

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
Final
CAR 19
PIT 37
Final
NYY 5
TOR 2
Final
MIA 1
WAS 2
Final
BAL 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 1
MIL 0
Final
ATL 2
NYM 10
Final
TAM 5
CWS 10
Final
MIN 2
CLE 7
Final
KAN 5
DET 2
Final
HOU 8
SEA 3
Final
CHC 5
LOS 8
Final
ANA 1
TEX 2
Final
OAK 8
PHI 6
Final
COL 8
ARI 3
Final
SDP 8
SFG 2
Final
STL 2
CIN 7
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
SEA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PIT
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
HOU
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
ARI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
ANA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
Final
WAS 1
BUF 0
Final
CLB 4
STL 3
Final
EDM 3
CAL 1
Final
CAL 1
EDM 0
1:30pm Today
NYI
OTT
 
6:00pm Tonight
NYI
OTT
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
NJD
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
WAS
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
MIN
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
STL
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
ANA
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
COL
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARI
LOS
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
Final
CLE 21
BAL 23
Final
STL 31
DAL 34
Final
DET 19
GBP 7
Final
NYG 30
HOU 17
Final
JAC 17
IND 44
Final
NOS 20
MIN 9
Final
NEP 16
OAK 9
Final
BUF 10
SDC 22
Final
CIN 33
TEN 7
Final
PHI 37
WAS 34
Final
ARI 23
SFX 14
Final
SEA 26
DEN 20
Final
MIA 15
KAN 34
Final
CAR 19
PIT 37
8:30pm Tonight
NYJ
CHI