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  • myrtlebeachrock Aug 3, 2009

    WV is not on the Atlantic Coast

  • StunGunn Jul 30, 2009

    View quoted thread

    I totally agree with you, BG. The expansion was really about $$$ and I don't think that panned out. WVa would be a great addition to the ACC.

  • VT1994Hokie Jul 29, 2009

    If we can beat Alabama on 9-5-09, we could have a great confidence builder. If not, I hope that it is close. Just hope that it is better than last year in Charlotte.

  • cutclifferules Jul 29, 2009

    ^^^I really wish Swofford had gone after WVa instead of BC. They're bigger-time in football and basketball, and it made more sense regionally and culturally. This whole "Boston media market" reason is a dud. Boston don't give a rat's behind about college sports. The "exposure" doesn't exist.

    And then ECU would slip into WVa's spot in the Big East. Makes sense to me.

  • StunGunn Jul 29, 2009

    ^^^I agree. Part of the ACC expansion idea was expanding the market and ECU wouldn't do that, but to me it never made sense to bring in BC - no disrespect towards BC, but geographically it didn't make sense. The ACC has been a southern conference and to go all the way up the coast just doesn't cut it. I think ECU football is good enough to be in the ACC, but you're right about having five schools in one state.

  • cdcd48 Jul 29, 2009

    That will never happen.
    ECU would bring nothing to the ACC. Plus, 8 other members of the ACC might object to having 5 schools within one state.

  • StunGunn Jul 28, 2009

    ^^^Yes, I'd have to say that Skip has ECU headed in the right direction. We've had some good games with ECU - they're a good team - I think they should be in the ACC.

  • myrtlebeachrock Jul 28, 2009

    The ACC and Big East are both afraid of just three letters...E C U

    Just like Blackbeard haunts the coast, the pirates will live on forever. You can behead a pirate but that Pirate Ghost will never die!!!

  • StunGunn Jul 28, 2009

    Mark - for a State guy you're optimistic about Carolina's season. Duke has taken us to the wire, so I wouldn't consider that a definite win. We also can't seem to win in the state of Virginia for some reason, so VT will be tough. I do like your breakdown though and hope you're right.

  • WufSkins Jul 28, 2009

    I wouldn't throw Pitt in the "know you can win" category. I see both State and Carolina competing for 8-10 wins this year.

  • cdcd48 Jul 27, 2009

    I agree completely.

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