RE: The Demise of the ACCLet me be clear. In my not so humble opinion, much of the drama associated with NCAA conference realignment seems possibly more than just self-serving hype and hyperbole. Whether it is just the ranting of clueless sportswriters (certainly a possibility) or whether it is part of a wider effort to influence the structure and direction of college sports and its close relationship with for-profit broadcasting organizations (e.g. ESPN, CBS) -- it is hard to be certain. But if I saw similar activity regarding publically-traded companies, I would be reporting the incidents to the SEC for a criminal investigation. H
Since so many of the companies closely tied to conference and NCAA broadcast rights are owned by publically-traded companies, and since these same companies through other affiliates are also attempting to influence public opinion and investor relations without full disclosure, then a full review by regulatory agencies should be pursued completely.