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Old 06-17-2010, 10:24 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It looks like the Big East dodged a bullet this round - there will be no domino effect where the ACC and Big 10 would need to raid it's best teams.

Being a fan of a school that could be hung out to dry in the next go round I really hope the BE commissioner doesn't do what I think he's about to do: nothing.

What I feel the Big East can do now to either avoid being raided, or at least be strong enough to survive a raid...

1. Kick out the weaker non football schools that do not add any new tv markets.

The BE could remove Seton Hall and St Johns still maintain the NYC market via Rutgers. Those two schools contribute nothing athletically. If Notre Dame stays a partial member there is also no need to keep DePaul to have the Chicago market. The BE would also be just fine without Milwaukee and Providence.

2. Add some public universities that make geographical sense and play decent football.

Given that the BE ranks last by far in tv revenue among BCS conferences it could use a championship game - that means having 12 football schools. I favor kicking out Seaton Hall, Providence, St Johns, and DePaul and bringing in East Carolina, Temple, Marshall, and Memphis.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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By Milwaukee do you mean Marquette? I just see your plan as completely crippling a great basketball conference. The Mid Atlantic and NE might be the only part of the country where Basketball is more important than Football. Don't destroy a Great Basketball conference, for a slightly more mediocre, Football conference.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Seton Hall and St. John's historically have good basketball teams plus they need to retain the "Parkway Series" with RU vs SH. Honestly they're like 30 minutes apart.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The Big East kicked Temple out of the conference right before the ACC raided them. The Big East, in a desperate spot, did not add Temple back. Why would they add them now?

The only thing the Big East needs to do is come hard after Notre Dame. Let them keep their NBC contract, let them keep a bigger share of their BCS money. The Big East needs to stop babysitting Notre Dame's non-revenue sports if ND is not going to join in football.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I think the NCAA needs to make a rule that all conferences need to keep their damn hands to themselves. If a team wants to leave their conference, they can put the word out and talk to conferences but no way should a conference be able to extend invitations to schools in another conference that are still under contract.

I hope karma catches up to the Big Ten and Pac-10. It kind of already did with the USC football scandal. That will cost them a few million.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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The problem is the Big East can't solidify into anything more than a somewhat better more spread out MAC. Its geographic area covers the SEC, Big 10, and ACC as well as a few mid-major conferences. It can't raid the SEC or Big 10. It can't even raid the ACC on its own now. The conference is a bunch of schools that should be in mid-major conferences or independents, but because Miami was a member once the BCS keeps the conference on life support.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Lets face it the Big East is a bball conference.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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The problem for the Big East is that their structure makes it difficult to add any more schools right now. The best bet right now would be to help upgrade any FCS schools in the conference to FBS to have more football schools. The best bet on survival is to expand if the Big XII collapses in the future and take whoever is left there.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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ECU, Temple, Memphis, and Marshall? might as well throw in DeVry and the University of Phoenix
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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I think the NCAA needs to make a rule that all conferences need to keep their damn hands to themselves. If a team wants to leave their conference, they can put the word out and talk to conferences but no way should a conference be able to extend invitations to schools in another conference that are still under contract.

I hope karma catches up to the Big Ten and Pac-10. It kind of already did with the USC football scandal. That will cost them a few million.
Big Ten doesn't invite schools. A school must apply for membership.

Can't speak about the PAC-10.

And the NCAA regulates rules on the field and scholarship type stuff.

They have zero say in conference affiliation. If they tried I imagine schools would just leave the NCAA.
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