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Old 09-18-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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They lost 49-0 to Virginia Tech yesterday, and they are on a 10 game ACC losing streak. They haven't won an ACC game in Basketball or Football in 29 games.
also UCONN misses them.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Btown,
Yeah, In a perfect world, BC wouldn't be in the ACC. ACC was traditionally a SouthEastern conference. But conferences aren't predicated on natural geographic proximity anymore.. It's about expanding tv markets/conference revenues.

In defense of BC, I think they fit more naturally into the ACC, than Maryland defecting to a Midwestern conference (B1G Ten). And skill level fluctuates, BC could get competitive in the conference. peace.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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It was a mistake. Much like the Big 12 possibly trying to snag a UCF or USF for recruiting...as if Florida kids are drooling over playing in Ames, IA.

Location matters. Instead of BC having mainly NEUSA based Big East opponents where family could drive in and watch their athletes play, the heartiest pile of schools already in the ACC is now mainly in the Carolinas.

Also, now they have to pipeline further south for recruits. Good luck getting upper crust talent to leave SoFla for Boston winters...

Someone has to finish at the bottom, though.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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No. If i controlled everything in college football, they'd be in the American right now.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:33 PM
 
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No. If i controlled everything in college football, they'd be in the American right now.
That's not a bad idea. They might be able to compete in the AAC.

Possibly win a conf. title or two, which would get them a recruiting bump. Be a big fish in a small pond, the opposite of what they are now.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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The ACC move worked out, overall, for my alma mater, Syracuse. The football is horrible, BUT......

1. The move helped the 'non-revenue' sports: (NCAA cross country and field hockey titles, plus a men's soccer final four and women's hoops in the final game!)

2. Basketball final four. Helped hoops, like it was supposed to! Cuse v. Duke, Carolina.....!

3. Horrible football, but may collect fourth-straight BCS/College Football playoff welfare money! (Thanks, possibly, to Louisville and/or Clemson!).

BC was a bad move. At least Syracuse football has an extensive history. BC's is mostly Flutie! Basketball has a good, but not great extensive history! (known more for the point shaving than anything!)
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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BC is just in a rut. The program had a pretty good run from 2001 to 2009 where they won at least 8 games every year - 6 of those years they won at least 9 games. When they lost Jeff Jagodzinski the program took a dive. Under his helm they made it to back to back ACC title games in 2007 and 2008. Their first 5 seasons in the ACC they finished either first or second in their division. In 2009 they won 8 games and then in 2010 they won 7. Frank Spaziani simply could not recruit and the team's performance reflected that, he had the classes Jagodzinki had brough in for his first 2 seasons for 2009 and 2010. 2011 and 2012 were bad seasons one Spaziani's classes took over.

BC in the ACC makes more sense and feels right when compared to Maryland and Rutgers in the Big Ten and Texas A&M and Missouri in the SEC.

This is also the same program that recently produced one of the best linebackers in the NFL currently and also a top 15 NFL QB.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Just leave it as it is, of course Boston College belongs to the ACC. I don't know why Maryland even joined the Big Ten in the first place because now you got twelve members in the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska became the 11th member of the conference. Boston College is fine where they compete in.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Just leave it as it is, of course Boston College belongs to the ACC. I don't know why Maryland even joined the Big Ten in the first place because now you got twelve members in the Big Ten Conference. Nebraska became the 11th member of the conference. Boston College is fine where they compete in.
Uh, dude...Nebraska is the 12th member. Penn State, the 11th, joined in 1990.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Uh, dude...Nebraska is the 12th member. Penn State, the 11th, joined in 1990.
Wait, Maryland might be the FOURTEENTH or ThIRTEENTH member because Rutgers joined the Big Ten the same year Maryland did. I might have missed something. Good catch.
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