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Old 10-30-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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UVA is an academic school and would look to go to the Big 10 way before SEC. VTech is the football school that is an ACC newcomer (former Big East) and probably wouldn't care one way or the other.
None of these schools will look to move anywhere now that the ACC has an exclusive media rights agreement among all member schools.

Before the media rights agreement, both UNC and UVA flirted with the idea of an ACC to SEC defection. UNC considered it more seriously than UVA.

CHAPEL HILL: Emails show UNC doubts about ACC after Maryland’s departure | North Carolina | NewsObserver.com

At the end of the day, it's about money, and if the SEC comes waving $35 million per year at any school (other than the Ivies), it's going to be a tough offer to refuse. That's just a ridiculous amount of money.

It would have been funny if a North Carolina ACC school defected to the SEC, though. JayJayCB would be devastated. That would mean a NC school would be lumped together with the likes of Ole Miss, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, LSU, JawJaw, etc.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I wish geography was actually brought into the picture. The original ACC schools were all in the same region (Carolina's, Virginia, Maryland) and that's the way it should be. Maryland needs to come back, let's keep the tradition. Louisville and Notre Dame shouldn't be in the ACC if geography was brought into the picture. Syracuse, Boston College, and Pittsburgh make a little more sense, but still. Same story with the SEC, why in the hell is Missouri in that conference? Really, it all comes down to money, but it's stupid. The ACC should cover Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. That's all you really need, why lump a midwestern school such as Notre Dame into our conference?

I would be devastated, not gonna lie BajanYankee. UNC, Duke, NC State, and Wake Forest are all founding members of the ACC. I wouldn't care if we were lumped together with Ole Miss or Alabama or whoever. It just comes down to tradition in my book. It's not a North Carolina vs the Deep South matter. Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Florida State are in the ACC. And honestly, the whole state of North Carolina would be devastated, not just me.

I've said enough and regret making this thread, peace out.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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None of these schools will look to move anywhere now that the ACC has an exclusive media rights agreement among all member schools.

Before the media rights agreement, both UNC and UVA flirted with the idea of an ACC to SEC defection. UNC considered it more seriously than UVA.

CHAPEL HILL: Emails show UNC doubts about ACC after Marylandís departure | North Carolina | NewsObserver.com

At the end of the day, it's about money, and if the SEC comes waving $35 million per year at any school (other than the Ivies), it's going to be a tough offer to refuse. That's just a ridiculous amount of money.

It would have been funny if a North Carolina ACC school defected to the SEC, though. JayJayCB would be devastated. That would mean a NC school would be lumped together with the likes of Ole Miss, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, LSU, JawJaw, etc.
I say that to say that UVA is not dominated by its athletic reputation...it is an academic school...Lacrosse and baseball are probably just as important to that crowd so they would want to associate themselves with the more academic "public ivies" in the Big 10. Their funding comes from their history and academic stature...chasing after money to belong to some athletic conference with locales and sports that they are not familiar with and which is not their strong suit would be counter productive. However, the school that Michael Vick built is all about football so I could see them entertaining that...not that they are goin anywhere anyway like you said...but there was talk back in 12'...before the ACC decided to include Syracuse/Pitt/Louisville and Notre Dame(bball-only). Such weird additions.

LMAO...you right, JayJay wouldn't know what to do with hisself if the Wolfpack or Wake Forest left for the SEC. Ive never seen so much dkrdn in my life ...good grief yo...rep ya own ish GOMD. SMH.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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I wish geography was actually brought into the picture. The original ACC schools were all in the same region (Carolina's, Virginia, Maryland) and that's the way it should be. Maryland needs to come back, let's keep the tradition. Louisville and Notre Dame shouldn't be in the ACC if geography was brought into the picture.

The ACC should cover Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

I've said enough and regret making this thread, peace out.
OH so nooooooooow you wanna recognize Maryland. Now theyre the same region, huh? Tried to tell you that long ago they were more of a b-ball rival for yall schools than VA was...this is a football state. And why not Louisville? I don't think they belong either but they fit in with your "upper south" campaign.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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The majority of the ACC schools are in the south, and NC and VA are southern states, not mid-atlantic.
They are geographically mid-atlantic in the south. Mid-atlantic does not mean northern states only.
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