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View Poll Results: Which conference will win the battle for the East Coast?
ACC 24 66.67%
B1G 12 33.33%
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The northeast isn't exactly ground zero for college football love. College basketball maybe.

The B10 should ditch Rutgers and Maryland and try to move further west than Nebraska.
There are a lot of college football fans in the New York and Philly areas. It's just that college football doesn't have a monopoly the way it does in the South.

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Old 01-19-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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Traditionally, the Northeast is part of the Big East, and while a weak football conference, is a strong Basketball conference (Villanova, Georgetown, Connecticut, etc.) ACC originally meant the South Atlantic, with the interior South (plus some Florida/Georgia schools) being part of the SEC. The Plains states are traditionally Big 12, while the PAC 12 has grown to eat away at the share of the now minor WAC and Mountain West conferences. For football, its basically just the Power 5, with a the Big East also a power conference for basketball. Of course for private schools, the Ivy League is the historical conference and during its heyday in the 1890s/early 20th century, had some of the best franchises in college sports.

These conferences are obviously doing it just as an attempt to gain geographic exposure, just like how in pro sports, different conferences/leagues are within a reasonable weekend's drive.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The East Coast is NOT Big Ten Country.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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The East Coast is NOT Big Ten Country.
Agreed. PA, NJ, and MD have never been related to "Big Ten Country", especially the closer to the coast you get. They each are more Big East territory than they are BIG 10. MD never had Big East team but GTown is a part of the area.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: The City
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The East Coast is NOT Big Ten Country.




though PA, NJ and NY all have pretty strong Big Ten followings - mostly driven by PSU (which has the third largest college football fanbase in the country)


this area I probably different from mot of the NE but PSU does have a huge football following in PA (all of it including the Philly area), A strong showing in NYC and also much moreso then you would think in NJ


Now if were hoops would agree on the Big East, but that conference no longer has football and is now all catholic smaller schools


I believe this thread is about football though and not hoops
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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Right now I'd give an edge to the ACC in the Northeast primarily due to the strength of Syracuse basketball in the NYC market and the fact that Boston College is the only P5 school in all of New England. The big NE markets are primarily into professional sports, however there is considerable interest in college basketball, and this is where the I think the ACC could eventually prove dominant in the East. Two steps would need to be taken first however. Step 1 would be to add UConn and its powerful basketball program to the ACC, and Step 2 would be to move the ACC Basketball Tournament to Madison Square Garden on a permanent basis. Imagine a week-long ACC Tournament in the heart of Midtown Manhattan featuring the likes of Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pitt, UConn, Boston College, Duke, and North Carolina! That is an attraction the B-10 could not hope to match.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Maryland belongs in the ACC. It's a travesty that they are in the Big 10. But money talks.
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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The northeast schools are more similar to schools in the ACC.

Northeast schools are not located out in the middle of nowwhere like most B1G schools are. They are suburban or urban schools, and they are smaller. They have more in common with UNC, Duke, NC States, Wake Forest, Clemson. Also FSU probably has lots of kids from South Florida which has a lot of Northeasterners.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:43 AM
 
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The East Coast is NOT Big Ten Country.
Yes, but since adding the NE teams, B10 revenue and ratings have increased recently, esp. in those markets, and it has paid big dividends in recruiting (Curtis Samuel, Kareem Walker, etc.). My point is that OSU, UM, and PSU will increasingly dominate at pulling kids from DC, NY etc in upcoming years and adding Rutgers/Maryland seems to have spurred that along.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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Yes, but since adding the NE teams, B10 revenue and ratings have increased recently, esp. in those markets, and it has paid big dividends in recruiting (Curtis Samuel, Kareem Walker, etc.). My point is that OSU, UM, and PSU will increasingly dominate at pulling kids from DC, NY etc in upcoming years and adding Rutgers/Maryland seems to have spurred that along.
How can you forget Michigan's Jabril Peppers(East Orange NJ and Paramus Catholic)?

Penn State always got their share of NYC and D.C. Area players. Michigan would occasionally get some Basketball and Football players from the Boston area and in fact, its all time leading rusher and second all time leading receiver are from the Syracuse area. Ohio State would get an occasional NYer for Football as well(i.e.- the late Will Smith from Utica's Proctor HS).

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