I don't see how NCAA keeps this from eventually going to court under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Big 10, ESPN, etc IMO have been trying to setup a monopoly where they control A) all the money, B) all the competition, C) where everyone plays, etc. I've found myself having fun speculating who ends up where because I have no real control over any of it but when you look at the big picture...
A) Universities are butchering themselves
B) Student athletes are being thrown under the bus for the greed of a select few. Especially those that play multiple games a week (basketball, soccer, etc).
C) Congress hasn't gotten involved yet because the same "class" is in charge of both. They wine and dine each other talking about how much their endowments are.
D) NCAA's been nuetered a long time ago.
One of three things will seriously end up with this either someone will find a way to take this to court and win reducing the power of individual conferences, b) congressional oversight, c) people will stop caring as every major rivalry will eventually be shredded up and thrown away for the chase of dollars.
At this point, I wish the big 12, 10, SEC, and PAC would just go to 16 and get this over with. Better to just rip the band aid off at once.
I guess you may see that depending on the MD case...
Rumors today that Georgia Tech to the B1G is a done deal.
I think it's the same WV know-nothings (just these particular guys, not WV folks in general) that are stirring up the rumors and others and just running with those rumors.
College of Charleston to Join CAA in 2013
After a month of negotiating with the CAA, College of Charleston has accepted an invitation to join the CAA for the 2013-2014 season. The move gives the CAA a school to replace Georgia St., VCU and ODU, which have already left or leaving next year. Charleston gains more recruiting and exposure in the northeast due to their association with the CAA.
Doeren to leave NIU for N.C State
Won't coach Huskies in bowl game
Dave Doeren guided Northern Illinois to back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships, and now he is headed to North Carolina State, the school announced Saturday afternoon.
Doeren informed the NIU players of his decision to accept the N.C. State position Saturday night. Then NIU athletic director Jeff Compher addressed the players.
Thanks for the info. I am a NC State fan. I am hoping he works out well. Hopefully he gets to coach NC State's bowl game.
Latest news is that Rutgers is sueing the Big East to get out of the 27 month wait period to join Big 10 in 2014.