Originally Posted by Slyder
If the Big East is looking at getting to 12 or 14 and ACC shows chinks I'd do it in a heart beat and just spin it as the prodigal son (BC) returning home. Virginia Tech is too good of a program not to be considered for a return. I doubt that Fla State would leave ACC but I just wanted to get some opinions on the value of Tobacco Road in the general consensus outside of themselves.
UNC=Kansas St (KSU has had some periods of success nothing major though)
This is the thing though, I don't see the Big East expanding unless its to either:
1. Replace teams that they could likely lose to the B10 or even the ACC if the B10 comes after them first.
2. Accept a new D-1 team who is already in conference (Villanova)
3. Add a team from a midmajor conference such as the A-10, MWC, or C-USA.
I will agree with you that Duke is the equivalent of Kansas, but UNC isn't in the same ballpark as Kansas State. UNC pulls similar crowds to WVU in football and present the Raleigh-Durham area in addition to Chapel Hill. Kansas State is the second best program in a midwestern state with not much urban pipelines close by.