Re: Here we go again...
If FSU is truly peeved at Tobacco Road Mafia and a quote from a Raliegh Radio station is true (basketball is what the next expansion will be about)....
Split from the bball with an agreement that they play each other in the other sports since its easy trips for the non revenue teams for most of the teams and great for tv spots in the non-conference basketball.
Football Side is at 9. Let Notre Dame decide what they want to do. If they join fine, if not fine stay with the catholic schools (I'm assuming they stay with the basketball side).
With the TV contract about to be negotiated after 2012 I think:
12 Va Tech (if not gobbled up by the SEC)/ NC State if Tech goes SEC
13 BC (who has been the real loser of the last realignment)
Leave 14 open if FSU wants to bring Miami, NC State, or someone else.
FSU wants to be respected as a football school and the split allows us to show them and the rest that we understand its about FOOTBALL not protecting our buddies.
2 Cincinnati/ Va Tech
2 Florida State
4 Va Tech or NC State/Cincinnati
7 (insert 14th team here)
Basketball now has 8 schools: 1 ND (good/great bball program), 2 Georgetown (likewise), 3 Villanova (best of the bunch IMO), 4 St John's (improving), 5 Marquette (one of the bigger winners of the last round of reallignment), 6 Seton Hall (bleh), 7 Providence (garbage), 8 Depaul (likewise but at least in Chicago).
That is a real solid core to build from. Add some combination of the following schools: Butler
Xavier (makes it easy in the cross conference games as they play Cincy anyways)
and other Midmajors that could add real value to the Big East they go as big as they feel is neccessary and would still remain easily the top bball conference. Have a big east vs new conference made for tv games (see if NBC wants the rights to it too).
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Last edited by Slyder; 09-16-2011 at 12:50 AM.