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HOO86

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I"m not sure that is the case in college athletics


The Big East had all of that, and could not pull that off. College Football is driving the revenue bus now, and outside of Notre Dame and Penn State there isn't much else in the east that moves the needle. The ACC could never have a monopoly on the East Coast without Penn State. We do have Notre Dame at least partially which helps.

We have the only relevant FBS programs in New York and Massachusetts. We could do the same in Connecticut and West Virginia if we want to. Penn State is the key for any monopoly.

WVU and UConn are just as relevant as Maryland and Rutgers. I think even more so because Maryland and Rutgers get clobbered by Professional Sports for attention in their home areas and corporate sponsorship. West Virginia and Connecticut have no professional sports in their states similar to Louisville in Kentucky.

It's kind of like Rice and Minnesota used to be big time football in their cities of Houston and Minneapolis. Then the Oilers and Vikings came along making them an afterthought. Rutgers has never been big time football, but Maryland was before the Redskins took the stage.

(In response to this post by lawhokie)

Posted: 07/31/2017 at 3:45PM



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Delaney on expansion -- goldendomer 07/29/2017 1:17PM
  Delaney has cramps. ** -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 3:06PM
  It would give the ACC a monopoly on the East Coast -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 3:15PM
  The ratings for their games are available. -- HOO86 08/01/2017 3:19PM
  There are many reasons the B1G chose UMD and Ruts -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 9:05PM
  UConn is virtually the same thing. -- HOO86 07/31/2017 9:47PM
  The ACC isn't hung up on AAU, but Virginia Tech is -- lawhokie 08/01/2017 09:28AM
  Re: UConn is virtually the same thing. -- bystander 08/01/2017 09:23AM
  Football history from when? Last 15 years. -- HOO86 08/01/2017 11:53AM
  I can't agree with that logic -- lawhokie 08/01/2017 2:37PM
  Re: Football history from when? Last 15 years. -- bystander 08/01/2017 1:37PM
  Re: I -- bystander 07/31/2017 4:13PM
  I'd take 2 large state flagship universities with... -- Old Line Hokie 07/31/2017 11:22AM
  Maryland enjoys those paychecks too much ** -- Hamburger 07/31/2017 05:57AM
  Yeah, watch out for those black helicopters ** -- VictoryTurkey 07/30/2017 2:30PM
  Larger = more difficult to manage -- nebraskafaninwi 07/29/2017 3:43PM
  Read between the lines notre dame triggered it -- Mercury 07/29/2017 2:59PM
  Adding MD and Rutts accomplished what the BiG -- 133193Hokie 07/30/2017 09:07AM
  Then Delany should say that. -- HOO86 07/30/2017 10:33AM
  Re: Then Delany should say that. -- bystander 07/31/2017 09:42AM
  How many ACC fans wouldn't boo Swofford? ** -- reestuart 07/30/2017 5:34PM
  I would - he is the worst P5 commish and has mishandled -- 133193Hokie 07/30/2017 6:57PM
  UNC probably wouldn't. Most would. ** -- reestuart 07/30/2017 6:26PM
  I haven't seen any reports of it. -- HOO86 07/30/2017 6:32PM
  Please. When over 2/3 of students in the -- RTFC 08/01/2017 11:43AM
  Quote from the Bylaws -- RTFC 08/01/2017 12:55PM
  Except he was AD when they were first set up. -- Atlee Hokie 07/30/2017 10:10PM
  We shall see soon. ** -- RJHokie 07/30/2017 6:31PM
  He didn't, but he should have. ** -- RJHokie 07/29/2017 6:10PM
  I get the sleeping part : ) ** -- daveinop 07/31/2017 08:43AM
  Virginia Tech @ Byrd 2009 -- Maroon Baboon 07/29/2017 11:29PM
  A game vs Wake Forest drew better than Mich St -- mrcaniac 07/30/2017 1:55PM
  LOL ** -- IB4TECH 07/29/2017 6:19PM
  Lol -- nebraskafaninwi 07/29/2017 4:06PM

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