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HOO86

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UConn is virtually the same thing.


I understand why the B1G added the two that they added. They want to add eastern markets for their network and recruiting areas for their students. They are in a demographically challenged area like you represent West Virginia. At the 1:30 mark of this video link, Jim Delany shows that he's concerned about it. The additions of Maryland and Rutgers did little to achieve moving the B1G into the Sun Belt though. Sorry Jim!

The ACC is already in the Sun Belt. We benefit by selling our product to large population centers in the northeast with visibility there. And the Notre Dame addition put the ACC into sharing Chicago with the Big Ten as much as sharing Washington, D.C. The B1G didn't like that too much.

UConn further enhances presence in the NY to Boston corridor. UConn is ranked #60 in USN&WR academic rankings. Maryland is #60 in the same ranking. Rutgers is #70. UConn isn't AAU, but I don't think the ACC is as hung up on that association as much as the B1G.

We already have access to all the football recruiting regions we need. The UConn endowment is bigger than Maryland's. That's a true wash to me. For those upset about Louisville vs Maryland, UConn is about as close to the same thing as you can get to Maryland.

(In response to this post by lawhokie)

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Posted: 07/31/2017 at 9:47PM



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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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