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Conference Realignment Board

PadrosWindup

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The original Big East was built for the 80's, not the 90's and beyond


The Big East was formed in the late 70's. Providence, Seton Hall, ST JOhns and Georgetown had no football teams. UConn was headed for 1AA. Villanova dropped football after Howie Long graduated.

In the late 70's, BC and Syracuse football programs were deciding whether to go D1AA or D1A. Traditional rivals like Holy Cross and Colgate were headed for D1AA, while others like Penn State, PITT and WVU are solid for D1A. Major investments are needed in staff and facilities to compete in D1A. If SYR and BC go D1AA, then the Big East doesn't have the schizophrenia that characterized its existence.

Syracuse had to decide to spend the money to build the Carrier Dome, which opened in 1980. Doug Flutie pulls miracles, and BC supporters upgrade facilities and coaching. Without this, the BIg East doesn't consider PennState, add Pitt and Miami, and then form the BEFC.

(In response to this post by Maroon Baboon)

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 09:58AM



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How Football Saved ACC article from ACCSports.com -- mjfhokie 11/03/2017 08:53AM
  The '80s were the Golden Age of College Hoops. -- Maroon Baboon 11/04/2017 12:35AM
  WVU will be fine -- Millpoint 11/05/2017 12:29PM
  I'd love to have you guys in the ACC. -- mancunian 11/06/2017 11:03AM
  At this point, I wouldn't care either. -- Atlee Hokie 11/15/2017 12:32PM
  Please explain -- Millpoint 11/03/2017 8:23PM
  The Big East was a disfunctional conference. -- EDGEMAN 11/03/2017 7:45PM
  Re: The Big East was a disfunctional conference. -- FLKEYSHOKIE 11/03/2017 8:02PM
  That’s my general thought too. -- EDGEMAN 11/05/2017 8:43PM
  Re: That’s my general thought too. -- Millpoint 11/07/2017 11:23AM

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