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Breaking: ACC extends invitations

Posted on: September 18, 2011 8:13 am
Edited on: September 18, 2011 10:45 am
 
The ACC made it official early Sunday extending invitations to Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

CBSSports.com first reported that both schools were to formally apply to the league. The ACC now moves to 14 teams and may not be through. USA Today reported late Sunday that Rutgers and Connecticut may be next to join the ACC from the Big East.

Duke president Richard Broadhead called the league "a strong, united conference." That's more that can be said now for the Big East and Big 12 which now may have to battle each other for survival. An ACC conference call with media is scheduled for later Sunday morning.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:55 am
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

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Since: Feb 2, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:23 am
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

There are several schools at the same level academically as WVU in the ACC, and my degree has afforded me an excellent career and lifestyle, it matters more on the person and acumen they have than the institution they attended.
I certainly agree with the latter part of this, but the former is incorrect.  WVU was ranked #164 in the recent rankings, and the lowest ACC school was FSU at #101.  That's a huge gap.


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Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:21 pm
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Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

I wish Pitt would have applied for the Big 10 conference.  Being a football fan, I would enjoy seeing Penn State travel to Pittsburgh every other year and JoePa would have no say in the matter.  I understand the move from a basketball point of view.  Pitt basketball season ticket holders will enjoy seeing Duke, North Carolina, and Maryland at the Pete.  The addition of Pitt, Syracuse, and Uconn makes the ACC the premier basketball conference.  The SEC still has the best football conference, IMO.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

Maybe people in West Virginia will now realize that no one wants your program in their conference. Oh, when the Big East dissolves...someone will pick you up...but, it's like being picked last at the playground. West Virginia is in the middle of nowhere...it has no academic standing...and the place is a damn dump. Sorry...West Virginia people are now getting a taste of what people really think of them...not much.
Says the guy from Blawnox, PA, 84 miles from Morgantown!!!  WVU isn't "waiting" to be picked genius, rather, trying to find the right spot.  I don't want anything to do with the ACC and folks like Swofford who run it.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

I don't really get everyone's fixation with WVU over Pitt. Pitt has a much better basketball program
Huh?  When was that last Final Four for Pitt?  When was that last league title or BE tourney title?

WVU has not been dominant in football since Pitt beat RichRod in West Virginia a few years back.
A fair statement, but that puts Pitt even lower because they never were at that level and never have been since.  Pitt has a nice legacy in the 70's of football greatness, but it's 2011, we're talking 30-40 years ago now.  Who's in better position these days?  Easy answer, WVU.

Plus, with the ACC being focused on adding superior academic schools, WVU does not fit the bill
Yes, this move is all about improving the academics of the ACC and Pitt.  There are several schools at the same level academically as WVU in the ACC, and my degree has afforded me an excellent career and lifestyle, it matters more on the person and acumen they have than the institution they attended.



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

Smurfpatrol

Having attended a bowl game in Charlotte, NC a few years ago,  I witnessed first hand UVA giving a half time performance mocking the hillbilly nature of West Virginia, seemed snotty to me.  Having fired several ACC graduates over the years because they are too good to do the dirty work (ie, breaking a sweat by working with the blue collar sorts on the floor.  God forbid they consort with them to learn what is actually going on.)

I find Maryland fans perfectly respectable.  VPI fans have an inferiority complex.  Duke fans are all white, ever notice? 

So this here is what we call a blog.  It is about opinions.  I will not shut up you troll.




Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

Obviously football (and the money that comes from it) is the main driver of all the conference realignment.  I realize that the Big East conference cannot survive with only 8 football schools, 9 if you include TCU coming next year.  As a huge fan of UConn, and of the Big East in general, I care more about basketball than I do football.   The writing is on the wall.  The Big East as we know it will cease to exist in the not too distant future.  Should UConn join the ACC, along with Rutgers, I just hope that the ACC can come to some arrangement where they alternate the site of the ACC conference basketball tournament between a site in the North and one in the South each year.  The two obvious choices are Madison Square Garden and the Greensboro Coliseum.  I've seen games at MSG with Duke and UNC playing.  You'd think they were playing home games.  Plus, UConn, Syracuse, and Pitt fans always pack the place anyway.  A conference tournament with UConn, UNC, Syracuse, Pitt, and Duke would be rediculous.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

As a Connecticut fan I would pay and subscribe to an ACC network.. to watch uconn football, basketball,baseball and even soccer.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Breaking: ACC extends invitations

You are dead on, man. Some scenarios have my Louisville team going to the hated SEC. While the football would improve, the basketball would be far inferior. Plus my three decades of rants about how much those blood suckers cheat would now be directed at my own conference. It'd be like rooting for Russia.

While we haven't been in the BE long, I've become a die-hard fan of the conference. But it looks like its toast.


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