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#1 Posted on 12.10.03 2204.10
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Ok, so the mystery is over. BC will be the 12th team.

From a graphic in The Washington Post which is not reproduced for the .com

Division A
NC State
Wake Forest
Florida State
**new 12th team TBA** (BC now)

Division B
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
North Carolina

Because BC might have to pay $5 mil (they need a 27 month advance notice to leave) if they want to play 2004-5, they might not be available to play until 2005-6.

Assuming they can play in 2004-05, here's the new Big East:

West Virginia
Temple (has been voted out after 2004)

Six teams, then five after 2004, which means the Big East needs three teams to meet the BCS rules to keep eight teams to keep their BCS status.

Who are the 3 teams?
Let us look at their current markets
Upstate NY (Syracuse)
NJ (SUNJ-Rutgers)
CT - (Same)
Pittsburgh - (same)
Morgantown (WV)

They could get one of those small Florida schools, UCF or USF, to get their market.

Cincy could get them the Ohio market.

If they were really desparate, they could get Navy and get the Baltimore/DC market.

Knowing that TV revenue will be a deciding factor, who can the Big East go after? (Marshall is in WV, but that's overkill for a small market)
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#2 Posted on 13.10.03 0851.43
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Good-bye, Good-Riddance, I hope BC goes winless in football and basketball every season from now through perpetuity (of course, I've always felt that in basketball). I do hope the ACC is not shocked when their college football games are still only doing a .2 in the Boston market. The bad part now is that instead of getting good Big 10 or Big 12 games sent into the New England market, they'll probably send the weak ACC game in on the ABC package.
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#3 Posted on 13.10.03 1131.39
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If I were a 10 or 11 team conference I would not be waiting for others to make a move. I would make a pre-emptive strike and boost myself up to 12 before anyone decides to make an offer to 1 or 2 schools.

The funniest part about the collapse of the Big East? They are still kicking Temple out of football.

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