Louisville just joined the ACC. I much rather talk about it in there. Since the Big 12 missed a good opportunity to get Louisville and Cincy to get back to 12 teams. With the B1G conference having 14 teams now, there wouldn't even be a fight for the Big 12 name. UCONN should of gone to the ACC. Football>TV Market/Rivalries in this one.
Why in the world would Auburn leave? Every team that left its conference took a step up. No insult to the Big (four) t(e)en, but it would be a step down. I know $>Rivalries, but there isn't more money in the B1G than in the SEC. I could see Ga. Tech leaving. Their biggest Rival isn't in the ACC. What B1G state does Georgia touch again? Though the B1G liked all their schools to be touching an adjoining state. The ACC, who started all of this back in 2003, is about to feel how the Big East did almost ten year later.
I have to agree with Big Bad. Bobby Williams was constantly singled out as one of a handful of black coaches when he was at Michigan St. Despite that high profile, the regents at MSU didn't think twice about booting him out last year.