newarenanow wrote:The one WVU insiders (not the Dude) had a monumental post last night.
Said that there is a deadlock between FSU and ACC teams and the BIg XII. Big XII wants to stop at 12 no matter what. FSU wants at least 3 other ACC schools to go with them. That is the delay and why expansion hasn't happened yet. It will happen in time, and he explains why.
His breaking news is that the SEC has voted to expand to 16 and will for the 2014 season. Said that VT and UNC are the target, but it will be difficult to split NC St and UNC due to politcal reasons (no mention of politcal reasons between VT and UVA). Said if they can't split them, Duke will be on board to get into that market.
When those teams leave, FSU will haveno choice but to go to the BIg XII under the Big XII demands.
He said Big XII holds all the cards in all of this and is in a position of power.
And once some teams leave, the ACC will collapse.
newarenanow wrote:Big news from the Baylor guy. There is a private meeting today in Atlanta with the Big XII and Georgia Tech.
It is very close to being done, and if all works out, GT will be in the Big XII with FSU by Friday.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:lets talk about a more pleasant topic
naner, are you going on any road trips this year, or is your parenthood slowing you down?
ulf wrote:I have not. My dad took my brother there a couple years ago and they loved it.
I couldn't agree more with everything you stated, but I wanted to make a point on #2.
I've been to about 20 different college venues for Pitt FB games. Most places are decent, but ND was above and beyond any place I've ever been.
We were just walking around campus (you'd be suprised how small campus is if you've never been there), and a couple of ND fans asked us where we were from and how we were enjoying everything. When we asked them what we should check out, they said "follow us" and they gave us about a 45 minute highlight tour of the campus, explaining what everything was, traditions, etc.
And the tailgate scene was great with people offering us beers and food.
Their fans up there are nothing but class and the best in the nation IMO.
newarenanow wrote:Thanks a lot KtK. Now NAN is sad that he is not going on a road trip this year. First time since 1999.
jimjom wrote:Well it's official. Pitt to ACC in 2013. Not sure if this is in the global college FB thread.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:newarenanow wrote:Thanks a lot KtK. Now NAN is sad that he is not going on a road trip this year. First time since 1999.
UNC (Effing awesome campus)