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    Official NEW Expansion Thread: Ga. Tech to B1G?

    maryland and rutgers could announce as early as next week they will be newest members of the big 10 according to mike forde acc could be ripe for picking. I say lets go to 16 and then say we are done with it

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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Expect UCONN and Lousiville to the ACC.

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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    I thought the ACC teams just agreed that to leave the conference then they have to pay a
    50 million dollar exit fee.
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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Quote Originally Posted by GP for Bama View Post
    I thought the ACC teams just agreed that to leave the conference then they have to pay a
    50 million dollar exit fee.
    I also thought they'd put in a prohibitive exit fee. Rutgers to the B1G? I think the facade is slipping...
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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    So they didn't want Missouri but would take Rutgers or Maryland? Doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    i know maryland voted no on the exit fee the time frame may not have kicked in yet could be the reason their not waiting till the off season

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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Markets. Rutgers = NYC, Maryland = D.C.

    Subscription fees for the Big Ten Network in those big media areas are what the Big Ten is seeking with this move, IMO. Competitively though, it makes a rapidly slipping conference even more mediocre.

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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Quote Originally Posted by GP for Bama View Post
    I thought the ACC teams just agreed that to leave the conference then they have to pay a
    50 million dollar exit fee.
    Not all agreed, including FSU.
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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    We are headed to 16 team super conferences, whether we like it or not. I think geographic balance and expanding our TV market footprint would almost have to mean that we take two schools from the states of North Carolina and/or Virginia eventually.
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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Quote Originally Posted by deliveryman35 View Post
    We are headed to 16 team super conferences, whether we like it or not. I think geographic balance and expanding our TV market footprint would almost have to mean that we take two schools from the states of North Carolina and/or Virginia eventually.
    We have a huge hunk of Texas watching us now...
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    next round of expansion already getting underway

    I'll bet FSU bails now.


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    Re: next round of expansion already getting underway

    Two huge TV markets and two Sunbelt quality teams. The BIG gets richer and weaker.
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    next round of expansion already getting underway

    I'm sick of expansion. This last expansion has done us no good.

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