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The seven non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools in the Big East have agreed to leave the conference and are debating the process of departing it, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Details are still to be determined for how the seven Catholic schools -- DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova -- will leave the conference.
Big East commissioner Mike Aresco told the athletic directors of the remaining and incoming schools Thursday evening that he expects the seven schools will leave the Big East, a source told ESPN. On the call, Aresco told the ADs that he had not officially heard from the seven schools that they were leaving.
According to the source, there is a lot of interpretation regarding exit fees, the waiting period, and on who gets the "Big East" name and Madison Square Garden for a conference basketball tournament.
And in the worst position of all, UConn and Memphis, the basketball-only schools that are being led by their pathetic vestigial football teams.
Just think about Temple's last decade or so....In the Big East, booted from the Big East....off to the MAC...back into the Big East and now left holding a bag of ####.
Because it's more football. TV drives these games anyway.
The only issue I have with the bowls themselves (IOW, not the selection process) is that they force the school to eat the overpriced ticket packages they can't sell. That's grotesque
Temple tries hard but it just doesn't seem to be working. They have certainly not bee that bad of a team since Addazio took over, but they just can't generate much interest.
and incidentally, that was also the reason i didn't like penn state hiring bill o'brien last year. so, i guess i'm batting .500 on that.
Looks like Jordan Hicks, Texas' best linebacker who has missed almost all year, and Case McCoy got sent home related to sexual assault allegations. That's... not good.
cmd600 - that isn't why this bowl wasn't evenly matched.
Evidence? Seems like if you could argue any conference gets scheduled up it is the SEC.
They weren't evenly matched because the Big 12 is the deeper, better conference.
For the Big 10, that is currently the Outback, Capital One, and Gator Bowl (I apparently didn't realize they had the Gator Bowl tie-in), plus the BCS games. These are the bowls they're consistently losing, and they're not scheduling up in them.
So, yeah, 2012 is a bad year for the B1G because of the tattoo parties and the little boy rapers, but outside of this year isn't the argument that the B1G "schedules up" for bowl games really "the B1G isn't deep enough to compete in as many bowls as they attend?
The whole SEC is great and Big 10 sucks has started over the last 5 or so years. In that time, the SEC is getting an at-large berth every or near every year as well. Throw in the fact that the best non-BCS team from the SEC plays the Big 12 half the time and it's just not true that the Big 10 is scheduling up. That's the thing - most of the big time games these two conferences play are against each other.
most of the big time games these two conferences play are against each other
I don't think your evidence supports your point though. That the Big10 has the most atlarge selections is an important fact, but has nothing to do with this specific point. They are - in the meaningful bowls - mainly matched up with SEC or a BCS team and they aren't scheduled up in those bowls.
I guess we may be saying different things about what scheduled up means. I mean #X team from the Big 10 plays #Y conference from another conference.
In contrast, the league you mentioned initially, the SEC, is probably playing down, though that's based entirely on the league's strength.
Well, yeah, the SEC plays down, except for the years they play each other in BCS games, I guess.
Hey, the SEC has been the best league.
Now it's easy to take that simple truth too far (for example, thinking Georgia warranted the No. 3 ranking before the SEC title game),
UGA played a Bama team that will destroy ND to a stalemate, more or less.
Two safeties. Wow, I don't remember seeing that before.
that's a pretty nifty description. Both were the 3rd team taken from their conference and Bama was ranked higher coming into the game.
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