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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
I'm still nostalgic for the old eight team ACC so I understand the nostalgia for the old Big East. However, the ease with which the ACC picked off Big East teams demonstrated just how weak the old Big East was. There was no way it could survive. Everybody wanted out.
01-15-2018 10:41 PM
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-15-2018 09:35 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  I remember saying on the old BIG EAST Board...when Syracuse left the BIG EAST was dead...the Orange was IMO the linchpin.

Now why'd you have to go BLOWING UP THEIR HEADS with all that noize?
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-15-2018 10:41 PM)Hallcity Wrote:  I'm still nostalgic for the old eight team ACC so I understand the nostalgia for the old Big East. However, the ease with which the ACC picked off Big East teams demonstrated just how weak the old Big East was. There was no way it could survive. Everybody wanted out.

The BE was doomed when Miami left....Cuse leaving was the final straw.

Even if Pitt, Cuse, WVU, Rutgers, Louisville and TCU stayed...the $13M a team TV contract would've made us the Redheaded step child among the P6

Even if they could leverage ESPN to renogiate a better contract... can't imagine getting only a few million more per team. At best get a crappy bowl contract.
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01-15-2018 11:25 PM
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
Syracuse should have joined the ACC with Florida State to form a ten team conference.

The SEC wasn't the only option. The Metro Conference was exploring the formation of a "super" conference, including the 'Noles in their plans for a 16-team league. The surprise player in the field was the ACC, led by commissioner Gene Corrigan, the former athletic director at Notre Dame, who sought to bolster the league's football stature.

It didn't take long for the committee to realize FSU had become a hot property in the escalating expansion race.

"At that time we thought we had arrived, when you have the SEC at your doorstep," Haggard said. "We had the ACC begging us and the SEC begging us."

At the annual ACC meetings on May 22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Florida State was mentioned for the first time. The discussions led Corrigan to schedule another meeting on July 25 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., in the exact room where the conference was formed in 1953.

Frustrated by the league's lack of focus on the expansion issue, Corrigan opted for a different approach at the Sedgefield meeting.

"I said, 'Let's make believe that we've agreed to expand. Each one of you has to write down a name of school,' " Corrigan recalled.

The secret ballot of member schools turned up four votes each for Syracuse and Florida State.

By the close of the four-hour meeting, Corrigan had permission from the ACC athletic directors to approach both schools to gauge interest. His first call was to Syracuse A.D. Jake Crouthamel. Crouthamel expressed interest, but because the Orangemen were charter members of the Big East, said the ACC would have to build a strong case. Corrigan, however, was not interested in wining and dining and told Crouthamel: "Just forget I called."

His call to Goin, however, yielded a different response.

"Bob said, 'Oh my goodness, I was hoping there was some interest [from] the ACC,'" Corrigan said.

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01-16-2018 05:29 AM
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
(01-16-2018 05:29 AM)XLance Wrote:  By the close of the four-hour meeting, Corrigan had permission from the ACC athletic directors to approach both schools to gauge interest. His first call was to Syracuse A.D. Jake Crouthamel. Crouthamel expressed interest, but because the Orangemen were charter members of the Big East, said the ACC would have to build a strong case. Corrigan, however, was not interested in wining and dining and told Crouthamel: "Just forget I called."

As I recall from other articles at the time. Syracuse wanted to keep their other sports in the Big East and move only football to the ACC. This was possible because the Big East didn't have football yet. And Corrigan said "Just forget I called."
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RE: Disney/ESPN’s acquisition of Fox underlines how Syracuse was right to move to ACC
Remember back around 1990... basketball brought in more than the current 20% of the TV contract. The BE was a huge draw in hoops back then.
01-16-2018 11:59 AM
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