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SJCPirate80

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To continue with the BC discussion to the ACC and others.


People forget that the original ACC expansion was about media markets. The poaching was that the ACC wanted to add Miami, BC, and Syracuse. The powers that be in Virginia threatened to pull UVA out of the ACC unless Virginia Tech was added to join. Can anyone imagine the threat of UNC or State pulling out unless ECU was added to join the ACC. Quite laughable.

The threat worked as Syracuse's invite was put on the back burner and Virginia Tech was added to the ACC. Syracuse was added when Maryland left for the BIG 10 with the promise of more money and the addition of a top 5 media market. The Big 10 took Rutgers for the same reasons. The natural add for the ACC in terms of basketball would have been UConn but BC despises that program and blocks the move each time its brought up.

Boston College is a smaller school with under 10,000 students. They are also considered to be one of the top academic schools in the country winning the award for highest academic achievement for their football program. The award is usually split among Stanford, Duke, Notre Dame, and Northwestern. Unlike ECU the vast majority of their student body comes from all over the country not New England.

Back in the day all of the New England programs like Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, BC were all independents and competed for the Lambert trophy given to the best team in the northeast. You can easily make the case that joining conferences has destroyed northeast football. While ECU was an independent it was not uncommon to schedule these teams.

I , like everyone was pissed that the bowl game did not take place. A fair solution would be to do a home and home with BC at some point in the future. If I were our AD I would have hung that over their head until pen was put to paper.

Posted: 01/03/2022 at 07:16AM



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To continue with the BC discussion to the ACC and others. -- SJCPirate80 01/03/2022 07:16AM
  Everything said is spot on…. -- Pirate Next Door 01/03/2022 07:57AM
  Good description as to why RV markets mean nothing. ** -- Pirate Next Door 01/03/2022 11:05AM
  As Keith Jackson used to say: -- backhousepirate 01/03/2022 10:23AM
  As do I. ** -- trinitypirate 01/03/2022 10:04AM

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