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Hilby Pirates

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While what most of what you say is correct...Campbell going to the CAA


has as much to do with being located "near" Raleigh/Fayetteville market as anything.

The CAA is looking at recruiting areas and potential viewership as much as anyone...look at their adds. Metro areas.

My only argument isn't that ECU gets coverage in the Raleigh market (on tv and radio)...it is that ECU has a presence in the whole eastern part of the state including the Raleigh market. Alumni wise, it also has a good amount of alumni in the Charlotte market. Recruiting wise ECU offers an opponent in conference the ability to recruit in its area. Its why we see a kid from Kinston playing for Temple basketball. I know for a fact that UCONN, Temple, and Cincinnati recruited in NC while ECU was in a conference with them. Hell UCONN just took our best basketball player.

And I disagree in one sense about the future Big 12...I believe the ACC will stay ahead of them even once re-alignment turns out of their favor. The ACC will never have ECU, but the Big 12 has shown with the UCF add that they will go into a new market on the East Coast and if the Big 12 needs legit programs and our becomes legit, its a long term possibility. I think they would look at Temple the same way. The top leagues will continue to spread out into new territory unless its trying to secure what it lost. Its one truth about re-alignment. Its why San Diego State is going to be a must add to the PAC-12 and they are seriously considering Boise and SMU this time. Its why Memphis will never be in the SEC and ECU will never be in the ACC.

(In response to this post by Kolchak)

Posted: 08/03/2022 at 2:11PM



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