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Houston Chronicle exclusive: Texas, Oklahoma reach out to SEC about joining conference.

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I hope the crew in Storrs is prepared to do more than monitor the situation. Last bite at the apple for a long while is coming fast.
Yup, we need to prostitute ourselves to the B1G bigtime, offer to be their cheap NYC whore. Maybe the ACC panics and shows up at our door with some flowers and a mysterious envelope.
 
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it’s objectively hilarious
It also seems like a total dog and pony show.

Unless it's true that they were 100% blindsided this week. Now that would be absolutely hilarious.

Imagine you have 13 friends. You're really good friends with them even though they've all been bff's for a while. You finally feel a part of the group.

But behind your back one of them slept with your recent ex and they all know about it and talk about it. The room gets quiet when you walk in. Eventually the dude just brings her to a party and that's when they tell you they're dating. You ask all your other 12 friends if they knew about it and they're like sorry man, they told us not to say anything.
 
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It also seems like a total dog and pony show.

Unless it's true that they were 100% blindsided this week. Now that would be absolutely hilarious.

Imagine you have 13 friends. You're really good friends with them even though they've all been bff's for a while. You finally feel a part of the group.

But behind your back one of them slept with your recent ex and they all know about it and talk about it. The room gets quiet when you walk in. Eventually the dude just brings her to a party and that's when they tell you they're dating. You ask all your other 12 friends if they knew about it and they're like sorry man, they told us not to say anything.
Imagine you’re making business decisions worth billions of dollars and treating these negotiations like you own a franchise propane dealership in the 80’s
 
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Andy Staples:
"I keep seeing people trying to figure out which leagues are in the Power 5 going forward.

There won’t be a Power 5.

There won’t be four superconferences."

there you go. Will Starkville, Mississippi rise while the 2 LA Universities fall to the wayside? Of course not. This is going to SuperLeague. And UCONN? we hope to keep playing in the middle. With far better schedules.

It’ll be the Power 2, the middle class and everyone else.
 
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UConn may have to lobby to join a leftover conference as football only members. That would solve the conference only scheduling issue. If you can believe local newspaper articles, UConn is not expecting an

I don't believe the local newspapers know anything. Benedict kept things quiet for two years trying to exit the AAC.
 

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As I stated that quote came from Iowa State Athletic Dept- I just grabbed the data from their release I have no allegiance to Iowa -State- but adding another land grant school to Big 10 fits their educational and athletic mission
I think athletic and educational missions are on the back burner with money on the forefront. All this nonsense about allegiance, land grant, AAU is nothing more than background noise at this stage in the game.
 
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A&M are a bunch of softees.
Agree, they are like South Carolina, they think they are great, but in reality they aren't. Watch A+M leaves and SEC kicks out south Carolina, then bring in Texas and Clemson, that's a win for sec
 
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So I guess the University of Chicago is next on the list too then? (AAU member, rivalry with Northwestern)

I hope the crew in Storrs is prepared to do more than monitor the situation. Last bite at the apple for a long while is coming fast.
And what is Dave supposed to do at this point? He can't go public with any ideas right now. I also think that the ACC may similarly implode. Florida State and Clemson are going to be salivating over SEC money and may join them.
 

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Yup, we need to prostitute ourselves to the B1G bigtime, offer to be their cheap NYC whore. Maybe the ACC panics and shows up at our door with some flowers and a mysterious envelope.
Isn’t Rutgers their cheap NYC whore? I think we’d have to be their elite escort. More penthouse than back alley.
 
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And what is Dave supposed to do at this point? He can't go public with any ideas right now. I also think that the ACC may similarly implode. Florida State and Clemson are going to be salivating over SEC money and may join them.
The statement was “I hope”. If I were him, I be meeting with President and Trustees and laying out potential options, putting together a financial analysis regarding the economic benefits both direct and indirect of moving to a major conference, and I be meeting with legislators and the governor to discuss the appetite of buying into a conference like the B1G. This is an economic dev project with long term benefits. I’d be ready to pay in $125M to take in a half share ($25M) for 5 years with a full share thereafter. For the ACC, the local economic drivers are not nearly as attractive and the rev share is smaller, but, again, the is really about economic development and putting a real sports product into Connecticut . Connecticut is sitting on boat loads of federal cash they are not spending.
 

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The statement was “I hope”. If I were him, I be meeting with President and Trustees and laying out potential options, putting together a financial analysis regarding the economic benefits both direct and indirect of moving to a major conference, and I be meeting with legislators and the governor to discuss the appetite of buying into a conference like the B1G. This is an economic dev project with long term benefits. I’d be ready to pay in $125M to take in a half share ($25M) for 5 years with a full share thereafter. For the ACC, the local economic drivers are not nearly as attractive and the rev share is smaller, but, again, the is really about economic development and putting a real sports product into Connecticut . Connecticut is sitting on boat loads of federal cash they are not spending.
How about lobbying the legislature to remove the higher wage requirements four research and development projects within the University of Connecticut? That negatively impacts our ability to get federal grants, which in turn impedes our ability to become AAU. And that is a nominal requirement, at least, for joining the Big Ten.
 
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And what is Dave supposed to do at this point? He can't go public with any ideas right now. I also think that the ACC may similarly implode. Florida State and Clemson are going to be salivating over SEC money and may join them.
ACC GOR will keep em safe...for now. Bur you're right. AD Dave with his move to the Big East put UConn in a far better position than if they had been in the AAC. If some back channel better offer emerges, great, if not. We're still okay.
 
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ACC GOR will keep em safe...for now. Bur you're right. AD Dave with his move to the Big East put UConn in a far better position than if they had been in the AAC. If some back channel better offer emerges, great, if not. We're still okay.
Ole Dave was doing more than monitoring.
 
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We should be their cheap New England date. It blows my mind that the MS has 2 teams in the SEC, and New England 1 in any P5.
Where there's not much to do, minor league teams flourish.

Can't believe an Atlantic League team was absorbed by AA baseball. In New Jersey! I knew Jersey sucks.
 
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I have a couple of thoughts on this entire mess. First A&M…nothing says big time like having your conference mates keep you in the dark while they negotiate with your hated rival. wow! Just wow!

2nd I don’t know why but I have a sense that Oklahoma has seen it’s last days as a serious power. It said that years ago why Miami went to the ACC. Remember when the ACC decided to play Miami-FSU early in the season so the loser still had time to recover and have a chance to play in the national championship game? How’d that work out for the Canes? Oklahoma relays on Texas talent. A&M opened the door to the SEC some. This move is a wholesale move.

3rd thought Is that this deal will ultimately rely on a paywall. ESPN is losing viewers in droves. They struggled to extend the NFL, but ultimately gave in. They aren't upping the payment to the SEC without some other conditions.

4th UConn…I would hope AD Dave is quietly talking to everyone. But he has to be very cautious. There is a loud and powerful group of New Big East fanboys in the fan base who will raise the devil if they hear that UConn is going anywhere. Big 12, Big 10, SEC, ACC. Doesn’t matter. They are where they want to be and don’t care.They would rather raise the NEWBIE trophy at MSG in mid March than the National Championship on the first Monday in April. Some will even admit it.
 
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I have a couple of thoughts on this entire mess. First A&M…nothing says big time like having your conference mates keep you in the dark while they negotiate with your hated rival. wow! Just wow!

2nd I don’t know why but I have a sense that Oklahoma has seen it’s last days as a serious power. It said that years ago why Miami went to the ACC. Remember when the ACC decided to play Miami-FSU early in the season so the loser still had time to recover and have a chance to play in the national championship game? How’d that work out for the Canes? Oklahoma relays on Texas talent. A&M opened the door to the SEC some. This move is a wholesale move.

3rd thought Is that this deal will ultimately rely on a paywall. ESPN is losing viewers in droves. They struggled to extend the NFL, but ultimately gave in. They aren't upping the payment to the SEC without some other conditions.

4th UConn…I would hope AD Dave is quietly talking to everyone. But he has to be very cautious. There is a loud and powerful group of New Big East fanboys in the fan base who will raise the devil if they hear that UConn is going anywhere. Big 12, Big 10, SEC, ACC. Doesn’t matter. They are where they want to be and don’t care.They would rather raise the NEWBIE trophy at MSG in mid March than the National Championship on the first Monday in April. Some will even admit it.
CT leadership has always suffered from small minds. The last guy to try anything audacious was Roland. Pats didn’t work out but at least we tried. Now it’ let’s be a basketball school and hang with Nova, Seton, PC.
 
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I have a couple of thoughts on this entire mess. First A&M…nothing says big time like having your conference mates keep you in the dark while they negotiate with your hated rival. wow! Just wow!

2nd I don’t know why but I have a sense that Oklahoma has seen it’s last days as a serious power. It said that years ago why Miami went to the ACC. Remember when the ACC decided to play Miami-FSU early in the season so the loser still had time to recover and have a chance to play in the national championship game? How’d that work out for the Canes? Oklahoma relays on Texas talent. A&M opened the door to the SEC some. This move is a wholesale move.

3rd thought Is that this deal will ultimately rely on a paywall. ESPN is losing viewers in droves. They struggled to extend the NFL, but ultimately gave in. They aren't upping the payment to the SEC without some other conditions.

4th UConn…I would hope AD Dave is quietly talking to everyone. But he has to be very cautious. There is a loud and powerful group of New Big East fanboys in the fan base who will raise the devil if they hear that UConn is going anywhere. Big 12, Big 10, SEC, ACC. Doesn’t matter. They are where they want to be and don’t care.They would rather raise the NEWBIE trophy at MSG in mid March than the National Championship on the first Monday in April. Some will even admit it.

Lol I’ll grant you that if the ACC, BIG etc were to invite UConn, I’d wave goodbye to the Big East without even thinking twice about it
 
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love these idiot writers and twitter clowns

"According to The Athletic, citing high-ranking sources within the AAC, the conference "plans to act as an aggressor" and "will try to poach the Big 12's leftovers, potentially as a group.""

what about economics?
You are a B12 university - making reportedly $25-32m per annum - happy to join the AAC whereby the reported LONGTERM contract is less than $7m (*for everything)? are you kidding me? this is crazed

So ESPN opens up that contract. Take TCU and Oklahoma State and Kansas State or something. Add $5m per mouth? The idea that the AAC has power is ... once again ... just inane nonsense.
 

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