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Will UConn BBall die?

Posted: 12/13/2012 6:56 PM

Will UConn BBall die? 

Will being part of conference USA kill UConn?  It will definitely hurt recruiting.
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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:01 PM

Re: Will UConn BBall die? 

UConn basketball will continue to be great. We don't need the Catholic schools. It's more like they needed UConn.

Football is a different story.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:08 PM

Re: Will UConn BBall die? 

You also don't have Pitt or Syracuse. Who are your rivals in that awful conference?
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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:54 AM

Re: Will UConn BBall die? 

UConn is in deep trouble. Hoops profits, both Men's and Women's, keep the Athletic Department afloat. A single bid or two bid mid-major conference will destroy that profit center and force budget cuts of about $7m a year in athletics.

Connecticut is very unusual in FBS ranks, where MBB has $5.8m in revenue, WBB $4.4m in revenue (Combined over $10, profit of $7.7m), and Football about $5m in revenue and almost breaks even.

If I were UConn's AD I'd sell Big East Olympics down the river and have ESPN and MSG pitching the Huskies to the Catholics, maybe Temple as well. If that fails, It'd get together with Temple, Cincinnati, and Memphis to go to the A-10 as a group (replacing Xavier, Butler, St. Louis) to stay relevant in Hoops and play in the new Brooklyn Nets facility.

Big East Football will continue in some form, and whether the TV money is a mere $2m per year or a lofty $3-4m, it pales in comparison the the profits of Basketball for the school.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 2:02 PM

RE: Will UConn BBall die? 

Did Memphis or Temple basketball die? Cincinnati? Did Cincinnati football even die? Amazing how people come to such ridiculous conclusions so quickly.
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