Posted: 3/1/2013 10:21 AM
Lets not sugar coat this. Yes, great move by the C-7 schools to break away, but we are still missing some high major teams. Adding Creighton, Butler, and Xavier is not the same as Uconn, Pitt, Lville, and Cincy. Yes, Butler has been to final four 2 times but they are only good as their coach. What if Steven leaves ? I still think we need to add Uconn/Cincy/and maybe ND for basketball only schools. ND might not be too happy about not having a home next season, the travel makes sense for them, so they might look to get out. Lock those three schools into a bullet proof contract.
Posted: 3/1/2013 10:30 AM
Posted: 3/1/2013 10:31 AM
Windy, I agree that's why I think 2.0 Big East is mid major and we need to add more high major teams.
Posted: 3/1/2013 10:33 AM
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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:58 AM
Posted: 3/1/2013 11:04 AM
BillyBlueDemon wrote: this week's rankings... Georgetown ranked 7thButler ranked 20thMarquette ranked 22ndSt. Louis if they are invited - ranked 18thSure doesn't sound mid-major to me.
Posted: 3/1/2013 11:08 AM
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Posted: 3/1/2013 3:36 PM
Posted: 3/1/2013 4:34 PM
MolsonBlue2001 wrote: The point is to have a conference with alligned interests. The weakest part of the A-10 or Horizon is that the tv markets for most of the schools are not that good and so a tv deal will not be anywhere close to a deal that this conference can generate. Those conferences tend to be dominated by one or two teams as well. It would not be good overall if it was just Gonzaga and the rest. Hopefully this will be a conference where 4 or 5 go to the NCAA each year and most of the rest are in the NIT.RPI is going to matter on who these teams play non-conference and how they fare. Compared to the SMU, Houston, Central Florida, etc I will take my chances.Hoepfully, the Commish here forces some good non-conference matchups on these coaches by signing deals like the Big East/SEC agreement. Sign it up with multiple conferences. Keeping the brand relevant requires marquee matchups, so why not sign a deal with UConn, Cincinnati to play non-conference games or Louisville as the exit is occuring. The long term benefit of those games may be better than the cash you would have to give up.
Posted: 3/1/2013 4:35 PM
Let’s at least be realistic in these discussions. First, a school that has DI football (e.g., Memphis) is not going to join this league. Second, IMO having football does not define being a high major in basketball. Certainly, many of the leagues that have football are defined as high majors but there are plenty of leagues – MAC, Mountain West, Conf USA – are not high majors in football nor in basketball. And really the Big East was not a high major in football. From everything I have read, most people (I will exclude Mush) believe the C7 is a high major. Certainly the Fox deal shows that it is a major player. Finally, tell me what “high major” is out there that the league can add? And please don’t give me schools with DI football or a certain west coast school.
Posted: 3/1/2013 6:35 PM
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Last edited 3/1/2013 10:49 PM by mush1745
Posted: 3/2/2013 9:27 AM
mush1745 wrote: Pac 12, Big 12 and SEC will always be high major bc of their football.
Posted: 3/2/2013 1:02 PM
Posted: 3/2/2013 1:10 PM
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