Around The Blogosphere: September 19, 2011

Posted by nvr1983 on September 19th, 2011

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ACC Expansion

  • Wake Up And It’s A New Conference: “It is official. Pitt and Syracuse are moving to the ACC [...] The exact timeline is unclear. Big East rules call for a 27 month notice period — and the ACC stressed that they would abide the Big East bylaws. This may mean, a lot like what went down in the Big 12 last year that Pitt and Syracuse are going to have to surrender some extra money to the Big East to make it happen by next year.  We shall see on that front.” (Pitt Blather)
  • Syracuse University Is An ACC School, Officially: “I went to sleep Friday night safe and secure in the knowledge that the Syracuse Orange had a home in the Big East for as long as they wanted. I woke up Sunday morning confused and yet even more secure in the knowledge that Syracuse now has a home in the ACC for as long as they both shall live.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Syracuse & Pitt To ACC: I Mean, Where Do I Begin?: Breaking down the meaning of the move. (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Realignment is real, and UConn searches for a life raft in the ACC: A look at Connecticut’s options. (The UConn Blog)
  • It’s Official: Syracuse and Pitt Join the ACC. What Are Georgetown’s Options?: A look at Georgetown’s next potential move(s). (Casual Hoya)
  • Pitt, Syracuse elope with the ACC; why St. John’s should worry: “A number of other schools have reportedly expressed interest in becoming members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, who also raised their exit fee to $20 million to assure their members won’t be poached by the Southeastern Conference (or anyone else). Texas is rumored to have inquired about the ACC, and the ACC reports that a total of ten teams have reached out with inquiries. I have been hoping to not have to write about conference expansion, but it’s at the Red Storm’s door. This is bad news for the monster that is Big East basketball, for St. John’s, and possibly even for the Red Storm’s resurgence.” (Rumble in the Garden)
  • The Big East Coast Conference?: Thoughts on the expansion from a current ACC member perspective. (Tar Heel Fan)
  • Why Maryland and Pittsburgh Should be Rivals: Looking at one potential new rivalry that could come from the ACC’s expansion. (Testudo Times)
  • Texas to the Pac-12 Reportedly Gaining Steam: “While Texas to the ACC was the rumor du jour last week, that all seemed to change over the weekend with the Pac-12 once again looking like a legitimate option. At issue for Larry Scott and the Pac-12 has been the league’s desire for equal revenue sharing and ownership of each school’s third-tier rights, exactly the rights that ESPN owns with the Longhorn Network. So what has changed?” (Burnt Orange Nation)

Other News

  • Coach Massimino Resting After Cancer Surgery: Updates on Rollie Massimino’s surgery. (Villanova by the Numbers and VU Hoops)
  • Jerami Grant Commits To Syracuse: “The Syracuse Orange basketball Class of 2012 officially has a member. A few weeks removed from the news that Jerami Grant would decide between Maryland and Rutgers, the consensus Top 50 player has chosen Orange.” (Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician)
  • Three Incoming Freshmen for St. John’s Ruled Academically Ineligible: Reaction from a St. John’s site. (Rumble in the Garden: Part 1 and Part 2)
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