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3 hours ago, JammerHammer21 said:

Yes. The Sugar Bowl also has to take the top Big 12 and SEC team, which is why Texas is facing them.

Exactly.  Bowls are about making money, so they have these contracts negotiated with who they get.  I hate to bring up the Military Bowl again, but they have in their contract that Navy has first dibs if they are bowl eligible to represent the AAC, which is fine for the good folks running the Military Bowl because they end up with a packed house because of the home team.  

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33 minutes ago, pf9 said:

If Cincinnati can beat Virginia Tech, that will go a long way towards getting an ACC invite (they and UConn should be admitted as a pair, to enable geographic football divisions)

Or... ACC gets Cinci and Maryland.  Big Ten gets Pitt and Notre Dame. AND the AAC gets Rutgers. Makes more sense from a geographical point of view. 

That is all

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1 hour ago, pf9 said:

If Cincinnati can beat Virginia Tech, that will go a long way towards getting an ACC invite (they and UConn should be admitted as a pair, to enable geographic football divisions)

Cinci and UConn do nothing for them football wise.  One invite should be ODU. If they got the paychecks, theyd be dedicated to building something. Not just pocket free money, produce little, and draw no viewers.

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3 minutes ago, PARROTHEAD said:

Cinci and UConn do nothing for them football wise.  One invite should be ODU. If they got the paychecks, theyd be dedicated to building something. Not just pocket free money, produce little, and draw no viewers.

ODU doesn't do a thing for them. They have two Virginia programs. Why would they want a third, and one that just moved up a few years ago?

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1 hour ago, JammerHammer21 said:

ODU doesn't do a thing for them. They have two Virginia programs. Why would they want a third, and one that just moved up a few years ago?

Theyre in one of the most producing talent regions in the country. If they were getting ACC money, they would skyrocket over VT and UVA. Nabbing the best talent in the state. More talent would stay home if they were a viable option instead of filling squads all over the east coast.

North Carolina has 4 teams in the ACC.

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1 hour ago, PARROTHEAD said:

Theyre in one of the most producing talent regions in the country. If they were getting ACC money, they would skyrocket over VT and UVA. Nabbing the best talent in the state. More talent would stay home if they were a viable option instead of filling squads all over the east coast.

North Carolina has 4 teams in the ACC.

Yes, but those teams have history and have been in the ACC forever. ODU has nothing. They don't bring in a new market, they already have those recruiting grounds, they have no history, etc. Not saying Cincinnati or UConn does that much for them, but they do a lot more than ODU.

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4 hours ago, PARROTHEAD said:

Cinci and UConn do nothing for them football wise.  One invite should be ODU. If they got the paychecks, theyd be dedicated to building something. Not just pocket free money, produce little, and draw no viewers.

It's basketball that pays the bills in the ACC.

Very few ACC schools (Clemson, FSU and ND I know and ND isn't even in for football) are football-first schools. For most other schools (like Duke, UNC, Cuse, Louisville), basketball is the star sport.

Cincinnati actually had a really good football season but again their primary focus is basketball. UConn has a history of deep NCAA runs in both men's and women's basketball, with a number of titles in both - they are one of the few basketball-based schools to have successful programs in both genders. And so UConn's basketball tradition would mesh in well with the ACC.

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2 hours ago, pf9 said:

It's basketball that pays the bills in the ACC.

Very few ACC schools (Clemson, FSU and ND I know and ND isn't even in for football) are football-first schools. For most other schools (like Duke, UNC, Cuse, Louisville), basketball is the star sport.

Cincinnati actually had a really good football season but again their primary focus is basketball. UConn has a history of deep NCAA runs in both men's and women's basketball, with a number of titles in both - they are one of the few basketball-based schools to have successful programs in both genders. And so UConn's basketball tradition would mesh in well with the ACC.

ACC needs football investments to go along with bball. Cinci could be more useful than UConn as it brings ACC sports to the Ohio region. UConn isnt needed, ACC brought in BC and Cuse to help cover that region media wise.

To cash in like others with football. They need teams that want to develop to its fullest potential. All are pretty well taken and cant be bought atm except ND. So where would I go? To the school in the heartbeat of one of the most fertile recruit beds in the country.

That region is basically as dense as NYC with its population. PPL say about VT is in the state. But from that area, it only a few mins difference from Newport News to Blacksburg as it is the Uni of South Carolina. Its quicker to drive from there to Philadelphia. And nearly the same time to New Jersey. With a heavy of a population as that is. Its a very viable option to build a football school and capitalize on it. Because there is nothing within a few hours drive of there.

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