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Should ACC add UConn or Louisville?

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04:53 PM ET 11.19 | The ACC has a spot free now that Maryland's leaving for the Big Ten. They'll almost certainly pull once again from the Big East, but which school to take? UConn, Louisville, Cincinnati, and USF seem to be the most likely, in that order, but comparing success as the most critical sport -- football -- leaves Louisville and Cincy well above the others. Which would you take?

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Andy Lyons, Louisville Andy Lyons, Louisville
November 19, 2012  05:36 PM ET

fire donna shalala!

November 19, 2012  06:57 PM ET

I would take Louisville. Good in basketball and getting better in football.

November 19, 2012  07:00 PM ET
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I would take Louisville. Good in basketball and getting better in football.

Will the last team east of the Mississippi leaving the Big East please change the name of the conference.

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November 19, 2012  09:44 PM ET

Should ACC add UConn or Louisville?

No.

November 19, 2012  09:46 PM ET

Was just looking at the ticker, Boise reconsidering Big east move, thinking Mountain West. Would just like to point out how pathetic it is at the point that they haven't been able to shoe-horn themselves into the Big 12 or the Pac 12...they bitched endlessly through the Kellen Moore years about being left in the cold. Nowadays everybody and their mother is getting invited to the dance and yet somehow they still can't get a sniff from anybody.

Before the Boise apologists start, I'm just going to point out that there's NO EXCUSE for a program that sees themselves as elite and poised to become big time NOT being able to work out something that would allow their school to move into a position to be legit. Yes, I understand that Maryland and Rutgers are situated close to large markets, but neither of those franchises draws particularly well and neither of them has any real foothold in the market they are linked to. On the flip side, Boise is a small market, but even as a small market playing in an irrelevant conference, they have gotten more serious national airtime than those other programs put together. Before losing Petterson, perhaps they should scrap the blue turf and hire an AD that can get a legit move signed, sealed & delivered.

November 19, 2012  09:47 PM ET
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They you thought wrong. The Big East in 2003 was:TempleSyracuseMiamiPittWest VirginiaVirginia TechBoston CollegeRutgersOnly Temple will remain from the 2003 version of the conference

This is very funny.

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November 19, 2012  10:12 PM ET
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The who would you(we) add?

My first criteria would be ABSOLUTELY NO teams from the Big East.

I'd like to see the ACC drop Maryland, Wake, Duke, and BC...and replace them with Alabama, UF, Georgia, and South Carolina.

You asked...

November 19, 2012  10:19 PM ET

I would take UConn. Mainly for its proximity to ESPN HQS. Moreover, the basketball program has been as good as anyone's in the past 20 years. Football team is as good as Louisville or Cincinnati's.

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November 19, 2012  10:53 PM ET
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My first criteria would be ABSOLUTELY NO teams from the Big East.I'd like to see the ACC drop Maryland, Wake, Duke, and BC...and replace them with Alabama, UF, Georgia, and South Carolina.You asked...

So FSU does want to move to the SEC.

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November 19, 2012  11:34 PM ET
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So FSU does want to move to the SEC.

Not necessarily, but having those teams in our conference would mean we could lose 2 games, and still maintain our Top 10 spot in the polls.

November 19, 2012  11:39 PM ET
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It'd be a mistake IMO...

I used to like the fact that we were part of the ACC, but now it's turned into a liability. It's our albatross.

I don't know what the answer is, but the ACC is not getting serious about football, at a time when other conferences are. And we are first, and foremost, a "football school."

 
November 20, 2012  12:07 AM ET
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I used to like the fact that we were part of the ACC, but now it's turned into a liability. It's our albatross.I don't know what the answer is, but the ACC is not getting serious about football, at a time when other conferences are. And we are first, and foremost, a "football school."

football, basketball, womens volleyball ... synchronised croquet ... then further along the list we slate in academics?

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