Big XII is not expanding is it???
Are people actually believing those WVU "insiders"?
Jon Wilner @wilnerhotline Maryland to B1G math: 3.4 mil TV homes in DC/Balt times $1/month sub (approx) times 12 months divided by 14 = $2.9 million/school
I just have to ask if $3 million a year is worth seeing the big boys of Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State less frequently. At what point do you say we have enough money already. We've spent our cash on all the recruiting advantages that already exist. Why do we need more?
Ummmm, Mr. Maryland President, sir, if you can't remember what the CIC stands for when you get around to that part of the announcement, the whole argument that academics is part of your school's decision isn't very convincing. When you forget that after a lengthy statement about the financial side of the decision, it's very unconvincing.
Nicely done. You took a mediocre athletic department and managed to cash in. Congratulations for that. It's an impressive effort.
The chancellor did a much more convincing job with the academic side of things. He seemed like he actually believes that, and went into some good detail.
I like the concept of athletics supporting the university. I can only imagine that this means more money-making endeavors for these non-profit entities. I fully expect to become more jaded as a result of this process.
This is very good for the Big 12. FSU and Clemson are going to want a good home, and the SEC is going to want to expand its markets and NCSU/UNC/VA Tech make that easy to do.
UNC might be satisfied with staying in the ACC as long as they still have Duke, Wake Forest, Syracuse, UConn, Pitt, Louisville, etc. Would be a killer bball league, and still the 5th best football league, which is where they sit now.
Delany used the word "giddy" to describe the university presidents when given the chance to vote on Maryland's membership.
Maryland President (after a question whether this could have been done more publicly): "Leadership, especially on controversial issues, cannot be carried out in public."
If you listen to their president talk, it's interesting to see someone try so hard to make their point. He accentuates a lot of words, often awkwardly, in his attempts to talk very forcefully.