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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2019, 09:50:15 PM »
Like others have said, I only want them if they drop DI football.

Why? Three other BE schools make it work at various levels.

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2019, 10:52:06 PM »
Why? Three other BE schools make it work at various levels.

None of those three were ever at the FBS level or have a taxpayer funded stadium that cost over $90 million.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2019, 07:47:21 AM »
If they joined they would make less money per year and get less exposure than they do now with the espn deal
How would UConn get less exposure? The Big East gets 19 games on OTA Fox & 4 games on OTA CBS. Most of any league. Also, many games in the AAC are going to ESPN+. Most on are ESPNU. FS1 is in 20 million more homes than ESPNU.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2019, 09:33:06 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2019, 09:35:41 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.

Only DePaul cares about that.  Someone wake them up to get their opinion.     

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2019, 09:39:57 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.
Would be 20 game BE schedule.  While others are going to a 20 game unbalanced schedule soon, the BE would still have a round robin where all play each team home and home.  11 teams actually makes sense.  Now, as to an 11th team........?

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2019, 09:46:24 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.

Top 5 get byes.

1st round

6 vs 11
7 vs 10
8 vs 9

Quarterfinals

1 vs 8/9
2 vs 7/10
3 vs 6/11
4 vs 5

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2019, 09:49:02 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.

5 byes, 3 first round games.

Sorry - Lazar beat me to it.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2019, 10:04:13 AM »
Top 5 get byes.

1st round

6 vs 11
7 vs 10
8 vs 9

Quarterfinals

1 vs 8/9
2 vs 7/10
3 vs 6/11
4 vs 5

Yup, Big 10 did it for years

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2019, 10:38:21 AM »
None of those three were ever at the FBS level or have a taxpayer funded stadium that cost over $90 million.

That's really the issue.  If you have FBS football, you really have to be all in on that.  That has to be what drives your conference membership because it is too much of an investment.

And I doubt they drop to FCS. 
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2019, 10:44:27 AM »
Sell out.......

Hillary Clinton can be commissioner.........

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2019, 11:18:18 AM »
What happens in the BET with 11 teams? 

This only makes sense to “UCONN” basketball fans.

Makes a lot more sense then zaga or st Mary's

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2019, 11:22:51 AM »
Zags will never happen.  They should go to the mountain west.  St Mary's has an awesome rugby program, and that is about it.

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #63 on: June 20, 2019, 12:13:49 PM »
Zags will never happen.  They should go to the mountain west.  St Mary's has an awesome rugby program, and that is about it.

Gonzaga was invited and turned them down. They have to consider more than just basketball and it would have had a detrimental effect on their athletic programs overall. They would be the smallest MWC school, the lowest funded and have the smallest basketball facility. Stay in the WCC and they have a guaranteed NCAA tourney bid every year.

SMC hoops will be good as long as Bennett is around (top 20 in pre-season polls) and he's not leaving SMC until he retires. Men's Soccer has become strong for them too. Unfortunately, the president vetoed a new hoops facility so they're stuck in a glorified high school gym for the foreseeable future.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2019, 10:59:43 PM »
None of those three were ever at the FBS level or have a taxpayer funded stadium that cost over $90 million.

Villanova was.

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2019, 11:05:23 PM »
Villanova was.

Not since it was reinstated.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
Hartford Courant reporting “done deal” for all sports save football
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2019, 09:48:06 AM »
It’s happening
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2019, 10:09:11 AM »
I just hope their history of squirmy behavior has been righted.  We shall see.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2019, 10:45:54 AM »
Is there any chatter about the big east adding a 12th team?

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2019, 10:46:05 AM »
Wow. I was completely wrong about that. Glad for the BE. UConn was by far the best option for expansion. Makes the conference stronger for sure.
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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2019, 10:48:33 AM »
Wow. Looks pretty official to me.

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Re: UConn to BE Rumors
« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2019, 10:48:37 AM »
Wow. I was completely wrong about that. Glad for the BE. UConn was by far the best option for expansion. Makes the conference stronger for sure.

Well...not the best, 2nd best. The Zags would have been the best, but obviously that wasn't workable.
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