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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3300 on: June 20, 2024, 10:40:17 AM »
Expansion to the tournament was always inevitable, no matter what fans' or analysts' opinions on the matter.  The fact is that there is more money to be made for the power conferences, and also highlights what an insanely undervalued contract the NCAAT is. 

An additional play-in site will be needed, and I personally would love to see it in Omaha.  It's centrally located and has a great college basketball fan base (not unlike Dayton).  If not Omaha, I think Louisville would be another great site. 

An expanded tournament this past year means that St. John's, Providence and Seton Hall are much more likely to get in, and - in a normal year - we might see eight or more bids from the Big East, which ultimately means more money for Marquette. 

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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3301 on: June 20, 2024, 10:42:37 AM »
They mentioned the possibility of another site being out West to help with logistics. I wonder if Utah or Albuquerque may be considered since both have nice on-campus arenas and great fan-bases as well.
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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3302 on: June 20, 2024, 12:58:23 PM »
I would think Vegas would be on the short list too.

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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3303 on: June 20, 2024, 02:46:17 PM »
Villanova would no more turn football FBS as would Georgetown and Butler.

This. The biggest issue is that Nova can't expand its current stadium much beyond the 12,500 it currently seats for a multitude of reasons. Also, the Big East lobbied them to move up back before the breakup (after Nova won the FCS title) in an effort to "save" the old BE and they indicated no interest in doing so.
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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3304 on: June 20, 2024, 02:56:46 PM »
They mentioned the possibility of another site being out West to help with logistics. I wonder if Utah or Albuquerque may be considered since both have nice on-campus arenas and great fan-bases as well.

Omaha may not be far enough west, but I think that would be ideal. Rabid basketball fanbase that would fill up the arena but is still centrally enough located for anyone in the country.
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Re: More conference realignment talk
« Reply #3305 on: June 21, 2024, 09:02:22 PM »
Omaha may not be far enough west, but I think that would be ideal. Rabid basketball fanbase that would fill up the arena but is still centrally enough located for anyone in the country.
Agreed but I think Omaha is happy in the regional rotation. Better & more important games.

 

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