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#181 Chris B

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:35 AM


Would be awesome for the Mountain West.

 

Yeah, it's a no-brainer for them IMO. They're currently at 11 all-sports members with Hawaii as football-only.

 

Gonzaga would immediately add cache to what is a recently-struggling basketball conference. They would essentially be the "replacement" for Hawaii. 

 

Seems like a win-win for both sides. I personally like my little pet project scenario of Gonzaga to the Big East but at this point since it hasn't happened yet, I don't think it is in the cards.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, it's a no-brainer for them IMO. They're currently at 11 all-sports members with Hawaii as football-only.

Gonzaga would immediately add cache to what is a recently-struggling basketball conference. They would essentially be the "replacement" for Hawaii.

Seems like a win-win for both sides. I personally like my little pet project scenario of Gonzaga to the Big East but at this point since it hasn't happened yet, I don't think it is in the cards.


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Gonzaga has also spoken to the Big East I’m told. Zags are a national brand looking to capitalize on 20 years of success
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:26 PM

Gottlieb:

Gonzaga has also spoken to the Big East I’m told. Zags are a national brand looking to capitalize on 20 years of success

 

That's the biggest east I've EVER seen.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:28 PM

That's the biggest east I've EVER seen.


Perhaps you haven’t seen Kim Kardashian.

Oh never mind...you said east. I misread it.
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

Gottlieb:

Gonzaga has also spoken to the Big East I’m told. Zags are a national brand looking to capitalize on 20 years of success

 

I'd do it. I think it's a win for both parties.



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:26 PM

Perhaps you haven’t seen Kim Kardashian.

Oh never mind...you said east. I misread it.

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:08 PM

Spokane Spokesman-Review: Gonzaga AD says Zags staying in WCC



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:41 PM

Spokane Spokesman-Review: Gonzaga AD says Zags staying in WCC


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

He did an analysis and realized he wouldn't receive an automatic top-4 seed to the dance every year and opted to stay put. It wouldn't feel right for Gonzagians, having to earn it.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:23 AM

It was the right move for them. They basically forced the West Coast Conference to give in to their demands and they got absolutely everything they wanted.

 

1. Reduced conference games from 18 to 16 (thus having Gonzaga play the absolute dregs of the conference less).

2. Revenue distribution changes (allows Gonzaga to actually recoup more money from what is always their tournament success and no one else's from the conference)

3. The top two seeds in the WCC will receive double byes until the semi-finals (frankly, all conferences should do this to ensure their top teams make the conference tournament finals).



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:30 AM

And they can schedule 2 other good games by having 2 less conference games.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:56 PM

It was the right move for them. They basically forced the West Coast Conference to give in to their demands and they got absolutely everything they wanted.

 

1. Reduced conference games from 18 to 16 (thus having Gonzaga play the absolute dregs of the conference less).

2. Revenue distribution changes (allows Gonzaga to actually recoup more money from what is always their tournament success and no one else's from the conference)

3. The top two seeds in the WCC will receive double byes until the semi-finals (frankly, all conferences should do this to ensure their top teams make the conference tournament finals).

 

4.  Lets them be fake every year and receive an artificially high seed. 


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

It was the right move for them. They basically forced the West Coast Conference to give in to their demands and they got absolutely everything they wanted.

 

The WCC needs Gonzaga as much as Gonzaga needs them, so it was probably inevitable.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:34 PM

Damn.... when I noticed that this thread had new posts, I thought it might be something new about the Big 12, Pac 12 or something similar. Ah well. LOL!


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

Damn.... when I noticed that this thread had new posts, I thought it might be something new about the Big 12, Pac 12 or something similar. Ah well. LOL!

 

Check back in about 5 years. Guarantee that will be a hot topic again.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:28 PM

Michael Smith @SmittySBJSBD

American Ath Conf exploring long-term grant of rights from league members to add value for TV deal. Possible implications for B12 expansion. https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2018/12/10/Colleges/AAC.aspx  (sub required)

 

Pat FordeVerified account @YahooForde 13h13 hours ago

Between this and Val Ackerman's comment about Big East expansion, some stuff is happening.

 

John Fanta @John_Fanta Dec 9

“If we go to 11 (schools), we could keep the double Round Robin.” - Val Ackerman on any possible addition.

 

 

Conference realignment rumors....are back!

 


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 09:06 AM

The semi-annual rumors of UConn rejoining the Big East have started again.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

Holy crap this looks legit this time!

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:32 AM

Holy crap this looks legit this time!

 

Would they move back to FCS football if that's the case?

 

It's highly likely they're going to be the worst team in all of FBS this year, so it's not some huge loss. 


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 12:07 PM

Would they move back to FCS football if that's the case?

It's highly likely they're going to be the worst team in all of FBS this year, so it's not some huge loss.


Realistically, I see three options for them:
1. Go independent (with the help of FS1)
2. Ask the MAC or Sunbelt or some lower league to be football only
3. Drop down to FCS.

On another note, to say this is a huge coup for the Big East conference is an understatement.
1. You add a national brand of basketball with a top flight coach on the rise
2. You re add a team with history and established rivals.
3. You steal a university from a “peer” conference, the AAC, which elevates you further above that conference.
4. You add the nearby UConn fan base to MSG, furthering attendance which is already at almost sold out capacity annually.
5. The FS1 contract remains intact which had an escalator to ensure adding an 11th (or 12th) member kept everyone making $5M annually.
6. You get to keep the round robin schedule, going to 20 games like the ACC and Big Ten.




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