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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    No. They retire to states that are governed by common sense, have lower taxes and promote freedom.
    States like South Carolina. Hmmmm.
    Oh dear god shut up. People retire to places where itís warm, has little to do with who governs it. Arizona gets a shit on retirees and is governed by nut job Hobbs. Charleston, sc is run by a democratic mayor and is one of the most desirable places to live in the us.

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    I'm not saying football doesn't move the numbers, but there are 52 weeks in the year and football doesn't fill most of those. A lot of networks are going to be after bigger schools with lots of sports to try to attract alumni eyeballs.

    AND...if you have one of the best hoops conferences, along with decent football programs, you are going to command a lot of media attention. Networks have inventory to fill and not all of it is football. Things are going to be looking up for the Big 12 in more ways than one. That's not to say that SEC and BIG 10 won't be bigger for now.

    But I bet ACC schools are really looking around at options right now, and Pac 10 schools certainly are.

    Big East is screwed in comparison, but hey, they will get a raise and for a school the size of tiny Xavier, Butler, or Villanova, that money is useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xukeith View Post
    During football season I assume.
    Correct
    Mama always told me, stupid is as stupid does. @danagardens

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    Spending freezes at Washington State: Washington State president Kirk Schulz on Monday issued a variety of spending freezes in the wake of the Pac-12's financial crisis.

    Rumors flying that Colorado is returning to the Big 12.

    The New York Post reported that ESPN and the Pac-12 are having “no substantive talks” about extending the league’s television contract, which expires in summer 2024.

    This may be the end of the PAC 12/Whatever.

    I have to see this as a disaster for UCONN and a giant sigh of relief for the Big East and Xavier, not that the threat was substantial that UCONN was going to get called up or anything. Nonetheless, UCONN gets fully boxed out of any Big 12 discussion if Yormark leans towards the West for his additions.

    Xavier is about to embark on the most dramatic expansion in its history, and our athletic flank continues to hold well. For the nth time, the next media agreement for the Big East WILL BE HUGE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xudash View Post
    Spending freezes at Washington State: Washington State president Kirk Schulz on Monday issued a variety of spending freezes in the wake of the Pac-12's financial crisis.

    Rumors flying that Colorado is returning to the Big 12.

    The New York Post reported that ESPN and the Pac-12 are having “no substantive talks” about extending the league’s television contract, which expires in summer 2024.

    This may be the end of the PAC 12/Whatever.

    I have to see this as a disaster for UCONN and a giant sigh of relief for the Big East and Xavier, not that the threat was substantial that UCONN was going to get called up or anything. Nonetheless, UCONN gets fully boxed out of any Big 12 discussion if Yormark leans towards the West for his additions.

    Xavier is about to embark on the most dramatic expansion in its history, and our athletic flank continues to hold well. For the nth time, the next media agreement for the Big East WILL BE HUGE.
    Will this next media agreement be made in 2024 or 2025?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xukeith View Post
    Will this next media agreement be made in 2024 or 2025?
    https://barrettsportsmedia.com/2023/...f%20of%202023.

    We should (hopefully) know where this is headed in the "coming" months.
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    As we head into the summer dead season for college hoops, think back to the amount of frustration we all used to experience with Linda Bruno and the A10. The A10 was poorly constructed (e.g. 3 schools in one city) and poorly managed (e.g. the stronger Presidents should have been more vocal about minimum investment standards on the part of certain programs (LaSalle, Fordham)). They simply allowed the deadwood to hang along for the ride.

    Now enjoy this: https://www.bigeast.com/news/2023/5/...-meetings.aspx

    And when we get around to the next media agreement, this gent most likely will be instrumental in bringing us good news: https://www.foxsports.com/presspass/...%20management.

    I just don't believe that Yormark can put together a mutually beneficial package involving UCONN and the Big 12 right now. I also can't imagine the Magnificent Seven will find a way to blow up the ACC's GOR just yet.

    At the very least, we have a strong leadership group navigating us through these interesting times. They deserved a little spa time at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.
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    From that first link from Dash:

    The regular season culminated with sellouts in all five sessions of the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the Tournamentís home since 1983.
    NICE !
    ...he went up late, and I was already up there.

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    Not really into the realignment scoops, but a lot of chatter this morning about UConn leaving the Big East.

    Feels like a mistake, imo.

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    You'd think UConn "magically" winning the natty a few years after returning to the Big East would be a meaningful data point for their decision makers. But apparently not.

    It will be hilarious when their basketball program flounders again (along with their atrocious football program).

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