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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    No! Save room for us!



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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    No! Save room for us!
    Why? We're not going to the Big East anytime soon...


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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    I wonder if the Big East will eventually make a run at two more schools to get to 12 football teams and have a conference championship game. UCF, Houston, Memphis and East Carolina would be options


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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Wow- I can't imagine going up by 2 more in addition to Nova. That'd put them at 19 Basketball schools.

    But, I guess 19 isn't that much different than 17. If you have 19 basketball schools you still play 18 conference games. There are just no home-home series with any close rivals.

    19 basketball schools would be crazy though...



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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    Wow- I can't imagine going up by 2 more in addition to Nova. That'd put them at 19 Basketball schools.

    But, I guess 19 isn't that much different than 17. If you have 19 basketball schools you still play 18 conference games. There are just no home-home series with any close rivals.

    19 basketball schools would be crazy though...
    I could see the non-FB Big East schools splitting off sometime, especially if more football teams are added.



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    Their attendance is terrible. Is this a BCS stadium?




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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    Wow- I can't imagine going up by 2 more in addition to Nova. That'd put them at 19 Basketball schools.

    But, I guess 19 isn't that much different than 17. If you have 19 basketball schools you still play 18 conference games. There are just no home-home series with any close rivals.

    19 basketball schools would be crazy though...
    They have 16 right now don't they? Villanova is already in the Big East for Bball so that would make 18 not 19.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Their attendance is terrible. Is this a BCS stadium?


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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    They have 16 right now don't they? Villanova is already in the Big East for Bball so that would make 18 not 19.
    TCU is joining in 2012, giving the Big East 10 football schools and 17 total schools. And I agree with the poster above; 17 or 19 teams is way too many for a viable conference. It might be in everyones best interest if the basketball-only schools left the conference.


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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Quote Originally Posted by sdillon500 View Post
    TCU is joining in 2012, giving the Big East 10 football schools and 17 total schools. And I agree with the poster above; 17 or 19 teams is way too many for a viable conference. It might be in everyones best interest if the basketball-only schools left the conference.
    Thing is, they make a bunch of money from their MBB package with ESPN...probably more than they make with football. They're not going to want to lose Georgetown and ND not to mention St. Johns. That will severly impact their MBB package.



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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    An interesting but not surprising development. Back in the 50s and 60s, Nova was a pretty decent football team. But they gave up the sport, mainly for financial reasons, and joined a group of ex-football playing Catholic schools (think Fordham, once a great football power itself), mainly in the eastern half of the country. Some think the rise of public football state schools, especially in the northeast, helped do the football-playing Catholic schools in, but I think there were other causes, too.



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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Makes a lot of sense for them to be in the Big East. They already are in basketball. Their football stadium ain't great but hey they could play at Lincoln Financial where the Eagles play.


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    Re: Villanova closer to being Big East 10th FB member

    Anyone know what the timeframe would be for this move? Depending on the source, I've read that the change would take place as soon as 2012 or as late as 2016. I'm applying there next year (and taking a visit in a week and a half), so that would make a big difference for me. Anyone know? thanks



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