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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Decent pick up for the Big East.



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Good for ECU and Big East. I can't see the Big East turning them down.


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Honestly, if they weren't so far away I would say that would have done well in the Big 12.


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Honestly, if they weren't so far away I would say that would have done well in the Big 12.

    This. Their stadium holds 50,000, and their average attendance is right about capacity. That would put them over most schools already in the Big East. They have over 25,000 students, too. Definitely would be a good pickup.


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Honestly, if they weren't so far away I would say that would have done well in the Big 12.
    Nothing would ignite the fanbases of the B12 about sticking together like the addition of ECU.

    Come on now.



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Hmmm. So there are going to be more teams in BCS conferences and not less. Instead of contraction there is expansion.



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Nothing would ignite the fanbases of the B12 about sticking together like the addition of ECU.

    Come on now.
    Obviously, it wouldn't be the 10th team. More like a 10-12 or 14th team.


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    Hmmm. So there are going to be more teams in BCS conferences and not less. Instead of contraction there is expansion.
    well if the schools that want out get out successfully I don't know how much longer they can hold an automatic bid.



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Obviously, it wouldn't be the 10th team. More like a 10-12 or 14th team.
    Only if 50 other programs declined first. I'm very much against bringing in schools that don't have tradition and haven't established themselves in any way on the college landscape.

    I'm all for BYU, WVa and Louisville. I'd have to think that Louisville and WVa would have to be a package deal though, I wouldn't want to see the conference stuck at 11 without a viable 12th.



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Not a bad pickup for the Big East. ECU and Central Florida are programs with tons of potential if they can get into a BCS conference


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    Hmmm. So there are going to be more teams in BCS conferences and not less. Instead of contraction there is expansion.
    I think the Big East is kind of in limbo. I wouldn't say the BCS is expanding if the following happens...(this is pure hypothetical)

    Rutgers, UCONN to the ACC
    West Virginia, Louisville, BYU to B12
    TCU back to Mtn West (They're currently in discussions)

    That would leave Cincy and South Florida as the only FB schools left. There would be no original BE Football members left at this point. They'd have to expand with 6-8 teams from Conference USA and/or the service academies. Their list would include Army, Navy, Central Florida, East Carolina, Southern Miss, SMU, Houston, and Memphis.

    Is this really the Big East? Or is it Conference USA with a different name? Not that these are bad schools, nor do they lack potential, but they'd probably have their BCS status revoked.

    If this took place, would all the BB schools be okay with flying all over, or would the BB schools just break off rather than play all the 2nd tier teams?



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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Fitting that the big EAST will soon be the defacto home of the "directional" schools. Ecu, usf, prolly soon ucf, soon more depending on defections. They are all thats left. Lets hope the XII really is holding because that conference is gonna blow.


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    Re: ECU applies to Big East

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Not a bad pickup for the Big East. ECU and Central Florida are programs with tons of potential if they can get into a BCS conference
    I'd like to see them pick up UCF, while the BE obviously isn't the toughest conference its a good place for these type of schools to build themselves into a BCS type of program a la TCU.



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    ECU Tries for Big East Membership

    East Carolina applies for Big East Conference membership - ESPN

    SMU should use the same technique. Way to move up is to ask. Worst they can say is no...though I suppose they could say the conference folded, sorry...



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