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    Is UNC in the deny mode or are they just staying put?

    North Carolina athletic director email responds to realignment rumors - ESPN


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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    Is UNC in the deny mode or are they just staying put?

    North Carolina athletic director email responds to realignment rumors - ESPN
    neither. I don't think they have any intentions at the moment to leave the ACC. However, if FSU and Clemson leave...



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    I always thought that was spelled with two z's. And does that start w/ a "j" or a "g"? Since it's Aggies it should probably be "g" as in gg*zz gars. It's probably just me. I could never spell **** correctly either. I always thought it started with a "k" rather than a "c". I just never get to practice writing those words much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    Is UNC in the deny mode or are they just staying put?

    North Carolina athletic director email responds to realignment rumors - ESPN
    Deny, deny, deny, deny! I'd bet they're working multiple conferences right now - B1G, SEC, and their current home...



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    Quote Originally Posted by dunar View Post
    Deny, deny, deny, deny! I'd bet they're working multiple conferences right now - B1G, SEC, and their current home...
    Do not rule out our conference/



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    Quote Originally Posted by dunar View Post
    Deny, deny, deny, deny! I'd bet they're working multiple conferences right now - B1G, SEC, and their current home...
    The SEC is an academic cesspool. No way UNC, one of the best public universities in the country, ends up there.



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    I would take them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    The SEC is an academic cesspool. No way UNC, one of the best public universities in the country, ends up there.
    I wouldn't think so either, but conference re-alignment has next to nothing to do with academics - it's all about TV markets and money! I almost believe that the SEC would go after them hard to block the B1G from their territory and leave them (B1G/CIC) with less "desirable" choices. By that I mean those that fit the profile that the B1G wants: new market and strong academics. SEC only cares about markets, trying to get their network off the ground.

    If I had to bet, UNC will end up in one of two places: B1G or ACC. If the ACC sees a mass exodus to the SEC/Big 12, do you think UNC would be standing there holding the remnants of a conference, to be relegated to obscurity?



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    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    Is UNC in the deny mode or are they just staying put?

    North Carolina athletic director email responds to realignment rumors - ESPN
    Odd PR strategy; seems like releases like these only cause even more speculation and reading between the lines. It's like a tacit admission that "nothing" is actually something.

    Does anyone one here monitor the Wake Forest/Boston College/Duke boards? It seems like they're the ones whose names aren't being tossed around and stand to lose big if the ACC crumbles; I imagine they feel a lot like we did during 2010-11.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    The SEC is an academic cesspool. No way UNC, one of the best public universities in the country, ends up there.
    UNC definitely fits the academic profile of a Big Ten school (excluding Nebraska), but I wouldn't call the SEC an academic cesspool. UF, UGA, A&M, Missery, and even Alabama are all very good public universities. And of course Vanderbilt on the private side.



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    Old members on the left, replacements on the right:

    Boston College -- Memphis
    Syracuse -- Southern Methodist
    Pittsburgh -- Houston
    Miami -- Central Florida
    Rutgers -- Tulane
    West Virginia -- Eastern Carolina

    Sad, sad sad.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    The SEC is an academic cesspool. No way UNC, one of the best public universities in the country, ends up there.
    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    UNC definitely fits the academic profile of a Big Ten school (excluding Nebraska), but I wouldn't call the SEC an academic cesspool. UF, UGA, A&M, Missery, and even Alabama are all very good public universities. And of course Vanderbilt on the private side.
    I get that Gonzo is an Iowa fan, and the Big 10 might just be the best academic conference outside of the Ivy League, but I've never understood ISU fans calling the SEC a "cesspool academic conference." While I consider ISU to be a very good academic college, when it's the second or third best college in the Big 12 academically, it's essentially the pot calling the kettle black. For instance, Taco Tech, K-State, and West Virginia are probably as bad if not worse than anything the SEC has to offer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I get that Gonzo is an Iowa fan, and the Big 10 might just be the best academic conference outside of the Ivy League, but I've never understood ISU fans calling the SEC a "cesspool academic conference." While I consider ISU to be a very good academic college, when it's the second or third best college in the Big 12 academically, it's essentially the pot calling the kettle black. For instance, Taco Tech, K-State, and West Virginia are probably as bad if not worse than anything the SEC has to offer.
    I just saw that Auburn is actually ranked higher than ISU in the US News rankings. WTF, why do we keep slipping in those rankings?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I get that Gonzo is an Iowa fan, and the Big 10 might just be the best academic conference outside of the Ivy League, but I've never understood ISU fans calling the SEC a "cesspool academic conference." While I consider ISU to be a very good academic college, when it's the second or third best college in the Big 12 academically, it's essentially the pot calling the kettle black. For instance, Taco Tech, K-State, and West Virginia are probably as bad if not worse than anything the SEC has to offer.
    Big 12 fans have absolutely no reason to talk about other conferences' academics when ours is 30% juco



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    Cincy pushing to get into ACC according to espn at the halftime show of Iowa, VTech game.



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