Rumor: ND in talks to join as Full member of ACC

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  1. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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    Their network might actually get off the ground and make money. That would solidify the ACC. Then it is a matter of if the PAC or B12 earns more/who can swipe from whom during the next wave of expansion.
     
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    If the ACC takes ND, they will in all likelihood take a 16th team as well. Thats where the ripple affect starts.
     
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    Just grab like UConn or Cincinnati and be done with it all.
     
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    My guess is that West Virginia would probably try to make a play out of the Big 12 if they can make it into the ACC. Big 12 could negotiate their exit out and bring in BYU in their place.
     
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    The other schools in UCONNs region want nothing to do with them. Cinny would def be an interesting choice, as it would deliver Ohio and build a bridge out to ND.
     
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    Ah, gotcha.

    More about the other pieces moving.
     
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    Regardless of what happens with the ACC, I still think the entire landscape of college athletics will be very different 8-10 years from now. With all the cord cutting going on, ESPN declining at a rapid pace, and the increase of Netflix/Hulu/Amazon/Sling etc I think the whole what "TV Market" do you bring will be nearly obsolete. I see it transitioning from TV market size to actual fan base size.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    They also pair with Louisville nicely.

    Picking up UL, UC, and ND for IN, KY, and OH is a pretty good haul on their part.

    Plus Pitt and Syracuse for PA and NY.

    I am no expert in this, but I figure the GOR prevents nabbing Texas or Oklahoma at this point. If you grab Notre Dame, I would just pick UC and be pretty happy with myself.

    They are the best remaining G5 school for your needs. We almost took them, after all.
     
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    I think the only ripple effect it would cause is the ACC looking for a 16th team and WV going at it hard. I have a hard time believing WV would rather be in the Big 12 than an ACC with ND. Other than that, im not sure there would be much of a ripple at all.
     
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    Any chance we can get them to take Baylor?
     
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    I could see Texas joining the ACC with ND.

    Obviously OU would jump somewhere at that point.
     
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    Would the ACC allow the LHN? If not, Texas wont be going anywhere.
     
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    ESPN would.
     
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    The LHN is running on borrowed time but if ESPN and Texas and the ACC can come together on a package that benefits all of them, it could happen.
     
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    The article below suggests that a probable revenue estimate for ACCN is $6 million/year, $8 million/yr best case. WVU gets around $9 million/yr for their third tier rights. And ACCN is still not launched. Is WVU going to walk away from a real, paying third tier deal for something that might not ever make it?

    After reading the article below, my take would be that ESPN needs ND football in the ACC to make ACCN feasible, and that's why this discussion is going on.

    https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/what-s-the-acc-network-worth-071916/
     
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    Is Texas to SEC less likely than the ACC?
     
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    The Big 12 GOR is pretty harsh if one school leaves...the real question is its staying power if multiple teams leave...say WV to the ACC and Okie/Okie State to the SEC. Now you have 7 schools left and the whole model starts to break down. Honestly, ND needs to be a full time conference member with 2024 coming up when the playoffs are re-looks and many of the bloated TV contracts come due...
     
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    Just like Notre Dame was joining the Big 10 in 1993? I'll believe it when I see it.

    That said, ND and WVU to the ACC. Kick Baylor to the curb and the other 8 Big 12 schools team up with the PAC 12 to create a 20 team league that shares a TV network. Boom.

    Edit: The big 12 GOR wouldn't matter in this scenario. Just need 8 votes to dissolve the league and the GOR is null.
     
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