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How did USF get into the former Big East?


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As I recall, after BC, VT, and Miami left the big east for the ACC, the big east was looking to expand.  They wanted a Florida presence to replace Miami.  We had some help from Louisville, and we also had Lee Roy Selmon in our corner. It also didn't hurt that USF had already beaten Pitt and UConn.  I don't recall the  gnats even being mentioned in the big east conversation.  That's my recollection for what it's worth.

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Louisville was certainly a big help. As long as we aren't playing them at the moment, I'll never wish them anything but the best. They've been a great supporter of our program through the years and a great adversary. I'd love to see them back on the schedule. Miss those toothy birds.

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Louisville was certainly a big help. As long as we aren't playing them at the moment, I'll never wish them anything but the best. They've been a great supporter of our program through the years and a great adversary. I'd love to see them back on the schedule. Miss those toothy birds.

Bet they were second guessing that help in 2005 lol

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As I recall, after BC, VT, and Miami left the big east for the ACC, the big east was looking to expand.  They wanted a Florida presence to replace Miami.  We had some help from Louisville, and we also had Lee Roy Selmon in our corner. It also didn't hurt that USF had already beaten Pitt and UConn.  I don't recall the  gnats even being mentioned in the big east conversation.  That's my recollection for what it's worth.

^Exactly.

 

We don't need UCF's help to get into the Big 12. We can continue to play them annually - but they don't need to be in the same conference.

 

Case and Point: The FSU v UF, or Navy v Army

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^Exactly.

 

We don't need UCF's help to get into the Big 12. We can continue to play them annually - but they don't need to be in the same conference.

 

Case and Point: The FSU v UF, or Navy v Army

We dont need them but it would be great to have them. Travel partner, great rivalry...why not?!  

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