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Report: SEC Already Eyeing Six Teams For Possible Expansion


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Report: SEC Already Eyeing Six Teams For Possible Expansion

May 21st, 2010

By: John Pennington

Jimmy Hyams of WNML-AM 990 in Knoxville — citing a source close to CBS — has reported that SEC commissioner Mike Slive has already met with officials from that network regarding his league’s plan for expansion. 

Those plans, as Slive has stated publicly, are contingent upon the Big Ten making a major move that would change the balance of power in college athletics.

According to Hyams, Slive told CBS executives in a recent meeting that the league’s goal would be to keep pace with a 16-team Big Ten by pursuing Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State and Clemson.

If Texas and Texas A&M cannot be lured in, then Miami and Georgia Tech will join Florida State and Clemson on the SEC’s wish list.

In the latter case, the league’s goal would be to “own the region.â€

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http://www.mrsec.com/story/report-sec-already-eyeing-six-teams-for-possible-expansion

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If that were to happen along with what the Big Ten is expected to do, the remaining teams from the ACC and the Big East should merge.

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the acc and big east are a natural merger anyways.

id love to see it happen.  let miami stay in the acc/big east with us and let fsu go to the sec.  thats where fsu belongs anyways is in the sec. 

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The ACC would be a dream

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id love the road trips to raleigh, chapel hill, and boston.

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If the Big Ten takes 3 Big East  teams (Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers) and the SEC takes the 4 ACC teams mentioned, there would  be 13 teams left that could form the Big Atlantic Conference:

Boston College

Connecticut

Cincinnati

Duke

Louisville

Maryland

North Carolina

North Carolina State

South Florida

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

West Virginia

Who else gets added?  The ACC can't be 13...  The key would be delivering new cable markets, even if the teams are 'second' in those markets to other schools.  Best to look at states not represented by the 13 teams listed above, with schools not in a BCS conference:

Tennessee (Memphis, to a lesser extent MTSU)

Louisiana (Tulane)

Mississippi (Southern Miss)

Alabama (UAB)

Texas (Houston, to a lesser extent Rice & North Texas)

Ohio (Pick from among the MAC teams)

New York (Buffalo)

(okay, so Ohio and NY are just a joke...)

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WHAT?!?!?!  YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT UCF ISN'T CONSIDERED IN THE SEC EXPANSION? KNIGHTS FANS HAVE BEEN SAYING THE INVITATION WAS A SURE THING FOR YEARS!

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If the Big Ten takes 3 Big East  teams (Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers) and the SEC takes the 4 ACC teams mentioned, there would  be 13 teams left that could form the Big Atlantic Conference:

Boston College

Connecticut

Cincinnati

Duke

Louisville

Maryland

North Carolina

North Carolina State

South Florida

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

West Virginia

Who else gets added?  The ACC can't be 13...  The key would be delivering new cable markets, even if the teams are 'second' in those markets to other schools.  Best to look at states not represented by the 13 teams listed above, with schools not in a BCS conference:

Tennessee (Memphis, to a lesser extent MTSU)

Louisiana (Tulane)

Mississippi (Southern Miss)

Alabama (UAB)

Texas (Houston, to a lesser extent Rice & North Texas)

Ohio (Pick from among the MAC teams)

New York (Buffalo)

(okay, so Ohio and NY are just a joke...)

I think UCF would be added.  Also, TCU could be a candidate, although they'd probably go to the Big 12.

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what happens if the big 10 only goes to 14 teams like I think they will.  at least at first.  why would the big 10 gamble by adding 16 teams.  if the expansion doesn't work they will dilute the money made by the network.  That is why they will probably start out smaller expansion maybe even 12 with nd or nebraska, and then get bigger if it works out.

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what happens if the big 10 only goes to 14 teams like I think they will.  at least at first.  why would the big 10 gamble by adding 16 teams.  if the expansion doesn't work they will dilute the money made by the network.  That is why they will probably start out smaller expansion maybe even 12 with nd or nebraska, and then get bigger if it works out.

It won't be ND... and if the Big Ten adds one team it will be Rutgers.

In that case, UCF will replace them and no other conference will expand.

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