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Boston Globe: Long on ACC Expansion Theories, Short on Coherency

The Boston Globe has a story about ACC expansion designed to irritate UConn fans and confuse everyone else.

On Expansion and Empty Seats

Discussing the empty seats at Kenan, and their future in a 14-team conference.

"I think the situation is rising to a level where getting Congress engaged may be unavoidable......

"I think the situation is rising to a level where getting Congress engaged may be unavoidable... Congress has the nexus to engage. These are tax-exempt organizations now making billions off of unpaid athletes. When it’s a regional league, it seems to make sense. When you’re taking schools practically from coast to coast and putting them in big-profit revenue leagues, we may be at a point where the N.C.A.A. has lost its ability to create a fair system for all to play in."

An unnamed congressman from "a state with a university that could be harmed by realignment." Yay! Congress might pretend to be concerned for a moment!

Look, again, one of the reasons [conference expansion] didn't come up is it's clear that the ACC is...

Look, again, one of the reasons [conference expansion] didn't come up is it's clear that the ACC is a very sound conference, not likely to change. Most of the discussions about the conference realignment, there was very little discussion of ACC schools. As John said, they're bound together by tradition, also bound together by academic excellence, a commitment to academic and athletic excellence. This mostly was a pretty big non-factor in this discussion.

ESPN Executive Vice President John Skipper, during last year's conference call about ACC's television deal (PDF) on July 8th, 2010. ESPN is not particularly insightful, apparently.

My Favorite Questions from This Morning's ACC Conference Call

Angry questions and misunderstood answers from today's conference call on the ACC's expansion.

Syracuse and Pittsburgh Join the ACC

The ACC now stands at 14 members – how is this actually going to work?

Notes on the College Football Bubble

More concerns on the coming college football bust.

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