Memo to ACC: Go to a 9-Game Sked Already!

The Atlantic Coast Conference is back to that modern-day, age-old question/dilemma: should it go to nine conference football games in a season? In its agreement with the conference to create the ACC Network (and its digital partner, ACC Network Plus), ESPN mandated that the ACC either go to a nine-game conference schedule or play TWO Power…

The Big 12 = the Next Big East

The Big 12 Conference is treading on treacherous waters as of late. After all, the conference is looking to expand – likely by four teams – and the crop they have to choose from does not look all that enticing.  The likes of Houston, Memphis, Cincinnati, central Florida, and even BYU do not scream “move…

Big 12 Expansion: Add Memphis and Cincinnati

As another day goes by, it’s another day the Big 12 (10) Conference finds its way back into the news for the comically wrong reasons. At its football media days earlier this week, the Big 12 decided to do two things: 1) not drop sanctions on Baylor for its bumbling of the sexual assault saga,…

Welcome to the Network Club, ACC

FINALLY. After years of rumors, upon rumors, upon rumors, fans – including myself – of the Atlantic Coach Conference got the news we’ve been waiting to hear since 2010. The ACC is getting a network.  Glory, glory hallelujah. Here is the details from Luke Decock’s column in Raleigh, NC’s “News and Observer”: “After six years…

Breaking Down the Saban-Harbaugh Hissy Fit

Man, this beef between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his Michigan counterpart Jim Harbaugh is getting out of hand.  And by “out of hand”, I mean “hilarious”. Let’s review the timeline. Earlier this week, Saban said that he wasn’t going to talk about satellite camps – you know, the one that Harbaugh infamously made famous….

Good on Baylor for Firing Art Briles, But Could Have Done More

Well, looks like we may have a bit of closure at Baylor University. The Board of Regents fired head football coach Art Briles in wake of the mishandling of the sexual assault cases at the school – or, as they put it, “suspended with intent to terminate”. It was apparent that while the full details…

Hey Big XII, Expand Already!!!

Nice to see the Big 12 Conference in the news for the wrong reasons – again. In the classic case of “no BLEEP, Sherlock”, the numbers run by some research contractor called Navigate Research told commissioner Bill Bowlsby and the rest of the Big 12 the obvious: it has a 4-5 percent better chance (yeah I know,…