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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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I was told Georgia Tech was never really considered. Used the name to make Maryland act quicker, but no real consideration.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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This smells like... desperation. I can think of quite a few other additions I would rather have than any of the latest 4.
Lol, zing.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #13
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AJ Barker's mom's best friend told me that this is all much ado about nothing, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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How?
Well, I think Rutgers is absolute crap all around, so pretty much any school would trump bringing them in.

I'm pretty sure both schools are much, much better academically. Georgia Tech has actually fielded something resembling a competitive football team in recent history.

I guess I spoke too quickly on Virginia--not quite sure what I was thinking there, as academic success is about all they bring to the table. And I think they'd be kind of redundant now that Maryland has joined, since Maryland gets at least a piece of the DC market. So ... forget I said anything about them.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #15
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Virginia (I've been told) is a top-notch academic school...AAU member, good research...all that shit.

Athletics...well..we all know they suck. G.Tech sucks at athletics as well...decent school.

G.Tech would be more about trying to get the B1G into the south...Atlanta TV Market...recruiting in the region where the best recruits come from.


Still...meh.
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AJ Barker's mom's best friend told me that this is all much ado about nothing, so I wouldn't worry too much.
If AJ Barker's mom's best friend said that, then we know nothing is going to happen!
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Maryland, Rutgers, Georgia Tech and Virginia; 4 programs whose teams couldn't beat the best of the MAC in either football or basketball. How are any of these 4 an upgrade or sound addition for the Big 10?

Rutgers hasn't won a BE football or hoops title, Maryland has been bad in the ACC football wise they will be a doormat in the Big 10 and their hoops program has gone downhill.

VA also is bad in both major sports, GaTech will represent their division in the ACC title game but may sport a 6-6 record!

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I'll believe this when I see it in a few more places. With that said, both Virginia and Georgia Tech bring more to the table than our newest additions.
This.

UVA and Tech are academic powerhouses that could very easily become consistent Top 15 football AND/OR hoops schools, with the influx of BTN cash

No offense to our newest brothers, but from a prestige standpoint, these two would be far and away the most impressive additions since PSU signed on.
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Anyone else now hearing rumors of Kansas and UNC? WTF is going on back there?!
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Anyone else now hearing rumors of Kansas and UNC? WTF is going on back there?!
What? Now you're just toying with emotions.

Why not Pitt? I don't get it. Makes more sense than any of the 6 that have been rumored so far.
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