ACC Football Daily Links — Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby Says League Better Off With 10 Teams; Won’t Expand

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Big 12 ADs Discussing Pros, Cons of Staying at 10 Teams (Sports Illustrated)

Big 12 athletic directors spent several hours Monday discussing the pros and cons of maintaining their 10-team configuration or eventually making additions to the conference – or maybe doing something in between. League commissioner Bob Bowlsby repeated what he has said before “that our current composition is terrific for us” but the ADs went through plenty of “what-if” scenarios to be prepared for any eventuality…

ACC/Big 12 Alliance Makes Sense to Stiff-Arm Conference Realignment (CBS Sports)

What’s the old gangland saying: Keep your friends close but your enemies closer? Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has to be familiar. His conference’s athletic directors are meeting Monday and Tuesday in Dallas with just about everything on the table for the future. Bowlsby confirmed to that the league is in the exploratory stage about an alliance with the ACC and perhaps some other leagues…

Maryland-ACC Legal Battle Has Similarities to West Virginia-Big East Situation, Also Possibly Precedent-Setting Differences (Washington Post)

In October 2011, West Virginia  accepted an invitation to join the Big 12. As a preemptive strike, the university filed suit against the Big East, its home for the previous 17 years, to waive the waiting period required before fleeing. Four days later, the Big East filed a counter lawsuit in Rhode Island, the location of its headquarters, seeking to hold West Virginia to the conference’s bylaws and keep it in the fold for another two years…

Recruiting: Ranking the ACC’s Best Football Rosters (Athlon Sports)

Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on the stand — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends, coaching, pending off the field issues and, of course, recruiting rankings all help Athlon editors predict the future of college football. Recruiting rankings have their detractors…

Boston College vs. New Mexico State: Disenchanted with Possible Trip to Las Cruces (BC Interruption)

Brian: On Saturday, Heights Sports Greg Joyce reported that BC’s November 9 game against New Mexico State will be a home game … for the Aggies. The news was met with much derision from fans and long-time season ticket holders. As an out of town season ticket holder, you cool with having just six Eagles football home games for the third straight season?…

NCAA Investigation Not Slowing Miami’s Recruiting (National Football Post)

The Miami (FL) football program caught a break last week when it was announced that the NCAA uncovered issues of improper conduct during its 22-month investigation following the Nevin Shapiro accusations in the damning Yahoo! Sports report. While it remains to be seen just how much the NCAA was able to corroborate with former players and coaches…

UVA Football to Host Oregon in 2013 (Streaking the Lawn)

According to David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) of the Daily Press, the Hoos will host the Oregon Ducks on September 7th. This game replaces the previously scheduled Penn State game, which was cancelled last week by Penn State. Also according to Teel, the game is the first in a home-and-home series, and the Hoos will play the return game in Eugene in 2016…

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