ACC Football Daily Links — How FOX (Not ESPN) Killed Off the Big East For Good

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Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A TV Network Killed the Big East (And It’s Not the One in Bristol) (Frank the Tank’s Slant)

Brett McMurphy and Andy Katz of have reported that NBC has verbally offered the remnants of the Big East between $20 million and $23 million per year for six years for the conference’s TV rights for all sports (including both football and basketball).  That would be approximately $2 million per year for each school in the league…

Griffin Addresses ACC Network Possibility (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

1. At the recent ACC meeting of athletic directors, talk of an ACC cable network was a well-received topic of discussion, Georgia Tech acting athletic director Paul Griffin said. “I think the members were very excited about the potential, he said. With the league looking for additional revenue sources that can help member schools compete with the other BCS conferences, a network in partnership with ESPN could provide that aid…

Can the North Carolina Tar Heels Replace Gio Bernard? (Rant Sports)

There were few players better in all of College Football in 2012 than the North Carolina Tar Heels RB/PR/KR Gio Bernard. And there were even fewer players that went under the radar like Bernard did nationally despite his super-human acts for the Heels and all of ACC Football… Just to refresh your memory, here is the 2012 ACC Football Play of the Year…

What Will Future Recruiting Classes Look Like? (From the Rumble Seat)

With a large Senior class next year, Tech will be in a position to bring in 20-25 prospects (a full class) in the 2014 recruiting cycle. I have been thinking a lot lately about recruiting strategies, and whether we have the coaching staff to execute it. Given CPJ’s feedback on NSD, the background of Tech’s new AD, and the realization of the GT brand on a national stage…I can see big changes on the horizon in the all-important task of finding “GT” guys…

2012 Position Analysis: OC Chad Morris and the QBs (Shakin’ the Southland)

Chad Morris will begin his third season as Clemson’s offensive coordinator this fall. He came to Clemson prior to the 2011 season from Tulsa, replacing Billy Napier as both OC and quarterbacks coach. Here is what we said about The Chad following last season. We do these following each offseason and try to evaluate both the previous season’s performance and the body of work as a whole…

Position Reviews: How Did the Canes Perform Compared to Last Year? (State of the U)

The off season of college football is a long one. Sure, recruiting helps fill the void, but nothing compares to game day and the excitement that Canes football brings. To help ease you into the post season, SOTU will be going through the position groups of this year’s Hurricanes, and comparing them to the previous year’s group…

Rx Mid-Atlantic Recruiting (ACC Football Rx)

The original ACC footprint extended from Maryland to South Carolina.  My, how times have changed!  In this post, we are going to look at recruiting in the heart of the ACC – the Mid-Atlantic states* How many D-1 football players came out of this region in 2013?
Here’s a table of data from, summarized by state and by stars…


5 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — How FOX (Not ESPN) Killed Off the Big East For Good

  1. Good finds! I enjoyed Frank the Tank’s admission that it was really Big Ten TV partner Fox who (apparently) finished off the Big East. Nonetheless, I’m sure UConn fans will still blame the ACC!

    The GT recruiting article is also interesting, as is the ACC Network discussion. Not sure about that last article, though 😉

    • Thanks, Mark. Yeah, thought Frank the Tank’s piece really got to the heart of the Big East’s demise there. Just a smart article that provided a better view on that situation than I’ve really seen elsewhere.

      FTRS has put together some really interesting pieces as well lately, and that recruiting one’s among them. Totally get their frustration, but good they can take a constructive look at the future.

      Regarding the last article: Hahaha… let’s coordinate the specs for your next contribution over here soon.

  2. Thanks for the FTT article link. Interesting how Fox did seem to play a huge part in the demise of the Big East.

    As for the possibility of an actual ACC TV network, it’s nice, although I’m saddened by “what might have been” as far as it concerns Maryland. The conference will have a tougher time with it now compared to what might have been earlier, since it appears the SEC is getting to the “TV network” thing first.

    • Still unsure how well the ACC Network would have worked before now. And even if the ACC had been first to move, there’s really no telling how well it would have performed in comparison to the other leagues — most notably the ACC. But certainly would’ve been better to have Maryland as part of a network formation than not.

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