ACC Football Daily Links — Big Ten to Subsidize Maryland’s Travel Costs, But is That a Good Idea?

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Monday, March 18, 2013

The Big Ten’s Gamble: Conference to Subsidize Maryland’s Travel Costs (BC Interruption)

According to a report in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland is set to receive an extra travel cost subsidy from the Big Ten when they join the conference starting in 2014-15: The University of Maryland’s deal to join the Big Ten includes not only the lucrative annual payouts that all members receive, but also a significant concession obtained by the school – a subsidy worth tens of millions of dollars from the conference…

Orange Bowl to Host 2015-16 Semifinal (CBS Sports)

Three of college football’s first four playoff semifinals are spoken for. Per CBS 4 Miami, the Orange Bowl will be one of the two bowls hosting a semifinal in the second year of the forthcoming college footballl “Final Four,” at the end of the 2015 regular season. The game would presumably be played on Jan. 1, 2016, though Dec. 31 2015 is also a possibility…

Change Should Do the ACC Some Good (The News Leader)

The finality of this ACC Tournament didn’t hit home until I was walking past a program vendor on the concourse of the Greensboro Coliseum. Hawking the 60th annual ACC Tournament program, the vendor said, “That’s the last time you will see this group (of team logos) on the program.” The last time. That hurt somewhere deep down inside. The Big East invasion coming next season…

Spring Practice Guide (Streaking the Lawn)

Quarterback: There are a number of questions for the Virginia football team as they enter spring practice. With a great deal of turnover on the coaching staff, fans will want to see how the new staff operates. The Hoos lost their top two LBs and top two DTs (one to graduation and one to grades). Still, by far the top question on everybody’s mind is the QB position…

Competition is On for UVa QBs (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Virginia released its depth chart today and — surprise — quarterback Phillip Sims is listed third behind David Watford and Greyson Lambert. That lineup carries about as much weight as a snowflake right now. Why? Because first-year offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, and first-year assistant Tom O’Brien, the associate head coach for the offense — not to mention coach Mike London — have yet to see any of these quarterbacks…

Miami Hurricanes Football Now on the Clock for Their ACC Championship (Rant Sports)

Here, on March 17, 2013, congratulations are in order for the University of Miami Hurricanes. The ‘Canes have secured their first ACC Championship trophy since becoming a full-fledged member of the conference in 2004. Even with the nine years that have passed since their inaugural season in the ACC, this really shouldn’t be all that shocking, right? I mean, we knew this would happen eventually, right?…

Observations on Early Pitt Spring Football Two-Deep (Cardiac Hill)

The Post-Gazette’s Sam Werner had a good look at a current two-deep for Pitt football this spring. As he mentions, things will change, so no need to get bent out of shape by something you see and don’t like. Injuries are taken into account and then there are the fall players Pitt will have. But here are a few of my own observations based on his rotation…

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2 thoughts on “ACC Football Daily Links — Big Ten to Subsidize Maryland’s Travel Costs, But is That a Good Idea?

  1. As a Nebraska fan, the “special privileges” that Maryland is getting from the Big 10 aren’t going unnoticed, even though I know that Maryland had more leverage when it joined the Big 10 than we did.

    One other side issue I’d like your opinion on: I’m working on a piece about the new Big 10 alignment in 2014, which is hard to do because there isn’t a logical split that keeps every important rivalry together and ensures competitive balance. From my outside viewpoint, the ACC got it right because they were able to divide based on rivalries, and it doesn’t seem like there’s one team that really got slighted in either the 12 or 14 ACC, other than that the N. Carolina school don’t get to play each other every year. Is that an accurate reading, or is there one school that really doesn’t like the division?

    • To be honest, everyone kind of hates the ACC alignment. Virginia Tech (and Georgia Tech) has lorded over the Coastal, while the Atlantic has seen four of the current six teams play for a title. BC and Virginia Tech are matched up for no good reason, and Syracuse and Pitt really don’t care about playing each other every year either. Half the league’s fans couldn’t tell you who’s in each division, mostly because they lack geography, and rivalries are only half their construction. Florida State would prefer a North/South setup, something I’d assume Georgia Tech and Clemson would also support.

      Happy to weigh in further if you’re looking for help on the article.

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