Syracuse and Pitt are leaving the Big East? Really?

Two Goliath's in College sports may leave for the A.C.C.

Today, Saturday September 17, 2011, the news broke that The S.U. Orange and the Pittsburg Panthers applied to go to the Atlantic Coast Conference to compete in all sports including Lacrosse, Basketball, and Football. This has been confirmed, as well as the fact that atleast 10 other schools have applied to the A.C.C. Texas Christian officials are reported to be very unhappy about this as they are joining the Big East next season.

Would this be a bad move? Absolutely! This would be the worst thing that Syracuse and Pitt could do! First, every college that leaves the Big East must pay $5,000,000 to leave and must give a 27 month notice! Then if either college dislikes having to face Duke,UNC,Fla.St., Maryland and the rest, too bad! Once you join the ACC you have to pay $20,000,000 to leave there!

S.U. would have to give up it's rivalry with L'ville, Villanova. UConn, and of course, Georgetown! How foolish would it be for The Orange to leave when they are the kings of the Big East in lacrosse and have the A.Q. every year, are rebuilding in Football, and have had 2 #3 seeds and a #1 seed in Basketball the past 3 years? Very foolish! They can't afford such a stupid move! The Orange will have to work a lot harder to get a #1 seed in Lacrosse and Basketball, and does anyone really think that the football team is going to play for the ACC Championship? If you can't win your conference, will you get a number one seed? Not likely. Look, with T.C.U. coming and a few teams rebuilding and getting better, The Big East is not going to lose it's B.C.S. bowl bid anytime soon, if these 2 teams stay. Trust me on that one.

Another thing to consider is, do you really think that all on the fans living in the Cuse and The Big Apple that go to the B.E. Tournament every year are going to travel all the way to Charlotte? I don't!

This will be very controversial, and many people will like to see Fla. St., U.N.C. and Duke play on their campus, but these two teams fit The Big east perfectly. The A.C.C. just won't be as good of a fit.

Syracuse and Pitt have both benefited from being in this conference and have no right to kill it and disappointed their fans! What goes around comes around. I hope that the Orange Fans in the Cuse protest and say " don't you dare" to the powers on the hill! I will be right there, along side of them!

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mosaicman 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, Fl

I don't like the movement of the various teams from confereence to conference (especially if you are in a BCS conference). Cuse is horrible in football. They have too many rivals in Basketball to leave the East. I understood when Miami left the Big East because their biggest Rival was in the ACC. They also brought their other big Rivals BC and Va Tec with them. But now this is going too far.

I agree with Utah leaving and TCU; this is needed if they wanted to get more respect in BCS conversations. If they go undefeated in a season they can make a better argument to play for a championship. Boise needs to jump to a major conference too.


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MikeSyrSutton 5 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Syracuse is NOT horrible in Football! They won the first ever Pinstripe Bowl(who payed way up to get the Orange!) last season against a very good K State team!

You may apolligize now.

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