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    Default It's the University of Connecticut

    Just announced on "The Herd" on ESPN radio KSTP. ESPN based in Connecticut.

    Seemed 100% lock, according to Colin Cowherd

    http://1500espn.com/shows/theherd

    Not posted, but he's talking now...

    New York/New England markets, media centers. New football stadium. Basketball and womens sports are nice fit. They even have D1 hockey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    Just announced on "The Herd" on ESPN radio KSTP. ESPN based in Connecticut.

    Seemed 100% lock, according to Colin Cowherd

    http://1500espn.com/shows/theherd

    Not posted, but he's talking now...

    New York/New England markets, media centers. New football stadium. Basketball and womens sports are nice fit. They even have D1 hockey...
    Really? are you serious... because that would be awesome...

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    The University of Connecticut is not part of the AAU which I thought was a priority for the Big 10.
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    Would love to hear from anyone listening to the show what he had to say, specifically.

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    Is it just me, or does this seem like a crappy pick. Nowhere near any other school. Poor football tradition, if any. Basketball is the only thing they have going for them. And yes, they have a new stadium, but isnt it nowhere near their campus? Not liking this if true.

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    Sounds like it would be UConn, Rutgers, and Pitt all together. Gap bridged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLguy View Post
    Is it just me, or does this seem like a crappy pick. Nowhere near any other school. Poor football tradition, if any. Basketball is the only thing they have going for them. And yes, they have a new stadium, but isnt it nowhere near their campus? Not liking this if true.
    Their stadium is 19 miles West of campus. Their football team is starting to turn things around and could be a lot better than people think in the Big East this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher07 View Post
    Sounds like it would be UConn, Rutgers, and Pitt all together. Gap bridged.
    Those three couldn't do less for me.

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    Cowherd said that iit's all but a done deal, and that Jim Delany has "gone into hiding". However, I thought he was in D.C.

    The BigTen coaches meet in four weeks, the presidents in June.

    I think UConn is a better fit market-wise than even Rutgers (Syracuse and Pitt are long-shots), as Connecticut is really part of two distinct TV markets (NY and Boston), and is the home of ESPN.

    Behind the scenes, I think that Notre Dumb said no again and the B10 said "see you later".
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    But they would sure do a lot to line the conference coffers ... which, in the end, is what this is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfield23 View Post
    Their stadium is 19 miles West of campus. Their football team is starting to turn things around and could be a lot better than people think in the Big East this year.
    They only had 2500 fans at their spring game this year so I question the level of fan support there especially considering they are only about 30 miles from Hartford.
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    If spring game attendance is the criteria, we better watch out, especially considering we're in the middle of Minneapolis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher07 View Post
    But they would sure do a lot to line the conference coffers ... which, in the end, is what this is all about.
    I get it, but as a fan, these three do nothing for me.

    A pitt/PSU revived rivalry could be interesting, however.

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    They add nothing to TV (Uconn adds less to the NY market than Syracuse and does not add the Boston market)
    They add nothing to football

    Which happen to be the two things the Big Ten is looking for.
    Isn't going to happen

    Their stadium is 10k smaller than the smallest in the big ten
    Also, they don't fit in academically.



    Another thing. People need to shut up about the Big Ten expanding to 14 or 16....is not going to happen. Took them 10+ years to look into adding a 12th, and now they are going to go from 11 to 14 in a two year period? illogical and dumb

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    Whatever.

    Guess I'm the idiot who think conferences should reflect a shared cultural background.

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    Does anyone recall that about 2 months ago the rumor was Rutgers the choice? This is just gossip. They add nothing to football which is what this whole thing is about. Even with Rutgers and Pitt it makes no sense at all.

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    Also UConn is not nearly a good enough school academically to join.

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    If you use the US News rankings (which is just one source and methodology, of course) they're just behind Minnesota, and above Indiana, Michigan State, and Iowa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherGod View Post
    They only had 2500 fans at their spring game this year so I question the level of fan support there especially considering they are only about 30 miles from Hartford.
    and the spring game here is a sell out

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