From my perspective, I'd like to see the ACC first go after Notre Dame for all sports but football, but do the 3+ games scheduling arrangement like they have with the Big East, and I would offer the same to Texas, although their move to the Pac 10 seems to be close. As my next choice, I would make an overture to Penn State. People will say that Penn State would be taking a step back, prestige-wise and economically by moving to the ACC, but adding Penn State and Notre Dame, even part time, would make that ideal Eastern League that we old timers always dreamed of. And it would put the ACC in tremendous position to renegotiate their contract that is only a year old.
Only after those avenues are explored do I think about UConn. Nobody wants Rutgers. Leave them at the roadside to die, or get scooped up by the Big 10, as they have thought for so many years now. West Virginia will never get into the ACC because of their academic profile, but they would be great to add to Pitt, Va Tech, Virginia, Syracuse and BC as rivals.
Personally, I've never gotten over Calhoun's dirty recruiting against us in the pre-probation days, when it cost us Donyell Marshall, who really made their program, solidifying the miracle year they had with Chris Smith and Tate George, turning them into a perennial contender. Calhoun also cost us Jalen Rose, who fared pretty well in college, too, making 2 championship games. UConn, to me, built their program on the backs of our probation. I hope that the Pasqualoni hire submarines their football program, and any way you cut it, Calhoun has won his 3 championships, but last year's team shouldn't have been allowed to play for the championship because of their violations, and he cheated, as well, in paying $40K to the AAU coach of Rudy Gay and scheduled an exhibition game with their team, in order to get him. Calhoun and Boeheim have become personal friends because of their shared cancer experience, but I just don't like him.
As for the football side, tri-state recruiting is a zero sum game. I want to see UConn and Rutgers in a lesser league, so that we get the better recruits, just like we used to. It's that simple. From a selfish perspective, UConn gaining admittance to the ACC comes somewhat at Syracuse's expense, since we are currently on the inside and they are not (yet, anyway). I know we have lots of UConn friends on this and their board. I have enjoyed the rivalry, but I don't want it to continue. There are better brands out there than UConn.