- Aug 29, 2011
There is a steady flow on the web about conference realignment. If I understand it correctly, the ACC's only real advantage is the media control it maintains even if a school leave to join a different conference. The biggest problem is the financial agreement with ESPN it terms of payout (comparatively small) and length (long!). All the web stuff mostly discusses football but I assume that it applies to b-ball too. My question is wouldn't it be to ESPN's advantage to renegotiate it's contract to help the ACC keep its members? If the conference falls apart as badly as some predict, the contract is just about worthless in value to ESPN. Am I wrong?