- Jul 8, 2022
I guess the Atlantic coast is about 3000 miles wide, huh?
Well, the Atlantic coast as it pertains to the ACC already included Kentucky and Indiana, so...I guess the Atlantic coast is about 3000 miles wide, huh?
On a bit of a tangent--On a serious note - SU is in an interesting position here now. If Red can back up the recruiting and relationship building with coaching chops and a lot more winning- SU could have an important role in giving the ACC a much needed boost in basketball relevance.
Outside of Miami and to a lesser extent VT, SU is the only program in the conference really going after the guard dominant approach that is proven to be where the game is at today and isn't moving away from anytime soon.
Duke of course is doing so to some extent too but also rolling in top 3 classes like usual.
With Miami replacing FSU as the rising upstart, Duke looking more like Duke, UVA being like the peak Pitt of the BE and UNC at least being a media paper tiger to stay relevant the ACC needs that other team. I think it needs SU-Duke too. Bring back the 30k in the Dome again like how things started for us in the ACC. Football of course is it's own conundrum but in hoops if things come together and break well for us it's a monster opportunity to fill that void.
In a perfect world, academics would rule over athletics for colleges and Universities. Clearly, at the P4 level, that is not the case.Just spitballing here…Could the ACC position itself as the Ivy League of the P4 conferences?
Take Cal and Stanford first. Then kick the tires with Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and Texas A&M. I realize there’s not much of a chance of those schools walking away from Big 10/SEC money. Do those conferences really want Vanderbilt and Northwestern, though? And how disgruntled is A&M now that Texas is joining the SEC?
If you can get those schools, does that help with Notre Dame becoming a full-time member? And at that point, do you have a shot at a disgruntled USC? Again, I know the money isn’t there right now.
Schools like Clemson, FSU, NC State, and Virginia Tech are going to leave eventually. If the rest of the schools stay and you have at least some of the schools mentioned above, you have a conference that can be competitive in football while excelling in academics, basketball, and the other sports.
Meh, it’s probably a pipe dream.
If you don’t go for the money, you can’t compete. If SU wants regional proximity, the Colonial or MAAC will work.call me crazy. i'll take regional proximity over $$$$$ any day when forming a conference. what you got now is what you all asked for. pure lunacy. but hey i'm the crazy one.
Wasn't Elon Musk or somebody supposed to build long magnetic tubes that would get you from the East Coast to California in like an hour? Or maybe a giant version of that air-powered thingy at the bank. Kinda loud, though.
He said it was mostly a joke because the project has been mostly a failure.Don’t follow all that closely but I believe he later said that was mostly a joke. But I’m not sure about that. I’m pretty sure he did actually make a test tunnel in Hawthorn where SpaceX HQ is but my sense is that “The Boring Company” isn’t really very active and their top (only) product was a recreational flame thrower. Who knows?