Hall of Fame
- Aug 25, 2011
Why would you even mention ND in relation to a northeast football conference? They have been in the BE (ex. FB) for more than 15 years. They had plenty of time to move their football program if they had any interest in doing so. In fact, when the BE was close to extinction in 2003, the Irish had no interest in shoring up the football league. If they were willing to let the league implode, why would they ever be interested in competing in it?At no point have I said it's a bad move. Just regrettable in that it's too bad no one has the foresight to work with ND and PSU and others to form a truly northeast football conference that could actually drive some revenue while retaining the better part of the basketball conference. I realize this wasn't going to happen today, but it's still a much better scenario for SU than leaving the only identity it has (founding member of the BE) for a conference no one cares about. It had to be done, it will likely be fine, but I think people overreact the same way since SU accepted (in a positive way) as they would have if the cuse was snubbed and/or declined the invite (obviously a world is ending reaction).