west virginia and uconn to acc?
Because West Virginia is just the 37th-largest state in the Union with small television markets. Anyone grabbing WVU would have to hope networks would credit the school with the Pittsburgh TV market. And the state’s small population means it holds little recruiting value for SEC coaches. (Currently, there’s not a Top 100 football player or a Top 150 basketball player in the state of West Virginia, according to .)
And the state’s small population means it holds little recruiting value for SEC coaches.
I don't believe the report. Why you ask? Because conferences don't accept applications unless they know they will be approved.
:rolling:Take me home. Country road, to the Big East, where I belong.
Bees, I think there is some shoddy reporting going on...meaning some reporters don't know the difference between an application being officially tendered, and someone picking up the phone to see if there's interest. Remember some reporters are saying that 10 teams APPLIED for the ACC - we know it was 10 schools inquiring about the ACC...only two applied. It could very well be that WVU inquired and was told no. But I agree with you, they did not APPLY and get rejected.
Probably should have figured this out, but expansion is about media markets and money...WVU's anthem is "Country Road" - shouldn't surprise anyone they might get left out.:rolling:
In West Virginia's defense, the ACC shouldn't necessarily hold its nose at the Mounties, who have recently been able to win BCS bowls without trying to stack their rosters through recruiting improprieties. Not on the scale of UNC and Miami's recent issues, anyway.
WVU will be a solid pick up if/when the SEC or ACC go to 16, depending on where the SEC teams come from. But they are filling out the list and bringing quality programs, and a rabid fanbase. TV market, not so much.Probably should have figured this out, but expansion is about media markets and money...WVU's anthem is "Country Road" - should surprise anyone they might get left out.
This could be VERY bad news for Rutgers, but I have to believe that WVU's academics will be heavily scrutinized if they are to "apply" to the ACC.
Everyone seems to rail on WVU's academics. Is there any basis in fact that their academics are poor?
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/west-virginia-university-3827Everyone seems to rail on WVU's academics. Is there any basis in fact that their academics are poor?
Even though it's not undergrad, WVU does have a Medical School. That alone bumps them up, imo.I know that their engineering school is like top 100 or 125. Their business school is like 90th or something like that but I read somewhere that apparently their business school is climbing the ranks. After a quick google search it said they werent ranked in previous year in newsweek but now are 90th.
Idk about the rest of the majors though