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ESPN mandating a change to ACC scheduling

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    When they pay, you've got to play. ESPN mandating that they get at least 10 football games a year per team of quality content.

    In creating the ACC Network, ESPN required two scheduling concessions. The first, expanding the league’s men’s basketball schedule from 18 to 20 games per team, was announced last month at the network’s unveiling.

    ... [for football] two options provided by ESPN: expand the league schedule from eight to nine games, while continuing to play at least one outside Power Five opponent annually; or, remain at eight conference games and play at least two nonleague Power Fives each season.


    ACC is voting on Friday.

    http://www.dailypress.com/sports/teel-blog/dp-teel-time-acc-nine-vote-post.html
     
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  2. J.R. Ewing

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    This was NC St's OOC schedule last year (Troy, Eastern Kentucky, Old Dominion, South Alabama).

    That's embarrassing and needs to change.
     
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  3. SINKRATZ

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    Every conference should play 9 conference games.
     
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  4. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Or every conference should play 8 conference games. Pac 12 is at a disadvantage if they are beating each other up one extra game a year.
     
  5. J.R. Ewing

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    If this happens, expect Colorado, Kansas, and Purdue's phone to be ringing nonstop.
     
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    I like 9, more compelling match-ups. I don't want to watch Miami play some sh**ty directional school.
     
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  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    As fans, we get shorted. 25% of the season at many places are scheduled to be non-compelling wins. That sucks for season ticket holders and that sucks for tv viewers.

    I actually think that what ESPN proposes and what the Pac-12 does is still light. I'd say there should be no more than 1 game against a non-P5. If you can't win 6 games when you have 1 against a G5 or FCS and only need to to win 5/11 in your other games against your level... you don't deserve to play in the ****ing postseason.

    P.S. For the basketball fans, we are seeing a move in the same direction. 20 conference games. Then, those 10 non-conference games are going to end up being mostly against Power-6 conferences. Get the crap off the schedule.
     
  8. MiamiBuffs

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    Gulp....
     
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    And the move to minimize the lesser conferences continues.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. We're voting with our pocket books. This is what the free market is telling ESPN and other networks. It is what the free market is telling university athletic directors who are seeing attendance becoming a challenging issue even at places like Michigan and Nebraska. The public wants to see a compelling game or it will find something else to do with its Saturday. The spectacle of seeing the headliner doesn't work like it used to. Too many options out there now.
     
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    Just one more reason why any deal with CSU needs to be 2-1. Our leverage in that series keeps increasing.
     
  12. onealcd

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    Well if this passes then the SEC would be the only conference left at 8 games. I think it would take them missing the playoff for them to change though.
     
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    You mean until they get invitations from the Big 12, SEC and NFL.
     
  14. sackman

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    Obviously. It's pretty clear that the Big 12's total lack of mentioning CSU in any conversation regarding potential expansion schools is merely a diversion.
     
  15. Buffs35

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    Double secret probation style.
     
  16. sackman

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    It's a total misdirection ploy. Get everybody convinced it's Cincy and Houston, and maybe BYU and Memphis, and then BLAMMO! Colorado State. Nobody will see it coming. It'll create quite a stir when people start wondering why Colorado is headed back to the Big 12, only to realize it's CSU. Then they'll have to go find Ft Collins on a map.
     
  17. buffedup

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    They'll be excited to see the Buffalo running again at Big 12 games...then they'll see the tiny goat run out on the field and think they are in in Bizzaro world with the ultimate WTF moment.
     
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    In a way its a bit like print media. People these days can easily find better things to do with their saturdays then shell out a few hundred bucks to watch a crap game and be harassed by the cops.

    Will the millenial's ever even be season ticket holder level fans? Some will. But will it be enough to be significant?
     
  19. Highlander

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    The TV coverage is so much better today as well. It used to be, I had a better feel for the game being there. Now it is trade offs on certain strengths and weaknesses of being there vs. watching it on TV.
     

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