Memory lane for me. The "football problem" was always the issue. Could it have worked long-term with the growth of football? I don't know. Syracuse and Boston College were key to the conference and football was a big thing for them. The first 5 had no interest in playing D1A football. Penn State wanted to join and it only got 5 votes instead of the necessary 6 to add a new member. So they invited Pitt instead based on being a larger city market with more of a basketball focus. I wish they would have found a way to make it work.