The ACC is eschewing its $50 million exit fee model in favor of a Grant of Rights, which could solidify the league from the Big Ten or other conference realignment poachers. The league also wants an ACC channel. ...more
The old Big East is inching closer to a membership agreement with Tulsa that could happen in the next week. "That's the direction we're headed," said a league source, who added the league has not notified all of its membership officials via teleconference or email. ...more
If the Southeastern Conference stayed at 14 teams in the coming years, even if future conference expansion swirled around it, that wouldn't exactly shock. But one thing could force a change, Florida's president said: An 'ace jewel' calling for help. ...more
The Pac-12 appears content at 12 teams, but commissioner Larry Scott still gets a few just-in-case calls on occasion.
Scott said he fields *a good handful of calls, not that many* in a typical year from schools inquiring about membership. ...more
The Big East has completed a media rights deal with ESPN, and could a name change be next? A potential name change was part of the Big East's televisions negotiations with NBC, which originally offered a reported $20-23 million per year for Big East rights. ...more
The ACC was left scrambling a bit after Maryland's defection to the Big Ten, so it got support from each ACC president on a conference call and circled back with Notre Dame about its happiness. ...more