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Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

Posted on: June 17, 2010 9:48 am
Edited on: June 17, 2010 2:52 pm
 

An Orlando TV station report that Memphis and Central Florida could both receive Big East invitations "as soon as next week" has been refuted by the league, associate commissioner John Paquette told CBSSports.com on Thursday.

"We are officially denying the Orlando station's report," Paquette said.

The station described the invitations as "highly likely" to happen.

The station's sources were characterized as "multiple college football sources."

Meantime, the Orlando Sentinel described the Orlando station's report as "premature" but added that Big East officials will privately discuss expansion during a Thursday teleconference. This all comes five days after CBSSports.com reported that Memphis could receive an invitation to join the Big East "soon." That report came while other media reports detailed the Pac-10's plan to expand to 16 schools and eliminate the Big 12, which would've likely created a slew of movement throughout the rest of the nation. On Monday, however, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe convinced the 10 remaining Big 12 members to commit to his league. That led to the Pac-10 only inviting Utah and, almost certainly, halting expansion at 12 members, which most believe will prevent the Big Ten from raiding the Big East in an attempt to reach 16 members and by extension prevent the Big East from having to recover.

Utah is expected to accept an invitation to join the Pac-10 on Thursday afternoon.

The Big East currently features eight football-playing members and 16 schools that compete in men's basketball. The additions of Memphis and Central Florida would give the Big East 10 football-playing members and 18 schools to compete in men's basketball -- plus two notable television markets, the nation's third-largest university (UCF), and another nationally relevant basketball program (Memphis).
Comments

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:59 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion


Okay, you turds asked for it, you'll get it.
"I am sick of seeing all these posts about Calipari this, Memphis returning players that, Tennessee blah blah...face it, all three of your teams will not be in the discussion as final four teams.  So get over it, all your teams will wallow in mediocracy this year, while Michigan State (my team) or Kansas will be holding up the national championship trophy.  So quit arguing, all your teams suck. A snippet of the original.



VSurprised ginas need not enter.

For the old timers, carry on. 

This is simply the next chapter of "The Greatest Thread in the History of the Earth".  Join in if you got the balls.
What I posted for .  Go to it to see how you sabotaged it.

I'll just throw in for all you chicken-hawks out there ready to scratch my eyeballs out.

is for all of you Chesters out there.  You know who you are.

Now get busy talking trash about basketball.  You'll have plenty of time to show your azz as time goes on.  Just remember this:  Kentucky sucks so bad that they stole Memphis' program to get back on the map, and they still failed.  Tennessee and basketball should never be spoken about in the same sentence.
Tigers Rule.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:58 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion


Okay, you turds asked for it, you'll get it.
"I am sick of seeing all these posts about Calipari this, Memphis returning players that, Tennessee blah blah...face it, all three of your teams will not be in the discussion as final four teams.  So get over it, all your teams will wallow in mediocracy this year, while Michigan State (my team) or Kansas will be holding up the national championship trophy.  So quit arguing, all your teams suck. A snippet of the original.



VSurprised ginas need not enter.

For the old timers, carry on. 

This is simply the next chapter of "The Greatest Thread in the History of the Earth".  Join in if you got the balls.
What I posted for .  Go to it to see how you sabotaged it.

I'll just throw in for all you chicken-hawks out there ready to scratch my eyeballs out.

is for all of you Chesters out there.  You know who you are.

Now get busy talking trash about basketball.  You'll have plenty of time to show your azz as time goes on.  Just remember this:  Kentucky sucks so bad that they stole Memphis' program to get back on the map, and they still failed.  Tennessee and basketball should never be spoken about in the same sentence.
Tigers Rule.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion


Okay, you turds asked for it, you'll get it.
"I am sick of seeing all these posts about Calipari this, Memphis returning players that, Tennessee blah blah...face it, all three of your teams will not be in the discussion as final four teams.  So get over it, all your teams will wallow in mediocracy this year, while Michigan State (my team) or Kansas will be holding up the national championship trophy.  So quit arguing, all your teams suck. A snippet of the original.



VSurprised ginas need not enter.

For the old timers, carry on. 

This is simply the next chapter of "The Greatest Thread in the History of the Earth".  Join in if you got the balls.
What I posted for .  Go to it to see how you sabotaged it.

I'll just throw in for all you chicken-hawks out there ready to scratch my eyeballs out.

is for all of you Chesters out there.  You know who you are.

Now get busy talking trash about basketball.  You'll have plenty of time to show your azz as time goes on.  Just remember this:  Kentucky sucks so bad that they stole Memphis' program to get back on the map, and they still failed.  Tennessee and basketball should never be spoken about in the same sentence.
Tigers Rule.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion


Okay, you turds asked for it, you'll get it.
"I am sick of seeing all these posts about Calipari this, Memphis returning players that, Tennessee blah blah...face it, all three of your teams will not be in the discussion as final four teams.  So get over it, all your teams will wallow in mediocracy this year, while Michigan State (my team) or Kansas will be holding up the national championship trophy.  So quit arguing, all your teams suck. A snippet of the original.



VSurprised ginas need not enter.

For the old timers, carry on. 

This is simply the next chapter of "The Greatest Thread in the History of the Earth".  Join in if you got the balls.
What I posted for .  Go to it to see how you sabotaged it.

I'll just throw in for all you chicken-hawks out there ready to scratch my eyeballs out.

is for all of you Chesters out there.  You know who you are.

Now get busy talking trash about basketball.  You'll have plenty of time to show your azz as time goes on.  Just remember this:  Kentucky sucks so bad that they stole Memphis' program to get back on the map, and they still failed.  Tennessee and basketball should never be spoken about in the same sentence.
Tigers Rule.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2010 11:08 am
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

A week after a "Rumor" this article is still one of your top college football stories? Write a new story!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: June 22, 2010 4:24 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

Good post, rckj.  I'm not sure I understand your thinking when it comes to adding 4 more basketball only schools to the Big East, but I like the idea of adding UCF, ECU, Marshall & Memphis in all sports.  This would create a 12 school football conference, and a 20 school conference for everything else.  20 Schools could be a bit unwieldy, but might be workable.  At least everyone could play each other once on a 19 game basketball schedule (if that is allowed by the NCAA).  Or they could have 10-school divisions and play each other home & away within a division, but in this case there would be no crossing the divisional lines on an 18 game schedule...so schools  from opposite divisions would have no chance to play except maybe in the tournament.  I'm not sure I like that concept as it essentially creates two separate leagues prior to the tournament.  And that is with 20 schools.  If you went to a 24 school conference, it would only get worse.  A 23 game basketball schedule would be required for all schools to play each other one time.  Does the NCAA even allow that?  No conferences play more than 18 regular season games now, so I assume that is the most the NCAA allows.  If it was broken down into 12 school divisions, a 22 game schedule would be required to play everyone home & away within a division.  With an 18 game schedule, not everyone within a division would meet twice (home/away). Personally, I think 20 schools is too many for a basketball conference, let alone 24 schools.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 2:24 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

....and yet you have a Tarheel logo...typical



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2010 12:55 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

WTF? These reports might not be true....But the new Big 10 will not make it's next move until Notre Dame does. So that won't happen for awhile and by then the new Big 10 might like it's 12 team format. The Big East needs to pick up 4 teams now so that incase they lose a few teams 5-7 years from now they won't hurt as bad because by then the new teams should have a comfortable place in the conference. It's not rocket science....The Big East could split off and really have it's own brand of football and basketball....I mean cmon it would be fine....

ALL SPORTS

Uconn

Rutgers

Syracuse

Pitt

WVU

Marshall

Cincinnati

Louisville

Memphis

ECU

USF

UCF

The basketball would still be great, 7-9 teams would make the ncaa bball tourney each year. The football would be fan friendly, produce some great rivals and imo keep it's BCS bid. I could see 7-9 teams make bowl games each year. Then the Big East has this...

BBALL Conference

Providence

Seton Hall

St. Johns

Villinova

Georgetown

Xaiver

NotreDame

Marquette

Depaul

St. Louis

Charrlotte

Umass

 The Big East would own both conferences and since it is basketball first they should think of it as instead of getting the 7-9 teams in the ncaa bball tourney they are now getting an astonishing 14-18 teams in.....in a sense they would be separate but it's still Big East money and tv markets as a whole .....hope I explained this ok...because if I was the commish I would be doing this....major year round Big East exposure. And no excuses the old rivals would stay intact.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2010 7:24 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

Why is this story still on the front page when the Big East denied it almost a week ago?



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 21, 2010 4:54 pm
 

Big East denies Orlando TV report about expansion

Don't believe this.  The Big Eat can't even afford to give 16 sschools cash, so why add two more teams for football when it wouldn't increase interst in your conference in football.  The Big East will soon no longer be a Football conference, but they could still keep a BCS bid in Basketball and live on Basketball only schools such as Marquette.  Maybe add a Butler and drop football all together.


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