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    Default Georgia Tech to the B1G???




    Report: Georgia Tech approved by Big Ten to become 15th member - Land-Grant Holy Land

    Looks like there is A LOT of smoke to this rumor!!

    Woo Hoo! I hope Michigan makes it down here to Atlanta!

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    They would need a 16th if GT is in right? Any ideas who that would be?
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    I can't see any other options that make sense beyond UNC or UVA.

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    Personally, I'm hoping they take at least two more from the ACC. Georgia Tech would be a nice start.
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    I'd hope for Va Tech, but NC probalby gives them more market diversity.

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    VA Tech doesn't bring the TV audience the B1G is looking for.

    FSU is the other rumor that is out there as it would open the door for the Florida market.

    Never thought I could say, living in GA, that I live in B1G country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRM710 View Post
    VA Tech doesn't bring the TV audience the B1G is looking for.

    FSU is the other rumor that is out there as it would open the door for the Florida market.

    Never thought I could say, living in GA, that I live in B1G country!
    The Big Ten would never take Florida State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    The Big Ten would never take Florida State.
    Never say never.

    I'm not saying the B1G will take them, but if the Big Ten's experts show that FSU would carry the Big Ten Network to all of Florida (not saying they would), that would be the #13, 16, 19, 38, 47, and 62 TV markets being brought in. That's a substantial amount of cash money.

    Not to mention many consider FSU the next in line to be admitted to the AAU.

    --To the OP--

    Take it for what it's worth, but Georgia Tech. has vehemently denied these rumors, calling them "not true" and that they haven't even talked with the Big Ten.

    As a result, some of the original sources have back tracked like crazy, while others have stood strong by their unnamed sources. One, Kevin Long, is still holding strong that there will be an announcement on Monday making it official, despite intense scrutiny from many ACC Insiders.

    I'd love to add Ga. Tech... I am highly doubtful that Georgia Tech and the Big Ten haven't even talked, because there were whispers of this soon after the addition of Maryland... That said, Tech. may be waiting for the right time, as in, not right before their conference championship game.

    For the 16th member if this is real, I'd say you add North Carolina or possibly Vanderbilt if they'd be willing to leave the SEC... Notre Dame has pissed the B1G off to the point where I think it would take ND begging Delany to let them in, and even then I'm not sure if he'd go for it.

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    I'm so excited to play Big Ten teams once every ten years. I hate what college sports - and specifically the Big Ten - is becomming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    I'm so excited to play Big Ten teams once every ten years. I hate what college sports - and specifically the Big Ten - is becomming.
    I think the only hope is that they go all the way to 20 teams and then reconstitute the original big ten as a division....
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    FSU isn't AAU and Georgia Tech is...this is possible.

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    supposedly FSU is about to become a member of AAU

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    If FSU is admitted to AAU this deal will absolutely happen

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