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GatorMan32
04-22-2013, 03:23 PM
GT, FSU, Clemson etc rumors are put to bed.

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents approved Monday a grant of media rights for the league through 2026-27, effectively halting the exodus of any schools to other conferences.

The move solidifies the future of the ACC, which had several teams that had been speculated as targets of the Big Ten.

The ACC's grant of rights makes it untenable financially for a school to leave, guaranteeing in the 14 years of the deal that a school's media rights, including revenue, for all home games would remain with the ACC regardless of the school's affiliation.

"This announcement further highlights the continued solidarity and commitment by our member institutions," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "The Council of Presidents has shown tremendous leadership in insuring the ACC is extremely well positioned with unlimited potential."

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9200081/acc-media-rights-deal-lock-schools-okd-presidents

2008 National Champions
04-22-2013, 03:29 PM
Good news. Keep'em soft.

Herchel
04-22-2013, 03:29 PM
"This announcement further highlights the continued solidarity and commitment by our member institutions," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "

LMAO. If they were committed, there would be no need for an exit fee.

Naval Aviator
04-22-2013, 03:33 PM
Doesn't surprise me at all.

Not sure anyone on our side of the fence will cry themselves to sleep over this news.

Urb Gruber
04-22-2013, 03:38 PM
I cannot believe the Presidents of the ACC schools would agree to something that basically handcuffs them and their school for 15 years. Stupid move on their part.

2008 National Champions
04-22-2013, 03:44 PM
From a part of the article not posted by G-Man:

"The ACC becomes the fourth league with a grant of rights, along with the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12. The SEC is the only conference among the "power five" leagues that does not have a grant of rights."

:music:

USC90
04-22-2013, 04:02 PM
From a part of the article not posted by G-Man:

"The ACC becomes the fourth league with a grant of rights, along with the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12. The SEC is the only conference among the "power five" leagues that does not have a grant of rights."

:music:

I wonder how the B12 "grant of rights" intersects with the LHN?

GatorMan32
04-22-2013, 04:48 PM
I wonder how the B12 "grant of rights" intersects with the LHN?The others grant their rights to Texas LOL

GR8NESS
04-22-2013, 04:55 PM
If this really does lock them in, all I can say is "DAMMIT."

GatorMan32
04-22-2013, 05:29 PM
why??

Naval Aviator
04-22-2013, 06:23 PM
the others grant their rights to texas lol


LOL!!! :rotf:

GR8NESS
04-22-2013, 06:24 PM
why??

I want VT and NCST during the next round of expansion.

2008 National Champions
04-22-2013, 06:30 PM
I want VT and NCST during the next round of expansion.

I'd agree with that...

I can't believe there isn't some sort of out clause in this. Why would a program lock themselves in for so long in such a questionable league?

GatorMan32
04-22-2013, 06:37 PM
LOL!!! :rotf:

Has a change of scenery ever worked out better for a program than it has for Texas A&M? Can't imagine it has.

Brumm I don't disagree but this hurts the B1G's aspirations for real foothold in the south more.

Naval Aviator
04-23-2013, 11:44 AM
Has a change of scenery ever worked out better for a program than it has for Texas A&M?

Nope...

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/sportatorium/Texas A%26M - SEC.jpg

GatorMan32
04-23-2013, 11:54 AM
I should be in charge of conference expansion. I had always thought the Aggies were a perfect fit for the SEC going back a couple of decades. Then one day the possibility snowballed into a certainty of when not if and now the Aggies are finally home.

USC90
04-23-2013, 11:55 AM
I want VT and NCST during the next round of expansion.

If we had to expand, those would be my picks.

JRS
04-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Lol, Clemson is stuck in the ACC.

OxfordSeminole
04-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Well, that f'n sucks. Stupid move by FSU to lock themselves into the ACC.

GR8NESS
04-23-2013, 09:59 PM
Has a change of scenery ever worked out better for a program than it has for Texas A&M? Can't imagine it has.

Brumm I don't disagree but this hurts the B1G's aspirations for real foothold in the south more.

Meh, UNC and either UVA or Duke are hardly "real footholds" in the south.

GatorMan32
04-23-2013, 11:57 PM
They wanted FSU and GT for FL and GA markets.

MKfromPA
04-24-2013, 11:12 AM
I don't blame the ACC for putting in this agreement. I'm tired of all this conference realignment. Every month it seems like some school is leaving somewhere and going somewhere else. This now ensures the ACC can have a foundation of schools that will compete with one another for the next (roughly) decade and a half. If some schools emerge even more successful after 15 years of being in the ACC and want to move, I'm fine with that.