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Tony Barnhadt on Conference Expansion

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If the Big 10 becomes the Big 16 and cherrypicks the NE schools from the Big East, do you want the leftovers in the ACC? Do you want to jump to the SEC? "What would happen to the other football playing schools in the Big East: West Virginia, Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida? Does the ACC take them in order to match the Big 16?" "Does the SEC get aggressive and pick up the phone call Texas? That’s the one school that would move the financial needle to improve the great deal the SEC already has. And if you take Texas, you have to take Texas A&M because of the politics. Does the SEC take another look at Florida State and Miami and see if those schools would be interested in leaving the ACC for a better financial deal?"

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