With that said, UVa and UNC along with the other 3 Tobacco Road schools are the heart of the ACC. Those 5 schools are the most identifiable ACC schools. Maryland always felt like an outsider even though they were an original member. I heard that mentioned by Terp fans the past 26 years that I've lived in Maryland. Seeing UVa, UNC, and Duke joining the Big 10 is possible but still very unlikley IMHO, especially with the new ESPN contract increasing in value with the addition of Notre Dame and the good possibility of an ACC network to rival both the Big 10 and SEC in television revenue. I can't see either UVa or UNC jumping ship unless an ACC network plans fall apart and they know for a fact that the BTN will bring them $20 million more in revenue per year than the ACC. Even then, would UNC give up their ACC catbird seat for the Big 10 thickets? Would a school with UVa's wealth leave a conference that they have been a loyal member for 60 years just to make an extra $20 million per year? UVa doesn't have the same problems that Maryland had. UVa's athletic department is doing well. Maryland's was in shambles.
What I even notice more these days. We no longer have those strong rebukes of the past. Those denials from the involved administrators alleging the spinning of sheer lunacy.
I know this much to relate to all my Hokie fan friends. If UVA goes to the B1G? VT can do as they choose as far as attempts to be included in that B1G deal. Beg, Borrow or Steal? However if VT is left sitting in the ACC? That will be the time for VT to head to the SEC as if it's a$$ was on fire!
"You start a conversation you can't even finish it
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?"
- David Byrne
If they go, how many years will they continue to suck in football?