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    Syracuse poster says ACC Network coming within next 3 months

    Supposedly, this guy is reputable:

    http://syracusefan.com/threads/acc-n...ll-side.50975/
    Always use "Reply With Quote", so everyone knows to whom you're responding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Stewart View Post
    With all of those Newhouse School of Public Communications grads from Syracuse in the sports media, this guy could be very reputable. A lot of those grads work for ESPN.

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    Interesting analysis on "real" gap that needs to be closed with ACC Network.
    http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/20...=1365898626973

    And thoughts and prayers to those in Boston


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    "The demise of the ACC is not in sight." Seems that theme has been reported on this board rather frequently in the past by a few posters.

    One other important quote: "ACC and ESPN and Notre Dame and Raycom are already down the road on this coming to fruition--and probably why there appears to be "calmness" among the teams of the ACC."

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    best insight might be the comment from one of the posters..."Which is why ESPNU might just as well become the ACCN; if the B1G, SEC, PAC12, and Texas all have their own network. what is left? Oklahoma and Kansas?"

    Other than Swafford's son picking up the handling fee, this would not suck.

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    Help me understand an ACC Network

    ESPN already owns all of the ACC content, are we expecting some kind of $ increase for this? Why would ESPN do that?
    Why does ESPN think there needs to be another network when there are is ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ABC, and the upcoming SEC Network? Another channel to force down tv providers throats?
    Nobody watches olympic sports on the Comcasts and such. Why will people start now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Jessup View Post
    Help me understand an ACC Network

    ESPN already owns all of the ACC content, are we expecting some kind of $ increase for this? Why would ESPN do that?
    Why does ESPN think there needs to be another network when there are is ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ABC, and the upcoming SEC Network? Another channel to force down tv providers throats?
    Nobody watches olympic sports on the Comcasts and such. Why will people start now?
    I would watch it, but it seems as though the ACC has already signed it over. There's little reason for ESPN to cough up much more money. And, I see little reason for them to spend an astronomical amount more with the additions of ND and Louisville. THEY DON'T HAVE TO. I don't think the folks at ABC/ESPN view this a charity work. They could decide to "help the ACC out" by giving them more money, just enough to maintain their competitiveness w/ the other leagues, but they won't give a dollar more than what it would take to do that. And I have a feeling that when it's all said and done, the avg. ACC school will be receiving 25-40% less than the SEC or B1G schools in TV money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Stewart View Post
    This is nice, but it really doesn't address the ACC's biggest problem: bad football. The ACC has, in any year, 3-4 schools that create a decent matchup. VT, Clemson, Miami, FSU, sometimes UNC and NCSU. GT maybe. That's what bothers FSU so much. Duke, Wake, BC, Pitt, UVa, and Syracuse won't ever be big time imo. How many years of success will it take for Louisville to be a truly interesting football opponent?

    Conference TV revenue is significant, but what really pays the bills are alumni donations and ticket sales. If Louisville hits a rough spot, and Pitt and Syracuse just continue to be who they are, has the ACC simply padded an already soft (and largely uninteresting) lineup?

    Let's hope Notre Dame comes on board full time, and Louisville takes off in football. Otherwise, we'll end up with too many home schedules that look like, well, VT's 2013 schedule.

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    Aren't FSU and Clemson the ones who vetoed the ACC going to a 9 game schedule? Why? So they could keep all those compelling home games against Charleston Southern and Savannah State?

    Quote Originally Posted by lawhokie View Post
    This is nice, but it really doesn't address the ACC's biggest problem: bad football. The ACC has, in any year, 3-4 schools that create a decent matchup. VT, Clemson, Miami, FSU, sometimes UNC and NCSU. GT maybe. That's what bothers FSU so much. Duke, Wake, BC, Pitt, UVa, and Syracuse won't ever be big time imo. How many years of success will it take for Louisville to be a truly interesting football opponent?

    Conference TV revenue is significant, but what really pays the bills are alumni donations and ticket sales. If Louisville hits a rough spot, and Pitt and Syracuse just continue to be who they are, has the ACC simply padded an already soft (and largely uninteresting) lineup?

    Let's hope Notre Dame comes on board full time, and Louisville takes off in football. Otherwise, we'll end up with too many home schedules that look like, well, VT's 2013 schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabcake77 View Post
    Aren't FSU and Clemson the ones who vetoed the ACC going to a 9 game schedule? Why? So they could keep all those compelling home games against Charleston Southern and Savannah State?
    Home/Away with WFU, or a home/home vs. Charleston Southern. That's why.

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