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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    Maybe Army could work since they are independent. Maybe we could make an agreement with them and/or other several lower level conferences like the CUSA, Sunbelt, MAC or even CAA to allow us to somehow broadcast their home games whenever they host an ACC team.
    The Ivy League would have greater national appeal than any of those other conferences, IMO. They could do an ACC-Ivy challenge in lacrosse or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthahn View Post
    Maybe Army could work since they are independent. Maybe we could make an agreement with them and/or other several lower level conferences like the CUSA, Sunbelt, MAC or even CAA to allow us to somehow broadcast their home games whenever they host an ACC team.

    It might be hard to do at first because those games would normally be a part of the other conference TV packages, so maybe it wouldn't make any sense for the other teams to do it at all. But I would think James Madison or other bigger CAA teams like Towson or Delaware might even give up their TV rights to host an ACC team every so often. The CAA TV package (NBC Sports for four or five games a year) might allow it because there is no other way an ACC team would go to a CAA stadium. The weaker ACC programs like Wake or Duke could fit at JMU or Delaware. And for the bigger ACC programs try neutral sites, like nearby NFL stadiums, but have the other team "host" it.

    If you could put up 3 or 4 matchups per year like Syracuse at Army, Wake at JMU, BC at Delaware, VT or UVa at Towson State in Baltimore, etc. Or if you really want to game it, Pitt at Youngstown State at Heinz field with Youngstown "hosting". Not terribly interesting games, but it might be one way to get some content for a year or two to get something going.
    if that's the case, maybe ESPN starts a network called the East Coast College Sports Network or College Sports East (instead of ACC Network) and the ACC would simply the primary tenant. they could buy up rights to Army, Navy, Hockey East, BigEast bball, AAC, A10 bball, CAA bball, etc and air all of it. it would be an ESPNU dedicated to the east coast with the ACC being 80% of the content and reaping 80% of the financial benefit.
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    Don't even joke about that...I'm sure Swoffart will push for it as soon as he hears your recommendation.


    Quote Originally Posted by BUGGZY View Post
    if that's the case, maybe ESPN starts a network called the East Coast College Sports Network or College Sports East (instead of ACC Network) and the ACC would simply the primary tenant. they could buy up rights to Army, Navy, Hockey East, BigEast bball, AAC, A10 bball, CAA bball, etc and air all of it. it would be an ESPNU dedicated to the east coast with the ACC being 80% of the content and reaping 80% of the financial benefit.
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