Last edited by vthokiedsp; Wed Nov 20 2013 at 09:39 AM.
It's not that you are ignorant, it's just that you know so much that isn't so.
by all situations, they are going strictly by the book.
Last edited by 133304Hokie; Wed Nov 20 2013 at 01:18 PM.
The conference has one large possible pitfall. If a trial starts and discovery occurs, there may be email evidence that the ACC decided to raise the exit fee when they got wind of MD plans. These could include damning language about the need to "make an example of MD" or "making them pay" for leaving the conference. If we see news of a trial getting underway, that might mean such evidence exists. It would take only one sympathetic person in another conference school to point the way for MD's lawyers.
It would not be a stretch for Maryland to claim the addition of Louisville to the ACC actually increases the total athletic value of the ACC. Personally, I cannot believe replacing Maryland with Louisville damaged the ACC anywhere near $52M. There are other things to consider besides athletics, but I'm betting Maryland pays way less than $50M.
I still contend the B1G will step in and ease the burden on the Terps. They can easily pay the fee in full and deduct it from future B1G revenue for the Terps from both the main contract and B1G network.