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    Maryland files a $157M counter claim vs ACC

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    Maryland files a $157 million counterclaim vs. ACC. Alleges Wake Forest/Pittsburgh officials tried to recruit unnamed B1G schools to leave.

    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 3m
    This counterclaim was filed in North Carolina, because the Maryland issues have been stayed until the N.C. court resolves matters there.

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    Alleges that b/c of "counsel and direction...received from ESPN," the ACC has tried to lure other schools "to extract more lucrative terms."

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendomer View Post
    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 5m
    Maryland files a $157 million counterclaim vs. ACC. Alleges Wake Forest/Pittsburgh officials tried to recruit unnamed B1G schools to leave.

    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 3m
    This counterclaim was filed in North Carolina, because the Maryland issues have been stayed until the N.C. court resolves matters there.

    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 3m
    Alleges that b/c of "counsel and direction...received from ESPN," the ACC has tried to lure other schools "to extract more lucrative terms."
    Ridiculous counter claim. When did it become illegal to recruit other schools to your conference? Isn't the Big 10 guilty of that by recruiting Maryland, the university from the state filing a counter claim? Maryland willingly left the ACC for Big 10 fortunes. What they did was no different than what any other school did when they joined a new conference. That is, they joined to make more money. The Big 10 Network, ESPN, Fox Sports, ... are all in it to make money. Those networks have a say in who they want to join. The school that brings in the most television viewers (revenue) is the school the conferences and networks want.

    I hope the ACC files a $157 million counter claim against the state of Maryland's counter claim. Maryland is desperately seeking a way to avoid paying the $52 million exit fee. They are just looking to greatly reduce their exit fee. IMHO, this counter claim holds no water. Maryland is trying to look like the innocent victim.

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    Cast off the shoes and follow the gourd!

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    This just makes Maryland look desperate and petty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 133304Hokie View Post
    This just makes Maryland look desperate and petty.
    to maryland/big 10 fans...nope. to acc and anti-big 10 fans...yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go VT View Post
    to maryland/big 10 fans...nope. to acc and anti-big 10 fans...yes.
    Okay, well let's think about this. Maryland's counterclaim is based on the legal theory that the ACC is liable because it tried to get B1G schools to leave the B1G and join the ACC, which was apparently unsuccessful, so there are no real damages there. Yet the B1G did manage to get Maryland to leave the ACC for the B1G, so I can only assume that the ACC will now sue the B1G and bring them into this lawsuit with Maryland based on Maryland's very own legal theory. That sounds like a very dumb move on the part of Maryland's attorneys. After all, how can Maryland's attorneys successfully argue against their own legal theory? Even if they manage to win that argument, they would make the B1G lose it. Either way, they lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 133304Hokie View Post
    Okay, well let's think about this. Maryland's counterclaim is based on the legal theory that the ACC is liable because it tried to get B1G schools to leave the B1G and join the ACC, which was apparently unsuccessful, so there are no real damages there. Yet the B1G did manage to get Maryland to leave the ACC for the B1G, so I can only assume that the ACC will now sue the B1G and bring them into this lawsuit with Maryland based on Maryland's very own legal theory. That sounds like a very dumb move on the part of Maryland's attorneys. After all, how can Maryland's attorneys successfully argue against their own legal theory? Even if they manage to win that argument, they would make the B1G lose it. Either way, they lose.
    you said it makes them look petty and desparate. To THEIR fan base, it justifies their actions. Whether or not, it is the case. This is a PR move to try and either get away clean or get it reduced by causing the other side to worry about paying out too much in lawyers fees.

    I agree with you that it is desparate and petty but...this is about showing their fan base that they aren't going to take it lying down and that they (in their mind) have justification. None of their fans remember that they put themselves so heavily in debt in their athletic department.
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    "each contacted a Big 10 university" from the article. My guess is these guys were chatting with Penn State, tossing the Nits chocolates and nylons.

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendomer View Post
    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 5m
    Maryland files a $157 million counterclaim vs. ACC. Alleges Wake Forest/Pittsburgh officials tried to recruit unnamed B1G schools to leave.

    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 3m
    This counterclaim was filed in North Carolina, because the Maryland issues have been stayed until the N.C. court resolves matters there.

    Alex Prewitt ‏@alex_prewitt 3m
    Alleges that b/c of "counsel and direction...received from ESPN," the ACC has tried to lure other schools "to extract more lucrative terms."

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    Ok think like a lawyer. The longer they can keep this going, the more money they make.

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    Smart move by Maryland

    Have the taxpayers of Maryland pay legal fees while the ACC has to pay out of it's revenues.
    Quote Originally Posted by Go VT View Post
    you said it makes them look petty and desparate. To THEIR fan base, it justifies their actions. Whether or not, it is the case. This is a PR move to try and either get away clean or get it reduced by causing the other side to worry about paying out too much in lawyers fees.

    I agree with you that it is desparate and petty but...this is about showing their fan base that they aren't going to take it lying down and that they (in their mind) have justification. None of their fans remember that they put themselves so heavily in debt in their athletic department.
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