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Yes, a sportswriter is speculating based on the Brett McMurphy tweet

as to the reason why WVU was rejected by the ACC. It is possible that L'ville had crossed that line too. However, the "basketball schools" may have been willing to overlook it due to L'ville's basketball pedigree. Also, keep in mind the ACC had to find a replacement for UMD to satisfy the NCAA bylaws for conferences with 2 divisions in football.

If a conference has 2 divisions in football, then both divisions must play a round robin schedule. Mathematically it is impossible for 1 division of 6 teams and 1 division of 7 teams to play a round robin division schedule and still everyone in the conference plays 8 or 9 conference games (ask the MAC). If the NCAA didn't have that bylaw, then the "basketball schools" may have opted to say "no" to L'ville.

(In response to this post by Pylons)

Posted: 03/08/2018 at 10:48AM


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Hypothetical -- SoCloseHokie 03/06/2018 07:58AM
  Academically, the Big 10 (14) but.... -- Old Line Hokie 03/06/2018 3:58PM
  If schools start deciding that academic conferences -- VTHokie2000 03/06/2018 12:23PM
  B1G and it’s not even close..... -- CrystalCoveHokie 03/06/2018 09:15AM
  You are correct ** -- Hamburger 03/07/2018 05:40AM
  I think you are spot on... -- 2hhoop3 03/06/2018 11:25AM
  Athletics wouldn't be a driver -- Pylons 03/06/2018 11:20AM
  ACC is and should be home! ** -- Lakeridgehokie 03/06/2018 09:12AM
  I agree but it was hypothetical ** -- SoCloseHokie 03/06/2018 09:48AM
  Either would suck for the fans -- EDGEMAN 03/06/2018 08:55AM
  Rutgers vs BC - Not sure they is any win in that! ** -- Lakeridgehokie 03/06/2018 10:37AM
  That would be a whole lot of fun. ** -- reestuart 03/06/2018 1:12PM
  Much prefer ACC. Want nothing to do with SEC. ** -- reestuart 03/06/2018 08:03AM
  I guess I still don't equate "us" with the ACC. -- MP4VT2004 03/23/2018 10:24PM
  I should have included the TIC in that post. ** -- Byting Gobbler 03/27/2018 10:28PM

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