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During the Sandusky scandal and shortly after Paterno's death...

there were some major Penn State donors (athletic and academic) who voiced their displeasure with the Big 10 and thought about leaving for the ACC. The height of PSU's disappointment with the Big 10 was the summer of 2012 before Maryland announced (November 2012) that they were heading to the Big 10. That was a strange late summer with Notre Dame joining the ACC as a non-football member. FSU and Maryland weren't happy about the increased conference exit fee. John Delany was busy talking to Maryland during that time. Delany decides to bring in 2 northeastern schools (Maryland and Rutgers) to make Penn State feel that they weren't geographically isolated form the rest of the Big 10. A year earlier (September 2011), the ACC invited Pitt and Syracuse to join the ACC. Then the ACC replaced Maryland with Louisville and that was it for P-5 expansion. Hard to believe it's been that long ago.

I don't think Penn State will leave the Big 10 any time soon. I think all of us here on this board will be dead if or when that day ever comes.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 09/11/2019 at 11:41AM


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VT -- SoCloseHokie 09/10/2019 9:32PM
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  Penn State is the one that would fit the ACC -- HOO86 09/11/2019 10:32AM
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  Midwest culture -- Old Line Hokie 09/12/2019 11:41AM
  Maryland fans need to embrace the B1G. -- HOO86 09/12/2019 1:14PM
  Your description of West Virginia is spot on. ;) -- Old Line Hokie 09/12/2019 3:33PM
  Do you really want that? -- M-I-C 09/12/2019 9:16PM
  Expanding to 16 teams is a moot point. -- Atlee Hokie 09/16/2019 09:25AM
  I couldn't agree more -- M-I-C 09/13/2019 3:50PM
  I don't remember Joe Paterno saying no. -- HOO86 09/13/2019 4:51PM
  Joe said no to the Big East. -- M-I-C 09/13/2019 8:06PM
  Joe tried to join the Big East in 1981 -- HOO86 09/14/2019 11:09AM
  ND likes big cities. -- HOO86 09/13/2019 09:50AM
  I'd take WVU for TV ratings and UConn for academic.. -- Old Line Hokie 09/13/2019 3:43PM
  We agree on the 4 schools. -- HOO86 09/13/2019 4:43PM
  I think they would be a perfect fit too! -- EDGEMAN 09/11/2019 10:45AM
  Of course they did. But I don't believe them. -- Atlee Hokie 09/11/2019 01:05AM

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