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Muck
06-27-2003, 05:32 PM
VT says they're in with or without Miami. Miami has even more pressure now. I think it's going to happen.

Full Story (http://espn.go.com/ncaa/news/2003/0627/1573771.html)

iceblizzard69
06-27-2003, 05:39 PM
VT first sues to stop teams from joining the ACC, and then they join the ACC. Talk about not sticking up for what you say. I guess Miami is going too.

Muck
06-27-2003, 06:19 PM
Yeah, it's pretty hypocritical.

MoFinz
06-27-2003, 09:41 PM
VT has Always been envious of UVA's status in the ACC. VT and UVA had no choice with the Governor and Attorney General pushing all their buttons. Rightnow i'm laughing my *** off at the prospect of Miami not joining at all and leaving the ACC with Va.Tech alone from the Big east. Tech has been ok at best since Vick left, but God helpyou if you tell a hokie fan theyregoing to struggle like hell to be a top 4 team in the ACC.

iceblizzard69
06-27-2003, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by MoFinz
VT has Always been envious of UVA's status in the ACC. VT and UVA had no choice with the Governor and Attorney General pushing all their buttons. Rightnow i'm laughing my *** off at the prospect of Miami not joining at all and leaving the ACC with Va.Tech alone from the Big east. Tech has been ok at best since Vick left, but God helpyou if you tell a hokie fan theyregoing to struggle like hell to be a top 4 team in the ACC.

No they won't. If VT was in the ACC last year they would have easily won the conference title.

ACC football sucks. Last year it was worse than Big East football.

ZOD
06-28-2003, 11:06 AM
You're wrong about ACC football..

Virginia and Georgia Tech have former pro coaches running pro-style offense now. Their competitiveness has improved and will continue to do so.

1981 Clemson
1982 Penn State
1983 Miami(FL)
1984 BYU
1985 Oklahoma
1986 Penn State
1987 Miami(FL)
1988 Notre Dame
1989 Miami(FL)
1990 Colorado/Georgia Tech
1991 Washington/Miami(FL)
1992 Alabama
1993 Florida State
1994 Nebraska
1995 Nebraska
1996 Florida
1997 Michigan/Nebraska
1998 Tennessee
1999 Florida State

As I count it, since 1981 three different teams from the ACC have won five National Championships. The Big East has won five in the same time span. All won by who ? Miami.

Now what conference sucks in football ?

After Miami joins the ACC you will have at least 3 perennial powerhouses in all three major sports categories. Football, Basketball, and Baseball. On any given year the conference could have four or five.

People have said that this is about cash. Why, yes it is. Cash from football games with an attendance of at least 60,000 at all football games except for Duke and Wake Forest. Those two schools make up their downfall in this area through their basketball programs and it's attendance.

Basketball ? In the past 21 years 12 ACC teams have been in the NCAA Basketball championship.

Year-by-Year Tournament History
Year Championship game Score
2002 Maryland def. Indiana 64-52
2001 Duke def. Arizona 82-72
2000 Michigan State def. Florida 89-76
1999 Connecticut def. Duke 77-74
1998 Kentucky def. Utah 78-69
1997 Arizona def. Kentucky 84-79 (OT)
1996 Kentucky def. Syracuse 76-67
1995 UCLA def. Arkansas 89-78
1994 Arkansas def. Duke 76-72
1993 North Carolina def Michigan 77-71
1992 Duke def. Michigan 71-51
1991 Duke def. Kansas 72-65
1990 UNLV def. Duke 103-73
1989 Michigan def. Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)
1988 Kansas def. Oklahoma 83-79
1987 Indiana def. Syracuse 74-73
1986 Louisville def. Duke 72-69
1985 Villanova def. Georgetown 66-64
1984 Georgetown def. Houston 84-75
1983 NC State def. Houston 54-52
1982 North Carolina def. Georgetown 63-62
1981 Indiana def. North Carolina

In cash and competitiveness the Big East does not match up..That's why it's a done deal...