This is a non-issue for football. But for non-rev travel, it might be a different story. I realize it is a bit more travel for football fan road trips, but it would be totally worth it considering the opponents. Plus, many of the schools in the ACC need our traveling fan base to help sell out their stadium. This won't be the case in most of the SEC. The only passionate opponent fan bases at present in the ACC are Clemson and FSU. And they are in the other division and purportedly considering leaving the ACC.
But the non-rev travel will be more difficult and might be a legit issue.
Originally Posted by VaAkita
Much discussion has centered on the distance of SEC vs. ACC schools. Let's look at actual distance of our regular rivals. I will assume we continue to play UVA each year like we did in the Big East.
Georgia 326 miles GT 410 miles
Florida 623 miles Miami 900 miles
Vanderbilt 414 miles Boston College 704 miles
Kentucky 313 miles Pittsburgh 322 miles
Tennessee 237 miles UNC 175 miles
South Carolina 265 miles Duke 175 miles
There will likely be one or two additional cross rivals but Syracuse is 571 miles vs. going to Alabama, Mississippi, LSU, etc. Would you rather go to Syracuse in the fall or south? Would you be more excited with SEC games or ACC games?
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