but ACC already has Syracuse so that's a 0 gain for us
Look at ND hoops... where do you think they'll fit in the ACC hierarchy?
Top 3 are pretty easy to define imo: UNC, Duke, Syracuse (no chance on earth ND falls in there)
Next 6 or so: WF, NCSU, MD, FSU, Pitt, GT (ND probably falls somewhere in here)
So how much $ do you think a network will pony up for a mid-tier BB program for *ANY* conference?
Originally Posted by lawhokie
It's fine to make unfounded statements like "Notre Dame is of no value without its football program." But Notre Dame - Syracuse drew a 1.7 rating last year - better than the ACC's marquee matchup of FSU-Duke. Florida-Ohio State drew a 1.9 in the Gator Bowl. So, if you think having Notre Dame play Cuse, Pitt, Maryland, UNC and Duke 1-2 times per year would be of 'no value' to our basketball draw, then I would just have to disagree.
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