PSU is out of the question for the ACC. It is nearly impossible money-wise to get out of the Big 10, even if a member wanted to. And certainly, PSU doesn't want to.
Originally Posted by lawhokie
Of all conferences, I would think the least likely to lose a member is the Big Ten. Can you name one school that would leave the Big Ten for any other conference. On the flipside, I'd bet schools like Mizzou and Kentucky would rather be in the Big Ten.
The Big Ten's average research budget is over .5 Billion/yr., and PSU fits right in. I can't imagine why a massive public school would opt to leave the B10 research consortium in order to share less athletic money with private school dead weight like Wake, BC, Cuse, and public school dead weight like Maryland, et al. It's funny that the ACC's crown jewel, Notre Dame, is a relative research lightweight.
The only fit between PSU and the ACC is geography. Otherwise, PSU looks just like Minnesota, OSU, Wisconsin, and all of those other midwest giants.
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