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You make quite a case for UConn. I wasn't aware of how good it is academically. I do recall how they owned MSG during the NCAA Eastern Regionals. And Jim Delaney was there to witness it. I sense if their football makes some noise under their new regime they will be seeing an invite from the B1G.
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UConn is not to be forgotten in this discussion. They will soon be AAU, have huge New England/New York City fan base and ratings on SNY are better than any other vehicle (NY Mets, etc). If you want to see a stark difference look at the fan interest in Connecticut for UConn vs interest in Boston for BC. Not even close. Plus, BC is not AAU. I foresee UConn getting picked by The B1G as Delaney seeks to consolidate the BTN in the Northeast. Football program and the stadium have lots of growth and expansion potential (note the 4 UConn invitees to The Senior Bowl this year). Poor recent coaching and lack of a Bowl presence the past two years has kept them off the national radar, but that's about to change. Add in their proven TV draws in both Men's and Women's BBall, an upgrade in Hockey, national prominence in Soccer and recently in Baseball, and you have the ultimate sleeping giant. With the need by B1G to justify and sustain cable rates, UConn provides all the necessary fodder for content on the BTN, especially after the goal posts come down. Despite the recent snub by the ACC in favor of Louisville (in all respects a rational move by The ACC), watch out for The Huskies to The B1G in all this realignment talk.
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The article below about SNY ratings was posted to demonstrate that there is legitimate fan viewer interest for UConn ( all sports) at a level far exceeding BC or Rutgers. UConn fans not only would provide the opportunity for higher cable rates for the B1G network--- they would pull higher ad rates for non-football watching hours. UConn is a cable TV beast.
Not a bad analysis but you missed UConn. They are very much in the conversation and were present in the recent B1G discussion along with UNC, UVA and GA Tech. Word is they are the most compatable candidate (large land grant flagship University with very good and climbing higher academics) to bring New England eyeballs to the B1G network. Bigger, more rabid fanbase than BC and importantly they will be bring the greatest number of viewers of other sports on the Network, especially Men's and Women's Bball. For example, Delaney knows that every game against UConn in WBBall will be prime viewing and advertisers will love it. Neither BC nor UConn is currently AAU but UConn is moving rapidly toward the designation. Look for UConn to be a stealth addition to the B1G.