Something Worth Noting About Possible UConn-ACC Deal

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A source tells me this morning that UConn’s television contract with SNY, which for women’s basketball is in the first of four years, specifically says it is subject to comply with any change in UConn conference affiliation or a change in Big East television policies that would impact football or either basketball program.

In other words, the SNY situation is not expected to affect any possible move to another league. The source tells me it could even be a plus if a new league was intrigued by the SNY relationship, exposure and revenue it provides the school.

Right now, there is no ACC Network, like there is a Big Ten or Pac-12 network. The ACC’s television relationship is with ESPN, just like the Big East.


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One thought on “Something Worth Noting About Possible UConn-ACC Deal

  1. hjoerring

    John, is there a concensus about Uconn leaving the BE? Are there people out there who think that it might not be a bad idea to remain in the BE and build it up with the newcomers. If we cannot get an invitation to the ACC (which could in fact become a far lesser conf than it is today), where else can we go that would make sense? SEC? Big 12? Big 10? I don’t see how it could possibly work for us in, for example, the SEC or Big 12. Interestingly, I see Rutgers as a better fit in the Big 10 then Uconn would be. Perhaps we are more like Stanford U. We will get one player from, let us say, TX once in a while, but it is (and will be) the NY area that will furnish us with f talent. As for football, I really doubt that we will get any of the local talents to come here up. They would rather, I think, be # 500 on the side lines for UT, etc. The same for track & Field. And in the sports that we are good at like women’s FH, ice hock, are of little or no interst. So, should we just get over it and do our own thing?

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