I'm not sure that "partnership" is the right word...ESPN -
saysBYU - does
No question, ESPN has a huge influence in college sports not just conference
realignment. College sports are played regularly on Sunday and almost every
night of the week now, because of ESPN. Unless the NCAA Presidents decide
they've had enough and stand up to the money, it will only continue.
Daily Deseret News rumor-mongering article regarding BYU going to a BCS
conference....check.See you tomorrow, November 2nd.
I thought the best part of the realignment article was:"No
matter what option the Big East chooses their BCS bid and big TV payday are both
safe because the conference has strong support in the only two places that
matter New York and Washington."And here I thought that in
sports the only place that matters is what happens the field. On the field Big
Least has not been a BCS worthy conference for a long time.
Brave Sir Robin Insecure little brother troll spam...check.Find something more useful to do.
The two ESPN employees who "broadcast/comment" on the BYU football
games are barely surpassed by Greg and Mark as true blue "advocates"
of the Cougars.The ESPN/BYU mutual admiration connection should aid
the Cougars as they try to find a soft landing, somewhere, in the current crazy
realignment of college football.
I'm glad BYU and ESPN are friends.
Cool ! Still it is all hype and reporter world gossip. When something like a
real deal is inked down on paper then I will get all excited.
I just read the original article. It does sound like ESPN has all too much
influence. Maybe they like having BYU as an independent they can plug into
different kinds of matchups and don't want them in a big conference.
I don't like the geographical alignment of the Big East as proposed, but it may
be the best move for BYU, if invited, which I believe they will be. With BSU,
Air Force, Houston, and others, the league is decent, will offer enough tough
games and a few patsies. For BYU it will come down to money. They may well
remain independent and wait for the Big 12 to come calling if the Big East
payout doesn't match their current deal.
ESPN has done a bang-up job helping BYU land a position in an AQ conference.
Can anyone explain to me what will happen to the other sports if BYU goes to a
football-only conference? Are there any nearby conferences that would welcome
any non-revenue sports, excepting basketball? More than any other school within
hundreds of miles, BYU has the most completely competitive sports offering. It
would be a shame for the non-revenue sports to suffer. Would appreciate any
thoughts or insights.
It is becoming clear to me that BYU has baggage that the big conferences don't
want to carry. Don't hold your breath too long waiting for that Big East
invite. Quite honestly I think we'd be better off with a Big 12
invite but not a Big East invite. Especially if basketball doesn't get to
Cut off again. Never mind. Not that important.
@ Trentsterif you are referring to the Big East as a non-football
conference, I think you need an explanation.The Big East has all the
so called non-revenue sports competition. The conference is widely considered
the best basketball conference in the country.There is a difference
between joining a conference as a football only member vs. joining only a
football conference. BCS conferences offer most all sports.The WCC
does not offer football and BYU is a member there (outside of football).There are multiple reasons BYU may join the Big East in football only.
Maybe it's there alignment with the WCC (not likely). Maybe the relative
conference only wants BYU in football (not likely). Maybe it's traveling across
the country with non revenue sports all too often (likely). Football is once a
week and it's the big money maker. If you are BYU and are playing 2 or 3 road
games a week back east, then that can be tough. Finances and missed class time
Espn needs an Independent BYU to fill out it Thursday, Friday and late night
Saturday schedule. As an Indy they can say when they play - and with a nice
built in audience and all that TV equipment ESPN can always force them to play
at odd times to get on the tube.As for Football - AQ is nice but
really is a steady diet of Houston, Boise, Air Force, SMU and Louisville that
much better than a buffet of other schools such as George Tech, Notre Dame,
Texas and many others? Certainly not as good as Texas, OK, OSU, TCU, West
Virginia and the Kansas twins. At this point the truth is I don't
care anymore (Ok that's a lie I do care so much I read everything like I'm a
Soap Opera woman watch General Hospital during the Luke and Laura days) - just tell us what you are doing and get it done. End my pain. End
all of our pain.Say Anything or I am going to go outside Holmoes
window, then in the pouring rain hold my boom box above my head and play
"In Your Eyes" (John Cusak if you missed the reference)
Mormon Ute | 12:13 p.m. Nov. 1, 2011Kaysville, UT "College sports are played regularly on Sunday and almost every night of
the week now, because of ESPN."Which sports and what teams are
playing "regularly on Sunday?" I would really like to know. Where
are the schedules?
Jealous Utah troll role in conference realignment is to whine about every rumor
involving BYU, to help them feel better about Utah's dismal performance in their
ESPN needs infomercial filler.
@Pac12ProudSunday Play Basketball Men and Women Soccer
Men and Women Lacrosse Men and Women College World Series
Baseball Womens Softball Womens VolleyballAll NCAA Sanctioned
sports, probably other sports. All of us being Utah or BYU fans need to realize
that in most states other than Utah Sunday is just another day of the week. IMO
this is one of the biggest set backs for the Y, I am a long,long time Ute I
would love to see the Y get into an AQ Conference but I do not think it will
ever happen. Sunday is a big deal IMO
Pac12Proud,If you haven't seen it, you haven't been looking for it.
Women's BB, Women's Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Men's BB, Men's Soccer, Men's
and Women's Volleyball. All of those sports are played regularly on Sunday.
Pac 12 Women's soccer plays a Friday-Sunday schedule all season. Years ago
games in all these sports were played primarily Thursday-Saturday with some
Tuesday or Wednesday games thrown in for the sports that play more than once a
week. Then 24 hour sports networks with ESPN being the leader began trying to
spread them out so they could have meaningful content every day of the week.
Most college sport conferences have given in. This is the biggest obstacle to
BYU getting into a major conference.