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FSU football would be the big winner in move to the Big 12

May 27, 2012 01:29PM

There are only two reasons Florida State University should not seriously consider any future invitation to join the Big 12 Conference.


And academics.

Both are better in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Carolina-based, major-college sports league in which the Seminoles have competed for the past 20 years.

But neither really matter.

Not in Tallahassee. Not to many, if not most, FSU alumni. Not enough, anyway.

Not when compared to football.

Bottom line: FSU is, above all else, a football school — primarily because football has done so much for the school's national brand and bottom line.

And the ACC is a basketball-first conference.

As evidenced by the addition of Syracuse and Pitt. That was a basketball first consideration.

I'm a basketball guy as you all know, but clearly, football dominates the FSU fan base by far. FSU has run its course in the ACC IMO. Not b/c we aren't dominate, but b/c the ACC is mediocre in the dominate sport of football.

The Big 12 or the ACC .... which conference is thought of more as the football powerhouse conference? Pretty obvious it is the Big 12. If FSU wants to bring home games that are attractive enough to put fans in the seats at Doak, being in the ACC is not going to do it. There have only been a handful or two ACC games at Doak of significance. The games that have brought more excitement to Doak have been the OOC games such as Miami when they were in the BE, always the gatros (their ...) aka crocs, ND, Oklahoma, maybe een USC and Colorado to a degree.

As the article points out the ACC is getting beaten by the SEC schools when it comes to recruiting. I don't see that trend reversing any time soon.

As I have said before, if the Big 12 called today, I'd take it in a heartbeat (provided various terms are favorable).
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FSU football would be the big winner in move to the Big 12 bill from tampa May 27, 2012 01:29PM
Basketball yes, academics no. The second reason should be travel. duke nole May 27, 2012 05:43PM
Which has been a debatcle topic as well. * bill from tampa May 27, 2012 08:35PM
If GT was one of our annual opponents, the travel argument would mean more... cstrick May 27, 2012 08:51PM
"Debatcle." That's when a debate... proudnole May 27, 2012 11:13PM
Had a bunch of Big-12 fans at the house tonight. They're fired up to see FSU join the league. Also Mr. Peanut May 28, 2012 12:33AM
With you on this* seminole in hawgland May 28, 2012 01:34AM
Seems balanced to me. westfsu May 28, 2012 08:43AM
You mean you don't want to have to hold your breath anymore after a TD to see if cstrick May 28, 2012 09:59AM
Or a little innocent nudging of the ball forward for a first down? * bill from tampa May 28, 2012 10:57AM
I'm serious westfsu May 28, 2012 11:44AM
They'll apologize later in the week for making a blown call... cstrick May 28, 2012 01:42PM
FWIW, that's my biggest beef too -- followed closely by money and a lack of compelling matchups MickFick May 28, 2012 02:02PM
I though I had patients. westfsu May 28, 2012 04:38PM
west, please forgive me, but I have to make rounds in the hospital and see my patience... tee gee May 28, 2012 04:44PM
My father always said I would never be a doctor because bill from tampa May 28, 2012 05:00PM
A lil story, westfsu May 28, 2012 06:19PM
Just for the record, I was not making fun of your spelling. bill from tampa May 28, 2012 08:52PM
I was, not now I;m very sorry..My apologies west. tee gee May 28, 2012 09:22PM
I"m used to it..smiling smiley* westfsu May 28, 2012 05:56PM
Thanks for not piling on NoleusMaximus May 29, 2012 12:16PM
I'm with you. Not sure if officiating is biased (sure seems that way though) but it clearly sucks& BankerNole May 28, 2012 04:50PM
At first (many years ago) I thought it was bias tee gee May 28, 2012 04:55PM
It's incompetence and a major contributor (or result) of the lack of football culture.... anm May 29, 2012 10:14AM
I'm with you. Several games were unwatchable and not entertaining at all. Chief Seattle May 28, 2012 08:44PM
ACC games are just not fun to watch... cstrick May 29, 2012 06:17AM
I have mentioned this game before but I will never forget that WF center bill from tampa May 29, 2012 08:08AM
It's time to get out of the ACC* Daddy-O May 29, 2012 10:09AM

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