After reading and listening to various people Tuesday, we realized we
completely misunderstood the Virginia Tech talk. It does a few things, and
does them brilliantly.
- The pressure goes from UVa to Tech. Tech has to decide if it will toss the
Big East over, abandon the lawsuit, and look ridiculous in public.
Having said a few days ago they wouldn't accept an invitation, now they'll
have the chance to decline it. Either way, UVa is free to vote for
expansion. Oh, and there's no guarantee that Tech would win 7 votes,
either, which would make returning to the Big East a really ugly affair.
- It's a full-frontal offensive against the Big East. Nuisance
lawsuit? Fine. We'll take a bigger bite.
- For Duke and UNC, it puts them in a difficult position and diminishes the
influence they have over the process. It could also cut income to all the
schools considerably as the pie would be sliced into smaller slices.
On a different note, a few days ago, a Connecticut paper was all but
chortling over how the city slickers had taught the bumpkins a lesson about PR
and power politics. Now, though, that seems a bit premature, if not rash.
It's an old story in America. This is where snipe hunting comes from.
All in all, it certainly changes the picture, doesn't it? And yes, early
indications are that VPI will say "screw you" to the Big East.
stroke' might clear expansion hurdle
Plan B work? Stay tuned
Wooing Makes Virginia Tech Nervous
strange turn of events in ACC-Big East saga
ACC: Fat Cats and Pigskin
ACC will invite VT to join
- Virginia Tech,
ACC Say No Invitations Offered
to Make Choice
Tech Has a Right To Choose: Hokies Could Drop Lawsuit, Opt for ACC
ACC: Fat Cats And Pigskin
could face tough call if invitation comes
Dick, One Right Path: See It Through
fiasco embarrassing for all parties involved
welcomed with open ears?
may be facing tough call
- Ire certain,
Tech must seize chance
AD says ACC a possibility
expansion not for big bucks
Indecision, Indecision - the ACC and expansion