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The ACC has announced that they will join the Pac-12, Big Ten, and Big XII in having a "Grant of Media Rights." This means that if any current conference member leaves the conference, their media revenue goes to the old conference, not to the new conference or to the school. This has the potential end conference realignment for the next decade.
This post was edited by thejumper5 12 months ago
I find the legality of such an agreement dubious at best. But if the schools agree to it, its on them. Hope they have "out" clauses in case something happens within the conference...major scandals involving conference officials...things like that.
It still won't help the ACC make any more money for their members, so if each school is happy making about half of what they could make in either the B1G or SEC, more power to them....
I'm personally happy if this development truly spells the end of expansion talk.
I agree with you. Just speculating, but I have a feeling schools will be able to find some sort of loophole anyway.
If this ends poahing from the ACC, then that leaves Cincinnati and Connecticutt in a bad place. Missouri is still susceptible to Big 10 poaching, once they realize what a bad fit the SEC is for them.
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