I get it. Eat or be eaten, or worse yet, left for dead. That doesn’t mean I have to like it, nor does it mean that what is going on in the world of college athletic conferences is a good thing.
My beloved ACC has just added Syracuse and Pittsburgh to its roster pulling two Big East stalwarts from that now reeling conference. Expectations are that the ACC is still on a buying binge with lots of potential interest. The Pac-12’s Larry Scott, who along with Jim Delaney of the Big 10-and-then-some conference, have to date been the agenda setters. And, they’ve had the muscle to be those guys. The University of Texas flexed its muscles with its own network and has basically sent the future of the Big 12 into a tailspin. (more…)