Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
Yes, I am aware of the economics of adding them. They may add incremental dollars. But I'm trying to understand why a football conference that only cares about football would want to dilute it's football brand by adding 2 crappy football programs. Just for money? You would agree it's a very odd strategy no?
"Basketball doesn't matter!" So why are you adding basketball schools? "Because we want to be the best in basketball, dammit!"
The thought would be that they decide start trying at basketball. You've already mentioned the economics of bringing the state of North Carolina into the fold. If this happens, suddenly you've got three of the four greatest basketball programs in history within the conference. Then you've got the recent power that is Florida and some nice complimentary pieces like Mizzou and Arkansas. At that point, you're 90% of the way to basketball dominance. Might as well rule football, baseball, AND basketball.