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Old 07-18-2012, 12:33 PM   #4266
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I don't know that Duke will get those eyeballs to turn on the SEC, though. I think it more a ruse to shake NC St. loose. The State of North Carolina's BOR is like a 12 member panel, and NC St only has four votes on that panel. So even if their wish was to bolt for the SEC, they might have serious political roadblocks to making that happen.

Duke, OTH, is a private institution. If the SEC can bluff negotiations with Duke convincingly enough, it might move the NC BOR to allow each school to seek their best opportunity away from a sinking ACC. I don't think that happens unless FSU announces they are going to the B12 and VPI says it is going to the SEC.

Since FSU seems concerned about going to the B12 without a dance partner, and the B12 is still waiting on ND to commit to something (NBC, B12, ACC, etc.), there is an effective logjam. The one with the most cause to try and break that logjam is the SEC because they hate 16 and want a network. Since none of us know exactly how much a Duke membership would help/hurt that network, its hard to say how serious the SEC is, which is exactly what they want, uncertainty in all the other players.
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