Add Georgetown to the ACC

Why not add Georgetown to the ACC?
Why not add Georgetown to the ACC?

One of the bigger stories in the sports world today is the possibility that the non-football Big East teams will leave the conference and join the Atlantic 10. From ESPN:

“The 21-team model would occur if the A-10 were to add the seven Big East Catholic schools (Marquette, DePaul, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova) that met Sunday in New York with Big East commissioner Mike Aresco to go over their options.”

Emphasis mine. I’ve mentioned this before on twitter, but why not add Georgetown to the ACC?!

After Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Louisville and Syracuse enter the conference and Maryland leaves, the ACC will have 14 football schools (Notre Dame still independent in football) and 15 schools in all other sports (or whatever number participate in the given sport). Since Georgetown is a non-football school, why not add them as a 16th team? It’ll keep football at 14 teams to keep a two division format and will make the ACC that much better in all other sports, especially basketball.

In addition, it gets the ACC back into the D.C. market after the loss of Maryland and adds an excellent academic institution.

I’ve mentioned this to friends and everyone seems to agree it makes sense, but I’m not particularly knowledgeable about conference realignment and the politics within it. Am I missing something? Doesn’t this seem like a no-brainer? (Image via)

College Basketball Recaps

The last couple of weeks have seen very few college basketball games, because of schools finals and winter break. The hiatus is over and college basketball resumed today with 20 teams in the top 25 playing. Here is a quick rundown of the action:

Wisconsin vs 9. Texas: The best game of the day so far ended with Wisconsin guard Michael Flowers hitting a 3 pointer to give the Badgers the lead with 2 seconds left and then stealing the ensuing inbounds pass. A huge win for Wisconsin whose only two losses came to ranked teams in Duke and Marquette. These losses had forced the Badgers out of the Top 25 and left them in need of a big-time to win to prove that they were for real. They got that win with the 67-66 victory at Texas today.

American vs 8 Georgetown: Georgetown took care of business today at home versus American winning easily 78-51. The Hoyas dropped in the poles after losing to Memphis last week and they rebounded nicely with this victory. Though up only 10 at halftime, Georgetown put the game away with a 25-6 start in the second half.

Tennessee-Martin vs 15 Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt has had a great beginning to the year, starting 12-0, but I am not convinced. They have not played any good teams yet and have struggled against their opponents. They did beat Tennessee Martin today, but gave up 85 points in the process and only won by 7. This is the same Tennessee Martin who UNLV beat by 28, Maine beat by 4, and Central Arkansas beat by 3. In today’s game, the Commodores shot under 40%, but 10 three-pointers and 13 steals saved them. Continue reading “College Basketball Recaps”