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On the Banks - The Big East's Treachery and Lies

Great piece outlining the dissolving Big East football conference by Rutgers SBN blog.

NY Times: Syracuse and Pitt in Talks With ACC

I'd be OK with it. Can we add UConn and West Virginia, too?: "The person with knowledge of the talks declined to speculate on a timetable or the seriousness of the discussions. But in this delicate time for conferences and their futures, the discussions between the 12-team A.C.C. and two Big East members are significant." UPDATE: "Syracuse and Pittsburgh have begun the formal process of leaving the Big East by applying to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, an A.C.C. official with direct knowledge of the applications said Saturday."

Yahoo! - ACC recruiting buzz

Check out the news from around the ACC in recruiting...

Anthony Allen named to Senior Bowl roster

Allen tabbed to play in Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL on January 29.

From Ol' Virginia proposes 9 Game ACC Schedule

Some interesting ideas on how to get a 9 game conference slate rolling for the ACC.

Discover Card likely to sign on as Orange Bowl sponsor

From CNBC per College Football Talk, it looks like the home of the ACC champion has a new title sponsor. FedEx bailed when ESPN demanded more from advertisers as the new BCS network.

College Football Expenses By School In 2008-09

(in millions) 1. Miami $20.97 2. Boston College $19.40 3. Clemson $18.84 4. Virginia Tech $18.27 5. Virginia $17.22 6. Florida State $16.70 7. Georgia Tech $16.12 8. Duke $15.74 9. North Carolina $15.36 10. Wake Forest $13.41 11. Maryland $11.72 12. North Carolina State $11.00

Shakin the Southland on the ACC's Media Contract

Read this. It goes over how college sports media deals have changed because of the BTN and the SEC's ESPN contract and goes over what the options are for the ACC. A warning, though. It contains, in the words of CGB "So. Many. Words."

Hokies No. 11 in Dodd's Post-Spring Top 25

Add this one to post-spring rankings from ESPN's Mark Schlabach, SI's Andy Staples and Tony Barnhart. CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd has Virginia Tech at No. 11. Notables: No. 2 Boise State, No. 13 Georgia Tech, No. 14 Miami, No. 16 Florida State and No. 24 North Carolina. HT: Annette.

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