Show Stopper, on 19 January 2013 - 02:38 AM, said:
My issue is that you can't look at it solely from an athletic perspective. Not only do athletics play a part but the athletics and the culture of the university play a part too.
I would not mind N.C. state and UNC, etc. to join. My issue is you just can't look at it from athletics alone.
Everyone is looking at it from a "what makes us more appealing when we sit down to negotiate a tv contract". That's why GatorU was way off in saying it would be ok to get wake forest. Just because they're in NC doesn't mean lots if people there are watching their games.
The best option would be to get unc and vt, but duke and unc aren't splitting up. The next best bet would be nc state and vt(I'd like it better anyway). There are lots of nc state fans, and they would be like A&M on a slightly smaller scale. They care about athletics and have lots of resources, but have lived in the shadow of unc and duke. If they join the SEC they'd move quickly and bring a lot to the table. And vt is basically an SEC school in VA already so that's a no brainer.