Conference Realignment

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FlyNavy

Los Angeles
UCLA might rack up the most miles in NCAA Football history next year (with exception of Hawaii):
8/31 at Hawaii
9/21 at LSU
10/5 at Penn State
10/19 at Rutgers
11/2 at Nebraska
11/16 at Washington (shortest road trip of the six, yet still close to 1000 miles)
TBD Bowl game (with their luck it'll be the Pinstripe Bowl)

These games were scheduled years in advance, but I'm guessing you'll see a change in non-con scheduling for the west coast teams. Curious whether USC/Stanford will have the appetite to fly to South Bend every other year in addition to their conference schedules.
 
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I give SEC credit for staying with a contiguous geographic footprint.
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B10 looks silly with West Coast teams
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ACC looks silly as well
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FlyNavy

Los Angeles
The Both Coast Conference (and Texas) the BCCaT.
Still doesn't account for Louisville or Notre Dame...

I did see somewhere that the conference foes with the most separation is now Stanford-Boston College, just ahead of Cal-BC. Maybe the Frequent Fliers Conference (FFC)?
 
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Throw Hawaii into the ACC. It’d be a great home field advantage for them playing a night game against anyone on east coast time.

What’re your guys’ takes on the over/under in number of years until Stanford and Cal really get tired of travel and want out?

Not just football or even basketball, who probably will not like it eventually, but they’re also usually big in the ‘no one cares’ sports. If most of those other sports teams start complaining that’ll be a problem for them.
 
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Throw Hawaii into the ACC. It’d be a great home field advantage for them playing a night game against anyone on east coast time.

What’re your guys’ takes on the over/under in number of years until Stanford and Cal really get tired of travel and want out?

Not just football or even basketball, who probably will not like it eventually, but they’re also usually big in the ‘no one cares’ sports. If most of those other sports teams start complaining that’ll be a problem for them.

There was talk after the move was announced of having the Olympic sports played at a neutral site in the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
 
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Throw Hawaii into the ACC. It’d be a great home field advantage for them playing a night game against anyone on east coast time.

What’re your guys’ takes on the over/under in number of years until Stanford and Cal really get tired of travel and want out?

Not just football or even basketball, who probably will not like it eventually, but they’re also usually big in the ‘no one cares’ sports. If most of those other sports teams start complaining that’ll be a problem for them.

Hawaii would be lucky to even afford travel the team that far. Their program is treading water financially.
 
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There was talk after the move was announced of having the Olympic sports played at a neutral site in the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
Interesting. In that case how long for the other 14 to realize they dislike having to accommodate 2 others? SMU sure won’t complain, so is it really neutral?

I don’t know. We’ll see how everything works out. I just see a lot more changes in coming years from what seem to have been a lot of knee-jerk reactionary decisions.
 
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Throw Hawaii into the ACC. It’d be a great home field advantage for them playing a night game against anyone on east coast time.

What’re your guys’ takes on the over/under in number of years until Stanford and Cal really get tired of travel and want out?

Not just football or even basketball, who probably will not like it eventually, but they’re also usually big in the ‘no one cares’ sports. If most of those other sports teams start complaining that’ll be a problem for them.
I think we put too much weight on this travel thing. Has anyone seen the women's softball travel? They go to Alabama, Florida, California and Louisiana four straight weekends and play a total of 16-20 games.