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    BE Name Change

    Could be coming. If so, more $$$ for the new kids. I wonder how much the C-7 would pay for the rights to the name?
    $10M, $20M, more? Any way you look at it, the football schools are going to get some nice pocket change.




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    Re: BE Name Change

    Didn't take time to read it yet...

    Is the BE branding that valuable to the C7?
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    Re: BE Name Change

    I wouldn't buy it, if I were the C-7. Why do that? You have enough bball power in that conference to not have to hold on to the Big East name. This, actually, could hurt the new Big East. The name was the only thing left of a more prestigeous conference. They change the name and they have to start from scratch. If the C7 are dumb enough to buy it, then the new BE will get some nice pocket money, though.

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    Re: BE Name Change

    I was just thinking about this last night. According to McMurphy, the contracts allowed for it and that was really my only reason for wanting to hold on to it.Even settsetting money aside, the name is more haunting then helpful at this point. All it teally does is compel people to point out how we're not *really*the BE. The C7 want the name, have a stronger non-legal claim to it, and gave some money to spend on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parialex View Post
    I was just thinking about this last night. According to McMurphy, the contracts allowed for it and that was really my only reason for wanting to hold on to it.Even settsetting money aside, the name is more haunting then helpful at this point. All it teally does is compel people to point out how we're not *really*the BE. The C7 want the name, have a stronger non-legal claim to it, and gave some money to spend on it.
    You will have to start from scratch on national branding. That is an uphill battle. I think it would be silly to sell the name. Just my opinion........

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    Re: BE Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by parialex View Post
    I was just thinking about this last night. According to McMurphy, the contracts allowed for it and that was really my only reason for wanting to hold on to it.Even settsetting money aside, the name is more haunting then helpful at this point. All it teally does is compel people to point out how we're not *really*the BE. The C7 want the name, have a stronger non-legal claim to it, and gave some money to spend on it.
    Good points. Add to these that the name was haunting even with the old members. They had become a football laughing stock over the past few years. Other than Tulane, they are as strong or stronger than before.
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    Re: BE Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    Good points. Add to these that the name was haunting even with the old members. They had become a football laughing stock over the past few years. Other than Tulane, they are as strong or stronger than before.
    I agree. It was also laughable that they were called the Big "East", but had teams from Boise, Idaho and San Diego, California. Not exactly "east". With the current membership, it is still not really east, and detractors would still point that out. Letting the C-7 buy the name makes sense, but the new names needs to be a good one.

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    Re: BE Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    I agree. It was also laughable that they were called the Big "East", but had teams from Boise, Idaho and San Diego, California. Not exactly "east". With the current membership, it is still not really east, and detractors would still point that out. Letting the C-7 buy the name makes sense, but the new names needs to be a good one.
    Except that they never really had teams from Idaho or California as it turned out.

    Before all the recent changes, I always had more of an issue with the "Big" part of "Big East." I guess they've always been numerically big if you count all the b-ball schools that are now leaving. But they weren't exactly "big" in terms of being a big deal.

    The new Big East won't be "big" in any sense (other than maybe geographical ground covered) and they won't be particularly "east" with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, and whomever else they steal from CUSA.

    I'd sell the name.

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    Re: BE Name Change

    Takes a while to brand a new conference name. Just saying......... The Big East had a good reputation name - even if it was associated with bball. No one will know who the new conference is... Anyway, I guess they will have a chance to make their new name on the field.

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    Re: BE Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    The new Big East won't be "big" in any sense
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    Re: BE Name Change

    Sell them the CUSA name, they have earned it....

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    Re: BE Name Change

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