This week, the BIG EAST managed to grab more of the news headlines than the SEC did during their own media days. While they were at it, the BIG EAST brought in a financial figure that would make Florida State want to join the conference. So what all happened? Find out those details, plus how much the new playoff system may be worth, hear from Larry Fitzgerald, and see what would happen if college football held their own fantasy draft...after the jump.
FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD! Your Pitt Panthers are officially free of the BIG EAST and heading to the ACC on July 1st, 2013. One would assume that this means Pitt is dropping their lawsuit against the BIG EAST.
Speaking of dropping lawsuits. The BIG EAST has dropped its lawsuit against TCU after the Horned Frogs agreed they would pay the $5 million exit fee.
West Virginia may not be the sharpest tool in the shed.
Big East got $20 mill from WVU and $20 mill combined from TCU, Cuse and Pitt this week.— Chas Rich (@ChasRich27) July 19, 2012
The payout of the playoffs. It sounds like the new playoff system will be worth $600 million a year for all three games, nearly four times the value of the entire current BCS system. It also sounds like ESPN may purchase the rights to the entire package.
Mock drafting college football. Andy Staples takes a look at how a mock draft of college football players may go.
Larry Fitzgerald, one of the best. The Pro Football Hall of Fame recently did a Q & A with the former Biletnikoff Award winner.
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