Sly Fox wrote:Back when Louisville was in the C-USA they were desperately trying to keep up with the Southern schools. Cincy still hasn't thrown itself into a real baseball program ... back before the league switch they were playing home games at rec league ballparks against UH & Rice when both were Top 10 programs.
http://www.gobearcats.com/facilities/sc ... adium.html
But let's be honest, baseball has little to nothing to do with any realignment discussions.
While they certainly aren't a top 25 team, their facilities are certainly on par, if not better than most major baseball program's.
Just a side note -- anyone catch ESPN I think it was OTL this afternoon? I was in the gym so could only see the screen (couldn't hear details) -- i know great story -- but it was a story about college football and conference revenue and at one point they were showing a graph of the annual revenue for conferences... I know we've discussed some of it here but I was astonished how little money the Pac-10 brings in... If i recall correctly (too lazy to find the graph) Big Ten is around $245 million annual revenue, SEC is just over $205 million, every other conference was below $100 million... Big 12 at around 95, followed by ACC in the 60-70 range, and then Pac-10 at $58 million and then Big East.
Just surprised, but I guess it sort of makes sense considering TV deals and exposure.