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Morning Cup O' Mud: Conference Re-Alignment Mayhem


If you missed yesterday, I'm actually a bit envious of you. It was a crazy day (as we knew it'd be) with the news on Sunday that Pittsburgh and Syracuse had left for the ACC.Then, our morning post reporting that Villanova had applied to become an ACC member. really rang the bells

That set Twitter ablaze. We set our own records with over 6,500 page views from 86 retweets. We experienced the highest site traffic in the history of the blog (thanks ACC fanboys!). For some reason though, those fanboys seemed to take our enthusiasm for our administration being proactive as claims that we were ACC-bound. Weird people, I must say. But we don't hate the site traffic, really.

In any case, that led to me breaking down the possible scenarios for Villanova in this whole conference realignment mess. Also of use to you will be Rumble In The Garden's breakdown of the Big East's reaction to the news.

Team-by-team reaction to Big East realignment | Rumble In The Garden
A compilation of team-by-team official or blog reactions to Big East realignment.

GU Athletic Director Comments on Pitt, 'Cuse Departures | The Hoya
Georgetown University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed issued a statement Sunday evening after the Atlantic Coast Conference announced earlier in the day that it had accepted applications from former Big East programs Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

College Football Conference Realignment: ACC Adds Syracuse And Pitt; So What Now? | SBNation.com
While all eyes were on Oklahoma and the SEC, the ACC sneaked in and created a whole, new level of ruckus in the ongoing conference realignment saga. What happens now?

The Geography of College Football Fans (and Realignment Chaos) | New York Times
The possible realignment of college football conferences raises a host of interesting questions about fan loyalty.

Howie Long talks about Hall of Fame, Raiders, Terry Bradshaw, Lyle Alzado | ESPN
Villanova alum Howie Long discusses Raiders, former teammate Lyle Alzado.

Swoboda named to Honor Roll for Second Straight Week | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Freshman Jessica Swoboda (Hanover Township, Pa.) has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second consecutive week, after another impressive performance this Sunday against Radford. The freshman scored two goals on the way to a 3-1 Villanova win.

Michael Rosengren and Matt Colonnese Win Championship at Villanova Invitational | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
Freshman Michael Rosengren (Sharon, Mass.) and sophomore Matt Colonnese (Marietta, Ga.) each won their singles matches in the final round and the pair came out as the champions of the Villanova Invitational held at the West Campus Tennis Courts this weekend. In a tournament draw that featured 16 doubles pairs Rosengren and Colonnese emerged in first place while three other pairs from the Wildcats also registered strong results in the team's opening weekend.

Wildcats Go Undefeated On Final Day of Bucknell Invitational | Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats
The final day of the Bucknell Invitational at the Varsity Tennis Courts saw Villanova go undefeated in five singles matches on Sunday afternoon. The results included freshman Sydney West and sophomore Anne Cognetti (Waverly, Pa.) winning the titles in the "B" and "C" singles draws, respectively.


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