It's the tv money, stupid.
SDSU moving 'full steam' to Big East
by Brent Schrotenboer
April 23, 2012
Rumors have circulated for months that San Diego State might not go through with its plan to join the Big East conference next year in football.
Even if the Big East loses its BCS status, SDSU is making the move to the Big East primarily for TV money. SDSU expects to increase its TV revenue from about $1.5 million annually in the Mountain West to at least $6.4 million in the Big East. There is some risk involved because SDSU is basing that Big East TV revenue on an estimate. Big East will begin negotiating a new TV contract in September, and the exact figure wonít be known until a new agreement is reached.
A new Big East TV contract still is expected to pay much more than any TV contract with a proposed Mountain West combination with Conference USA. Thatís because the Big East will have significantly bigger TV markets, including its East Coast base and new members from San Diego, Houston and Dallas.
San Deigo State, Really!?
Now that is a desperate move by both sides. If it is all about the Television market, I decided to go hear and take a look for myself
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If it is being based just on that, San Deigo is way down the list and a bad, bad move