Given that this might be our new conference home, this news caught my eye. I'm starting to see why Florida State and Clemson would have the idea that the conference isn't serious about football. Then again, Florida State and its fans seem at least partially to blame since they will be playing in the game. For major college football, this is kind of ridiculous:
"Tickets on StubHub.com were going for as little as $4 on Monday morning..."
"A tour of Bank of America Stadium, when no game is being played, much less one that will determine a trip to a BCS bowl, costs $5 for adults. So, if you were thinking of taking that tour of the empty stadium, you can save yourself a buck and just buy a ticket to see Florida State and Georgia Tech play on Saturday night."
I know we need to get out of the Big East, and I have already made comments about the ACC being a good step for us. Still, I don't really know what to make of this. It doesn't seem encouraging, and perhaps could just underscore the fact that of the "five major" conferences (or whatever term people are using for them), the ACC appears the least stable of all.
Speculation on it might not be worth it, but one of the things that we have talked about being an asset for Louisville over UCONN is how well our fan base traveled when we went to the Orange bowl and how badly their fans traveled to the Fiesta bowl. In this case the ACC obviously isn't showing much willingness to travel. I might be reading too much into it but I can't but think that this might undermine that argument.