Something you said to me. Boston College Athletic Director on adding Syracuse and Pitt......... “It had nothing to do with basketball,’’ said DeFilippo. “It was football money which drove expansion. It was football money and securing our future.’’ The ACC just signed a new deal with ESPN that will increase the revenue for each school to approximately $13 million. With the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, said DeFilippo, another significant increase will come. “We always keep our television partners close to us,’’ he said. “You don’t get extra money for basketball. It’s 85 percent football money. TV - ESPN - is the one who told us what to do. This was football; it had nothing to do with basketball.’’ http://www.businessinsider.com/scandal-e...ce-2011-10 You guys greatly overestimate the importance and value of basketball in college athletics. The boy sport runs the show and any school without it will suffer in the future.