Jim Boeheim says college basketball coaches are trying to prevent super conferences

Jim Boeheim says college basketball coaches are trying to prevent super conferences

Jim Boeheim, longtime basketball coach of the Syracuse Orange, is not a fan of the conference realignment. Syracuse has been with the ACC since the 2013-14 season after leaving the Big East, where they had played since 1979. Amid USC and UCLA’s recently announced move from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten, one Boeheim asked if basketball coaches across the country should try to stop super conferences.

“We are talking about it and we are unanimous on what we think we should do”, Boeheim said during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio“and then football schools do what they want to do. And they don’t listen to anybody else when it comes to that. You just have to understand that football rules everything because of money, c ‘s obvious. But the UCLA football team is going to play Rutgers? In our (league), we just have a little plane trip for all our flights, it’s an hour, but they’re going to cross the country Maybe they’ve decided they’re just not going to play that much or they’ll come and play three games at a time and then come back and say, ‘Well, that’s what we do.’ it doesn’t matter if they are happy, that’s football.

“…In a perfect world, if you were doing conferences, you’d put them all in the same areas, short trips, play with each other, but it’s all about the money right now.”

While Boeheim may be confident that super conferences affect the future of college basketball, not all coaches across the country feel the same way. WCIA3 reporter Andy Olson recently asked the Illinois head coach Brad Underwood if he thinks the Big Ten will reach a point of accepting too many teams in the league.

“No. Why? It’s a traditional way of thinking,” Underwood said. “I think we don’t have to think that way. is 16, if it’s 20, if it’s 24, this will be the best league in the country with the best academics and present us and our student-athletes with the best opportunity to graduate, succeed, every once in a while in the best environment. So I don’t know if there’s too much. I don’t think that way. I’m just excited about the opportunity to go to Los Angeles in January and February and then to continue to see what develops as we move forward.

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When it was announced that USC and UCLA were joining the Big Ten, Underwood raved about the additions.

“It’s fabulous. You’re talking about two of the most historic programs, and I’m talking about athletic programs, but I’m also talking about two of the best academic institutions,” Underwood told Illini Inquirer. “They fit the Big Ten mold. That’s something that Kevin (Warren) was very adamant about in his discussions. … You’re talking about two great academic institutions. Obviously basketball and football, in particular, have historic programs. They play in big venues. The Rose Bowl and the Coliseum. Basketball was historic. You’re talking about UCLA, maybe the greatest college basketball program of all time. I think that’s exciting. It’s a tremendous foresight to move away from what we call the traditional way of thinking and expand. This can only benefit the Big Ten, and I think the Big Ten will help both of these schools as well.

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