Friday, February 3, 2012

J.P. Giglio On Boston College: Expansion “Killed” ACC Basketball Brand

TEN MINUTES BEFORE TIPOFF?
In an article on ACC now, veteran Raleigh News & Observer sports reporter J.P. Giglio made some pointed observations about the tiny crowd (3,611) in Boston for the BC/N.C. State game earlier this week.

Here is a small excerpt: 

"There are valid reasons for that (the small crowd), I'm not disputing that, just pointing out the reality. And please don't confuse this for nostalgia for "the good old days" of the ACC (although I do miss the round robin), it's just a fact.

Fan apathy, especially in the newer ACC markets (Miami's gym [4,611] was again on Wednesday for Maryland's visit) is one of the factors in the league's declining image and product.

Expansion happened, at some point I'll get over that, probably when someone from the ACC admits they killed their basketball brand in the process."

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