Jim Lamar from the Tallahassee Democrat seems sure, the ACC has cause for concern.
Firstly there is the financial situation Lamar points out: “Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis announced last Friday that the Big 12 agreed to distribute $19 million to eight of its members to close out the 2011-12 fiscal year. Departing members Missouri and Texas A&M did not receive payouts; neither did incoming members TCU andWest Virginia.”
Right now, FSU is in a position where an extra few million dollars would go a long way. Doak Campbell Stadium needs renovations, the basketball coaches need a raise, and the athletic department had coffers to replenish.
Lamar notes that the new additions won’t be compensated fully until later: “TCU and West Virginia will only be given a 50-percent share and will not receive full shares until 2016.”
So if the ACC dissolves and FSU and Clemson head Big 12 (or should I say Big 14), what will happen to schools like UMD and Miami?