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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:17 am

What I don't understand is how losing one team, Nebraska, is somehow going to end the Big 12 entirely. Seems to me they could have their league with 11, 10, hell 8 teams. I'm for expansion and I want a championship game but if all we get is Nebraska and the PAC10 gets Texas, Oklahoma and god knows who else is that really a win for the BIG10?
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:19 am

fisticuffs wrote:What I don't understand is how losing one team, Nebraska, is somehow going to end the Big 12 entirely.

Pac-10 set to invite six Big 12 schools to join, Colorado expected to accept offer Thursday

The Big South [EDIT: Southwest Conference, not Big South] was, correct me if I'm wrong, an 8-team conference. But they weren't a legitimate national power until they added four more to become the Big 12. [EDIT: To be fair, they were powerful but not stable enough to withstand NCAA violations with so few teams] And regardless of that, a 5-team conference in any major sport just doesn't exist outside of the fabulized and mythical Philly Big 5.
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby O.J. » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:19 pm

It appears that Nebraska is a done deal; now things are going to get very, very interesting. Most of the talk about Texas has focused on the Pac10, but a Kansas City station reported yesterday that "top ranking officials" confirmed that Texas and Texas A&M will petition the Big Ten for membership.

It looks like you can wave goodbye to the Big 12.
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:36 pm

Well we'd better make a run at some more Big 12 teams before all the good ones end up in the PAC-10 er PAC something er other. Seriously don't want to get stuck with Kansas State and Baylor while Texas and Tech run out west.
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby O.J. » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:45 pm

There's not a chance in hell that Baylor or K State are invited into the Big Ten. Neither is a member of the AAU; I'm guessing the Big Ten would either grant an exception to Notre Dame, or garner enough support to extend them an invitation to join the AAU.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associatio ... iversities
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby supaunknown » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:16 pm

Is Kansas gonna get left out in the cold?
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Re: Will the Big "Ten" add another?

Postby O.J. » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:20 pm

supaunknown wrote:Is Kansas gonna get left out in the cold?


That's what it's looking like for now. Unfortunately for them, expansion is driven entirely by your football program and size of media market, basketball tradition be damned.
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