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#21 BSLChrisBacon

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:05 AM

NBC Sports / CFT: Big 12 would look ‘East not West’ if league decides to expand
http://collegefootba...ides-to-expand/



Cincinnati and UCF are the odds-on favorites. Makes sense. UConn will likely miss out again... can't even beat out Cincy and UCF. 

I think Memphis is the favorite personally. While UCF gets you into Florida, which is highly appealing, Memphis is a recruiting hotbed, is a decent media market, and has the basketball resume. If they continue their football success lately, they'd be a shoe in. Plus it helps connect the conference to West Virginia more.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

I think Memphis is the favorite personally. While UCF gets you into Florida, which is highly appealing, Memphis is a recruiting hotbed, is a decent media market, and has the basketball resume. If they continue their football success lately, they'd be a shoe in. Plus it helps connect the conference to West Virginia more.

 

I guess I could see that. Time will tell certainly.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

Either way, I see the Big 12 expanding sooner rather than later.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:08 PM

Setting geography aside, UCF makes a lot more sense to me than Memphis.

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

Had a feeling this sort of thing was coming.

 

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 02:48 PM

I wonder how serious the B1G ever was in bringing in UVA and UNC.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:04 PM

I wonder how serious the B1G ever was in bringing in UVA and UNC.

 

Hard to say, though I imagine they were quite serious at some point. Both schools were and still would be great additions to any conference; though that point appears moot with the Grant of Rights.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:44 PM

I wonder how serious the B1G ever was in bringing in UVA and UNC.

 

 

Hard to say, though I imagine they were quite serious at some point. Both schools were and still would be great additions to any conference; though that point appears moot with the Grant of Rights.

 

If the Big Ten wanted to expand again, those would be the top choices not named Notre Dame. Never heard if they actually inquired about the possibility though. But when you heard the reasons why they chose MD and Rutgers, they obviously want to look to the south.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:38 PM

Yahoo: BYU AD: School intends to play in Power 5 conference in 'near future'

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:48 PM

Big 12, come on down!!!
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:19 PM

CBS Sports: College football conference title game restrictions to be relaxed by 2016

http://www.cbssports...relaxed-by-2016



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Apparently Bowlsby said the ACC could take advantage of this by going to a 3 division structure, which would imply that Notre Dame would have an even closer relationship with the conference for football, if not a "regular" member. I don't see it happening though....even with ND as a full member 3 divisions sounds messy.

 

This is definitely bad news for Cincinnati, BYU, UCF, etc. though, who won't be getting that Big 12 invite in the mailbox anytime soon.


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

CBS Sports: FSU trustees concerned with ACC's place among Power 5 conferences

http://www.cbssports...r-5-conferences



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

BREAKING: Source confirms NKU will be moving to the Horizon League for all sports. Pending board approval Monday.

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I've been expecting this for a while.

 



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:08 PM

Sports on Earth: Big 12 Expansion Makes Sense
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:39 PM

ESPN: Big 12 expansion is not just a possibility, but an inevitability

 

The Big 12, however, has one luxury at its disposal: time. The granting of rights slowed the realignment wheel enough for the Big 12 to meticulously weigh its expansion options.

 

Ten years ago, TCU didn’t have the look of a viable Big 12 expansion candidate. It ranked 74th in attendance, well behind the likes of Memphis, Fresno State and East Carolina. But behind a visionary leadership from its chancellors, athletic directors and coach Gary Patterson, the Horned Frogs forced Big 12 inclusion.

 

Today, the Big 12’s expansion options don’t look so hot. But five years from now, who knows?

 

Colorado State is building a $200 million stadium. Memphis will soon be adding new football and basketball facilities. Houston hired one of the budding stars in coaching in Tom Herman.

 

If the Big 12 expanded now, its options would be limited. By holding off, it can wait to see if another TCU develops. Or, in a home-run scenario, a rift could develop in another Power 5 conference. (It’s happened before; just ask Dan Beebe.)


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:51 PM

It will be UC and one other. They should have added Louisville when they had the chance to really build a nice bridge to WVU.
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:06 PM

UCF makes a lot of sense, even right now. If USF gets its act together as an athletic program, adding that Florida pair could be a solid move for the Big 12.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:07 PM

UCF makes a lot of sense, even right now. If USF gets its act together as an athletic program, adding that Florida pair could be a solid move for the Big 12.


I was actually talking about Cincinnati as they are upgrading both basketball and football facilities.

But yes, I think the Big 12 could definitely nab both Florida schools. I like that idea a lot.
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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:48 PM


But yes, I think the Big 12 could definitely nab both Florida schools. I like that idea a lot.

 

if they focus on schools that are named for just portions of a state instead of the whole state, they're keeping their status down long-term...  when was the last time a portion-of-the-state school actually had any sustained status?


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