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#61 RShack

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:46 PM

Actually they will stay large.  Inn fact they will go to 16 teams.  When that happens a conf can elect to leave the NCAA.  I see at least 5 major 16 team conferences.  Then they can make their own tournies and keep all the money.  They don't need to share money to small schools.  Also they can be rid of the NCAA rules bodies.

 

Don't hold your breath... it took them a million years just to get a measly 1-game championship game... because they were afraid of the dang Rose Bowl... and Sugar Bowl... and etc., etc.  

 

Sixteen team conferences are too unwieldy... of course, we'll hear all manner of prognostication about it... just like we heard for years that six 12-team conferences (including the Big East) were gonna rule college football and squeeze everybody else out...  that didn't happen either, but there were lots of columns about it...


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

So a 16-team Big Ten that includes Virginia and UNC? I think Jim Deleny is somewhere right now reading that and touching himself.

 

FTFY.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:58 PM

Don't hold your breath... it took them a million years just to get a measly 1-game championship game... because they were afraid of the dang Rose Bowl... and Sugar Bowl... and etc., etc.  

 

Sixteen team conferences are too unwieldy... of course, we'll hear all manner of prognostication about it... just like we heard for years that six 12-team conferences (including the Big East) were gonna rule college football and squeeze everybody else out...  that didn't happen either, but there were lots of columns about it...

Why do you think the NCAA made concessions to the big schools?  It is bc they don't want to lose them.  They can make it work.  

 

 

I don't see UNC and UVA.  They already have the DC market.  I can see BC and I think they will make a final run at ND.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 10:35 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Nippert expansion possible if UC joins Big 12

 

Nippert Stadium could receive another major expansion if the University of Cincinnati joins the Big 12 Conference, school President Santa Ono told The Enquirer on Monday.

 

Ono opened up more about UC's outlook if it were to join the Power 5 Conference a day after The Enquirer reported that he has led efforts to position the school to jump to the Big 12.

 

 

Ono reiterated he is confident that UC is an attractive expansion candidate.

 

"I do know (Big 12 leaders) think extremely highly of the University of Cincinnati," Ono said. "I would not say there was a reason to be optimistic if I didn't feel that way."

 

 

The Enquirer on Sunday reported findings from a public records request that showed Ono has been in contact and met with Big 12 leaders over the past 16 months. In one email obtained by The Enquirer, former Kansas State President Jon Wefald suggested to Ono that UC would have to take a "financial haircut" in order to join the Big 12, which K-State and Wefald helped launch in the mid-1990s.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:02 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer has been pimping UC to the Big 12 for months now.

Not sure if they're getting good leads from UC people or if they're being told to put pressure on the Big 12?

Just an odd scenario as a lot of this has been out in public. Then you look at a few years ago with MD going to the Big Ten and it came (relatively) out of nowhere.
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:16 PM

ESPN: A Big 12 roundtable on the league's big summer: What's next?
http://espn.go.com/c...y-florida-state


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:19 PM

Idaho, NMSU out as Sun Belt members after 2017

 

Both were football-only members. The article says Idaho probably drops to FCS and New Mexico State goes independent.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:09 PM

CBS Sports: Mike Gundy: Texas network a 'failure,' elimination key to Big 12 stability
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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:34 PM

http://www.kansas.co...le68305147.html

 

Creighton AD wants to expand Big East to 12 with Gonzaga and Wichita St.



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:53 PM

Gonzaga in the big east? Makes... Sense?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:04 PM

Gonzaga in the big east? Makes... Sense?


Boise State was planning on joining the Big East once upon a time.

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:14 PM

Just change the conference name to Cross Country and the divisions of East and West will have real meaning.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 01:40 AM

Notre Dame is joining the Big Ten!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 01:23 AM

Testudo Times: B1G Expansion Primer of Rumors and Facts

 

Well, it's been 3-4 years since we've had major realignment, so I guess it's time for the rumor mills to get rolling.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 07:50 AM

Testudo Times: B1G Expansion Primer of Rumors and Facts

 

Well, it's been 3-4 years since we've had major realignment, so I guess it's time for the rumor mills to get rolling.

 

Interesting. I'd certainly disagree with the notion that ESPN is losing money.  Maybe not currently maximizing revenues, but that's not the same.

 

Lot of logical arguments, but that passed on rumor is hard to imagine happening. Do think there would have to be that type of mass departure for it to work though.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 09:44 AM

Interesting. I'd certainly disagree with the notion that ESPN is losing money.  Maybe not currently maximizing revenues, but that's not the same.

 

Lot of logical arguments, but that passed on rumor is hard to imagine happening. Do think there would have to be that type of mass departure for it to work though.

 

What they might have meant was that ESPN's revenues have been declining, due to subscriber loss, which has been the case over the past year or so. But yeah, they are not in the red.

 

As for the overall rumor of another major shift, sounds far-fetched to me at this time.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:01 AM

Yeah, I agree that I don't see a major shift anytime soon.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:04 AM

UVA, UNC, dook, FSU, GaTech, Notre Dame all to the Big 10 would be absurd.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:38 AM

If that happens (and I really don't see it occurring), that has to be a win for Maryland fans. Odds are that the Big Ten would make East and West divisions, which is basically the old ACC (east) and the old Big Ten (west).

 

Wake Forest would be left on an island in that scenario.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 10:44 AM

If that happens (and I really don't see it occurring), that has to be a win for Maryland fans. Odds are that the Big Ten would make East and West divisions, which is basically the old ACC (east) and the old Big Ten (west).

Wake Forest would be left on an island in that scenario.

He was calling for four 5 team pods.

I would guess:
FSU
GaTech
dook
UNC
UVA

MD
Rutgers
PSU
OSU
Michigan

Sparty
ND
Indiana
Purdue
Illinois

NW
Wisky
Iowa
Minnesota
Nebraska

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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