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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.


Which Teams Should the Big Ten Add? (please limit to four selections)

  1. Boston College

    29 vote(s)
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    43 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    27 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    72 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    118 vote(s)
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
  17. Virginia

    38 vote(s)
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    24 vote(s)
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    What football powers are left that you expect to add?

    Besides we can just follow the SEC model of beating the crap out of the bottom of the conference maybe we too can have the top 6 all in the top10. We have a good number of potential football powers in tOSU, scUM, corn, little brother, ped aggy, Wisky.

    I am mostly fine with expanding the footprint along the eastcoast for the BTN and adding more strong academic institutions who can rise up and do what Iowa does and be good every 4 or 5 years lol
  2. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    :lol: until I hear substantively otherwise, I can only pro forma the map so much... but your point is very well taken
  3. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    Rumors are started all the time...and usually aren't to be taken seriously.
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole


    the timing of this rumor doesn't make very much sense unless something is going on. I'm firmly on the side of someone piecing together 3 or more inconsequential things and making a rumor out of it, but usually the good rumors have some string of logic behind it. UMD by itself as a new school in the Big Ten makes no logical sense.
    matcar likes this.
  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    If Maryland (and/or FSU) had any intentions of moving the ridiculous exit fee voted in by the ACC this summer would force their hand to do it sooner rather than later.

    So it's all about timeshares on Hatteras?

    Out of the 4 schools the SEC has added over the past 20 years only one could have been labeled as a powerhouse (Arkansas). Over that same time period Ohio State has picked up two football powerhouses Nebraska & Penn State (stop laughing). I don't think a move purely for demographic reasons would be such a bad thing.

    Regarding VPI, they were pretty adamant about saying 'not interested' when the SEC was sniffing around them last year.

    The first step is admitting you have a problem.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  6. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    And out of the three, who would have ever guessed that it would be Penn State that was brought down by a boy-buggering scandal?
  7. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    I agree. There's only so much room at the top anyway. If, one day down the line after the Pedsters sanctions the Big Ten has Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska firing on all cylinders at or near the same time...that as strong a top 4 as you can get. Sparty and Wisky can be Sparty and Wisky and be good-but-not-quite-great teams, plus Illinois and Iowa jumping up at least once or twice a decade to have pretty good teams. Maryland with Under Armor and Big Ten money would have some potential, UNC would be solid and UVa and Rutgers would open up those populations more. Could be solid.

    Personally I'd rather stick at 12, but it could be a lot worse. Pitt and Syracuse aren't involved. :wink2:

    BUCKYLE Moderater

    It would be hilarious to raid the ACC right after ND joins.
    LordJeffBuck and matcar like this.
  9. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    MD, UVA, GT, UNC. Suck it, ND.
  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Bucks, Boks, Bucs, and Lions rugby Staff Member

    My first thought. If you are Delaney, this would be a face saving move of note!
  11. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Throw in that Penn State cultists want to go to the ACC to escape the "grand Big Ten conspiracy to hold them down" and it becomes even funnier.
    LordJeffBuck likes this.
  12. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    Demographics simply won't allow that many BigTen teams to be great at the same time. There literally aren't enough 5 star, 4 star, and even 3 star players in the region.

    Now if the NCAA decided to hammer half the SEC power schools at one time, I suppose this could happen.

    But I could see a day when 2 of the4 are elite and 2 others very good at the same time. Unfortunately, Nebraska is good but not a shell of its classic self......Penn State too.

  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    And what led you to that conclusion?

    BUCKYLE Moderater

    Maybe Delaney planned all along to offer ND, wait for their reaction, then punish them if they make the wrong choice.
  15. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    And trade Pitt for the Martyrs.

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