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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. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    That's premature and pandering a little bit too much to the eastern teams IMO. If you're going to put it outside, put it at Soldier Field.
  2. Delaware Buck

    Delaware Buck Junior

    If they are really serious about the fifteen cents per cable subscriber and want an AAU school they should give consideration to GA Tech. It would give them access to the Atlanta media market and cable, easy flights in and out of ATL, a sometimes decent FB and BB team. And it makes in-roads to the south for recruiting much easier. And GA Tech cannot be happy about what is going on in the ACC right now with ND and the possibility of Clemson and FSU bolting.

    I get Rutgers and MD for the reasons stated but culturally those two schools have very little in common with the Midwestern roots of the B1G.
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Except for the whole contiguous states thing.
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    The Championship game should be at the center of gravity for the conference. Right now that's Indy or Chicago.
  5. Delaware Buck

    Delaware Buck Junior

    At this point in the game I gotta think that's out the window. It's just down to revenue now.
  6. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    People talk about DC/NY being ambivalent towards UMD/RU. A good chunk of Boston actively despises BC.

    After VPI, NC State would probably be next on the SEC list going by the scenarios most people post. After they picked up A&M & MO Slive made a comment that if future expansion happened it wouldn't be about grabbing new markets for them, which would imply that maybe FSU or (less likely) Clemson would be on the board. Duke & the SEC would never work (from either end).

    And you don't really believe that the Big 12 would take Wake do you? :slappy:

    Virginia would be a huge score for the conference. Virginia would be the B1G's Stanford. Picking up the major University in VA (sorry VPI fans) would also be more important over the long term than being an afterthought in GA.

    The CG should be located wherever is in the best interest of the league. Having the B1G championship in the center of the east coast media mafia would be a huge boon. Not every obviously but an occasional NY game would be big.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  7. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    So you're sayin' we make a play for Tufts?
  8. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    lol No. I just don't think that BC brings much to the table. Worst case scenario even if RU & UMD don't generate the FB interest that much of this is predicated on, they still help lock down two prime recruiting regions and are fantastic additions to the CIC. BC doesn't provide either of those benefits.
  9. Roundabout

    Roundabout Rookie

    Didn't mean short term...

    Long term though I'd love them to cycle thru some outside stadiums... Chicago, Cleveland, Green Bay, and New Jersey would make a decent 4 year rotation though.
    LordJeffBuck likes this.
  10. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

    So apparently if this all goes through we won't play a home-home series with each legends team for 12 years...
  11. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    from my MD friend again
  12. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Maryland President Wallace Loh to brief Board of Regents on Big Ten move

    Gary Williams is on board...
    Ex-coach Gary Williams says move to Big Ten would help UM
    LordJeffBuck likes this.
  13. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    it's an interesting angle to be sure....but do UVA and UNC value what Maryland is saying?
  14. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    So in getting Ntre Ame to agree to do whatever it is they are doing in the ACC, it's started the pieces moving for Maryland (and maybe UVA and UNC) to look out for their own university's best interests.

  15. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Sweet delicious schadenfreude

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