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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. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Legend

    Research at GT is hardly a reason to add them. Adding an afterthought athletic program in Georgia isn't going to make Georgia kids any more likely to play in the Big Ten, and even if it did, that's hardly a reason to add them either.

    I'd like to add UVA and Maryland. Rutgers is underwhelming and GT makes no sense.
  2. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    This. There is actual smoke regarding the Maryland move. Reporters are quoting people connected with the University (off the record of course).

    The only real noise regarding Rutgers is 1) from their fans & 2) assumptions based on common wisdom.

    Regarding the popularity of Rutgers...while it is nowhere near the interest in a place like Columbus, Rutgers games do dominate the 'most viewed' list when it comes to TV ratings in the area. Even leaving out the rest of NYC, New Jersey's population is pushing 9 Million.
  3. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    its about being in the ATL markets
  4. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    I would much prefer UVA to both Rutgers and GT, but I was responding to a post on Rutgers vs GT.
  5. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    It is to the COP/C.

    #1 NY
    #4 Philly
    #8 Atlanta
  6. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    I didn't mean that has a reason to have Ga Tech instead of rutgers, just meant that's why they would go after them
  7. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    GT just doesn't do it for me. I would much, much rather see UVA.

    Pitt really doesn't bring anything to the table unless we were to let ped aggy leave, which we won't.
  8. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    If i had the choice between Ga Tech and UVA then i'd rather have UVA, but if I had a choice between Ga Tech and Rutgers...give me Ga Tech
  9. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member


    UNC > VA > UMD > RU =/= GT > BC
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  10. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Potential television windfall driving Big Ten's latest expansion efforts - Sports Illustrated

  11. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    From the link above...


    Sorry Rutgers that clinches it, you're out.
  12. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    :slappy: holy mother of god
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    MD, UVA, and UNC would be a huge home run. If we got those three, I wouldn't even care if Rutgers was the fourth.
  14. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    Not if the cable companies disagree. State X could have 100 million cable subscribers and it wouldn't mean jack if they don't demand to have the BTN on the basic tier to see a few State X University games a year.
  15. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member


    I don't hate Rutgers but I don't really see them as anything more than filling a last slot.

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