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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

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

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

  1. Boston College

    29 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.3%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    23.0%
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
    31.7%
  9. North Carolina

    28 vote(s)
    9.8%
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
    67.9%
  11. Oklahoma

    73 vote(s)
    25.4%
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.2%
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    119 vote(s)
    41.5%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Virginia

    39 vote(s)
    13.6%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    20.2%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    25 vote(s)
    8.7%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
    4.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia, and North Carolina just seems like 4 of the most random teams you could package together
     
  2. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    my friend (who went to MD and lives in that area still) posted this on my FB

    "A large number our UMD Insiders/Boosters just started freaking out this morning about our school moving to B10. As in negotiations are essentially done and are working small stuff like non revenue team traveling, academic collaborations, and which division we'd be in."
     
  3. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    They can't possibly be the only team moving. If MD is a throw in with UVA or UNC or a group of UVA, VT, UNC, UMD - I'd be ok with that.

    Really weird timing....perhaps the powers that be in the ACC burned some bridges bringing in half of the Big East and Ntre Ame...?
     
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/25univ/system/html/msa12445.html

    yep - that's probably the first indication that I believe this situation may actually be in discussion....
     
  5. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    It's not weird timing -- because nothing is happening.
     
  6. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    Waaaaait for it.... Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait for iiiit...........

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  7. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    I'm talking about the timing of the rumor, not any proposed or rumored actions....
     
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  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Just need to correct an error there ... PA is painted green. Fix that and we're all set.
     
  9. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    Adding 4 teams and not getting at least 1..if not 2 real football powers is a major failure. F all these other nonsense factors.
     
  10. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    Not meant directed toward you, but i've been saying this for over a year..

    people need to forget about getting football powerhouses, there is no one out there that we could reasonably get (unless you include the long shots of Texas and or OU) Va Tech is the closest and I'm willing to bet they'll hold out on a SEC invite
     
  11. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Can we get a vbet on whether this is announced by a certain date?
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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
     
  14. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

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

    Mike80 Done

    So?

    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.
     
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