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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. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Putting two 'kings' in a one pod (Ohio State & PSU) while having another pod with no kings wouldn't fly.

    Why in the world would I pay attention to what Iowa was doing?!
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  2. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Yeah... But a protected crossover game with Maryland would keep them East, in an area that they heavily recruit, and if Maryland can step up, would be a GREAT regional game!
  3. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Disagree!!! All Pods seem to be relatively balanced, minus the new entries to the league. Nebraska and Wisconsin (and Iowa at times)... Mich, Mich St, and Northwestern (Illinois at times)... tOSU and Penn State (Purdue at times).

    Odds are, any new members will not immediately get the full revenue split as current members (they would be phased in). Since none of the new entries are CFB powerhouses (ND, Texas, etc), their records would be marginally overinflated by being in a mildly "weaker" pod and would help to energize their fanbases about the B1G because they would appear to be more competitive (compared to Rutgers/UVA/Maryland playing PSU, tOSU, Mich, Mich St, Nebraska and Wisconsin year 1... Add in Norhwestern and they could easily be 0-7).
  4. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    My guess is that they would, that's one of the attractions of the B1G, i.e. everybody shares equally/nobody gets anything that everybody doesn't get. Preferential treatment to Texas almost sank the Big XII a couple years ago. Didn't Nebraska get a full share the 1st year?
  6. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    Don't tell me you don't like that

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
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  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    You are arguing against your own statements.

    "They're balanced except for where they aren't"

    Again Ohio State, TSUN, PSU & Nebraska are the four biggest names in the B1G. The league took specific pains to divide them up evenly for financial/marketing reasons. They are not going to change that with the addition of new members.

    You seem to forget that teams that the 9 teams that have been in the conference for 100+ years are not going to go against their best interests & agree to give new teams a long term competitive advantage.

    Besides Rutgers is going to be perennially 8-4/9-3 in the B1G. Just ask them. :so:

    No, Nebraska is getting a reduced payout until they've bought equity in the BTN.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  8. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    I have wet dreams thinking of B1G LAX with tOSU, UMD, UVA and UNC... I hate 'cuse with a passion of a million white hot suns but I'd even take them to help build a greater LAX base out here in the midwest.

    Yup... it's all about my LAX world domination ambitions. :wink:
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  9. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    Yes, and that could be a game changer for the BTN/Rutgers/NY/NJ because...
    It worked out, but mostly in states where there's a huge following for the schools football program, basketball or both. Rutgers can't even sell out their stadium in their second best season ever. Will people leave their provider if they can't see the Rutgers vs. Indiana football game? There's a lot of transplants...but they've been doing without for 5 years already. All that being said, if the conference is going to add them, they obviously feel confident they can get something done in those markets. They're smarter than I am in this situation so I'll let them make the right decision.
    That's actually why I think the BTN will be okay in Maryland. Their football fans seem somewhat apathetic at the moment, but a strong basketball following and the higher number of basketball games on BTN will provide leverage there. Putting together a monster basketball conference that includes the local team could do it in NYC too.
  10. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Here's a potentially thrilling thought for season ticket holders should this deal go through: 4 conference home games against some assortment of Illinois/Indiana/Purdue/Maryland/Rutgers.
  11. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Nebraska is not slated to get a full share until 2017...

  12. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye If you choose positivity you must first bitch up.

    What do you think Louisville and Cincinnati are thinking right now? LOL!
  13. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    Think of it this way - Illinois won't be horrible forever and Purdue was good for nearly 15 years until they hired Danny No-Hope after Tiller retired. If they hire a good coach, Purdue has shown they can be competitive at least and that's not even bringing up the fact they nearly beat Ohio State in the 'Shoe this year.

    I would imagine, however, that at least one of the 4 bigs in the conference would make an appearance at all home sites at some point this year.
  14. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

    they are thinking they have a shot at the ACC - although Louisville may be looking west and praying the Big XII wants them.

    BUCKYLE Moderater

    Lions do not concern themselves with the bleating of sheep. - Tywin Lannister
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
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