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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

    44 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    67 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    92 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    27 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    196 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    71 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

    57 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. jlb1705

    jlb1705 Undefeated in 2015 Staff Member Bookie

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  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    Penn is to Penn State as skinny jeans are to Brady Hoke.

    The latter fucking wishes.
    PlanetFrnd likes this.
  3. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    I highly doubt this is true, it was enough of a push just to get them to carry it in the original Big Ten states originally..the cable companies wouldn't have signed away their rights for further negotiation, they too have people employed smart enough to realize that further expansion was a very real possibility.
  4. Steve19

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

    Rutgers has a campus about the size of Notre Dame in greater Philly, i.e. Camden NJ.
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member

    Those smart people at the cable co would also recognize you lock-in the rate while the product is untested and least desirable rather than renegotiate after it has established a proven successful business model and expanded its viewer draw across the nation, especially into the mid-atlantic/northeast corridor.
  6. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    Should be interesting to see how the Big Ten scheduling comes down, especially since Big Ten schedules had already been set through 2016...

    Here are the Bucks schedules for those years for anyone who was wondering...

    vs. Navy
    Kent State
    Virginia Tech
    @ Iowa
    @ Wisconsin
    @ Penn State
    @ Indiana

    Northern Illinois
    @ Virginia Tech
    @ Purdue
    Penn State
    Michigan State
    @ Minnesota
    @ Illinois
    @ Michigan

    Bowling Green
    @ Oklahoma
    Central Michigan
    @Michigan State
    @ Penn State
    @ Wisconsin
    @ Indiana
  7. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Now wait just a second folks.

  8. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    it was a trial balloon thrown up to gauge response.....

    I was rather shocked at how little negativity I saw

  9. Mrstickball

    Mrstickball Sophmore

    If we our division gets MD and Rutgers, they should change the names to the Blue and Red divisions.

    Red would then have at least 5 teams with red as a primary color - OSU, Wiscy, Rutgers, Maryland and Indiana.
    Blue would have Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern with blue colors - far less, but still plausible (green and yellow would also play a major part of other teams).

    Would make a lot more sense than Legends and Leaders.

    BUCKYLE Womp Womp

    I don't care about the Illibuck, and tOSU would get to play @ two recruiting goldmines every other year? Please?
  11. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    There's gonna be four 'divisions' after the dust has settled this round, imho...
  12. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    It depends if you think this round is over. I don't see how you go to 4 divisions with 14 teams.
  13. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    That's why it sounds great to us and Wiscy. Probably not so much for scUM, MSU, and Nebraska. It will be logistically insane if they break up Rutgers and MD in separate divisions. Time to make the move to east/west.
  14. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

  15. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Right you are. I was implying that it's my guess that we're going to 16 this round...

    Really hoping it's UVA and UNC. I think the B1G would be complete if that comes to pass...

    Fuck ND.

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