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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

Discussion in 'Buckeye 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

    27 vote(s)
    9.7%
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Duke

    16 vote(s)
    5.8%
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
    18.1%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.9%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    23.8%
  8. Missouri

    90 vote(s)
    32.5%
  9. North Carolina

    26 vote(s)
    9.4%
  10. Notre Dame

    191 vote(s)
    69.0%
  11. Oklahoma

    68 vote(s)
    24.5%
  12. Pittsburgh

    39 vote(s)
    14.1%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.7%
  14. Syracuse

    16 vote(s)
    5.8%
  15. Texas

    115 vote(s)
    41.5%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.7%
  17. Virginia

    38 vote(s)
    13.7%
  18. Virginia Tech

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

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

    14 vote(s)
    5.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Appalachians. Their fans are both Appalachians. Granted, only one set seems to base their morals on the forest scene from Deliverance, but they are still Appalachians.

    You know, not that there's anything wrong with that (the town I grew up in is now in Appalachia as well).
  2. sflbuck

    sflbuck Sophmore

    I totally agree that ND will say no one last time. That said, Delany has not given up on his idea that the conference champion of the 4 major conferences (looking like BIG, SEC, PAC and Big 12) get an automatic invite to the 4 team national championship playoff (if they are in the top 6 teams via some formula). SEC and others said no, but the SEC may reconsider when they realize that one loss SEC teams could be left out of the four teams in some years ( Think about what the situation was before KSU and Oregon lost last weekend AND if we (OSU) were not ineligible to play in the championship games). If Delany gets this rule in, Notre Dame will over time become a quaint relic of the past that used to dominate football, just like Yale, Army and Navy are now.
  3. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Blacksburg makes RSV look like Chicagoland.
  4. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    I think you are missing my point. I grew up in Appalachia too - around Ped State fans no less. It's not just that they are Ped State fans and part of a cult, the entire state is a fuckin cult.

    Pennsylvania is different. Extremely different. As in inbred different.

    While Va Tech is indeed in Appalachia, they do not believe that they are the top of the world. Ped Staters do, ESPECIALLY the fucksticks around Rhythmic Slappy Valley.
  5. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    yaddayaddaMike (and others like him) are the emo kids of college sports fans. They pick a team to follow that is disliked in the area they grew specifically to annoy everyone around them.

    People from New Jersey spread out into other States and still manage to ruin everything around them.

    The Big 12 is on deck. They're just waiting to see how much UMD actually ends up paying to escape the ACC.

    Someone should start a vBet on who is the most full of [Mark May].

    Chip Brown
    Purple Book Cat
    The Dude
    Who said anything about NY?

    Don't get me wrong I'm no fan of that city either but at least it's people are diluted by a constant influx of immigrants and tend to stay safely cocooned in their island prison.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  6. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye Buy yourself a banner for Xmas.. BP fam needs you Staff Member

    NYB - born in Jersey; raised in Jersey; lives in Jersey; works in the city
    Muck likes this.
  7. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    lol I thought you were referring to the entire city.

    NYB drives a Porsche, that's all you need to know about him.
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  8. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Just doing some random forum snooping, the synopsis that I've seen so far is: Rutgers is excited, Maryland is diverse in its opinion, UNC is talking positively about it due to Delaney's alum relationship there, and a few think that UNC and UVA will be joining within the next two years.
  9. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Interesting

    I hadn't gotten around to peeping the UNC forums yet. I'm actually somewhat surprised that they idea is getting pub from their fans.

    Virginia fan reaction to the possibility seems pretty mixed. Some in favor but a lot of resistance to the loss of tradition; which is understandable given how VA stills holds onto it's southerness as a badge of honor. We just aren't as far along breeding them out as in Maryland.

    "Excited" is an understatement for the Rutgers fans. They're deliriously happy. Maryland fans seem to be trending more positively as well. The folks in favor have done a good job of outlining the benefits and the press conference by Delaney & Co made a strong impression.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The church signs are everywhere:

    [​IMG]

    :biggrin:
  11. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    I was thinking more like North Carolina and Georgia Tech, but it's all the same. It'll probably be a combination of the three.

    It seems like the push to 16 is definitely happening though.

    That whole East Coast satellite-conference office doesn't make sense for just Maryland and Rutgers. And if you're UNC, you have a chance to bury Duke and NC State financially.
  12. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    The speculation seems to be that UNC, GT, UVA and BC (wtf?) are all in the running. Lots of chatter on twitter about UNC and UVA having offers in hand, but I doubt that.
  13. buckiebdgr

    buckiebdgr Newbie

    Has the Big Ten Lost it's damn mind?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBfRSqjn8G0"]Has the Big Ten Lost it's damn mind?[/ame]
  14. NFBuck

    NFBuck Gonzo Weatherman™

    What history does Maryland bring? Boomer MF'n Esiason!
  15. BC would be an easy get, but they don't really bring much to the equation unless the B1G really values the Boston market. Yeah, they are somewhat highly regarded academically, but they don't do much research and their sports programs are mediocre-at-best. After them, GT and UVA would likely be the most likely to leave. UNC is going to be tough to pry loose without further defections.

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