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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. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Not only that, Virginia is the gateway to UNC and one of the beast Public Universities in the Nation, sitting on a great recruiting area.
  2. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    Yep. Remember when BTN first started and the ESPN Big Ten bloggers weren't allowed to reference BTN or anything?

    This is when I still read ESPN.com (five years ago), but they weren't even allowed to put BTN on their master schedule (where it showed games on CBS or FOX Sports or NBC).
  3. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Their "Crappy" football program has the same winning percentage as Maryland, their stadium seats more, and they have quite a bit of wealthy alumni.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    not true...cough...cough...[​IMG]

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  5. jlb1705

    jlb1705 Undefeated in 2015 Staff Member Bookie

    It doesn't matter how many people want to watch them. It matters how many people in their market will tolerate having BTN on their cable bill.

    Nobody here wants to watch OWN either, but if you have cable or a satellite dish Oprah's getting your money anyway.
  6. The same winning percentage as Maryland? I'm not sure that helps your argument much. Don't get me wrong, Virginia is a prestigious University and would make a excellent addition to the Big Ten, but they are another Indiana (or Maryland, if you prefer) when it comes to the quality of their football.
  7. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Legend

    This is true and irrelevant.
  8. Kinda like the guy in the "Untouchables" said: "It ain't supposed to be good, it's supposed to be bought."
  9. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    eventually you guys will learn that this is not simply about how good Maryland or Rutgers or Virginia's football teams are and whether those schools have enough fans.

    it's about the fact that there are a TON of B1G alumni living in these areas.

    the B1G will bring its fan base with it.
  10. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    UVa ain't too bad either.
  11. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

  12. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  13. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    B1G + UVa + GA Tech + UNC - Ped State = Epic Win.
  14. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    You missed the best part of that story. 17 for the win!

    I'm not really buying it, but it's still a lot of fun to read. :tongue2:
  15. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    I would rather if the next 2 schools that end up in the B1G are "football schools" As much as I personally despise ND, I have to believe they are in they end game.

    In any case.... adding say UVA and UNC -
    Ohio State
    North Carolina


    That's pretty equally balanced, I think (and thinking in terms of football) The east has two "powers" (OSU and you know who) as does the West (Neby and Wisky (though, this assumes Wisky is here to stay, long term, which I'm not sure I can believe)) and 4 teams which are reasonably likely to win the division any given season (OSU, Skunk, Ped (sanctions notwithstanding), Sparty) as does the West - if you assume one of Purdue Northwestern or Illinois can have the occasional strong year or two. Then, there's the bottom feeders, although, when they cheat Carolina can field a pretty good football team...

    Thinking in terms of Basketball, the East is clearly stronger, but the West doesn't look like bull[Mark May].

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