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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)
    17.5%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.4%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    23.1%
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
    31.8%
  9. North Carolina

    28 vote(s)
    9.8%
  10. Notre Dame

    195 vote(s)
    68.2%
  11. Oklahoma

    73 vote(s)
    25.5%
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
    14.3%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.3%
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    119 vote(s)
    41.6%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Virginia

    39 vote(s)
    13.6%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    20.3%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    24 vote(s)
    8.4%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

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

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    In the grand scheme of things the Tarheels are the best add from the ACC and it's not close.

    Oh and hella noes IRT BC.
     
  2. Tits McGee

    Tits McGee ...Ron Burgundy and Tits McGee

  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This is a business. Money is always an issue.

    Sam Covelli donation

    He's a Panera franchisee (former McDonald's franchisee).
     
  4. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Wait, they're tearing down St John?!

    :(
     
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    Where the hell is the bball team going to play?
     
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Correct, lots of people that we have never heard of have donated 8 figures. However, I actually have heard of this guy (he deserves a mention here):

    In 1999, Richard J. Solove, a personal friend of Dr. James and a prominent local businessman, donated twenty million dollars to The James' Threshold of Discovery campaign, the largest private donation that The Ohio State Medical Center ever received.
     
  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member

    Muck likes this.
  8. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    One fun thing about the re-alignment madness is seeing how fans of various schools/conferences react in completely different ways to the same news.

    ACC abandoning their previous stances by offering ND a sweetheart deal & accepting an academic outlier like Louisville is seen by many fan bases signals weakness within the ACC and is a sign of more escapees in the future.

    Some ACC fans? They see it as signalling that ND will one day be a full member, *Louisville is a sleeping giant and it all points to the ACC soon being the most powerful conference in the land.

    Any guesses as to which narrative my money is on?

    *In all seriousness while I think Louisville is peaking right now (rather than having lots of room to grow), Tom Jurich has done one hell of a job as AD and is a guy I'd love to see in the mix as Smith's successor. As it stands right now their athletic department revenue would place them 6th in the B1G. Not too shabby when your neighborhood is the Big East.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  9. Uh, Value City Arena?
     
  10. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Admimistrator


    :lol: Going to have to I guess.
     
  11. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    Guess I forgot the sarcasm font.
     
  12. jarv

    jarv Freshman

    I HATE the idea of Boston College joining. HATE it. Georgia Tech wouldn't be a bad get at all. If we do have to go to 16, I want Texas or Notre Dame. Both teams we would completely whoop every year and are always overrated. Like the SEC shows, if your lesser conference mates are artificially inflated by the media, its very easy to climb in the polls.
     
  13. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    F*** the polls and F*** the media (espn). There are bigger reasons behind the expansion. BC does not fall into that pretense. I am among the ones that would like to see UVA and UNC join the B1G. But I'm sure we will see other conferences making some "king me" moves, and then see how things shake out.
     
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member

    Not too shabby when your neighborhood is Louisville. You're definitely playing with a stacked deck when there is no vacant land anywhere to build anything, and the most recognizable landmark for people passing through on I-65 are grain silos.
     
  15. Osi

    Osi Rookie

    @Tim_Matty247: Sources are indicating that the #BIG has approved #GT as its 15th member. Stay Tuned @CFravel247

    ..take it for what it's worth
     

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