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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

    25 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. Cincinnati

    16 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Duke

    16 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
    18.6%
  6. Kansas

    43 vote(s)
    16.0%
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
    24.5%
  8. Missouri

    88 vote(s)
    32.7%
  9. North Carolina

    26 vote(s)
    9.7%
  10. Notre Dame

    187 vote(s)
    69.5%
  11. Oklahoma

    64 vote(s)
    23.8%
  12. Pittsburgh

    39 vote(s)
    14.5%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    14.1%
  14. Syracuse

    16 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    111 vote(s)
    41.3%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.8%
  17. Virginia

    38 vote(s)
    14.1%
  18. Virginia Tech

    54 vote(s)
    20.1%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    24 vote(s)
    8.9%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
    5.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Barking up the wrong tree...


    If they were to poach Gonzaga, that would make for an awesome hoops conference.
  2. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    An expensive one, too... a national-footprint basketball conference == a lot of long flights
  3. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/21389753/sour
  4. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    *runs off to UC boards to watch the meltdown*
  5. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    Who the hell would take Cincinnati?

    I'm guessing maybe the MAC.
  6. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie


    went over to push things along :wink: :lol:
  7. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    I'm sure some combination of the remaining teams will end up together (assuming SDSU & Boise will stay out west):

    C-USA pt deux:

    UCONN
    Cincy
    Memphis
    Temple
    Houston
    Tulane
    USF
    UCF
    SMU
    Tulane
    ECU?

    Maybe try to poach a few more C-USA teams.

    UConn & UC will probably end up in the New Big East (currently known as the ACC) once the B1G (& SEC, B12) finish poaching.

    UC could always end up in the Big East replacement in BB & non-revenues & CUSA pt 2 in FB only.

    Scout or Bearcat News?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  8. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye The OSU Armory 1897-1958 '13 Upsets Pick Champ

    The ripples resulting from the B1G nudging the first domino (i.e. Nebraska) back in 2008/2009 have been utterly fascinating to watch.
  9. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Agreed. That's the biggest part of the addiction for me. Watching how the administrators of various schools have reacted to the changing landscape publicly & then finding out what they were really doing behind closed doors has been a fantastic study of sociopolitics.

    There are going to be some very interesting papers written about all of this.
  10. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Too confusing to be offensive '13 B1G Pick'em Champ

    I initially read "sociopolitics" as "sociopaths". I don't know it really makes that much difference here.
    lvbuckeye likes this.
  11. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Just occurred to me, did this just save Rutgers ten million million dollars in exit fees?
  12. jlb1705

    jlb1705 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member Bookie

    The funny thing was that back then, they didn't even announce a school or even target Nebraska - they just announced that they were exploring the idea of expansion and everybody else started to react. It was a very conservative maneuver, and look at how much volatility resulted from it...
  13. CincyInterloper

    CincyInterloper Freshman

    I'm guessing when the smoke clears, the Big East leftovers and the ACC leftovers will find themselves in the same conference. Should be a pretty good basketball conference. Football, not so much. The western schools will go back to the WAC or whatever they call it.
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member Bookie

    It would be interesting to go on a recruiting visit with Tuberville right about now.
  15. ochre

    ochre Junior

    that's a lot of money.

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