Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.
If they were to poach Gonzaga, that would make for an awesome hoops conference.
An expensive one, too... a national-footprint basketball conference == a lot of long flights
*runs off to UC boards to watch the meltdown*
Who the hell would take Cincinnati?
I'm guessing maybe the MAC.
went over to push things along
I'm sure some combination of the remaining teams will end up together (assuming SDSU & Boise will stay out west):
C-USA pt deux:
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?
The ripples resulting from the B1G nudging the first domino (i.e. Nebraska) back in 2008/2009 have been utterly fascinating to watch.
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.
I initially read "sociopolitics" as "sociopaths". I don't know it really makes that much difference here.
Just occurred to me, did this just save Rutgers ten million million dollars in exit fees?
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...
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.
It would be interesting to go on a recruiting visit with Tuberville right about now.
that's a lot of money.
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