1. The 2014 Spring Drive is underway! Get yer banners and crazy ยค currency!
  2. A new season of Barclays Premier League action has kicked off. Join the BPL Pick'em to see how your futbol knowledge stacks up against other members of BuckeyePlanet!
  3. Until our search engine is fully operational, just precede any search term in Google with "site:buckeyeplanet.com"! For example: site:buckeyeplanet.com Ryan Hamby
  4. Consider registering! Fewer and higher quality ads, no emails you don't want, access to all the forums, download game torrents, private messages, polls, Sportsbook, etc. Even if you just want to lurk, there are a lot of good reasons to register!

Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.

?

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. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Source: Notre Dame, ACC safe from another Big Ten raid for now

    and

    One source said all the major conferences are within $500,000 of each other, hovering around the $20 million mark per year in annual per-school payout. However, estimates for a future Big Ten have gone as high as $40 million per school when its primary TV rights are renegotiated by 2016.

    Entire article: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoo...m-another-big-ten-raid-for-foreseeable-future

    It's all about the money.
  2. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    Thanks for clueing us in on that.
  3. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

  4. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Rumors of the Big 12 & BYU talking are making the rounds in conference realignment threads on various boards.
  5. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    That would actually make some sense, geographically.
  6. SloopyHangOn

    SloopyHangOn Ba-dump. Ba-dump. Ba-dump. Ba-dump.

    Whoa, whoa whoa. Let's wait to put the nail in that coffin', Max. Stranger things have happened.

    Yeesh. Negative Nancy over here.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The guy may be a jerk; however, he brings up some good facts (in his prediction here):

    Whether more realignment happens at the highest level will depend on a court in North Carolina. The schools at the Big East/Conference USA/Mountain West level will continue to play musical chairs because that's what they do, but we're talking about the big-money leagues here. The ACC sued Maryland in court in Guilford County to ensure the school will pay all of the league-mandated $50 million buyout before it leaves for the Big Ten. These liquidated damages clauses are notoriously difficult to enforce because the aggrieved party (the ACC) must prove it was actually damaged. (And considering ACC officials sang the praises of new 14th member Louisville less than a week after Maryland announced its move, proving that might be tough.)
    This is why the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12 have Grant of Rights agreements that bind them together. Schools must pledge their television rights to the league for the length of their media deal. If a school leaves, the league retains the ability to sell the television rights for that school's home games. One former conference bigwig described the Grant of Rights this way recently: "It's like telling someone they can marry my wife, but I'm the only one allowed to sleep with her." Why didn't the ACC do that? Because all the schools wouldn't agree to it. In fact, Maryland and Florida State voted against the $50 million buyout. If that buyout isn't upheld or Maryland is allowed to negotiate it down to a much smaller number, then Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will essentially have a green light to try to poach two more schools in large, untapped-by-the-Big Ten television markets. The fate of the ACC would be in Delany's hands. If he grabbed two ACC schools, the SEC likely would follow suit. If the Big 12 felt insecure about only having 10 members, it might also join the fray. If the buyout holds at $50 million, then the incentive for anyone else to leave drops considerably.

    Well the guy isn't a total jerk, he also had this prediction::biggrin:

    Urban Meyer and Ohio State will dominate the Big Ten -- and this time it'll count. No one else in the Big Ten has offered any proof that they can recruit at the level required to compete against Meyer. While everyone else in the league tries to build a nice little team that might make the Rose Bowl, Meyer is trying to build a monster that can compete against Alabama. The defense will be young, but the schedule is manageable. Another undefeated season is a distinct possibility. So too is the possibility that the Buckeyes' schedule gets no respect for a second consecutive year. Ohio State needs Sonny Dykes to make a splash at Cal -- the Buckeyes' best out-of-conference opponent -- and Wisconsin and Michigan to have otherwise-great seasons.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/co...-football-predictions-2013/?xid=si_topstories
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    No he brings up some predictions and opinions
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yes there were some interesting facts presented that I wasn't aware of:

    1) The ACC sued Maryland in court in NC

    2) liquidated damages clauses are notoriously difficult to enforce because the aggrieved party (the ACC) must prove it was actually damaged.

    3) the Big Ten and Pac-12 have Grant of Rights agreements that bind them together. Schools must pledge their television rights to the league for the length of their media deal.
  10. Mike80

    Mike80 make it happen

    Andy Staples is a piece of [Mark May] and nothing he says ever comes true unless it is entirely obvious.
  11. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka floating if lucky

    for a 14 team schedule using 2 7 team divisions, i would schedule as such.

    you play 6 games in your division (3 home 3 road)

    you play 3 games out of your division. determine this on an annual basis so that the top teams must all play each other (and the weaker teams get a chance to beat another weaker team and rebuild as a program). specifically the top team in the legends and leaders should have to play the top three teams in the other division. the worst team in the division would get the three worst teams for the other division.

    if 9 conference games can't work yet, i would rather skip a division school based on strength of schedule (5 division and keep 3 cross division).

    this gets us the most $ and the best matchups and the most BCS points if we needed them before it became a moot point.

    protect some rivalries, but as few as possible.
  12. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    I dont really like the idea of rigging the schedules to be easier for [Mark May]ty teams. seems like it would make it harder for the conference to land teams in the title game and increase the frequency of teams like 90's northwesterns winning the BIG by ducking the best teams.
  13. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    If the B1G wants to land teams in the national championship game more often (or in the upcoming playoff) then the B1G needs to emulate the SEC when it comes to conference scheduling.
  14. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn Choose positivity Bitch up Reepers comin lookitup

    You mean let alabama play a joke of a SEC schedule for the last 2 years? Or do you mean the pathetic out of conference scheduling the SEC always been known for.
  15. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    ...and the SEC doesn't. Is there anyone who thinks the SEC is less stable than the Big 12?

    Also the B1G doesn't have a GOR to keep schools from leaving, it has a GOR to provide content for the BTN. Was the Big Ten more in danger of losing any teams prior to 2007 (when the GOR was being put together)?

    While Staples correctly identifies the conferences that have GORs his analysis of why they do isn't overly accurate.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013

Share This Page