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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. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Thanks for clueing us in on that.
  2. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    lvbuckeye likes this.
  3. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

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

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

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

    SloopyHangOn WhoO WhoO WhoO!

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

    Yeesh. Negative Nancy over here.
  6. 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
  7. jwinslow

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

    No he brings up some predictions and opinions
  8. 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.
  9. Mike80

    Mike80 Pretentious Dickhole

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

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn "The future is bright at Ohio State."

    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.
  14. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    ...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
  15. buck1973

    buck1973 Sophmore

    The Big Ten has had a grant of rights since 1988. It was extended in 2007.

    Muck likes this.

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