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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

    44 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    67 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    92 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    27 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    196 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    71 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

    57 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. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    JLB may have hit the nail on the head. As much as we joke about the SEC chant and the fact that they seem to think winning the SEC is more important than the National Title itself, it's that sort of attitude which may be responsible for the relative success of their neutral site game.
  2. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    To be fair, having the third best team in one of the divisions playing in the game did not help matters. It's also possible that some of the Nebraska fans overlooked Wisconsin, considering they were not division champs, and that Nebraska had already beaten them. Of course, that doesn't excuse the fact that the Nebraska football team did not show up to the game either.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    You are probably right, the fans were just saving their money for a trip to the Rose Bowl.
  4. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Barking up the wrong tree...


  5. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    That's really due to the fact they see it as the real championship game and the BCSNCG as just the coronation. Until someone knocks them off then it is hard to prove them wrong.
  6. Muck

    Muck Gof'nn hupadgh Shub-Niggurath Staff Member

    We're talking about conference re-alignment and the lies ND fans tell themselves is certainly part of that.

    They then screwed the pooch by allowing the network to push their CCG game to Friday afternoon.

    Yeah if anyone has a track record of making better business decisions than the B1G it's certainly that rag tag fugitive fleet. :so:
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  7. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Muck, have you even seen their logo?

    Muck likes this.
  8. Muck

    Muck Gof'nn hupadgh Shub-Niggurath Staff Member



    Snark aside I'm a fan of on campus CCGs too but I'm not getting my hopes up on it happening anytime soon (then again I'm also not quite ready to write off the Indy site as a failure after only two years).
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  9. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man


    Anyone in the Midwest is a terrible idea unless Kansas ends up as number 20 or something like that.

    ISU, KSU, etc are terrible adds.
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I am still waiting on that Virginia invite that was supposed to come this week.
  11. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    Maybe, but to be fair I don't think this tells the whole story.

    I'd say location has a heck of a lot to do with it.

    Atlanta is the economic hub of the south, 5 million + in the metro area. I'd be willing to guess that a large number of the fans attending the SEC title game are transplanted alums from the various schools.

    Indianapolis may be (roughly) the geographic center of the conference but it isn't much else. If Chicago had a dome and you put the title game there I'd bet you'd get a much better environment on average.

    I mean in the end, most fans just don't have the means to go making a bunch of trips following their team and if you have the choice between them, not many people are choosing Indianapolis in December over Pasadena in January. This is where I think they dropped the ball with this whole neutral sight playoff bit. You are asking fans to go to a conference title game, then a semi final and then a final. I think these school presidents and AD's have gotten so used to milking this cash cow that the thought doesn't even cross their minds that most people just won't be able to do that.
    jlb1705 likes this.
  12. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    It'll happen..

  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    And let's be honest about things. At that time of year, NASCAR is dormant, and the main cockfighting circuits (and best roosters) are on their Columbia and Central America tours. That doesn't leave a lot of high value entertainment options down there.
    jlb1705 likes this.
  14. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    Last I looked Notre Dame is still in the midwest...

    Yeah, doubt that will happen (the announcement). I bet any ACC school that will move will want to know what happens with the Maryland lawsuit... not the exit fee part, but the fact the ACC is withholding all TV revenue part. Once that is settled, I bet things will happen fast.
  15. jlb1705

    jlb1705 Undefeated in 2015 Staff Member Bookie


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