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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

    5 vote(s)
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
  5. Georgia Tech

    51 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    46 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    67 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    89 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    30 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    200 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    80 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    43 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    16 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    124 vote(s)
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
  17. Virginia

    40 vote(s)
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    26 vote(s)
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    16 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    Commish: Big Ten will consider adding 12th member

    Here we go again......
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  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Why, why, why... :smash:
  3. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    The one good thing he mentions adding a ninth state to the eight state conference - so unless South Bend is considered in a State of it's own the Commish surely doesn't eye ND as a target.

    Oh wait - forget I said that ...

  4. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Back to talks of Mizzou?? Notre Dame doesn't want to give up that NBC money... unless their contract is up.
  5. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    I caught that first part too....

    Does that mean Missouri or maybe Louisville??

    If it isn't ND, the choices for this "idea" :smash: are kinda slim....
  6. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    The TV contract was renewed in 2008 I think....

    It might be up after this year I don't know....

    They are giving up on having their games broadcast nationally on Westwood One after this year as well....
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
    Best Buckeye likes this.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    They suck at football now but I've always thought Syracuse would be a good fit. I'm all for the 12th team being a softy.
  8. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    As long as this means adding an additional Big Ten game to the schedule (now made possible by having an even number of schools) I'm for it. Don't really care one way or the other about a conference championship game.
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  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    If this has to be done, I'd like to pick up Louisville. Quality football team, and good tradition for basketball.
    Never mind devaluing the greatest rivalry game in sports. :smash: Television executives, from a not yet started nor successful network no less, should not be involved in this monumental decision.

    a) Split up OSU/UM, risk a repeat :bonk:
    b) Put OSU/UM in the same division, risk a 'b12 north' parallel in the other division :sick1:
  10. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    If Cuse enterend the Big-10, their recruiting would benefit huge. They would probably dip more in to Penn, Ohio and New Jersey. They could do a complete make over... break-up with Greg Robinson, and go after someone like Darrell Hazel (damn that would be good for them), Ron English, Frank Solich, Mark Snyder maybe even John Cooper. All just hypothetical for their benefit.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2007
  11. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Boise State anyone?

  12. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    University presidents will never go for this, particularly for an academic lightweight like Louisville, Cuse, or Missouri. IT's ND or nothing.
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    IIRC they offerd ND at the same time they offerd ND. ND passed but if that was the sequence ( I honestly don't remember it well I was in the Army at that time and deployed a lot) they were ok with a 12 team B10 a long time ago.

    I agree that no matter how you divide it up, a 12th team lessens The Game.
  14. TheMile

    TheMile The Enemy

    Rutgers and Syracuse aren't academic lightweights, and I'd think along with Notre Dame they're the only three feasible candidates.

    9. University of Chicago (they're in the "academic Big 10," if I recall correctly)
    14. Northwestern University(IL)
    20. University of Notre Dame(IN)
    24. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    34. Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
    41. U. of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign
    47. Pennsylvania State U. - University Park
    52. Syracuse University(NY)
    57. Ohio State University - Columbus
    60. Rutgers - New Brunswick(NJ)
    64. Purdue Univ. - West Lafayette(IN)
    64. University of Iowa
    67. Univ. of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    70. Indiana University - Bloomington
    70. Michigan State University
    88. Univ. of Missouri - Columbia

    I know the US News rankings aren't perfect, but they are convenient.
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Rutgers brings the NY market. For a good discussion about this, check out the WV board.

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