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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

    52 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    68 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    29 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    200 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    76 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    42 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    122 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

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

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

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    In the order they have been made bold.

    Thank God, Why thank you, May I ask at what time in history did segregation ever lend itself to "melding"?

    And football to me is the problem. say I concede you the east and all of your chosen teams..Looking at it...it says WEAK to me..but ok..so you play those three games..what happens when your schedule includes Indiana, Purdue, Minn, Ill and NW...? Could it ever happen? Could scUM or Us ever get such a schedule? I'm asking because that just doesn't say BIG Champion to me at all.
  2. rampageripster

    rampageripster Freshman

    tiebreakers always suck... look at that Tex/OU/TTU mess we had a few years ago... I think you'll find this is a problem regardless of the conference set-up

    And I get it, divisions, not pods. I wasn't particularly attached to the term, just used it to differentiate from two 8 team divisions.
  3. rampageripster

    rampageripster Freshman

    They aren't being segregated. It's not like we are putting them alone in a corner to play amongst themselves. They would have a full B1G schedule and would play 6 other B1G teams a season (at least) traveling all over the conference as well as sending teams to them. Sure, they could get REALLY lucky and have a conference schedule of IU, PU, Ill, NW, Minn, Iowa and their division, but you could say that Michigan (if MSU dips back down) could have the same easy ride. It would be just as likely for them to have a schedule of OSU, PSU, UM, MSU, Wisc, Neb plus their division.

    I'm starting to get the idea that you are more just against adding these ACC teams. This is more of an exercise in experimenting with different conference structures. The 4 division structure is one that has been tossed around the most and works best for such a sprawling conference. It's best for reinforcing regional rivalries while guaranteeing that each team gets to play everyone in 5 years (nearly everyone in 4).
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  5. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Oh so would it be safe to assume then that you are a HUGE ACC fan and think they deserve special treatment...maybe cover them in bubble wrap?

    Maybe UNC, DUKE or GT would only have to play traditional BIG schools away in August or September too...

    Let me put it this way....Could any of those teams beat tOSU in football in the last 11 years? Last year..maybe, but the answer is no. So they can't have a ACC division of the BIG..sorry not earned.

    And yes..by leaving them all in the same division together they're segregated.

    Why can't you put 1 new school with 3 traditional schools and call it a day?

    I mean seriously...you say we won't lose rivalry games so how would they..

    And WTF a Duke/ Wisconsin football rivalry that could even work into a BB as well? I hate Wisconsin as much as the next BUCKEYE here...but they'd kill Duke in football.
  6. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye If you choose positivity you must first bitch up.

    I know it has been brought up before, but would we be willing to say bye-bye to Ped State? Who would replace all that Ped State has given us?

  7. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    1. UNC andd GT are bigger rivals to UVA than MD is.
    2. The Pod System keeps at least one protected rivalry, just like the current system.
  8. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

  9. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye If you choose positivity you must first bitch up.

    I found this to be funny.

    Oooh! A schedule of juggernauts like in the past. Throw in that OOC game against Temple and you have got a good 8-3 season. :biggrin:
  10. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I did too, until I met a bunch of their stupid fans here in NYC.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The B1G currently has the biggest TV money payout. No team would want to leave to make less money in another conference. Plus they have the best bowl tie-ins. It's all about the money.
  12. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye If you choose positivity you must first bitch up.

    Show me on the doll where they tried to touch you. Oh, you were older than 10? Nevermind.
  13. rampageripster

    rampageripster Freshman

    Losing PSU would kill any eastern expansion
  14. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    NEVER would lose PSU to the ACC. It would be too costly to PSU to leave. Not only would they be losing out on B1G TV revenue, there is this small thing about the B1G owning their TV rights til like 2025 that every B1G signed over for the BTN.

    So if PSU would want to leave, they would have to BUY back their TV rights. #1 Doubt the B1G would even let them, #2 but if they did it would cost what... $100+ million? So really cost prohibitive to leave.

    Really any talk of PSU leaving is just certain PSU fans and ACC fans dreaming.
  15. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Yeah, I'm safe.
  16. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    If the Pedtards even voice the idea, I think the BiG should make them pay for it and cut them loose. The lack of foresight and planning by that decision should disqualify them from being in the Big Ten.

    But it won't happen. As much as the Ped State fanbase is inbred and stupid, their administration by and large is not. They won't make that decision.

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