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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

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

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Which Teams Should the Big Ten Add? (please limit to four selections)

  1. Boston College

    29 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Georgia Tech

    51 vote(s)
    17.6%
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
    15.2%
  7. Maryland

    68 vote(s)
    23.4%
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
    31.4%
  9. North Carolina

    29 vote(s)
    10.0%
  10. Notre Dame

    196 vote(s)
    67.6%
  11. Oklahoma

    74 vote(s)
    25.5%
  12. Pittsburgh

    41 vote(s)
    14.1%
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
    13.1%
  14. Syracuse

    17 vote(s)
    5.9%
  15. Texas

    120 vote(s)
    41.4%
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
    4.5%
  17. Virginia

    40 vote(s)
    13.8%
  18. Virginia Tech

    58 vote(s)
    20.0%
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    25 vote(s)
    8.6%
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
    4.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    [Mili] Search function is your friend. [/Mili]

    Muck outlined his methods in this thread.

    Specifically this post.
     
  2. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

  3. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    crazy deal for all

    Maryland should bolt for the BigTen right now. The BigTen would strengthen its presence in a the East and UMd would be lower-mid tier in FB and upper tier in BB. We need a pipeline to better demographics and with PSU down, it would shore up an area where our conference is taking a hit.


     
  4. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I've lost any faith in Delany making a bold move or risking upsetting anyone (Rose Bowl, other bowls, other conferences, domers) by vigorously pursuing the best interests of the Big Ten.

    But you're right. We should make a power play for MD (who clearly wants to keep their options open) and either BC or UVA right now. Let these fucks (and that includes the domers) know that nothing is over until we say it is.
     
  5. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye If you choose positivity you must first bitch up.

    Fuck it. Let's make a move for Bama and LSU and USC and Texas. That will show them. We can call it B1G CUSA. Huh, any takers?

    Or Maryland and UVA will work I guess.
     
  6. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I agree.
     
  7. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie


    :rofl:

    I love it.
     
  8. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

  9. broken24

    broken24 Rookie

    Abenaki likes this.
  10. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    You're about a week late there...welcome to the party
     
  11. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    Steve19 likes this.
  12. broken24

    broken24 Rookie

    28-25= 3 days
    A week = 7 days
    about a week = ?

    While ND canceling the 2018 and 19 games is old news the 15-17 was semi-new. The point I was making is that ND is actually clearing their schedule to play 5 games vs. the ACC in 2015. They have 4 on it now and needed to cancel 1 team to add 1 ACC. Same with 2016. 2017-19 they hardly have any games scheduled.

    So, ND is then serious about semi-joining the ACC in football.
     
  13. MU-Buck

    MU-Buck Newbie

    Back to B1G expansion... IF conference's feel the need to move to 16 Universities, I would honestly love to add the University of Toronto. They would be bad at first, but I really think they would get VERY competitive VERY quickly! Plus, their academics are second to none!

    They would immediately pull all the best Canadian talent (80-90% at worst) in football and basketball, and the market (a lot of Canada) they bring would add a large financial boost to the conference. Once hockey is added to the B1G as a conference sport, can you imagine the following the B1G would get in hockey as UofT strives for a frozen four berth?

    Toronto's a great city, and they already have an indoor football stadium that hosts close to 60,000 (I think).

    I'm sure they've been mentioned in this thread already, but didn't really feel like fishing through all of the pages... Anyone else have any opinions on the University of Toronto as the 16th member of the B1G (obviously, definitely not as worthy as Nebraska or Penn State as a stand alone offer).
     
  14. Mrstickball

    Mrstickball Sophmore

    They've been mentioned a few times here, I think. I think it'd be a great idea, but would be a huge reach for the B1G. However, it would certainly be worth it if any legal hurdles could be cleared (any issues with playing cross-country football games?).
     
  15. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    As I said, welcome to the party. It had already been kicked around for nearly 4 days by the time you even posted it.
     

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