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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. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    So the 'G' was a '6' all along, not a '0'. I see what they did there...
  2. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

  3. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    By the time Delaney, Slive and the Longhorns are done picking over the carcass of the ACC, those five ACC games that the domers agreed to might very well be a full conference slate.
  4. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I'm convinced that NitFan1974 is a long game troll. He appeared around Tug Speedwell's blaze of eternal interweb glory, kept his head down and has been doing some really solid work over there.
  5. knapplc

    knapplc Jack Hoffman for Heisman

    It's the untapped oil field mentality. Create a product (BTN) that they're interested in and they'll watch. Maybe that product isn't Terp football - maybe it's Buckeye football or Husker football, since so many Ohio and Nebraska expats live on the East Coast. Maybe it is Terp football, and they're a sleeping giant. Doesn't matter what that hook is, the fact is, there are fish there waiting for that hook.

    Or, think about it this way - if 16-team conferences are inevitable, where is expansion going to happen that has a better, untapped, competition-free market than the Upper East with its tens of millions of TVs? Is the Big Ten realistically going to expand into SEC country? Of course not. Same with the West Coast, the lower East Coast and Texas. If we're competing for those eyeballs, that's the place to compete. And being the first there with a promising product like the BTN is a good thing in that competition.

    Finally, the Big Ten is showing, clearly, that they are the ones doing the choosing here. They're not taking SEC leftovers after they've taken their pick from the litter. They're being proactive, and that's very encouraging.
  6. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    In that case, I'll ask him to carry on. Can't blame a guy for assuming the worst on that board. :tongue2:
  7. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    This....I've contacted my MD and UNC friends and they are unified in their hatred for Duke. They call him Hitler. They say Duke BB runs the conference.....including UNC

  8. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    So basically...they're the Texas of the ACC.
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

  10. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    It's funny listening to two Maryland alums that work for ESPN have opposite views on the move.

    Len Elmore hates it and Scott Van Pelt accepts it (and the money).

    I still remember seeing Van Pelt in Maui when he followed the Terps to the Maui Invitational (on his vacation). He's a real die-hard Terp.
  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Mike Tranghese is a moron.

    Pretty sure Miami, BC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse have all experienced success in my short lifetime. We're not talking about 60+ years of dormancy here like Minnesota or Illinois. And the Big East could've had Penn St if they hadn't blackballed them over concerns Paterno would rule the conference.
    cincibuck likes this.
  12. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend imagine being Texas and you find out that the Pac12 invited Oklahoma and Baylor to join but they didn't invite you........


  13. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy Our Honor Defend

    The ACC will be so decimated that they may finally get their annual home and home series football

  14. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Man, I gotta say, I can't get enough of this. Football is great and my first love, but the scope of this super-conference-building game is just HUGE. B1G doesn't even come close to describing it.
    FCollinsBuckeye likes this.
  15. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    By the time Delaney is done raining terror down on the ACC, the only conference that will answer a phone call from Notre Dame will be a Mexican semi-pro soccer league.

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