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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. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    It all depends on what the contract the BTN signed with the big cable companies. I read somewhere that the BTN could have conceivably put in a clause as simple as this "The states where a Big Ten team is located, the cable company pays X and it must be on basic cable. If a Big Ten team is not located in the state, the rate s Y"

    If a clause like that is already in, then the big cable companies in Maryland and New Jersey AUTOMATICALLY have to pay the higher rate and put the BTN on basic without further negotiation.

    That would probably apply to most national cable companies the BTN already has contracts with.

    Is this true? Maybe... but it would be alot easier if it was :biggrin:
  2. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    All I can say is thank God we're finally going to get those Iowa-Rutgers basketball games I have been waiting my whole life for.
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  3. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.


    Maryland and Rutgers are both winning me over with just their message board fans.
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  5. CookyPuss

    CookyPuss It's Saul Good...

    I'm looking forward to a tOSU-Rutgers game in Yankee Stadium. Can anybody think of a better way to introduce the new B1G to the NYC market?
  6. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    Jim Delany and Brutus throwing $20's off the Empire State Building?

    People would react wouldn't they?
  7. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur


    At least we now know where Penn State stands in the minds of the people...
  8. VBSJ

    VBSJ Newbie

    Nate Silver (of the New York Times and FiveThirtyEight) should know that the Big Ten brand was already in the process of being diluted years ago. Adding Maryland and Rutgers didn't speed up the process or anything.


  9. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Yankee Stadium is for baseball, not football. Please, have the game at the meadowlands.
  10. LitlBuck

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

    I was wondering which college football team controls the Philadelphia TV market:huh: or haven't I been listening or reading enough.
  11. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    University of Pennsylvania State -Philly Campus. They play in the Ivy League, I think.

    [I'm not serious]
  12. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

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  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    Penn is to Penn State as skinny jeans are to Brady Hoke.

    The latter fucking wishes.
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  14. JBaney45

    JBaney45 Junior

    I highly doubt this is true, it was enough of a push just to get them to carry it in the original Big Ten states originally..the cable companies wouldn't have signed away their rights for further negotiation, they too have people employed smart enough to realize that further expansion was a very real possibility.
  15. Steve19

    Steve19 I am serious ... and don't call me Shirley. Staff Member

    Rutgers has a campus about the size of Notre Dame in greater Philly, i.e. Camden NJ.
  16. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Those smart people at the cable co would also recognize you lock-in the rate while the product is untested and least desirable rather than renegotiate after it has established a proven successful business model and expanded its viewer draw across the nation, especially into the mid-atlantic/northeast corridor.

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