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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. bassbuckeye07

    bassbuckeye07 Junior

  2. I'm guessing FSU, which would be a shame.
  3. Mike80

    Mike80 Done

    Either them or UCONN.
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  5. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    Goddammit. If FSU wants in, they ought to get in. Better than hoping that [censored]ing Indiana and Minnesota somehow start attracting 5 star recruits.
  6. Fuck the FSU talk. They're a scummy, cheating program. Their academics suck and most of their fans are stupid rednecks.
  7. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Anybody in the league who has actually accomplished something can go ahead and talk [Mark May]. The real problem right now is that there aren't enough people qualified to do it.
    BuckTwenty likes this.
  8. Nicknam4

    Nicknam4 Pootis

    Having a team in our conference that is so far away and isolated would bother the [Mark May] out of me.
  9. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    You don't quite understand the ped aggy mind. Remember, I've lived among them like Jane Goodall amongst the apes.

    Big Ten says and rest of the world hears: We got you a couple of Eastern schools to act as rivals now shut the fuck up and assume the position.

    Ped Aggy hears: Without the glory of Penn State, the BTN is worthless. We have finally realized that we desperately need you. The door is open for you to demand that JoePed's name goes back on the trophy. You get to have your own ref crews in State College. If you ever leave us, Rutgers and Maryland are sure to follow you out the door.

    The Big Ten needs to treat Penn State the way that Ohio State has learned to treat the Fredo schools: make them feel that they're part of things but never, EVER let them forget that's your boot resting upon the backs of their necks.
    BUCKYLE likes this.
  10. After the crap they pulled, they should be grateful that the other B1G schools will even take the same field as them on Saturday.
  11. Emperor Brutus

    Emperor Brutus more jester than prince

    I could see a school like VaTech trying to put themselves in the best position finachally before another school takes that slot. I could see why some would wait for UVA too; if there was a chance for VaTech and UNC I'd consider that a win. You get more grads with VaTech each year than you do with UVA. Sure UVA is the better school but the difference there is no where near the difference between UNC and NC State.
  12. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    I think people need to quit with FSU, It was never a possibility, they're goin to the big 12 anyways
  13. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    FWIW the "FSU is contacting the B1G" rumors are coming from FSU insiders.

    BUCKYLE Washed

  15. https://www.aau.edu/about/article.aspx?id=5476

    Here is is list of AAU schools. If the university you want to join the B1G is not on this list (FSU), you can forget about it right now. This expansion is about football, but the B1G is not going to bring in non AAU schools.

    If you look at this list here are the most likely.
    Boston U.
    Georgia Tech
    University of Toronto

    If the goal is to expand East the two choices would be UNC and Virginia. I don't think Georgia Tech is too far out milage wise, but geographically it is on an island compared to the rest of the B1G. Vanderbilt would be the best for academics, but has some of the same properties as mentioned with GT. I don't know if Kansas would add anything to the B1G. You can cross off Duke and Vanderbilt if they only want to take state schools. Probably not Toronto, but it would open up the untapped Canadian market.

    That leaves us with Boston U, Virginia and UNC to choose from. I think Virginia and UNC would be the best bets. Virginia would get you any of the DC market that Maryland does not cover and they are very good academically.
  16. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    Not so sure the Terriers would be good for the football side of things...

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