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  • diabsoule
    started a topic The Conference Expansion Thread

    The Conference Expansion Thread

    Just consolidating some threads.

    Originally posted by Go Cowboys View Post
    With all of this happeneing right now and no where really to put it besides in threads that don't quite make sense here is a way to collect all of it together.


    Post any news and Links here please.

    Confrence Moves:
    Colorado: From Big-12-North to Pac-10 (As of 2011 Football Season)
    Boise State: From WAC to MWC (As of July 1, 2011)
    Nebraska: From Big-12-North to Big 10 (As of 2011 Football Season)

    Official Offers:
    None at this time.
    Last edited by diabsoule; 06-11-2010, 05:54 PM.

  • Smooth Criminal
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    I don't like Rutgers and Maryland adds at all. They don't bring anything to the conference, except money of course. But the Big Ten making more money doesn't do anything for me, where as adding some good football or basketball programs would.

    The Nebraska move I liked a lot.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    Definitely wouldn't be excited about the Big Ten finishing their 16 team conference with Boston College and Virginia. Then we're the conference that makes a ton of money but has a weaker field from top to bottom.

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  • diabsoule
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    If the Big Ten moves forward with expansion and the precedent is set on how much it will cost to poach an ACC school then the SEC will likely expand to 16 as well with two ACC schools. I've thought for a long time that 16 teams is the eventual goal for Mike Slive and if he can get two of following from Virginia Tech, UNC, Duke, N.C. State, or Florida State then he would in a heartbeat.

    If the SEC expands so does the Big 12 and Big Ten to 16 (likely). I'm sure that the Big Ten wouldn't mind adding Boston College (Boston tv market) and Virginia. Both also fit the academic profile of the conference.

    Big 12 will have their choice out of Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, BYU, Cincinnati, and Florida State, if the SEC chooses not to invite them.

    There's a lot of dominoes left to fall and Rutgers and Maryland departing, if and when that comes about, will just start the domino effect.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    I think I decided I like these. We won't be done at 14 teams forever. If I got my way I'd get Notre Dame and UNC. But that's another discussion.

    I hope Rutgers gets good. Like really good. Big games at Rutgers sound awesome.

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  • Giantsfan1080
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    I live 10 minutes away from Rutgers so everyone is welcome here when your team comes in!
    Last edited by Giantsfan1080; 11-17-2012, 08:11 PM.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    The money sounds good. The potential looks awesome. But this doesn't so anything to help the Big Ten now. Just looking at what it could do, we'll now likely see Ohio State play Maryland and Rutgers every year while matchups with Nebraska, Michigan State, and the othe division will get rarer.

    Best solution is a 9 game conference set. As long as teams drop one of their garbage games instead of a big ooc game it'll all work out. Well continue playing the division, Michigan, and the other division two teams at a time on a rotating basis.

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  • Giantsfan1080
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    Sounds like we're in!!!

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  • Grizzlegom
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    I'd definitely be on board with adding Maryland and Rutgers. While I know a lot of people out west don't look at them as attractive options, it would be really nice if Penn State had a team in the league that isn't a 6+ hour drive from the eastern side of the state. Academically, both are definitely good fits as well.

    The only concern I'd have is that I don't think conferences should go much higher than 14. If all the major conferences got to 14, I think we'd be pretty set for a legit playoff system, taking the conference champions plus the next 2 or 3 in the rankings (depending on whether you keep the Big East as a BCS conference). If the ACC did take UCONN to replace Maryland, and they eventually go to some playoff system that factors in conference champions, it would be interesting to see what would happen with Notre Dame, particularly if they did cap the leagues at 14.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    I think Rutgers would definitely get it. Unless Notre Dame suddenly wants to.

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  • Giantsfan1080
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    Sounds like Maryland is definitely in and Rutgers is a frontrunner to be #14 but that's not definite.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    That makes the most sense. It's basically just a debate who to move to the West, and Illinois is the obvious choice.

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  • bearsfan_51
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    I wonder what this does for the divisions. Probably just add Rutgers and Maryland to the East and put Illinois in the west.

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  • Smooth Criminal
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    I'm ok with this. Having Rutgers and Maryland adds huge markets. And a good Rutgers team would be a very cool addition to the Big Ten, if they improve.

    Clearly this is more about revenue than anything else. Hope the programs can improve and be quality members.

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  • Giantsfan1080
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    Originally posted by scottyboy View Post
    I can accept this. I'll just defend our D because it can keep us in any game, regardless of opposition talent. Louisville and our potential bowl game will be real indicators of our team.

    I think this move for the big 10 with us would be about the future. Rutgers is on the rise in both football and basketball with a top notch AD and 2 young, energetic and marketable coaches. And the whole NY media coverage. It'd be a HUGE step for us and our program
    And we already recruit better than half of the Big 10 schools so could you imagine how much better it could get.

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