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Big 10 Looking To Add 12th Team  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Looks like the Big 10 wants to add team #12 to it's roll call.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2950700

Next to Notre Dame, who's name always comes up when the Big 11 expands, anyone else think of a team that could roll into the ranks of OSU, UM, Indiana, MSU, etc.

A few to chew on: Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Miami Ohio, West Virginia.

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User currently offlineRICBWI From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

West Virginia would be an interesting addition.

I'd like to see it happen. Quite a few geographic rivalaries especially with Penn St and Ohio State.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Miami Ohio, West Virginia.

Pitt would make sense to get a rivalry started up with Penn State

Syracuse I think is a little too much of an outlier geographically

Miami (OH) just doesnt have the facilities to be a Big 10 school (football stadium with only 24,000 seats? The next smallest in the Big 10 is double that...)

West Virginia would also make sense, but that would split them up with their natural rival Pitt (vice versa for Pitt if they leave)...also, then you have to figure on how the Big East would replace either Pitt or West Virginia if they left since they'd then be down to just 7 schools...



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User currently offlineAASuper83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Pitt, BC, ND, and Rutgers would all be ideal candidates for expansion......UND seems like itd be a great fit, though I could also see BC being a great addition as well.

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Next to Notre Dame

Not until the TV contract is up.

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Pittsburgh,

maybe

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Syracuse,

maybe

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Miami Ohio,

I would take WMU and BGSU if anyone, and those are pushes

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
West Virginia.

That probably could happen. I could see that

Quoting AASuper83 (Reply 3):
BC

Yes! Let's go to our third league in 4 years!  no 

Quoting AASuper83 (Reply 3):
Rutgers

nah, probably not.

piercey in CLE  Sad



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Big 10 Looking To Add 12th Team

I don't get it. If they're called the Big 10 but have 11 teams and consider to add a 12th team, why do they still call themselves the Big 10?


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 4):
Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Miami Ohio,

I would take WMU and BGSU if anyone, and those are pushes

From a competition standpoint, it seems Miami is the most consistent MAC school, on both the Football and Basketball side of the ledger. They could expand their stadium, I'm sure, to accomodate the Big 10. The only other MAC school that I could see fitting into the Big 10 is Toledo, but I think Miami would be favored because of it's reputation. Not that UT is a bad school, but it's more of a commuter school.


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Who cares. Just one more team whose ass we can kick.

Signed by,

The University of Florida


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Maybe they should call themselves the Big 12 then...oh wait... Big grin

I think from a skill level, WVU or Pitt would be the no-brainer, the location isn't bad either. Miami OH is a stretch, they'd be like Baylor in the Big 12. I doubt ND would want to give up its juicy non-conference affiliation perks anytime soon.
Here's something else to chew on: if Boise State wants to be taken seriously more often, they should consider moving to the Pac-10 or even CUSA.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9267 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):

There's already a Big Twelve.



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User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

From the article:

"The broader [the network] is distributed, the more value [expansion] has. We have eight states. With expansion, you could have nine," he said.

In my opinion, this rules out a school such as Pitt or Iowa State. After all, the Big 10 already has Pennsylvania covered through Penn State and Iowa covered through the University of Iowa. They are looking to add a school from a new state, and probably prefer a state with a lot of TVs and potential viewers.

A couple of candidates that I see:
Syracuse -- a fairly well-known school in a heavily populated state
Rutgers -- while only decent in football very recently, it is still located in a very populated state
Missouri -- can bring both St. Louis and Kansas City into the Big 10 fold (although St. Louis may already be there through Illinois)

All of this, of course, is predicated on Notre Dame not being interested. While ND is not in a "new" Big 10 state, there is enough of a national following where that wouldn't really matter.

I really hope this doesn't mean the Pac 10 expands, as I think it is one of the most well-balanced leagues out there (and every school plays every other school in the league in football, something only the Big East can say out of the major conferences). But if the Pac 10 did expand, I could see them adding Utah & BYU to maintain the geographical & rivalry balance.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 8):
Here's something else to chew on: if Boise State wants to be taken seriously more often, they should consider moving to the Pac-10 or even CUSA.

Won't happen in the Pac 10. They've all ready stated they are not interested in expanding. Also, should they ever consider expanding, they have strict academic requirements that each school has to meet. I wouldn't expect the Pac 10 to expand for a long time. Especially as long as that retard Hansen is still running it. That guy is a fricken MORON.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 8):
Maybe they should call themselves the Big 12 then...oh wait...

When they added Penn State, the joke was they were going to call the conference the Big 10-11.

Notre Dame will never align their football program with a conference as that would cost them money.

What about Army or Navy joining the conference? Navy has put together a pretty decent program the last few years and Army, well, there's definite room for improvement.

If West Virginia were to bolt to the Big 10, they'd might as well disband the Big East.


User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

With the new TV contracts with FSN Big Ten and the new promoting, I'd fine if hard to believe any team added would be within the same market as a current Big 10 team. Infact FSN Big 10 is still having debates on how to divide up much of the midwest in terms of who's market will be who's, come football season, and it's touchy as is. Because every game must be broadcast to it's fan base, even if it's the not the national FSN game. (Indiana and Michigan are he main issue states) The team will have to be just outside a market if possible.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 12):
What about Army or Navy joining the conference?

Last year, it was reported that the MAC was in talk with bringing in both of those schools.


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