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So if Notre Dame wanted to join the Big Ten in all sports except football, with the option to include football later on down the road if they so desire and they gave the Big Ten 24 hours to decide yes or no take it or leave it, you think they would pass?
Yes, the Big Ten would pass. It's all or nothing in our conference.
The Big Ten needs them a hell of a lot more than they need the Big Ten. They are playing for a national championship doing what they are doing so I am sure they are fine keeping all the bowl money for themselves and having their own network. No need to join a conference. Even less of a need to do it now than there was 2-3 years ago when it was announced that Nebraska was joining.
The big10 would say NO in about 30 seconds.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Yes the Big Ten would pass. They wouldn't give up on Football. They would want all of ND. I am sure there were some background conversations going on about ND joining but the Big Ten wont give into providing them a safe harbor unless the entire package comes with it. This is the reason why leagues are breaking apart in front of our eyes.
What value would ND bring? Nothing. You think having a B1G logo on ND's chick soccer team would really bring any value to the conference? Lol
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Yes, Notre Dame football is doing well this year. Had Ohio State not been on sanctions the Buckeyes would be in the national title playing them. It's great for Notre Dame that they can keep their football independence, but they are doing so at the expense of their other sports.
ND would be a nice addition, but one school does not make or break the Big Ten. No special concessions for anyone.
I don't think you get it. Yes they are doing good right now..but the Big Ten expanding the conference and forcing others to expand will force ND to join a super conference. They don't join soon..there won't be any independents in the new playoff model for Football. They need the Big Ten more (not now) but 5 years from now or sooner to stay relevant in the new college football landscape.
Chances of ND joining the B1G < Chances of Brodson saying "no" to anal
Notre Dame is a huge national, hell global , brand. Having their logo and their name on the Big Ten Network constantly brings in hundreds of thousands of alumni and fans from Notre Dame. I don't think Notre Dame would ever go to the Big Ten. They have had multiple offers and have turned them down every chance they get. Adding Maryland and Rutgers actually weakens the Big Ten. Waters it down too much. What's happening to these other conferences can easily happen to the Big Ten, especially with the current leadership they have in place.
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Not really. The Big Ten and SEC will always be secure because of how powerful and rich they are, and no school will leave either.
There will be four major conferences when the dust settles: Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12 and some combination of ACC/Big 12.
While true, I think the B1G has enough douchebags with Michigan already in the conference. We don't need ND fans, too.
Not really... they'd be one of the smallest schools if they joined the B1G and their "alumni" base may be vocal and visible, but they're not that big.
They're more popular with the catholic sports fans. But their merchandise sales don't compete with the top of the B1G... and tv stations don't add B1G just because there are a couple thousand fans in their city. Rutgers/Maryland guarantee that the B1G network will now be on the east coast.
The B1G network isn't all of a sudden going to be on in LA because there are some ND fans there...
Hmmm, it's obvious that you don't quite get "IT". Adding Maryland an Rutgers gives the B1G the east coast NY and Md / Va markets. That's going to be worth about $20 million more per team within 5 years. STOP thinking it's about football or sports because it's NOT!
IT'S THE MONEY!
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No, no they don't. The B1G is by far the richest conference. They don't need ND. That ship has sailed, and the B1G couldn't care less.
Yea, ahhh, no, think again (or maybe for the first time).
ND is worth more than any other University in terms of viewership except Texas.
There are a lot of schools of 20,000 plus students with good/decent academics in the northeast. Unfortunately, they don't have the athletic facilities to compete with the big guys. But, if Seton Hall can play in the Big East (they went to the NC game in 1989) so can schools like Fordham and St Joes, or even Manhattan and St Pete's. So the Big East has options.
It's a drop in the bucket compared to the NBC deal they have, but doesn't ND only get a fraction of the money from the bowl payout compared to what a team in a conference gets? Thought I read that somewhere.
Um, ya. Next stupid comment?
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Doesn't say anywhere in this article that they'll go to the A 10, tJYD. If anything, they'll be more than likely to head out on their own since they'll have an auto bid to the NCAA Tournament even with seven conference schools. Try and poach Xavier, Dayton and St. Louis and that's a nice little league.
IU an Purdue makes triple the money that ND does off of TV contracts.
I guess you miss the last 2 articles I posted this week. Forming a 21 school, 3 division A-10 gives them much more money then them staying put or forming a new league with just them.
I love how one great year in the last 20 automatically makes ND a huge national power again.
If the whole "super-conference" thing happens, you might be singing a very different tune. Have fun in the shitty ACC
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