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Send Nebraska back. Say nevermind to Rutgers and Maryland. Kick Penn State out too.
Time to go back to 10.
Eh, sure, why not
Sounds like a smart idea to give up millions of dollars.
Kick MSU out too, Michigan can go independent again, send an invite to UChicago
Agreed. We can't beat them so get rid of them
Here's hoping that Michigan gets kicked out of the B1G again. Then we can replace them with some super power. Like Iowa State or Pitt.
Yeah, I guess you're right. After all, those millions have done wonders for the B1G's national perception...
Anyone arguing for contraction is obviously joking. It's moronic to entertain it.
There are days where I wish MSU would leave for somewhere else. I firmly believe that the B1G is the second dirtiest conference in the NCAA.
Formerly Venomous Green Duck. Join Date: Nov. 2004 # of posts: 17,867.
I don't seriously support the notion of contraction, merely pointing out that expansion hasn't exactly helped the B1G's perception
Its time for the big10 to allow oversigning and to look the other way when teams start paying players...
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
If we can't contract, let's do the next best thing: expand to 20, and put the original 10 in the same division. It'll be like expansion never happened!
Expansion is all about academics.
Its time for the B1G to start using their money to hire good coordinators and coaches. The league won't compete when we are only willing to hand out scraps to Dan Roushar and Danny Hope.
I think what hasn't helped the B1G's perception is not winning championships. I don't think expansion has anything to do with it. The last two majors were OSU in 2002 with football and MSU in 2000 with basketball. That's a whole decade of losing.
Maryland in 2002
Why so serious?
I think it is perfect with 12. I would love for them to tell Rutgers and Maryland nevermind.
Sending 7-5 teams to the rose bowl is fine with me cuz i am rolling in the dough from this game. Adding rutgers and maryland will make me filthy rich.
All this extra cash isn't a necessity, it's greed. College football was humming along just fine before all this expansion.
The more we expand, the more difficult it's going to be to determine a true champion from each division, as many teams won't be able to play each other. It's going to be a clusterfuck that only gets worse as expansion evolves.
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Ya, kicking Penn State out will definitely help. If we were concerned about competing for titles, we'd kick schools like Minnesota out. Fortunately we have a high academic standard etc. instead.
Even if they make teams never play outside their own division and only meet up in the championship game there will still be a champ. What won't stop is the debate between the fanbases about schedule strength.
I didn't intend for this thread to prompt an actual discussion.
Seems to me you'd know better after being on this board for 25 months
Originals and Imitators divisions?
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