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"That's no comfort to league commissioners and member schools who hear that ACC school North Carolina (where Delany played basketball) and the Big 12's Kansas are high on the list of possible targets.
Is this corner barstool chatter?
Doesn't sound like it. Four BCS conference coaches and administrators I talked to Tuesday said they think the Big Ten is actively hunting for members 15 and 16, and mentioned the Tar Heels and Jayhawks."
Let's just get on with it. The Big Ten should add two more schools beyond Maryland and Rutgers, then change its name to the Big Delany. Commissioner Jim Delany is a smart, powerful man who knows the era of four 16-team superconferences is coming sooner than any of us wanted to believe. He also doesn't like getting snookered.
We'd be quite the hoops conference. I'd enjoy both of those additions.
Kansas has their GOR with the Big 12.
Can they replace Marlyand and Rutgers?
The conference already looks pretty good without these editions in bball but fball would still look pretty bad.
Look at the wonders that's done for the stability of the Big East.
does kansas have a big tv market
I would assume its market for basketball stretches pretty far. Population is larger than Nebraska, only a bit smaller than Iowa.
LOT of KU fans in chicago
Lawrence is basically a suburb of KC.
This post was edited by Black Dutch 17 months ago
I wouldn't put anything past delaney at this point.
Is he trying to force an ACC-Big12 merger, in order to facilitate his desire for four national 16-team superconferences? Could be.
When he "caved" in the college football playoff negotiations, was he actually looking down the road to a time where these four superconferences would be supplying the semi-finalists, and the Big Ten would get the Rose Bowl anyway? Could very well be.
Is he vindictively trying to fuck over notre dame by sticking them with a bunch of irrelevant rednecks? Probably.
This post was edited by Bruce Banner Ad 17 months ago
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If UNC is added, would Notre Dame be out of question? I say this because of their deal with the ACC in fball. We already took Maryland and now the possibility of UNC. Just throwing another possibility out there.
the biggest tv market left is atlanta
We messed up not getting Cuse adn Mizzou. No way UNC leaves the conference Duke is in. Kansas would be alright. Fun B Ball game recently
I'd be surprised if the BT took anyone from the west. Other than there not being a lot of value in TV dollars, (KC already has a BT presence), or recruiting, 16 teams would likely mean four-team pods. We already have a made-to-order western pod among Nebraska, iowa, Minny and wusconsin.
I think UVa is likely the next target, then MAYBE unc. If we can't get them, then GaTech. Put the three ex-ACC schools with IU, (fellow rednecks), put Purdue with o$u, PSU and Rutgers, then pair up the MI schools and the IL schools. Viola. I should be commissioner.
Good one. Maybe we took Maryland Rutgers and Nebraska to force UNC and Kansas to come in?
don't want Kansas
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Neither makes any sense geographically, media or recruiting wise. Va. and Ga Tech make more sense all around.
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I don't know but I wish that Michigan State could leave for a place where they don't get dicked over like they have.
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I think your last point is probably the most likely. The others require a bit of forward thought and are not based on emotion, a bit too cerebral for J.D.irt..
I have to think the endgame is getting to 15 and giving ND yet one more chance before locking down at 16 (for a few years).
+1 I almost spit out my coffee....
I guess I'd take those two schools. But it also wouldn't surprise me if the conference let speculation run rampant for a while just to let ND think that the conference is going to go to 16 and close the door on them ever joining. Might get them moving a bit, because we probably just started another string of dominoes falling. ND is going to be left standing alone while the B1G universities are sitting there counting their chedda.
This post was edited by Chitown_Badger 17 months ago
see... where i can see maryland getting out of the 50 million exit fee.... kansas BoR with the big 12 is going to be a biggie...
where to big east is collapsable.. and the ACC a bit more secure with the huge exit fee...... I don't think you are going to split anyone from the big 12 without texas going 1st..........
the next move will be the big 12's... and see who they try and snatch..
The B1G has never been interested in either Cuse or Mizzou. Markets are too small and the fit is not good. Mizzou begged to join last time we said NO!
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