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I'm sure they don't however if the Scout board of theirs is reflective of the fan base UNC could have a revolt on their hands.
Yep...and the first class of msu students were spec ops troops.
Eh, like Big Ten fans were going to revolt over Rutgers joining? Or Maryland fans revolting over leaving the ACC?
An 8 game schedule is actually really easy to do with 16 teams, and no you wouldn't need a tournament either. Plus, you play every opponent home and away over a 6 year span just like now). The way it would work is as follows:
You have 4 pods of 4 teams each: Pod A, Pod B, Pod C, and Pod D.
Years 1 & 2, Division 1 are the teams from Pod A & B, Division 2 is Pod C & D
Years 3 & 4, Division 1 are the teams from Pod A & C, Division 2 is Pod B & D
Years 5 & 6, Division 1 are the teams from Pod A & D, Division 2 is Pod B & C
Thus your 8 game schedule consists of the 7 other teams in your division, plus one protected opponent in the other division for game #8. And just like now, the two division winners meet in the conference championship game. Even better, the division schedules are much more fairly balanced than currently because all everyone in the division plays the same 7 opponents (with the lone exception being the protected cross-division opponent).
So effectively you have 4 protected rivals (3 in your pod, plus your 'other' cross-pod protected rival. And you only play 8 games, and you see everyone at least once for a home and home every 6 years.
To provide an example of how the Pods could be set up,see below. The four "powers" have been divided up, as well as the bottom dwellers so no one Pod is too strong.
Pod A: Mich, MSU, NW, Illi
Pod B: OSU, Wisc, Ind, Pur
Pod C: Neb, Iow, Min, Team X
Pod D: PSU, Rut, Md, Team Y
Obviously the protected inter-pod rivals would be UM-OSU, Wisc-Minn, Illi-Ind, etc.
But it works, and it actually works very well.
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I think it's all about getting ND. If Mad Jimmy D has to blow up the ACC to get the Irish, well, they're just collateral damage.
The B1G already has bigger and better versions of 'Cuse and Mizzou. They're called Rutgers and Nebraska.
This post was edited by TX Sparty 20 months ago
Tradition don't pay dem billlllls.
I'm sure BTN can't wait to do an exposé on BIG legend Ralph Sampson.
Right up there with former Big Ten heroes Jack Ham, Tommy Frazer and Ray Rice.
This post was edited by Rogue Leader 20 months ago
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sweet, just moved to Richmond
Nothing would surprise me at this point, and UVa makes sense for academics, research and population migration, as well as making NC contiguous.
However, I'm not biting on any of these rumors until they actually happen. delaney could be pulling another missouri on these schools, just trying to scare nd into jumping.
Wonder how delaney would be viewed by UNC fans if he enveloped them into the BT.
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Let's just take the whole ACC. We'll go Gangnam style on college football!
@ the boners who think ND will join the B1G. Why would they? There's absolutely no logical reason - from their standpoint - why joining the B1G is in their best interests. At this point, the B1G should cancel all remaining games with ND and just let them do whatever it is they think they should do. Personally, I don't want ND in the B1G. And ND doesn't want to be in the B1G, so why even bother forcing the issue? In the end, I say Fuck ND -
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This. The college football world is changing. ND refuses to change. The B1G now has 14 teams. The SEC has 14 teams. The Pac-12...duh. The Big 12 probably won't sit idly by for long. The Big East and ACC are primed to be gutted.
ND is going to end up playing 5 games a year in football against a watered down ACC and their Olympic sports are going to be stuck in a new Big East. We have the money and the power. ND has arrogance and nostalgia. Fuck 'em. We certainly don't need them.
This post was edited by Jud Owns Digger 20 months ago
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
ND also doesn't have to play in a conference championship game. That's HUGE... hypothetically Oregon doesn't lose to Stanford and still has to play another Top 25 team in order to get to the NC game. Same with 'Bama. It's unfair that a team could potentially be penalized for playing an additional game against a top conference opponent while ND gets an extra week of practice. I fucking despise that school. Fuck ND.
16 is not a magic number. It's convenient for speculation, though.
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I think you're heading up the right ally here.
SEC seems to be targeting VT and NC St......looking for markets in other states and there is no school to the west worth taking that doesn't bring issues.....most have in state governance issues between institutions. (ie OSU/OU)
East: UF, UGA, UK, Tenn, SC, Vandy, VT, NC St (pods VT/NCSt/UK/Tenn......Vandy/SC/UGA/UF)
West: Mizzou, Bama, LSU, Miss, Miss St, TAMU, Ark, Aub (pods Mizzou/LSU/Ark/TAMU......Miss/Miss St/Bama/Aub)
B1G would look at UVA and UNC
**I've read Virginia has instate governance issues between institutions too, so they aren't going to split VT/UVA without knowing both have good homes, and the SEC doesn't want two schools in the same state.
Big XII would then target: FSU, Clem, GT, Louis, Cincy, ??
**they can't go west for teams b/c there aren't any worth taking, this is something the PAC is figuring out
**not sure they would target Miami since it's private and has lots of issues, not sure who'd be the other southern team for the pod.
NE pod - Louis, Cincy, Iowa St, WVU
SE pod - Clem, GT, FSU, ?
NW pod - KU, KSU, OU, Ok St
SW pod - TT, UT, Bay, TCU
I was just questioning this direct quote from the article.
"To do that, the conference must add two more schools to achieve the magic number of 16."
I say we take Kentucky. Then down through Tennessee and into Georgia.
The Union forever!
Get GT in the BIG so we have a staging point to burn Atlanta.
I can see the P12 making another play at UT and Oklahoma (which would bring along TT and Okie State)
I want the B1G, SEC, Pac-12, B12 to all go to 16-20 teams and leave ND out of all national championships and tournaments. Fuck em. They have decided to be independent. Let them be independent. Don't let any teams schedule them and let them rot playing Army, Navy, MAC schools, Temple, and remnants of the old Big East. In 5 years they'd be totally irrelevant.
That would be a good get....UVa is an excellent school....
Having trouble figuring out who #16 would be, tho....UNC?
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Why would they? Because they could make more money by being in the B1G.
"NBC reportedly pays $15 million a year on its current contract, which runs until 2015. That's actually not bad considering the network paid $7.6 million a year in its first contract in 1991. Due to rising TV contracts, you can conservatively put Notre Dame's price at $20 million by 2015. "
Many will see Notre Dame's commitment to the ACC as a sign that the final piece of the puzzle -- the Fighting Irish becoming a full member one day wit
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