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    For those interested in Conference Realignment

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    If ND thinks they're too good for the Big Ten (note: that's what they think), I can't imagine them even picking up the phone for the Big 12.

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    Re: For those interested in Conference Realignment

    Wasnt the ACC suppose to be the first all powerful mega conference? How could they be raided?

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    Re: For those interested in Conference Realignment

    Florida St and Clemson?

    And Notre Dame? Yeah...right.

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    Re: For those interested in Conference Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkdrummer1 View Post
    Florida St and Clemson?

    And Notre Dame? Yeah...right.
    Exactly try, Memphis, E. Carolina, Houston, Utep, New Mexico, and UNLV.

    Speaking of that I wonder why UNLV and New Mexico are not brought up more.

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    If Swain has good info the Big 12 football divisions would be interesting. If geography was used the east would be FSU, Clemson, Louisville, WV, ISU, and probably the two Kansas schools. The west would be TX, TTU, TCU, Baylor, OK, OkSt, and BYU. I don't know how the Big 12 would work a schedule around 14 teams, whether they would play 8, 9, or 10 conference games. I'm not sure ISU or the KS schools would go for this.
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    Florida State will not go the the Big XII. Probably not even Clemson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyekwah View Post
    If Swain has good info the Big 12 football divisions would be interesting. If geography was used the east would be FSU, Clemson, Louisville, WV, ISU, and probably the two Kansas schools. The west would be TX, TTU, TCU, Baylor, OK, OkSt, and BYU. I don't know how the Big 12 would work a schedule around 14 teams, whether they would play 8, 9, or 10 conference games. I'm not sure ISU or the KS schools would go for this.
    I want this to happen but its probably a pipe dream. Besides Greg Swain is a moron so whatever he says will probably not happen.
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    Re: For those interested in Conference Realignment

    Quote Originally Posted by eyekwah View Post
    If Swain has good info the Big 12 football divisions would be interesting. If geography was used the east would be FSU, Clemson, Louisville, WV, ISU, and probably the two Kansas schools. The west would be TX, TTU, TCU, Baylor, OK, OkSt, and BYU. I don't know how the Big 12 would work a schedule around 14 teams, whether they would play 8, 9, or 10 conference games. I'm not sure ISU or the KS schools would go for this.
    You say that like they have a choice in the matter. If TX wants to expand, the Big12 will expand. If TX wants to play 10 conf games, they'll play 10 conf games. Case closed.
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    The BE decided to go to a BBall first conference. Louisville, Cinci, So Fla/C Fla, Boise, SMU were brought in to try to bolster football, but... The issue will be if any of those schools end up being attractive enough for the Big 4.

    The whole B12 thing comes down to who wins - the ACC or B12?

    I hear the SEC is now interested in NCState and possibly another ACC school to get to 16. While that would still leave the ACC with 12 teams, they want to get to 16 to be able to have 2 rounds of in-conference playoffs.

    But, if a conference like the B12 wants to make a run at being one of the B4, they will need to pick off the ACC to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rschneider View Post
    Speaking of that I wonder why UNLV and New Mexico are not brought up more.
    Because they suck at football and their facilities are god awful.

    I hope they get BYU and Louisville. I'd be thrilled to have both from a basketball standpoint and they are interesting at the very least from a football standpoint. Plus there are good t-shirt opportunities for a Louisville/ISU matchup since we have the same mascot.

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    No way BYU joins a conference unless they are a last piece in a Superconference puzzle.

    But they are definitely not getting into the ACC B12 battle until it is decided.

    Louisville is an interesting case. They had a little run in football like Rutgers did, but have fallen back to Tulsa / Cinci status. Just don't know if they have what it would take to be Big 4.
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    Why wouldn't they join a conference, least of all the Big 12? They get to get the TV money, a conference to ease scheduling games, and they get to still use their existing network for their tier 3 rights. Perfect setup for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rschneider View Post
    Speaking of that I wonder why UNLV and New Mexico are not brought up more.
    Because they suck at football and their facilities are god awful. I hope they get BYU and Louisville. I'd be thrilled to have both from a basketball standpoint and they are interesting at the very least from a football standpoint. Plus there are good t-shirt opportunities for a Louisville/ISU matchup since we have the same mascot.
    Louisville has a tornado mascot too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwayneTwill View Post
    Florida State will not go the the Big XII. Probably not even Clemson.
    Yet both schools have created conference realignment committees similar to what Mizzou did. So can't deny there isn't at least some interest.

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