Conference "Re-adjustments" (Big Ten 12th member...)
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Author:  Touchdown Jesus [ June 10th, 2010, 11:52 pm ]
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I think Nebraska joins the big-10, and that's it. Nobody else comes to the big10. Texas, Texas A&M, and a few others will go to the pac-10. That's my prediction.

Author:  inheritedlionsfan [ June 10th, 2010, 11:53 pm ]
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I'd like to add Texas more than anybody. It appears as if we're getting at least Nebraska which isn't terrible I guess. I think 3 teams total should be added.

Author:  LionsFan4Life [ June 11th, 2010, 8:10 am ]
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Texas stands to gain more joining the Pac-10 as opposed to the Big 10. Big 10 as their own network, Pac-10 does not and Texas has hired an outisde firm to do some research on what it'd take to run their own network. So, it would seem to make more sense for them to join the Pac-10 along with A&M, Tech, Oklahoma, OK State, which with Texas and Colorado included would make 6 teams added.

Author:  BillySims [ June 11th, 2010, 9:49 am ]
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I would like to see, in addition to Nebraska:

Notre Dame
Texas A&M
Kansas State
West Virginia

That makes the Big 10 = 20 teams and sets up the new name the Mega 20 Conference.

Two 10 team divisions.

Michigan State
Ohio State
Notre Dame
Penn State
West Virginia

Texas A&M
Kansas State

Each team would play 9 divisional games each season. Each team would play 1 team from the other division each year on a rotational basis so that each team plays every team from the other division at least once each decade.

Each team would play only 1 non-conference game for the 1st game of their season.

Then the 2 division winners would meet in the conference championship game. ( Could also have #2 VS #2, #3 VS #3, ect.)

And then the bowl games.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 10:26 am ]
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Ew... too much.

I like the idea of adding Texas and A&M to Nebraska. That gives us 14, two 7's which is manageable.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 10:36 am ]
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Leak or someone who is good at photoshop?


Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 10:36 am ]
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Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 10:37 am ]
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Ton a fan of 16 schools, but that would be a sweet logo if we did.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 10:52 am ]
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I'm hearing now that it may be a free for all now. Initially there was talk of Pac-10 going to 16 teams, but that died down a bit and I am hearing A&M and UT might not be a package deal anymore.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 11:03 am ]
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... 064ac.html
Sources: Texas, Texas A&M may head in different directions
01:03 AM CDT on Friday, June 11, 2010

By CHUCK CARLTON / The Dallas Morning News
ccarlton@dallasnews.com / The Dallas Morning News
Texas and Texas A&M have disagreed more than a few times during their historic rivalry.

The latest difference of opinion could define a changing college landscape for decades. Texas and three other schools in the Big 12 Conference's South Division are looking west to the Pacific-10 Conference as the best hope for their future with the expected demise of their home for the last 14 years.

But Texas A&M would like to at least survey the options in a different part of the country – in the Southeastern Conference – sources familiar with the process said.

A meeting between officials from the two schools Thursday failed to produce a consensus on the direction the Longhorns and Aggies should take, multiple sources said, should the Big 12 collapse as many predict. The time for a decision may approach quickly given the Pac-10's aggressiveness.

Colorado became the first domino to officially tumble Thursday morning, jumping from the Big 12 to the Pac-10 effective with the 2012 football season. Big 12 North Division flagship member Nebraska is expected to accept a Big Ten invitation as early as today, potentially setting off a chain reaction.

And Texas politicians are also making their opinions known about the pending seismic shift, with U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, calling for hearings on the Big 12 situation and its impact on Texas.

Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alumnus, said Thursday night he has not weighed in on A&M's decision.

"I have studiously stayed away from it," Perry said. "It is a decision that the board of regents should make. Frankly, it doesn't need to have a political aspect to it. It needs to be a thoughtful look at all the consequences, and I think that's what we're doing."

With Nebraska's departure, the Pac-10 would quickly focus on Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the hopes of forming a 16-team, TV network-friendly megaconference.

But A&M isn't yet sold on the package. The Aggies have historic rivals in the SEC, including Arkansas and LSU. They would also give the SEC, which includes football powers Florida and defending national champion Alabama, a key entry point into the Texas market.

After Thursday's meeting, which was attended by A&M President R. Bowen Loftin and athletic director Bill Byrne, the school released a statement: "No decisions were made or agreements reached as a result of these discussions."

The school also reported that no meetings of the board of regents have been scheduled.

One regent, A&M football legend Gene Stallings, told the Austin American-Statesman that the Longhorns and Aggies could join separate conferences.

"I would think there would be a possibility, but to say they'd definitely do that ...?" said Stallings, a former A&M coach who later won a national title at Alabama. "I don't know who all will be involved. But I'd be stupid not to say that. Whether it's much of a possibility, I don't know. I'm not going to venture out on that until I know what all the options are."

Former A&M football coach R.C. Slocum, reached by phone, said he was pleased that Loftin "was very much involved and engaged" just like Texas President William Powers.

"It's such a big decision that I'm glad it will be at the highest level," Slocum said.

Sources indicated that A&M will probably still join Texas and the others in the Pac-10.

Texas has long been on record as favoring the Big 12 as the school's preferred conference. But if Nebraska leaves, Texas would view the Pac-10 as the best option, sources said.

Others are following Texas' lead.

While still expressing hope for a pared-down Big 12 with 10 teams, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione told the Tulsa World that he is committed to remaining with Texas.

"I think it would be a horrendous decision for OU and Texas to break up," Castiglione said. "We're going to stick together if it's at all possible."

Colorado's departure to the Pac-10 may have effectively shut the door on Baylor's hopes to be part of any exit strategy with its fellow Texas schools.

"We're working feverishly with the conference to keep the Big 12 viable and moving forward," said Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw, whose school also was represented at the meeting.

After Colorado's announcement, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe pledged in a statement to "continue to work through the process that was agreed upon last week by our board of directors to address membership issues, and [we] are working tirelessly towards the long-term viability of the Big 12."

On a teleconference following Colorado's announcement, Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott declined to specifically address other Big 12 possibilities.

"No invitations have been issued," he said. "There are still several different scenarios that we may or may not pursue."

A source said that Utah and perhaps Kansas might be considered as replacements for A&M in the 16-team Pac-10 model.

"I'm authorized to pursue several different scenarios," Scott said. "What direction it goes in from this point, I can't say because I don't know."

Meanwhile, Edwards urged Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus to call immediate hearings on the possible Big 12 breakup.

"It is important that all the citizens of Texas have a right to have their voices heard on the future of the Big 12 before, not after, all the decisions have been made," Edwards said in a prepared statement.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 11:49 am ]
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What I am afraid of is that if we only get Texas, that leaves us open to losing Texas late on because the state wants to join back together for rivalry sake. Without getting all together, Texas might just do a "what is good for them" move in X number of years. I like the Big Ten because of it's stability. Teams rarely come and go and that creates some of the best football in college. Getting schools in that might not be committal is dangerous IMO.

Author:  steensn [ June 11th, 2010, 3:24 pm ]
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Official done deal:

Nebraska accepts offer to join the Big Ten


Author:  BillySims [ June 12th, 2010, 9:04 am ]
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steensn wrote:
Official done deal:

Nebraska accepts offer to join the Big Ten


And Michigan State falls another notch on the Wolverines top rivalry list. Anytime, Anywhere. Remember 1997's shared National Title?

OSU is #1
PSU is #2
Neb now our #3?
MSU #4

But don't worry Sparty. You still rank ahead of Iowa. LOL.

Author:  conversion02 [ June 12th, 2010, 1:20 pm ]
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What you really mean is, UofM football just dropped another notch in the conference. Now it goes:

1) OSU
2) PSU
3) Iowa
4) UNO
4) MSU
5) UW
6) NW
7) Purdue
8) UMinn
9) U of I
10) U of M
11) Indiana

Author:  steensn [ June 14th, 2010, 10:18 am ]
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Hearing word that aTm has rejected the PAC10 offer to join potentially killing a super PAC-16 conference including all 4 Texas schools. I'm hearing that they have accepted an SEC offer, but nothing to verify that ....

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