Originally Posted by Slyder
I am telling you the ONLY way the Big 10+many takes a Big East school is that it lands them Notre Dame. There is ZERO chance that the Big Infinity would take ANY of those schools if it weren't for Notre Dame. I've read the reports also about the TV deal. And I would talk with the Big 10 and Notre Dame and try to see if there be any way to get that done without having to poach schools because here is what I see.
Big East adds: Va Tech, BC, and Big 12 remaints (K State, Kansas).
SEC adds: aTm and Clemson
Pac adds: TT, Oklahoma, Ok St., and Baylor
Big 10+ many adds: Notre Dame, Virginia, Missouri, and Ga Tech.
ACC Tobacco Road+ a crap ton of garbage from CUSA, MWC, etc.
I disagree. Mizzou all but begged the B1G-10 for an invite the last go around, and the B1G-10 wanted no part of them. Why would the B1G-10 go after them this time when they could have earlier and chose not to?
And besides, why would the B1G-10 choose to not enter the big east coast markets? Market share and cable subscribers is driving the boat. The Big East has schools in the biggest of the east coast markets, which is why NBC is about to throw all kinds of money at the conference. Big East schools are going to get a bigger check than ACC schools after this is all said and done. They're not nearly as vulnerable as they were in 2003, no matter how weak the rest of the country perceives them to be at football.