Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
With the Big East imploding, wouldn't it make sense for the Big XII to grab some of those decent football/ basketball schools in the midwest/ west and create their own brand? A 20-team super-conference with the following universities might turn some heads:
TCU (Texas will not share Dallas)
UTEP (have you ever been to El Paso?)
Oklahoma (Pac 16 bound)
Oklahoma State (Goes where Oklahoma tells them)
Missouri (Big 10 bound)
Colorado (Left already because of Texas why go back?)
Air Force Academy
That would make Boise State a nice Pac 12 consolation prize (at least in football), as well as Nevada, UNLV, Utah, BYU, New Mexico, et al. That puts them at 20. Add in a 20-team Big Ten (snicker), a 20-team ACC, and a 20-team SEC.
Never play a game outside of your geographic area? 20 is way too big for the money it would cost. I think 16 might even be pushing it in terms of schools that would add that kind of revenue.
That conference would be Texas and the XX little dwarfs. TCU and Louisville would be the only possible yearly threats to Texas.