Originally Posted by paintmered
I give you points for creativity but this won't happen if only due to the pride of all the schools above Memphis in your list.
Where are they going to go? The SEC ain't taking Iowa State or Kansas, and the Big10 isn't about to come calling for K-State or Mizzou anytime soon either, from what I can gather. Unless they want to go independent, they're going to need to form-up with what's left to try and salvage this mess. Pride is well and good, but eventually that gives way to pragmatism -- they've got football stadiums to fill, and they need teams to play.
At leas this conference offers some decent hoops (Memphis, UC, Louisville) for Kansas to join up with and it keeps the conference footprint relatively small for travel purposes.