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    Bearcats to the Big 12?

    This rumor comes from an ESPN announcer in the Nashville area. Take it FWIW.

    According to a radio host in Nashville on 102.5 the game, the Big 12 ó which does not currently have a championship game ó is going to add two more teams in the offseason and, according to his information, those two teams will be Cincinnati and Memphis.

    This, of course, isnít Pat Forde or Pete Thamel reporting here. But itís certainly fun to think about, isnít it?

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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Good for UC if it happens. Their program needs a lot of work from a facilities standpoint, but I think they'd be able to compete relatively quickly across the board. But Memphis?!? Geez, why? The FedEx guy must be willing to part with piles of cash to get them into the Big XII.

    Great news for WV is this is true, certainly.

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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    I can't believe Lance isn't running wild with this rumor, essentially because he and Darren M. are the exact same person.

    I actually like Darren a lot as a host. He's a Reds fan, so that helps.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

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    Good for UC if it happens. Their program needs a lot of work from a facilities standpoint, but I think they'd be able to compete relatively quickly across the board.
    A major revamp of UC's facilities has been in progress for the better part of a decade starting with the Varsity Village project, which included new olympic sports facilities, admin spaces, locker rooms and training spaces. A proper $15M football practice facility completed about three years ago. The $90M expansion and renovation of Nippert will be done for next season. A gut job and rebuild of the 5/3rd interior is in the planning stages, and there should be movement on that in the next two years. I expect UC to expedite plans to do a second round of Nippert expansion if admitted to the Big XII or ACC (some of the forum "insider" rumblings already have suggested this). With the space constraints surrounding Nippert, there's enough room to max out around 45,000.

    I'm not buying the rumor to the Big XII yet since it's uncorroborated. But it's nice to be mentioned, and it certainly beats the silent alternative that is getting left out. In the meantime, just win tomorrow!
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    If they don't add more teams they should be forced to change their name.

    But...Memphis?!
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    If they don't add more teams they should be forced to change their name.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    I always thought the Big 12 should have went hard after UC and Louisville after West Virginia joined.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    That'd be great for UC but I don't see it with Nippert being so small. Hope I'm wrong

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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    I never really understood why they added WVU in the first place. No offense to WVU fans, but outside of football it's a geographical nightmare for any other sport.

    Then again, it's probably better than adding SMU or Tulane.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    They might as well go ahead and add UCF and Houston as well.

    UCF makes as much, or more sense as UC or Memphis.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Man oh man. How the college landscape has changed. Any rumors out there about bringing the old SWC back? LOL
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I never really understood why they added WVU in the first place. No offense to WVU fans, but outside of football it's a geographical nightmare for any other sport.

    Then again, it's probably better than adding SMU or Tulane.
    I think part of getting in did is WVU spent a ton of money to upgrade what was needed. I know they spent a ton on the airport in Clarksburg which is like 45 min drive so everyone can fly in and out relatively quickly. Also who else really would have added more? Big 12 needed someone to keep the TV execs happy and I personally am very pleased with the partnership with Big 12... ITs 10,000,000 times better than the American and 100,000,000 times better than if we were allowed in to the ACC.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    This rumor comes from an ESPN announcer in the Nashville area. Take it FWIW.

    According to a radio host in Nashville on 102.5 the game, the Big 12 — which does not currently have a championship game — is going to add two more teams in the offseason and, according to his information, those two teams will be Cincinnati and Memphis.

    This, of course, isn’t Pat Forde or Pete Thamel reporting here. But it’s certainly fun to think about, isn’t it?

    The Tigers won the American Athletic Conference this season, their first conference championship in football since 1971. Coach Justin Fuente has led one of the more impressive turnarounds in the country, taking the Tigers from 3-9 in 2013 to 9-3 just a year later.

    “I’m being told that (FedEx CEO) Fred Smith has obviously opened up the checkbook and is helping ease this process along,” Darren McFarland said today on Sports Night.
    The only way this happens is if the commitee decides that there must be a championship game in order to get into the playoff and we could certainly do worse than Cincinnati.
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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Well the Big 12 is definitely gonna be looking to add a couple of teams after today haha. Please take the Bearcats

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    Re: Bearcats to the Big 12?

    Northern Illinois is another team being looked at.....
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