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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    I wonder if we will ever get to a point where individual sports programs from schools will have different conference affiliation.

    That's an interesting question. If the Big 10 is thinking about poaching a Big East school, you have to know that the BCS requires a conference to have at least 8 members to be in the BCS. Boy, the Big East would fight that tooth and nail.

    Perhaps what the Big 10 should do is just give some school football membership only. Other conferences do it. They really only need another member for football.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    That's an interesting question. If the Big 10 is thinking about poaching a Big East school, you have to know that the BCS requires a conference to have at least 8 members to be in the BCS. Boy, the Big East would fight that tooth and nail.

    Perhaps what the Big 10 should do is just give some school football membership only. Other conferences do it. They really only need another member for football.
    Yeah, the Big East would fight it as hard as they can, and if they did lose Rutgers (or whomever) in this scenario, the Big East would then likely be looking to replace them with someone like an East Carolina or Central Florida to keep that eight-member requirement for the BCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache View Post
    Yeah, the Big East would fight it as hard as they can, and if they did lose Rutgers (or whomever) in this scenario, the Big East would then likely be looking to replace them with someone like an East Carolina or Central Florida to keep that eight-member requirement for the BCS.

    I have a hard time seeing any of the Big East teams leaving for the Big Televen because of the money that hoops brings in.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I have a hard time seeing any of the Big East teams leaving for the Big Televen because of the money that hoops brings in.
    But, if you believe what you read, a split in the Big East is pretty much inevitable -- especially if they're reaching out to more football members.

    Big East hoops, sans the hoops-only programs, would still be pretty good (UConn, Syracuse, Pitt, Louisville, WVU, Cincy -- all good programs), but it wouldn't be the superconference and money-machine that it is now.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Rutgers ... really? I don't see them as Big 10 material.

    How about West Virginia?
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    And here's another question, if the Big 10 winds up with 12 teams what use is there of calling themselves the Big 10? They can't call themselves the Big 12 since that name is taken, unless the Big 12 changes their name to the Southwest Conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    And here's another question, if the Big 10 winds up with 12 teams what use is there of calling themselves the Big 10? They can't call themselves the Big 12 since that name is taken, unless the Big 12 changes their name to the Southwest Conference.

    What use is it calling themselves the Big 10 when they have 11 teams?
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    How bout the Big 4x3?
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Big 13 minus 1.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Bigger than 10?
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Big 10 fingers and 2 toes.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    The Atlantic 10 has 14 schools, the Great West has the New Jersey Institute of Technology as a member, and half the teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference are in Alabama and Mississippi. I don't think conferences really care about name accuracy any more.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    The Atlantic 10 has 14 schools, the Great West has the New Jersey Institute of Technology as a member, and half the teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference are in Alabama and Mississippi. I don't think conferences really care about name accuracy any more.

    They probably don't with the smaller conferences but I think it would cause quite a fuss if someone like Rutgers was Big 10 in football and Big East in everything else.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    What use is it calling themselves the Big 10 when they have 11 teams?
    Yeah, but at some point these universities should at least give the illusion of being able to count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Yeah, but at some point these universities should at least give the illusion of being able to count.

    Maybe that's why their performance in bowl and intersectional games has been so poor over the last several years.
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