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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    It looks like Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers, Missouri and Notre Dame are the ones the Big 10 had their eye on.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    I prefer Texas.
    Or kicking out Northwestern.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I prefer Texas.
    Or kicking out Northwestern.
    Yeah, kicking out the top academic school in a conference based upon academics. Not going to happen.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I prefer Texas.
    Or kicking out Northwestern.
    The Big 10 has kept University of Chicago in the Academic Big 10 since the inception, there is no way the Big 10 is kicking out their most prestigious academic university. FWIW Northwestern has hardly been a bottom feeder in Basketball and Football over the past few years.

    For me its ND or bust. No sense bringing in the other schools because they all have their warts, pretty significant warts if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    For me its ND or bust. No sense bringing in the other schools because they all have their warts, pretty significant warts if you ask me.

    I think they are committed to getting a 12th team no matter who it is. It's for that conference championship game. While the SEC and Big 12 and, to a lesser extent, the ACC are playing their conference championship games in early December, the Big 10 is sitting at home watching it on TV waiting to go to the bowl games. I'm not a fan of the conference championship game but it really doesn't make much sense not to have one while others you are competing against do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Yeah, kicking out the top academic school in a conference based upon academics. Not going to happen.
    I don't see it happening either. Of course, if they're kicking people out, IU would probably be early on the chopping block so I'm not in favor of that. i was just throwing out someone not named IU.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I don't see it happening either. Of course, if they're kicking people out, IU would probably be early on the chopping block so I'm not in favor of that. i was just throwing out someone not named IU.

    The easiest solution to me is Mizzou, the best solution is Texas. I'll settle for either.
    If it were Mizzou or Texas would LSU leave the SEC for the Big 12?

    Would the SEC go with WVU to fill that spot?

    I still think the Big 10 is trying to call ND bluff by being able to say "we are looking at other schools".
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Yeah, kicking out the top academic school in a conference based upon academics. Not going to happen.
    It might be based on academics, but I don't know that there's much reason for the "Big 10" to exist if they aren't playing tackle football.

    And really, that's what this whole discussion is about -- so the academic pretense continues to strike me as quite silly.
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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    If it were Mizzou or Texas would LSU leave the SEC for the Big 12?
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    No way. The SEC TV contract is much bigger than the Big 12's. LSU would lose too much money.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    "Image is everything" - the same reason Vanderbilt - whose football program is worse than Northwestern's, but who is better at basketball - is in the SEC - academic reputation. Kicking a school like that out of a conference would look awfully bad to any conference, as they pretend to be concerened about "student athletes."

    Your point is accurate and your point valid, but I do think it is an "image" issue.


    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    It might be based on academics, but I don't know that there's much reason for the "Big 10" to exist if they aren't playing tackle football.

    And really, that's what this whole discussion is about -- so the academic pretense continues to strike me as quite silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    For me its ND or bust.
    On behalf of the Big East, you can have them.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    On behalf of the Big East, you can have them.
    Are you kidding me? Think of everything ND brings to the table for the Big East. Oh, wait, they don't bring anything to the table.

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    Re: Big 10 looks for 12th team

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Are you kidding me? Think of everything ND brings to the table for the Big East. Oh, wait, they don't bring anything to the table.
    I disagree with this. We would take a huge hit in the credibility of the non-revenue sports without Notre Dame. They're inconsequential in basketball but a national player in most other areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    I disagree with this. We would take a huge hit in the credibility of the non-revenue sports without Notre Dame. They're inconsequential in basketball but a national player in most other areas.
    Yes, what would the conference do if they lost credibility in women's swimming and men's tennis? It would be devastating to the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Yes, what would the conference do if they lost credibility in women's swimming and men's tennis? It would be devastating to the league.
    And kicking out Notre Dame is going to make men's football better? Nothing positive comes from booting Notre Dame other than a feeling of justice for some fans.


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