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    What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    All the talk about the Big 10 adding another team and various Big 12 teams mentioned as replacements had me thinking, what if?

    Big 12 North
    Ohio State
    Michigan
    Iowa
    PennSt
    Wisconsin
    Northwestern

    Big 12 South
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Texas
    Texas Tech
    Texas A&M
    Nebraska

    Each team plays the other teams in their part of the division plus four from the other division in the conference. In addition, each team would play 3 non conference opponents.

    Can you imagine the interest from Ohio State vs Nebraska or Texas Tech vs Michigan not to mention the other more obvious mentions? Any thoughts?

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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    They could call them the Big 22.
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    Northwestern stays but Purdue goes?
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Northwestern stays but Purdue goes?
    Or Mich St? Let's not forget that there is a 2nd revenue sport at play here also.
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Or Mich St? Let's not forget that there is a 2nd revenue sport at play here also.
    Yeah, I think the Fightin' Izzos would be more than a little peeved at being left out in the dust.

    Though, if that did happen, it would open the way for a great addition to the BE -- good football, killer hoops program.
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    I don't see the Big 10 leaving anyone out, especially since they still keep the University of Chicago around even though they don't play any sports.
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    You know what? I think I should have swapped Wisconsin and Northwestern for MSU and Purdue. Give me a break, I did this at 1:30 in the morning.

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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    It would produce more in-conference quality opponents than any football coach in either conference would want to have. From a media market standpoint, a merger helps the Big 12 much more than it would the Big 10, which is why I don't see the Big 10 having any interest in it.
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    Re: What if the Big 10 and Big 12 conferences merged?

    Never happen........too many teams would be left out of the mix for a potential football title, especially with those divisions.


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