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    Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Thought you all might be interested in this.

    From the linked article

    "The Big 12 has come to similar conclusions if they are considering a name change. The move would likely be to remove the 12″ in some form. The conference has hired GSD&M Idea City to consider new name ideas. Its a safe assumption that if a move were made to remove the 12″ that the conference would be less likely to expand in the near future as changing the brand would be a permanent change."

    Big 12 Considers Name Change | CollegeSportsInfo.com


    I hope they do change the name if we aren't expanding back to 12. I think the Big 12 name kind of makes the conference look weak since everyone will see it and remember that we lost two teams. I kind of like the name The Central Conference since Mid American and Heartland are already taken, Southwest Conference feels wrong, and Midwest Conference (MWC) is to similar to the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Anyone got any other serious suggestions?



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    If the B10 dumps it we could pick up the Legends and Leaders Conference



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    This is a very interesting topic. If they have no plans to expand in the near future then I think changing the name is a very good idea. We don't want to look like the ******** from the Big 10 who had 11 teams for a decade and kept the 10 in the conference name.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    If the B10 dumps it we could pick up the Legends and Leaders Conference
    I like where your head is at.




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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Although we obviously no longer have twelve teams, you still have over a decade of brand identity with the "Big 12". I think they should stick with the name for that reason, and just in case the conference expands back to 12 in the future.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by goldmember View Post
    Although we obviously no longer have twelve teams, you still have over a decade of brand identity with the "Big 12". I think they should stick with the name for that reason, and just in case the conference expands back to 12 in the future.
    I agree. The Big Ten's emphasis on their "name brand" is very justified, IMO. The Big 12 should be just as protective. Changing the name now just underscores the perceived instability of the conference.
    Keep it. I'm shaking my head that they're even considering this.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    I like the idea of a name change, but the new name better be a darn good one. It would be interesting to see what good ideas might be thrown around. I think it would be a good idea to stay away from anything with a number.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriFan View Post
    Thought you all might be interested in this.

    From the linked article

    "The Big 12 has come to similar conclusions if they are considering a name change. The move would likely be to remove the 12″ in some form. The conference has hired GSD&M Idea City to consider new name ideas. Its a safe assumption that if a move were made to remove the 12″ that the conference would be less likely to expand in the near future as changing the brand would be a permanent change."

    Big 12 Considers Name Change | CollegeSportsInfo.com


    I hope they do change the name if we aren't expanding back to 12. I think the Big 12 name kind of makes the conference look weak since everyone will see it and remember that we lost two teams. I kind of like the name The Central Conference since Mid American and Heartland are already taken, Southwest Conference feels wrong, and Midwest Conference (MWC) is to similar to the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Anyone got any other serious suggestions?

    I'm not sure I understand or agree with this. If the Big 12 changes it's name to something that is an acronym of letters with no numbers included (ie. SEC, ACC, etc.) then how will that limit the number of teams that are in the conference in the future? It won't matter if there are 10 or 16 teams, they can still keep the name the same.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by jl112481 View Post
    I'm not sure I understand or agree with this. If the Big 12 changes it's name to something that is an acronym of letters with no numbers included (ie. SEC, ACC, etc.) then how will that limit the number of teams that are in the conference in the future? It won't matter if there are 10 or 16 teams, they can still keep the name the same.
    I think that is one of the more attractive benefits of changing the conference name to something without numbers. We can stay at 10 for a while and then later expand back to 12 or even larger without having to worry about the name being wrong. However I do think they would only consider changing the conference name and losing the "Big 12" brand name if they weren't planning on expanding back to 12 anytime soon.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    I could see them going to some kind of non-numerical name. How about the Big Central Conference? We could be the BCC?



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriFan View Post
    I think that is one of the more attractive benefits of changing the conference name to something without numbers. We can stay at 10 for a while and then later expand back to 12 or even larger without having to worry about the name being wrong. However I do think they would only consider changing the conference name and losing the "Big 12" brand name if they weren't planning on expanding back to 12 anytime soon.
    Or maybe they plan on going beyond 12????



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Big Eightish



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Smartest move would be to not change the name. Who cares if there's not 12 teams? The Big Ten is doing just fine. That blog also considers TCU as a possibility to join the Big 12, which is wrong on a number of levels.

    Let's hope this IC firm recommends the Big 12 stay the Big 12.



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Central Time Zone Conference. But I guess that limits expansion...



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    Re: Big 12 Considers Name Change

    Conference of Champions?


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