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    Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    VISIONS Magazine Winter 2011 : Sports

    So the name of the conference might change?
    I think we need to be open to it, but I think there’s a high degree of favor for continuing the name.
    That's good news.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    If we get two more schools.

    A ten team conference with a Big 12 name is stupid.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    If we get two more schools.

    A ten team conference with a Big 12 name is stupid.
    Not really. The big 10 has stayed with 10 for a reason. We've got 15 years of brand identity with the big 12 name.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    If we get two more schools.

    A ten team conference with a Big 12 name is stupid.
    Just like a twelve team conference with a Big 10 name is stupid.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    According to everything I've read, we aren't getting two more schools. I agree that a 10 team conference called the BigXII is dumb. The B1GT2N and it's "branding" has been around forever. The BigXII was created in 1996. We haven't created THAT much brand identity that a name change would hurt the conference. If anything, I would think a name change would help the publicity of the conference - as long as it was a good one.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    I wonder what it would cost to change the name, I'm sure it's a big part of it. Not to mention they are probably already exploring adding more teams.

    That being said, I vote for a different name.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Not really. The big 10 has stayed with 10 for a reason. We've got 15 years of brand identity with the big 12 name.
    Yes, because the B1GT2N was formed in 1896. A full 100 years before the BigXII. That is brand identity.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Let's be honest, what DOES Dan Beebe "anticipate"?


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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Let's be honest, what DOES Dan Beebe "anticipate"?
    The more it goes on, the less i blame Beebe. He can only do as the conference's presidents let him. The conference is so dysfunctional, it has to hamstring him quite a bit as far as what he can and cant do.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Leave the name the way it is. If the conference decides to change the name, they'll pay big money to some consultant, only to get something like the "Legends and Leaders Conference". The grass isn't always greener...


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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    It is a brand name now. I once used Two Men and a Truck for moving purposes and there were three guys who showed up to do the work. Should they change their name?



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Just call it the Flyover Conference and be done with it.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    I read this article in Visions earlier this week. FWIW, the interview took place the day of the Northern Illinois game when he was in Ames. 4+ months could change a lot even though I don't see the name changing.

    Also, Beebe was pretty blunt in the interview that Iowa State isn't very attractive to anyone and needs Texas to survive.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by TruClone View Post
    It is a brand name now. I once used Two Men and a Truck for moving purposes and there were three guys who showed up to do the work. Should they change their name?
    Brilliant. Relate the Big 12 to a moving company. Perfect analogy.



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    Re: Beebe Doesn't Anticipate Big 12 Changing Name

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Brilliant. Relate the Big 12 to a moving company. Perfect analogy.
    Ever heard of sarcasm/humor. Guess I should have included the over used



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