View Poll Results: What conference do you want Iowa State to be in?

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    133 78.24%
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    Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Are you happy being in the dirtpit called the Big 12? Or would you rather go to greener pastures such as the Big 10, or the SEC? At least there no one team controls the whole conference, like Texas does the Big 12. But please give me your thoughts.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Seeing as we will never be in the Big 10 or the SEC, I am happy in the Big 12 for now. If things start to get sour in the next few years, I think ISU needs to be, and will be, proactive in finding a new landing spot.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    This has to be a joke, doesn't it?



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Hell of a first post

    I think we'd definitely take a big 10 invite (which is never coming) but other than that we're in the best possible position. Texas owns the conference but we've got the best payday possible for us from being in the big 12, especially once the new TV contracts get finalized.

    The real option isnt big 12 or SEC\B10, more like big 12 vs big east or MWC. Big 12 is no question better than MWC, and while big east has its attractive points in level of competition on the football side, the pay is so much lower that it really diminishes its attractiveness.

    The biggest potential negative to the big 12 would be possible instability, but that would have to originate with Texas. Texas doesnt look like its going anywhere now, and if it moves its not going anywhere without TAMU. TAMU isnt going to be allowed to leave the big 12 for the SEC unless Texas goes PAC-10, and Texas doesnt seem to want to separate from TAMU ,and i think theres some legislative pressure to keep the two together, which puts both schools in a sort of compromise of staying together in the big 12.


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    As far as Tiffany's go, I prefer DD or XXX.


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Your not even going to mention the Big East. Seeing as we had a done deal with them you might want to include them in on the poll.

    I loved the way the Big 12 was before the all of the expansion talks and deals. Now that Colorado and Nebraska have left I really wish we would have moved on to the Big East.


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    1. ANY school that joins the SEC right now is bat **** crazy.
    2. If anything, I'd want Big East. I think we could beat most of their football teams and that would put us a heck of a lot closer to BCS than having to play Texas and OU every year.


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneFan4 View Post
    Your not even going to mention the Big East. Seeing as we had a done deal with them you might want to include them in on the poll.

    I loved the way the Big 12 was before the all of the expansion talks and deals. Now that Colorado and Nebraska have left I really wish we would have moved on to the Big East.
    Has there ever been anything published that says it was a done deal? I don't recall seeing this, just a bunch of bloggers throwing **** at the walls and hoping it sticks.

    And moving to the Big East was a horrible idea then and still is. The Big East offers next to nothing.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Yay dirtpit!


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Big XII by far as long as it stays together. If it falls apart, realistically the Big East. We'd never get a Big 10 invite because we wouldn't add any TV sets that they don't already have with Iowa, but geographically and academically we fit in with the Big 10 really well.

    Of course, the Big 8 is really the best of all worlds.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Has there ever been anything published that says it was a done deal? I don't recall seeing this, just a bunch of bloggers throwing **** at the walls and hoping it sticks.

    And moving to the Big East was a horrible idea then and still is. The Big East offers next to nothing.
    Bill Self confirmed it a few months ago.

    Big East did have its benefits. A better fit competition-wise for us, an east-west vs n-s conference, etc.

    As long as the big 12 is stable though, its probably the most beneficial. Biggest downside is probably the new 9 game conference schedule. playing 10 BCS teams every year now will be rough.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Has there ever been anything published that says it was a done deal? I don't recall seeing this, just a bunch of bloggers throwing **** at the walls and hoping it sticks.

    And moving to the Big East was a horrible idea then and still is. The Big East offers next to nothing.
    Bill Self said that the Big East offered ISU, KU, KSU, and Mizzou.



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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Has there ever been anything published that says it was a done deal? I don't recall seeing this, just a bunch of bloggers throwing **** at the walls and hoping it sticks.

    And moving to the Big East was a horrible idea then and still is. The Big East offers next to nothing.
    Bill Self went on air multiple times and said that the four Big 12 North schools had a done deal with the Big East in case Texas left.

    I know the Big East isn't all that attractive but if it means that we are safe from the fallout of what WILL come I'm all for it. I also wouldn't mind a couple of football conference championships either.


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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

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    Re: Are you happy being in the Big 12?

    Moving to the Big East would have done nothing for us and honestly I dont think that we would dominate in the Big East because we would lose our recruiting pipeline with Texas and recruiting would become much tougher. Much rather be in the Big 12 than Big East for sure.



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