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    New Big 12 Super Conference

    Here are my thoughts if A&M leaves.

    Just go for it. Create the 16 Team Super Conference.

    Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, Houston, SMU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Air Force, Boise State, BYU, and UNLV.

    Division 1
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    Oklahoma State
    Air Force
    Kansas
    Iowa State
    Boise State

    Division 2
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    Houston
    Texas Tech
    UNLV
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    BYU

    Each team would play 6 of their division opponents each year, their 1 "natural" rival in the other division, which is why I split the states up, and 1 (possibly 2) other opponent(s) from the other division on a rotating basis. (The only problem would be whether Oklahoma's rival would be Texas or Oklahoma State)

    Here is why I chose the schools I chose.

    Houston, SMU and TCU would add quality football programs and revive old rivalries. SMU and Houston would have the chance to return to national relevance again. TCU would bring a very good Football team into the Big 12 mix.

    Air Force has tremendous following all across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain States probably because of all the Air Forces bases scattered throughout the region. From Sioux Falls, SD to North Dakota to Montana, Colorado, Las Vegas and Utah, Air Force has a nice fan base that could benefit from their presence in a major conference who would dominate the TV airwaves of the region.

    Boise State seems to me like a no brainer, maybe because I've been a fan since before we met them in the Humanitarian Bowl. They are to Idaho as what the Huskers are to Nebraska. They aren't a huge TV market, but they don't have any problems with program support and they've been a tremendous marketing machine the last ten years promoting and bringing it into national football relevance.

    BYU would secure most of the State of Utah. They have a high major TV market, rich program history and solid athletics all around.

    UNLV is the hardest to justify based on current numbers, but I see them benefitting the most from joining a major conference like a Big 12 Super Conference. The confence (and fans) in turn gets the opportunity to enjoy Vegas at least once a year in either football or basketball. With the Air Force base outside Vegas, and UNLV in the same conference it would sure up Vegas and most of Nevada as a Big 12 State.

    I know it would sound a little odd to go after a number of smaller schools in the MWC instead of programs like Pitt and Notre Dame, but we would get to pick the biggest and best. We'd only fight the Pac 10 for TV time in Colorado, and the Big 10 for TV time in Nebraska, but solidly gain, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. It may not seem like much but gaining Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas without even having a school in any of those states would just be icing on the cake. If Missouri ever decided to bolt (since they seem currently to be the next school that might want to bolt), Colorado State or Nevada could fill their place. It would be a drop in quality, but it wouldn't be a big hit overall because of everything we'd gain jumping to a Super Conference.


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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Why is everyone starting new threads about this?



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    TCU, Houston, SMU, Boise State, and UNLV.
    Stopped reading here. Not just no but hell no.




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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Finally someone started a thread devoted to expansion.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Stopped reading here. Not just no but hell no.
    Yeah it would surely suck having an excuse to travel to Las Vegas every year to watch a Big 12 game and have some fun at the tables.


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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    1) a 16 team conference is a terrible idea, it just takes money out of our pocket.

    2) your math is weak, (play all 6 teams in your division?)

    3) if we somehow end up in a 16 team conference you group them in fours and rotate the 4 pods (yeah I know it's a Big 10 concept but it works)


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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Stopped reading here. Not just no but hell no.
    Agreed, except UNLV. If something like the what the OP suggested went down and for some reason the B12 couldn't get anyone better than SMU and Houston I'd rather take UNM, UNLV, and Memphis to open up more TV markets. SMU and Houston add absolutely nothing to the conference TV wise. Not saying they are not good academic schools or couldn't be solid BCS schools.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    This thread is much better since i don't have to read 4000 posts to get up to speed. Thank you OP for starting this thread.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    OMFG!



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    1) a 16 team conference is a terrible idea, it just takes money out of our pocket.

    2) your math is weak, (play all 6 teams in your division?)

    3) if we somehow end up in a 16 team conference you group them in fours and rotate the 4 pods (yeah I know it's a Big 10 concept but it works)
    I didn't say "all 6 teams." I said 6 teams. I've thought of the pod idea too, but I'm not sure how it would work with the "natural" rivals. I think that is key to the success and the pods would work real well for some but screw others. That is why I went with the divisions I did. I'm also not sure where the championship would be held, but I'm guessing Dallas would probably end up hosting because of the Texas heavy element of the conference.


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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Did anyone see ESPNs rerun of 30 for 30s Pony Excess? If you did then you know that the SWC teams should never be in the same conference again.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by nickcyv View Post
    Agreed, except UNLV. If something like the what the OP suggested went down and for some reason the B12 couldn't get anyone better than SMU and Houston I'd rather take UNM, UNLV, and Memphis to open up more TV markets. SMU and Houston add absolutely nothing to the conference TV wise. Not saying they are not good academic schools or couldn't be solid BCS schools.
    The SMU and Houston is for us old farts who remember when they were relevent. I think they have the possibility to return. As for TV, it isn't always opening a market, it is selling the Rivalry. People will pay attention to the first Texas SMU game in New York and California because it has interesting marketing appeal, not because it is too big markets opened up for the game. Same could go for Houston. I can also see growing to this size with the idea of someday attracting Arkansas, Arizona and Arizona State. Depending on what might happen with the rest of the conferences, they could still be a possibility, but the Conference needs to grow and gain some appeal for that thought to take place (IMO). I could see Missouri going to a Big 10 super Conference in which case we should go hard after Arkansas, and if some of the smaller schools aren't working out and there is another Pac, Wac MWC shake out to a Pac 16 super conference, we might be able to purge the Zonas and drop whoever might be our baggage.


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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    The problem with adding Houston, TCU and SMU is that it probably dilutes our recruiting in Texas, especially the Houston area. I would like to see us get back to 12 teams, though, by adding BYU, Boise State and Air Force. I'd even go for UNLV in place of Boise State.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    I'll just go ahead and say it: That blows.

    DMACC has the same chances of getting voted in by the Presidents as a few of those schools.



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    Re: New Big 12 Super Conference

    Worst scenario ever.



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