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    How would you change the Big XII?

    With all of this supposition of ISU going to the Big 10(11)........what changes could be made to make the Big XII better?

    I remember back when Baylor Basketball was being rocked with scandal, there was rumor of dumping Baylor and brining on TCU.

    Why dump Baylor?

    1) Better competition increases Strength of Schedule (Big dance cosiderations and BCS)
    2) Get a team in the south that can give Texas and Oklahoma some competition.
    3) Waco, TX.......'nuff said
    4) For what is is worth, Baylor is the only private university in the conference.

    Thoughts?



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    Re: How would you change the Big XII?

    Baylor may be a really bad team in football and MBB but they are important to the conference.

    1)they will be better in both sports this year.

    2)With the exception of the 2 main sports, they are consistently a good team in everything else, like WBB.

    3) as in point 1, their MBB team is on the bubble already for hte big dance. I know it means nothing but that just goes to show that they will be better next year. I like the Big XII as it...

    of course it would be nice to add Iowa because it would be nice to get something out of beating them besides bragging rights. it would be aweome to watch them crash and burn in a real conference. ;D


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    Re: How would you change the Big XII?

    1. The south teams would be playing in the snow/wind, etc.. in Ames in late november, since we have to play in their heat in september.
    2. The TV money would be split equally amongst the teams.
    3. All teams would be featured on the games of the week, not just TU and OU.
    4. Consider adding Lousiville and Utah/BYU to the conference.



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    Re: How would you change the Big XII?

    I like it the way it is.



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    Re: How would you change the Big XII?

    The main thing I do not like about the Big 12 the overload of Texas schools. Baylor seems to be the odd man out, but I don't have a very good suggestion for a replacement. Colorado St. comes to mind but only because they could compete in football.


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    Football Scheduling

    Instead of the current plan where the north division teams play select teams from the south based on a rotating schedule, how about setting up a schedule where the teams from both divisions are seeded based on the previous year's performance and the schedules are set up based on the seeds?

    Instead of having the high seed play the low seed and so on, the schedules could be based on having highest seeds play the toughest teams from the other division and the lower seeds playing the lower seeds from the other division. This would make the games much more competitive overall. Besides, how many people look forward to watching Baylor play Nebraska or Colorado when the outcome of such a game is usually a foregone conclusion.

    I'd like to know what others think (good or bad).



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    Re: How would you change the Big XII?

    Sounds like it would make for great play, but you might get in trouble with that though, because you might end up with teams playing the same 3 or 4 teams from the other division. as it is now, you play everybody within a 3 year span right? there were MANY years that isu would have been seeded #5 and #6 in the north - and we would have gone 6 or 8 YEARS without playing the upper echelon of the south like OU and UT, who are at the top of that division quite regularly. I agree that games would be more competitive b/w the north and south, but it seems that a seeding format as you mentioned might just be breeding poor play on one end of the spectrum, and great play on the other. Could hurt the Big 12 as a whole also in terms of bowl births (especially bcs contenders) if everyone's record is 'watered down' as a result of irregular scheduling.



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    Baylor is doing better to upgrade than other Big 12 schools. Hope they beat texas soon in basketball.


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    Given our history of late against Baylor I can't knock them.... The only advantage to Big 10 is the revenue sharing...Bring it big 12 and I think it would help


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    I would leave the big 12 the way it is. Baylor is actually looking like a team on the rise in mens basketball, Aaron Bruce is one of the better guards in the conference and I believe he will be a junior next year. And sadly we lost to Baylor in football last year : ( so who knows maybe the football team has gathered some confidence from years past. Dont be too surprised if Baylor finishes about 8th this year in the big 12 basketball this might be a little high but this was a team near the end of the season that beat both us and texas tech by double digits and only lost to Oklahoma state by 3. In my opinion there is a decent potential building up at Baylor and I would keep them in the Big 12 and keep everything the same.



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    Easy question.

    After this season, I'd add ISU to the list of Big 12 North winners.

    Everything else is just second-fiddle.



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