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    Monday Musings: Realignment Edition


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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    How the hell was there no local media on the Big 12 teleconference? PR was one for all of about 3 minutes. Just curious how that works.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Rhoads is having his local press conference at 11:30. Most local media ask him questions at this. Not really a need to go on teleconference to ask questions since they are so close together.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    The article by Cuban is easily the best perspective I've seen taken on aTm leaving.


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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Good stuff Chris.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    I see Cuban carefully avoids the Texas issue...why wouldn't he just ask Texas to drop the Longhorn Network????



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Rational words coming from Cuban for once. Smart business guy though. Big 12 higher ups should listen. Fools.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Cubans rationale kept the conference together last time, lets hope this is just a serious squable between OU and Texas and cooler heads will ultimately prevail. Seems the LHN Failed at least in the sense business wise from ESPN, Texas has to have some embrassment in the sense no one is picking it up...So OU Says look, end this LHN thing or rework it to make it a benefit to the conference and we stay, Texas says no, OU says Pac 12, Texas says ACC, OU says we're really going, not kidding this time, Texas says sure you are and have fun recruiting the West Coast , OU convinces 3 other members to go with them, Texas says oh crap maybe we actually have to do something. If the Pac 12 made sense, they would have done it last year. It all depends on what Texas says now on whatever OU's demands are to hold it together. Would seem a little foolish to fold it and have them both go to the Pac 12 when they both decided once before this was the place to be.

    Texas just needs to show a little humility and pull this back together, seems impossible, but necessary to make good on what was already decided as the best option once.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    The Cuban article is a very good take on the situation in my opinion. Hopefully, the powerhouse schools listen but if everything falls apart, I just pray we end up in a decent conference.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Newbie here, just ran across the site while researching this whole thing. An article posted at the NY Post confirms that TCU's move to the Big East made Iowa State the odd man out in the Mizzou, KU, KSU, ISU move to the Big East. They apparently have a 12 (football) and 20 (basketball) plan. Yikes.

    Big East could add Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri - NYPOST.com



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cdfree View Post
    Newbie here, just ran across the site while researching this whole thing. An article posted at the NY Post confirms that TCU's move to the Big East made Iowa State the odd man out in the Mizzou, KU, KSU, ISU move to the Big East. They apparently have a 12 (football) and 20 (basketball) plan. Yikes.

    Big East could add Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri - NYPOST.com
    Yep. We're screwed I believe. I'm almost to the point where I'm just hoping that the MWC wants us?

    There will be nothing like an ISU vs. Wyoming matchup in basketball.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by cdfree View Post
    Newbie here, just ran across the site while researching this whole thing. An article posted at the NY Post confirms that TCU's move to the Big East made Iowa State the odd man out in the Mizzou, KU, KSU, ISU move to the Big East. They apparently have a 12 (football) and 20 (basketball) plan. Yikes.

    Big East could add Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri - NYPOST.com
    If this happened, how much of an in-your-face would it be to all BCS schools if we won the Big 12 in basketball this year? **** all this ********, so tired of all of this.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    If the Big 10 is interested in Maryland, you would think this is because they also want Missouri and want an even number of teams. Everyone wants even number of teams, the Big 10 schedule with 11 teams was hideous.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    If this happened, how much of an in-your-face would it be to all BCS schools if we won the Big 12 in basketball this year? **** all this ********, so tired of all of this.
    If armageddon is inevitable, I hope:

    1. The Big 12 contractually remains and ISU gets a massive payout, which it can somehow offer as a bargaining chip to the Big East or even Big 10.

    2. If ISU appears to be heading toward isolation, Bransted, Grassley, Harkin, and all of the reps raise absolute hell and blow the lid off of the NCAA, media, tax status, etc. (in fact, I would expect them to attempt to do all they can do)

    3. If all else fails, somehow getting backdoored into the Big 10 due to need for adding 3 members would be a godsend and I would cry tears of joy.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Realignment Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    If this happened, how much of an in-your-face would it be to all BCS schools if we won the Big 12 in basketball this year? **** all this ********, so tired of all of this.
    It would be nothing at all. Basketball doesn't matter in all of this. This whole thing is driven by football and money.



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