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    When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    With other conferences looking to go to 16 members the B1G cannot just sit idle at 12, can it?



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Do you really think they are sitting back watching this? They have a plan.


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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Yes. I don't know this obsession with people assuming the Big 10 HAS to expand, or if all the good options are taken they will HAVE to take ISU. I agree with the Dodds article from last week: The Big 10 wants brands or markets. They won't expand without one or the other. I'm convinced at this point the best thing for us is absorbing the remaining Big East schools into the Big 12 and going from there using our existing TV contracts.




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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    I don't think they will expand at all. The B10 has never been one to follow other conference's leads. I really can't see the B10 suddenly trying to add teams just because other conferences are doing it.



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    How do you know they aren't working behind the scenes and telling the schools that they can't tell anyone about it?



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Do you really think they are sitting back watching this? They have a plan.
    I'm sure they have a plan, but I doubt they're going to rush into adding programs just for the sake of adding programs. It's not written anywhere that they have to expand. A lot of people seem to think the SEC, ACC, Pac, Big 10 are walking lockstep through this. They're each going to look out for themselves. 14 or 16 may make sense right now for some, but maybe not for all.



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Big 10 doesn't have to do anything....THey will be the last to go most likey.
    Our chances of them choosing ISU is 5%. And that is on a good day.

    Although it makes a lot of sense with us being a great school and a bus ride trip from Minny, Nebby, UI, Wisc, Ill, NW etc.....

    It is sad that the Big10 is where we should be. We free up a non conference game with Iowa and have rivals with Nebby, iowa, minny. Too easy.

    This is too bad it will never happen. But money drives everything...(for now)



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    I don't think they will expand at all. The B10 has never been one to follow other conference's leads. I really can't see the B10 suddenly trying to add teams just because other conferences are doing it.
    I agree that it's in their best interest not to expand - especially if their conference champion has equal access to either BCS or potential playoff slots. A one in 12 chance beats a one in 14 or 16 chance.



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    espn has not decided to pull the B1G back into this yet so we just have to wait for them to make up a story when it fits their schedule. i think they are waiting on the Big least/b12 conference to completely implode first



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    I am suprised that some conference hasn't taken a shot at Penn State. East coast school, big football program, and enough fan base to make a TV market.


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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Quote Originally Posted by LakeHavasu View Post
    I am suprised that some conference hasn't taken a shot at Penn State. East coast school, big football program, and enough fan base to make a TV market.
    ACC might have stabilized themselves but they're not going to rip a school like Penn St away from the B1G. They may have survived the ACC/Big East war by going nuclear before any other conference did, but they don't have the power to rip schools away from the B1G or the SEC. The ACC is just lucky that apparently Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke don't want to go to the ACC and Virginia Tech and NC State don't want to go to the SEC anymore.


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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    If I recall correctly one of the main reasons why Mizzou got dropped like a bad habit during the whole first realignment is because they didn't keep their mouths shut. Delaney works behind closed doors, and does not like loose lips. If the B1G is moving towards expansion, they are more than likely using Mizzou as an example to their targets. Leak the info and you're toast.


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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    I agree that it's in their best interest not to expand - especially if their conference champion has equal access to either BCS or potential playoff slots. A one in 12 chance beats a one in 14 or 16 chance.
    There have been many years the ACC and Big East champ didn't deserve an auto bid so 16 ACC to 12 in other leagues may be accurate in getting quality teams into the big games.

    The other four leagues have never been close to having no ranked teams to represent them in the BCS.

    In terms of level competition, the ACC being 16 teams and Big East leftovers pushing B12 back up to 12 probably is way more fair than 12 and 8 team ACC/Big East getting the same number of auto bids as the Big 12 and SEC every year.


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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    The ACC is not a strong fit athletically for PSU. They would be strong in football, and volleyball, but their basketball program would be at the bottom, and the ACC is an inferior wrestling conference compared to the B10.



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    Re: When will B1G enter realignment discussion?

    The B1G isn't expanding again until Notre Dame is finally forced to join.



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