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    Colorado State

    The more I think about it, I would not mind if Colorado State became an expansion target for the Big 12. It's a big school, enrollment almost equal to CU and bigger than ISU, good academic reputation, Colorado Springs is a nice city, much bigger and less freaky than Boulder. They would need to expand their stadium, which currently has a published capacity of 32,500 but can hold as much as 39,000 with SRO.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Ugh No.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Colorado Boulder makes its money by taking in tons of out of state students and charging high tuition, the in-state kids wind up in places like UC-Denver or Colorado State. Colorado State is nice, but I don't think they are in Colorado Springs.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Colorado Springs is lovely. Colorado State is in Fort Collins.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Their size and location make them a target, but their HORRIBLE athletics is the deal breaker.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Colorado State isn't in Colorado Springs........it is in Ft. Collins.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    Colorado Springs is lovely. Colorado State is in Fort Collins.
    My bad, fellas. Believe it or not I actually did mean Fort Collins but for some reason I typed Colorado Springs. Still bigger and nicer than Boulder!



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    Re: Colorado State

    I'd definitely support CSU to the Big XII. It would give me a reason to get back to Colorado every once in awhile. That was the biggest downer with CU leaving - they were a good destination to visit. It would also be a good way to stick it to CU for leaving.

    Air Force is in Colorado Springs and I'd be okay with that addition too.


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    Re: Colorado State

    It would be a good way to stick it to Colorado as well. Colorado State would probably start beating them more often with the Big12 money they would be getting.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Fort Collin's is where CSU is. It's even further North than Boulder is from Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is dominated by Air Force.



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    Re: Colorado State

    From the TV Market standpoint, it could be an interesting option. Their team is terrible ? Probably another good reason to add them to the Big12. We need as many conference victories as possible.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Fort Collins is an awesome town and they would get much better by joining the b12. their football team is awful but it looks like their basketball team is on the way up though if that means anything to the b12



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    Re: Colorado State

    Give me Air Force if we're expanding to Colorado.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Really, if you wanted to bring back some pre-2010 flavor to the Big XII I think adding BYU, Air Force, and TCU. TCU could easily slide into A&M's slot, Air Force for CU. Obviously the geography is way different, but I could see BYU filling the role that Nebraska used to play in the north. Maybe it's not the obvious way forward based on the re-alignment trends towards recruiting bases and tv markets, but it would go a long way to trying to re-establish a unique culture for the Big XII conference.



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    Re: Colorado State

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    The more I think about it, I would not mind if Colorado State became an expansion target for the Big 12. It's a big school, enrollment almost equal to CU and bigger than ISU, good academic reputation, Colorado Springs is a nice city, much bigger and less freaky than Boulder. They would need to expand their stadium, which currently has a published capacity of 32,500 but can hold as much as 39,000 with SRO.
    No, no, no, no, no, and no.


    I lived in Fort Collins for nearly 3 years. I hold a BS in Biology from Colorado State. No matter what metric you use, CSU is not bigger than ISU in any way. Well, maybe if you consider the collective blood-alcohol content of the student body at any given moment CSU might win, but that's about it.

    The student body is growing, but ISU still holds an advantage of a few thousand students. The campus itself is tiny - every day walking to class it felt like I was attending a large community college. Despite whatever reputation it might hold, the academics also attributed to the community college feel. As you pointed out, their stadium is tiny, and as others have pointed out CSU sucks at pretty much every sport you can name.



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