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    Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    From what i've been seeing Mizzou is going to be in the SEC next July, and West Virgina wont be in the Big 12 by then. So does the Big 12 rip the Big East apart and add two more teams to help West Virgina get out to satisfy the television contract?



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    I bet WVU is in the Big 12 next year, no matter how much it will cost. They might be paying a butt load of money, but they'll be in the Big 12 next July.


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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    According to what I have read, WVU will not be forced to stay in the Big East for 27 months. WVU may be forced to pay a double exit fee. Which might be $10 million. But they will be allowed to play in 2012. I have heard that Mizzou will have to pay at least $13 million and up to $28 million to exit.

    Are Pitt and Syracuse being forced to stay in the BE for 27 months?



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    I hope our league is smart enough to know the big picture is stronger with Louisville and BYU or Cincy as a 12th as opposed to sitting at ten.

    There might be a short term tiny hit, but we need to get back to 12 and a title game ASAP for a multitude of reasons.

    SEC has had one forever now and don't want to get rid of it. The next three most powerful conferences all made moves so they could have a title game. It's a good thing for the league as a whole. Get it done.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    ISU alone desperately needs the conference to get back to 12 teams and 2 divisions with an 8 game conference schedule. Our program is not sustainable long-term playing 9 conference games and only 3 non-cons.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I hope our league is smart enough to know the big picture is stronger with Louisville and BYU or Cincy as a 12th as opposed to sitting at ten.

    There might be a short term tiny hit, but we need to get back to 12 and a title game ASAP for a multitude of reasons.

    SEC has had one forever now and don't want to get rid of it. The next three most powerful conferences all made moves so they could have a title game. It's a good thing for the league as a whole. Get it done.
    The Big 12 is smart enough to know that the big picture is stronger with 10 teams right now. And move to 12 teams just before the ESPN contract gets negotiated. That is the prudent decision.

    Moving to 12 teams ASAP is not the best move IMO.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    WVU will be in the B12 next year. Its just a matter of money.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    ISU alone desperately needs the conference to get back to 12 teams and 2 divisions with an 8 game conference schedule. Our program is not sustainable long-term playing 9 conference games and only 3 non-cons.
    TV contracts will never let us go back to 8 conference games.




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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    The Big 12 internal debate (confirmed by various sources, including the commish just yesterday), is just that: 10 teams or 12?

    The addition of a champ FB game, in and of itself, does not make up the lost revenue for dividing the pie by 12 vs dividing by 10.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin View Post
    The Big 12 is smart enough to know that the big picture is stronger with 10 teams right now. And move to 12 teams just before the ESPN contract gets negotiated. That is the prudent decision.

    Moving to 12 teams ASAP is not the best move IMO.
    I think this mentality hurts the Big 12 long term. Short term greed long term implications. There is no guarantee any teams will be available in a couple of years. What if KU and OU are in the SEC, ACC or Pac 12 at the time?



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by fccy View Post
    The Big 12 internal debate (confirmed by various sources, including the commish just yesterday), is just that: 10 teams or 12?

    The addition of a champ FB game, in and of itself, does not make up the lost revenue for dividing the pie by 12 vs dividing by 10.
    Exactly. The contracts are set......for now. The move to 12 teams will take place when the ESPN contract is being negotiated.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    TV contracts will never let us go back to 8 conference games.
    If the conference moves to 12 teams we will be forced to an 8 game conference schedule.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickcyv View Post
    If the conference moves to 12 teams we will be forced to an 8 game conference schedule.
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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickcyv View Post
    If the conference moves to 12 teams we will be forced to an 8 game conference schedule.
    Wrong, its entirely possible (and probably likely) that we will play 9 conference games with 12 teams.



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    Re: Does the Mizzou move force more expansion?

    Quote Originally Posted by fccy View Post
    The Big 12 internal debate (confirmed by various sources, including the commish just yesterday), is just that: 10 teams or 12?

    The addition of a champ FB game, in and of itself, does not make up the lost revenue for dividing the pie by 12 vs dividing by 10.
    Lower revenue amounts for the first 4 years sure do though....As has been discussed several times before though, the Big 12 will NOT get additional money for a championship game until the new tier 1 contract comes up. The reason? ESNP/ABC allowed the Big 12 to keep the same payouts for 10 teams vs. the 12 team league/championship game that was previously given. I would prefer the Big 12 teams take a bit smaller in revenue per team until the new contract comes up by expanding to 12.



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