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    Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Brett McMurphy @McMurphyCBS College football sources told @CBSSports there's "strong support" to increase bowl eligibility to 7 wins in 2014



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    I hope so. Means less bowls I'd assume, and hopefully less bad teams. We just need to win more, and hopefully we are headed there.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Then they better decrease the number of bowls 25%.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    With so many bowl slots, will there be enough eligible teams with a 12 game schedule?



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Good, too many bowls.


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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    This would be the perfect time for the Big XII to go to 12 teams and get that extra non conference game.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Tough call. With all the momentum I'd think 7 wins is a good possibility most years here. I also know that we wouldn't be to a bowl game yet under CPR with 7 needed wins, and I think 2 out of 3 years is pretty good imo.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This would be the perfect time for the Big XII to go to 12 teams and get that extra non conference game.
    The Big 12 wont ever be going back to 8 conference games. Never.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    This won't change the number of bowls.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurbach View Post
    This won't change the number of bowls.
    Brett McMurphy @McMurphyCBS I was told 5-12 fewer bowls RT @wvlawgeek: @McMurphyCBS @CBSSports So their would be 6 less bowls played?



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    The Big 12 wont ever be going back to 8 conference games. Never.
    Why not if they go back to 12?


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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    The Big 12 wont ever be going back to 8 conference games. Never.
    And you know this how?



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    This would be horrible for programs like ISU that are often on the edge for bowl contention as it is.

    I dont see why there'd be such a push for this. You dont have to watch the game if you dont want to. The only teams that are going to benefit are the elites that will benefit from their opponents getting less exposure, and minor conference teams that got to more wins (but mightve gotten left out) because they played cake schedules.



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    And you know this how?
    All about programming. Who would watch ISU or Texas or OSU play the sisters of the poor?



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    Re: Bowl eligibility going to 7 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    Why not if they go back to 12?
    Ill let my friend Puff Daddy explain it to you in Laymans terms...

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    In summary, that 9th conference game is very attractive to Fox and ESPN/ABC. They would rather broadcast a Big 12 match up as opposed to a KSU/Tulsa match up. Money talks, and 9 games are here to stay.



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