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    Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Ten Feet Off of Beale: Big 12 Expansion Rumors, Memphis to the Big East and B1G Playoff Proposal « FRANK THE TANK’S SLANT

    Addresses some rumors about Louisville (and possibly BYU) joining the Big 12 and an even more obscure rumor about the Big 12 possibly raiding the ACC for Florida State and Clemson.



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrollCyclone View Post
    Ten Feet Off of Beale: Big 12 Expansion Rumors, Memphis to the Big East and B1G Playoff Proposal « FRANK THE TANK’S SLANT

    Addresses some rumors about Louisville (and possibly BYU) joining the Big 12 and an even more obscure rumor about the Big 12 possibly raiding the ACC for Florida State and Clemson.
    You had me at "Charles Vergos' Rendevous"

    Seriously though I like the idea of Louisville, but BYU would put the Big XII in 3 time zones and I don't really like that. Fact is, Louisville doesn't have a natural "dance partner" for this move, and they need one



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    You had me at "Charles Vergos' Rendevous"

    Seriously though I like the idea of Louisville, but BYU would put the Big XII in 3 time zones and I don't really like that. Fact is, Louisville doesn't have a natural "dance partner" for this move, and they need one
    Cincinnati?



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayes30 View Post
    Cincinnati?
    Not only no, but NO



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Why does everyone hate Cinci so much?



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Why does everyone hate Cinci so much?
    Don't know about everyone else, but this pretty much did it for me:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgbvdFW5qoQ]Cincinnati and Xavier Brawl (HD Quality) - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Miami (Ohio)? Marshall? Suggestions based on geography and football competitiveness alone. I have no clue on their academics, etc.


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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    I don't get it either. Cincy could bring a nice TV market if they were in the Big 12. I know Ohio State rules the state, but Cincy could build a nice following in football and basketball as part of the Big 12.



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    I don't get it either. Cincy could bring a nice TV market if they were in the Big 12. I know Ohio State rules the state, but Cincy could build a nice following in football and basketball as part of the Big 12.
    If Ohio St is playing Indiana, and Cincy is playing a team like Texas or Oklahoma, it will get quite a few eyes and ears in the state. Being #2 isnt a bad thing... as long as the gap lessens.



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    I have thought all along the Big 12 should approach FSU & Clemson and FSU & Clemson would be stupid not to accept due to the disparity of tv revenues. He brings up an interesting point(but no numbers) about academic institutional revenues, but if this is accurate you would think ND would think more about the Big 10 and their research $$$.

    Tulane would be a better option than Cinncy. Heck if your going to take Cinncy and their terrible attendance (they almost always draw under 30K) why not take a big University by a big city in Northern Illinois and see if they grow into something by virtue of being in a BCS league.



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Why does everyone hate Cinci so much?
    Not sure. I don't think they'll end up in the Big 12, but I don't get isuno1fan's emphatic hatred either. I see them as a potential "sleeping giant" if they got into a good league.


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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    I guess in all of this, I got a chuckle out of the B1G pushing for a play-off. It's probably becoming painfully obvious to them, that without it, they won't see a Championship game again for a while. I also love their idea about the home field play-off. Seems their ADs have a lot of the same ideas their fans do, "Of course we lose bowl games, if they had to come up here and play us in January, we'd definitely beat them."

    I'm with others on Cinci though. After that BBall fight, I really don't want to see them in the Big XII.



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    You had me at "Charles Vergos' Rendevous"

    Seriously though I like the idea of Louisville, but BYU would put the Big XII in 3 time zones and I don't really like that. Fact is, Louisville doesn't have a natural "dance partner" for this move, and they need one
    Wouldn't WVA would be a scheduling partner for Louisville and TTU be BYU's scheduling partner?



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    Re: Frank The Tank: Big 12 expansion rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    Miami (Ohio)? Marshall? Suggestions based on geography and football competitiveness alone. I have no clue on their academics, etc.
    These would be terrible additions. Absolutely awful. Tiny fanbases and nothing for markets. **** facilities too.


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