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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    If ND had to join as a full member would they join the ACC or go elsewhere (b10 or b12). They'd probably be better suited by going elsewhere.
    ACC may offer the easiest path into the playoff (depending on how important a factor SOS is in the selection process), but you'd think either Big Ten or Big 12 would be able to offer more TV $.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    ACC may offer the easiest path into the playoff (depending on how important a factor SOS is in the selection process), but you'd think either Big Ten or Big 12 would be able to offer more TV $.
    Ask FSU how that path has led them this season. 1 loss and not even in the top 25 in some polls? Wow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    -I'm not a television executive, but I don't understand this move by the Big Ten at all. If this is about Tier-1 rights and not growing BTN, I would think the focus would be on generating match-ups attractive to a national audience, not grabbing mythical sleeping giant TV markets. Surely they would have fetched more money for their rights just based on that being the trend without resorting to adding two non-factor teams.
    This is what I don't get, either. There are already loads of alumni and fans of Big Ten schools on the East Coast; does adding two relatively anemic football programs really enhance their presence in the mid-Atlantic states? It seems like a marginal increase at best.



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    The ACC Apocalypse is upon us...

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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    A few random thoughts. I haven't read the thread so I'm sure these are all well worn territory:

    -I'm not a television executive, but I don't understand this move by the Big Ten at all. If this is about Tier-1 rights and not growing BTN, I would think the focus would be on generating match-ups attractive to a national audience, not grabbing mythical sleeping giant TV markets. Surely they would have fetched more money for their rights just based on that being the trend without resorting to adding two non-factor teams.
    -UConn fans and administration must be besides themselves with glee today. This is the absolute last year you'd want to try and convince Notre Dame that joining the ACC full time is the right move for them, so I have to think that UConn is now the most obvious choice to even up the ACC's numbers.
    -I'm not convinced this means the Big 12 has to expand or that it would be in our best interest to start that ******* match with the other conferences.
    I can see this as another few unconsequential moves with concern to the Big 12. Maryland and Rutgers to B1G, UConn to ACC, Big East cries, takes some Conference USA teams. Don't see SEC going beyond 14, Pac-12 will hold serve, and it seems that Big 12 is convinced 10 is where they want to be.

    But I will say, no one really knows what is going on with conference realignment so this will all be probably be proven wrong in a couple of days. Let conference realignment 3.0 begin.



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    @BigTenNetwork: Maryland will join the Big Ten, effective 2014-15 season.



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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    This should be an interesting off season. This time you guys can actually enjoy it rather than crapping your pants about what conference you'll be in.
    Eh maybe but I'll still feel bad. I don't think I'd even wish that experience on Nebraska or Iowa.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    This should be an interesting off season. This time you guys can actually enjoy it rather than crapping your pants about what conference you'll be in.
    Some of us never worried one bit and still won't. ISU will be playing major college football for the foreseeable future. Too bad for Wolfman Jack this time around though; no more B12 death clocks or ISU demotion boner jams by him or the retards on his joke of a website...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Everything I've read has stated that UConn is the leading candidate to fill UMD's slot in the ACC, but does anyone think there's a chance that the ACC tries to strong-arm Notre Dame into becoming a full-member?
    They might try it, but notre dame won't bite. I think if they have to be a full member somewhere it will be the big 10 or big 12. they just don't seem like a fit in the acc



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    Quote Originally Posted by WooClone15 View Post
    Eh maybe but I'll still feel bad. I don't think I'd even wish that experience on Nebraska or Iowa.
    This is the best part. B10 fans loooove to talk about parity and how many different programs have won championships since PSU joined. That means less championships for the ole Hawkeyes.


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    Anyone know if CW is taking a couple vacation days this week for the Thanksgiving holiday?



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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    This is what I don't get, either. There are already loads of alumni and fans of Big Ten schools on the East Coast; does adding two relatively anemic football programs really enhance their presence in the mid-Atlantic states? It seems like a marginal increase at best.
    Yes for Maryland, no for Rutgers unless Fox along with the YES network can strongarm the cable companies to put the Big 10 network on basic cable in New York.



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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Yes for Maryland, no for Rutgers unless Fox along with the YES network can strongarm the cable companies to put the Big 10 network on basic cable in New York.
    I imagine they'll encounter similar problems with getting the Big Ten network on basic cable in the DC metro.



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    Re: ***OFFICIAL BIG 12 EXPANSION THREAD 2.0***

    Screw the haters. Let's get:

    FSU
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    I don't care if it means less money. It sounds like fun.



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    Tom Luicci ‏@TomLuicci Rutgers president Robert Barchi says AD Tim Pernetti has the authority to accept any conference invites. No Board of Governors ok needed.


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