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

    Quote Originally Posted by dunar View Post
    They should just merge and get it over with. Already getting Pitt and 'Cuse. W/ Rutgers allegedly following the Terps, they'd get UConn, USF, UL, Cincy, and... um... who's still left in the Big East???

    They'll merge, but not before the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 are done picking them over.

    I'm sure they'll also be glad to still have the better western and Texas football programs that are left out for football only. My guess is we look at 3 ridiculous power conferences (only saying the Big 12 is one of these because of Texas and OU settling down), the Pac 12 as a smaller power conference, then an ACC that's a top flight basketball league with a handful of western teams (BSU, SDSU, BYU, SMU, Houston) and maybe ND for football only. That'll get the new ACC/Big East up near the football numbers of the other leagues, just not the quality.

    The ACC could easily survive in fb without Maryland, but I doubt all the ACC football schools are going to be thrilled with two conferences growing rapidly around them, at least 4 and probably 6 will end up in other major conferences (2 to SEC, 2-4 to Big 12, 1-3 to Big Ten including Maryland).

    Don't fool yourselves...it's ON again for MEGATHREAD INSANITY.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Maryland President (after a question whether this could have been done more publicly): "Leadership, especially on controversial issues, cannot be carried out in public."

    If you listen to their president talk, it's interesting to see someone try so hard to make their point. He accentuates a lot of words, often awkwardly, in his attempts to talk very forcefully.
    Perhaps someone's messing with his teleprompter. "Today we're joining the Big Ten?"



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

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Perhaps someone's messing with his teleprompter. "Today we're joining the Big Ten?"

    Sadly, these are answers to questions without a teleprompter. I think an introductory speech instructor would have a field day on this guy's answers.

    Thankfully, they're throwing out this "we will never have to cut sports again" argument with a stunning frequency.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    They'll merge, but not before the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 are done picking them over.
    ... Don't fool yourselves...it's ON again for MEGATHREAD INSANITY.
    I agree and am tentatively optimistic that ISU is safe on the inside watching the fireworks this time around!



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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Maryland President (after a question whether this could have been done more publicly): "Leadership, especially on controversial issues, cannot be carried out in public."

    If you listen to their president talk, it's interesting to see someone try so hard to make their point. He accentuates a lot of words, often awkwardly, in his attempts to talk very forcefully.
    But, #TRANSPARENCY??



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

    I think The Big Ten will stop with these two, and the ACC adds just either Louisville or UCONN. We stay at ten (maybe) and the Pac stays at twelve. Or all hell could break loose and we add FSU and Clemson. I all I know is that I am tired of this **** every year it is really making college sports become not as interesting and some day players will get paid. I love my Cyclones and always will, but this is getting rediculous.



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

    In response to possibly losing Rutgers and UConn, the Big East made this statement:




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

    TomahawkNation: FSU president on $50M exit fee: “If Maryland challenges it, I’ll be watching closely to see if that works.” http://t.co/eJ7ZmAZj

    They are GONE...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by scyclonekid View Post
    I think The Big Ten will stop with these two, and the ACC adds just either Louisville or UCONN. We stay at ten (maybe) and the Pac stays at twelve. Or all hell could break loose and we add FSU and Clemson. I all I know is that I am tired of this **** every year it is really making college sports become not as interesting and some day players will get paid. I love my Cyclones and always will, but this is getting rediculous.
    It's either this, or my scenario where the Big 12, SEC and Big Ten all feast on 2-4 ACC/Big East teams.

    I would call your scenario where the Big 10 and SEC hold at 14 the "awesome 14 team football conference and $hi++y 14 team football conference" scenario.

    How do you make the Big Ten a bigger joke...add another consistently sub 60 computer ranking team in Maryland.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    TomahawkNation: FSU president on $50M exit fee: “If Maryland challenges it, I’ll be watching closely to see if that works.” http://t.co/eJ7ZmAZj

    They are GONE...
    The article linked didn't sound much like a team leaving. Not saying they won't but that little quote is not the main message of the article.




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

    The big ten taste like really bad diluted kool aid, way to ******* sell out it is all about the money and yet most of your teams suck balls or cheat. Go to hell big ten hope you are never worth a **** again, but dont worry big ten at least you have ESPN in your back ******* pocket they will tell everyone how great you are when you are not.



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

    As a Cyclone from Maryland and Cyclone via Maryland transfer, I am all for the Terps going to the Big 10 and from what I see on facebook and twitter other terp fans ARE PUMPED...Seeing two of my teams beating up on Iowa is better then one i guess. As far as it making sense for the Big 10? I dont see it one bit...Maryland is stacked with professional markets... Redskins, Ravens, Eagles, and steelers and thats just football. One of the biggest differences between ISU and maryland to me was the loyalty and love fans had for their school. Growing up in Maryland the last time I remember everyone pumped about the school was in 01-04, when they had the national championship in bball in 02 and every once and a while when Maryland beats duke they have a little riot but besides that not many are tuning in every saturday to watch the terps get beat by Georgia tech...With all that said FSU looks like an awesome addition to the BIG XII and it seems the Cyclones are safe this time around which is most important!



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    TomahawkNation: FSU president on $50M exit fee: “If Maryland challenges it, I’ll be watching closely to see if that works.” http://t.co/eJ7ZmAZj

    They are GONE...
    So what if Maryland doesn't challenge the exit fee and just pays it? Is somebody going to give FSU $50 million to pay the fee?


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

    More teams will jump if Maryland does not have to pay the 50mill exit fee, but Maryland has a cash cow called under armour dude and well does the teams have that? doubt it. If teams or FSU look to leave is it for our conference? Same goes with Clemson.



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    Good times on Hawkeyenation.com after the 2010 Wisconsin Game!


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