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    Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    I would like to see NIU considered as a new member to the Big XII conference. The University is a well rounded academic and athletic school with a close proximity to the Chicago area. NIU is perhaps the best fit to increase the northern footprint and add value to the conference.



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    I don't see a ?



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    I would like to see NIU considered as a new member to the Big XII conference. The University is a well rounded academic and athletic school with a close proximity to the Chicago area. NIU is perhaps the best fit to increase the northern footprint and add value to the conference.
    NIU isn't a horrible option, but there are others I would like to see instead of them, like Louisville.


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    No thank you. Do not want Ball State, Toledo, or Bowling Green either. N. Ill brings nothing, nada, zip, zero to the conference. Louisville will revert to mean when Strong rolls out of town in 3 or so months. Gotta bring something to the party that we do not already have if you want a seat at the grown ups table.


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Just what we need, a huge pay cut



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    The chances of the Big 12 adding NIU are probably about the same as the chances of the Big 12 adding Illinois or Northwestern...


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    NIU isn't a horrible option, but there are others I would like to see instead of them, like Louisville.
    Say wut?


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Classic SCarolinaCy thread. All wrong, all the time.



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    NIU won't deliver the Chicago TV market, and it's not a particularly well known academic institution.

    I'm perfectly happy staying at 10 teams. However, if we had to go to 12, I would prefer some teams somewhat close to the other schools. Tulane is an AAU institution in a major TV market, in prime recruiting ground, that is also building a new stadium. That's a 100x better option than NIU. L'ville and Pitt won't be happening b/c the ACC now has the TV grant of rights that the Big 12 has. The only decent options left besides Tulane are Colorado State, Cincy, or some other team that we can raid from the SEC, which won't happen.


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Have you ever been to the NIU stadium? It looks like a very old High school stadium, must seat 20,000.



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    Have you ever been to the ISU stadium? It looks like a very old High school stadium
    say what!


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    This stupid subject again?

    ISU has a better shot of making it into the Big 10 than NIU has of ever making it into the Big 12. That ought to tell you the likihood of NIU ever joining this conference.


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    We should get Drake also. Cool mascot.


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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Akron would be a better fit...



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    Re: Add NIU to the Big XII Conference

    Need to add the Fargo-(whatever) University, to get their flying acrobat team here more often.



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