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    Who else would like to see...

    the Big 12 compete in something similar to the Big Ten-ACC challenge? I always thought it was a good opportunity to see how two big conferences match up with one another and every team gets a solid non-conference game that can go towards their NCAA resume, plus it would get good national exposure. If the Big 12 did compete in something like this, I wonder what conference they would match up with? Maybe the SEC, since they also have 12 teams. Not sure how that would work out geographically speaking.

    Just spinning my wheels today...



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    The Big 10 ACC challenge doesn match up with # of teams...the ACC has 12 teams and the Big 10 has 11.

    I would like to see the Big 12 vs SEC there would be some interesting matchups.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    I would love to see this. Some years it may be ugly for us but you have to beat the best to be the best.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKO TY View Post
    Some years it may be ugly for us but you have to beat the best to be the best.
    Absolutely. Would be a great boost to the non-conf schedule. GMAC won't back down to the big boys.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    id say the SEC or the Pac10. either way we'd get exposure.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    That would require the big12 to decide that there is a conference here outside of Univ of Texas. No way the big 12 ever does anything to promote the conference.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Quote Originally Posted by jkoo View Post
    id say the SEC or the Pac10. either way we'd get exposure.
    Pac10 is a great idea. Get more west coast airtime. Pac 10 would be very comp. to us I think



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    I've always thought this would be a great idea, and I think it should be with the SEC. The SEC is loaded with teams this year... Florida, LSU, Alabama, Kentucky.... hell of a good conference and great competition for the Big XII.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Why not the Big East? ACC and Big Ten always try to promote they are the best conference. Why don't the other two big conferences compete for the bragging rights?


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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Something may be in the works with the Pac 10. The local press is promoting such a challenge this week in WBB apparently involving three different Big 12 team and promoting a game to be played in Portland, OR. Maybe the two conferences are working something out for the men.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    When Pollard was on KXNO, he said the Big XII tried to get an agreement with the SEC, but the SEC only wanted to include some of the teams in the Big XII. I'm sure they only would have wanted Texas, Tech, Kansas.


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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Quote Originally Posted by PlymouthCy View Post
    When Pollard was on KXNO, he said the Big XII tried to get an agreement with the SEC, but the SEC only wanted to include some of the teams in the Big XII. I'm sure they only would have wanted Texas, Tech, Kansas.
    This isn't a shock. It's quite typical of the SEC to pull some macho B.S. They love to be stubborn for some unknown reason.

    For instance, college baseball and softball have been seen increasingly on ESPN in the past couple years, and not just during each sport's World Series. However, no SEC games will appear on the network because the SEC wants a cut of the money. Are they kidding? It's SOFTBALL and BASEBALL. Two sports that will garner little attention unless given it by ESPN. The SEC continues to be stubborn in every way possible.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    I'd like to see these match-ups happen.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    Here's an article from last July about negotiations with the Pac 10. No idea what's happened since then but I feel like it fell through for some reason.

    Men's basketball teams in the Pacific-10 Conference and the Big 12 Conference could become annual adversaries as soon as 2007, if negotiations between the two conferences reach fruition.


    The conferences are working on a scheduling plan that would have teams play each other in similar fashion to the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, according to spokesmen from both conferences.


    No deal is imminent but a marriage appears likely, according to Dave Hirsch, assistant public relations director for the Pac-10.



    Several logistical issues are being discussed. Scheduling is a major factor, because the Big 12 has two more teams than the Pac-10. Hirsch said a plan is being worked out in which two Pac-10 teams would play twice in the four-day event, which would take place in late November or early December.


    "We're trying to figure out a format," said Bob Burda, communications director for the Big 12.


    Television rights are another issue. The Pac-10 is affiliated with Fox Sports Net, while the Big 12 has a contract with ESPN, but Hirsch said he expects the television situation to work itself out. He said a sticking point is finding available windows for ESPN and FSN to televise games.



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    Re: Who else would like to see...

    A challenge with any of those, Big East, Pac 10 or SEC would be awesome. That would give ISU another quality opponent that sometimes can be hard to get.



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