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    ISU should start a movement to create...

    a new college football conference. What say ISU fans about a potential conference that would look like this? I was just thinking about this because of how much the Big 12 craps on the Big 12 North.

    The MidWest Conference:

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    Nebraska
    Colorado
    Colorado St.
    Boise State

    South

    TCU
    SMU
    Houston
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    BYU

    That conference includes THREE Texas teams for recruiting and TV purposes (Houston is the 3rd largest university in Texas). The MWC already has its own TV channel, and the number of viewers they would get would increase dramatically with this configuration. This conference would definitely get an A****id, and the commish could set up a FAIR revenue sharing agreement to help build up the conference over time. This conference covers A LOT of geography, but I think it would be very successful.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Leave out Boise St. and you might be on to something.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    The divisions should be East/West, not North/South


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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    No thanks. Any conference without the original Big 8 teams is not a suitable solution.

    Take the original Big 8. Add Utah, Colorado State, Boise State, and BYU.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    I doubt Nebraska would go for that.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    No thanks. Any conference without the original Big 8 teams is not a suitable solution.

    Take the original Big 8. Add Utah, Colorado State, Boise State, and BYU.
    No way does the Big 12 EVER part with Texas....if ISU wants to be treated fairly, they'll have to accept they are leaving a conference with either Oklahoma or Texas....the Big 12 gets on its knees for those two teams.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Holy crap, where's the cupcake? That's basically just a Powerhouse Non-BCS conference.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    i have serious doubts this would ever happen. the big 12 would lose too many teams, the mountain west would lose too many teams. what would happen to those two conferences? nebraska would never leave the big 12 and i doubt if missouri would either. however i can see those mtwc teams go for such an idea. they have snubbed for too many seasons now, and would love an automatic qualifier.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRamp55 View Post
    I doubt Nebraska would go for that.
    Nebraska has been getting the shaft the last 4 or 5 years just like the rest of the Big 12 North has.....it wouldn't surprise me at all if they'd be all for leaving...even at the cost of losing the rivalry with Oklahoma (which isn't even played every year anyway, so it really doesn't matter like it used to).



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    Holy crap, where's the cupcake? That's basically just a Powerhouse Non-BCS conference.
    All conferences have cupcakes. If you can't see one on your schedule, it's you.

    Iowa State is the cupcake.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    All conferences have cupcakes. If you can't see one on your schedule, it's you.

    Iowa State is the cupcake.

    Who's bowling again?



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Any and all efforts of parting ways with the Big 12 conference by Iowa State should first and foremost be directed at trying to gain membership to the Big 10.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Here is how I see it

    East
    ISU
    Minn.
    Mizzou
    Kansas
    TCU
    Texas Tech

    West
    Nebraska
    Boise State
    Utah
    BYU
    Colorado St.
    Colorado

    I think that Nebraska would come if we bring Colorado, Missouri and Kansas. We would want Kansas!!! Also, I would try to sweet talk Minn. into coming over and I think that Tech would be intrested simply to get out of the shadow of Texas and Oklahoma. You got to admit that this would be a hell of a football conference, don't know how great it would be for basketball.

    It would have to be a BCS conference, if it is, Boise St, TCU and the like would come over in a heart beat. Talking Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas into leaving would be tough. Missouri keeps wanting to look east, not west. Nebraska has had it's share of success in the Big 12 so joining a less prestiges conference would not be in their interest. And Kansas just cares about basketball and again, this would not be a strong basketball conference. Fact, outside of the East division, basketball would be a joke.



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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    I'm all for the North seceding and picking up some other folks:

    Iowa State
    Nebraska
    Colorado
    Missouri
    KSU
    Kansas
    Colorado State
    Utah
    BYU
    Boise State

    This would allow for Nebraska to renew their annual rivalry with OU; the South could reform the old Southwestern Conference:

    Texas
    T Tech
    aTm
    Baylor
    TCU
    SMU
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Utep
    Houston


    Last edited by CYCLNST8; 12-03-2009 at 01:54 PM.


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    Re: ISU should start a movement to create...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    Holy crap, where's the cupcake? That's basically just a Powerhouse Non-BCS conference.

    Colorado St
    SMU
    Wyoming


    SMU and Wyoming are bowling this year and going in the right direction, but I think you could consider these 3 cupcakes.



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