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    ISU ignites a timebomb

    I admit this is a stretch, so please bare with me. It's possible that ISU could end up being the catalyst to a series of events that may change the nation's BCS landscape.

    Iowa State's selection over Missouri for the Insight Bowl is just one more insult to the administrators at the University of Missouri who are already tired of being constantly shortchanged by a conference that heavily favors its three most powerful member institutions.

    The Big 10 has made it public that they are now focused on adding one more institution to their conference, and Missouri is considered by many to be at the top of their list. If the Big 10 invites Missouri, it's very likely Missouri will accept, and the latest snub by the Insight Bowl (indirectly, by the Big 12 Conference for allowing it to happen) may have pushed them over the edge.

    Assuming Missouri moves to the Big 10, it's quite possible the fractured Big 12 may do something more dramatic than simply replace Missouri with another team. Even if they don't, bringing a new member into the Big 12 will start a domino effect that will ripple through several other conferences.

    And Iowa State, a university that played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb, will have unwittingly played a role in setting off a different kind of bomb - one that will change the landscape of the BCS.

    It's a little overly dramatic, but it's interesting to think about.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Its possible. I wont miss Missouri.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Do you work for the Missouri Athletic Department? If not, don't speculate and make things up.


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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    The Big 12 didn't choose us for the Insight Bowl over Mizzou. The conference office was trying to push them ahead of us....I can't see why they would be ****** with Big 12 leaders because of that.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Do you work for the Missouri Athletic Department? If not, don't speculate and make things up.


    Do we have to show credentials before we can talk?



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Do you work for the Missouri Athletic Department? If not, don't speculate and make things up.

    are you harry potter? if not then dont post a picture of a white owl as your pet avatar...



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonestate View Post
    The Big 10 has made it public that they are now focused on adding one more institution to their conference, and Missouri is considered by many to be at the top of their list. If the Big 10 invites Missouri, it's very likely Missouri will accept, and the latest snub by the Insight Bowl (indirectly, by the Big 12 Conference for allowing it to happen) may have pushed them over the edge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post


    Do we have to show credentials before we can talk?
    He has no idea what Missouri would do or how they feel so he shouldn't put words in their mouth, be their representative on the matter, or make things up. Apparently you're a fan of wild unsubstantiated gossip.


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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Good post! The Big Ten adding a team, unless that team is Notre Dame, will cause a domino effect; similar, to that caused by the ACC expansion a few years ago.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    well if Mizzou would go to the Big 10, maybe next yr the Insight Bowl will pass them over for Indiana. then they can go to the Big East, Moutain West, ACC, whatever.


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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Do you work for the Missouri Athletic Department? If not, don't speculate and make things up.

    I just assumed this was all hypothetical and brought up for discussion purposes only, you know, like a discussion board/forum would tend to be. Not that this is going to happen without a doubt.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonestate View Post
    I admit this is a stretch, so please bare with me. It's possible that ISU could end up being the catalyst to a series of events that may change the nation's BCS landscape.

    Iowa State's selection over Missouri for the Insight Bowl is just one more insult to the administrators at the University of Missouri who are already tired of being constantly shortchanged by a conference that heavily favors its three most powerful member institutions.

    The Big 10 has made it public that they are now focused on adding one more institution to their conference, and Missouri is considered by many to be at the top of their list. If the Big 10 invites Missouri, it's very likely Missouri will accept, and the latest snub by the Insight Bowl (indirectly, by the Big 12 Conference for allowing it to happen) may have pushed them over the edge.

    Assuming Missouri moves to the Big 10, it's quite possible the fractured Big 12 may do something more dramatic than simply replace Missouri with another team. Even if they don't, bringing a new member into the Big 12 will start a domino effect that will ripple through several other conferences.

    And Iowa State, a university that played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb, will have unwittingly played a role in setting off a different kind of bomb - one that will change the landscape of the BCS.

    It's a little overly dramatic, but it's interesting to think about.
    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Do you work for the Missouri Athletic Department? If not, don't speculate and make things up.

    Sounds to me its an opinion and he isnt rumor mongering.



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    Re: ISU ignites a timebomb

    I don't see anything wrong with what you said.


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