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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    I just don't see it.

    BTN or not, crappy Big XII tv deal or not - Texas has this conference in it's back pocket.

    Not to mention the logistics of it all.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Not gonna happen. Texas doesn't have to share its revenue with the rest of the Big12 why would they want to change that.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    for this to happen there would have to be a really big shoe horn


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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I just don't see it.

    BTN or not, crappy Big XII tv deal or not - Texas has this conference in it's back pocket.

    Not to mention the logistics of it all.

    I agree, if anything UT is just using this as leverage to make sure the BXII stays in their pocket.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I just don't see it.

    BTN or not, crappy Big XII tv deal or not - Texas has this conference in it's back pocket.

    Not to mention the logistics of it all.
    I saw a stat that said last year Texas made something like $12 million from Big 12 TV.

    With the Big Ten, they would make $22 million at the very least.


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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Good Luck.

    I would like to see Texas leave, See Ya.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    No way is Texas going to play football in November at Big 10 schools. Plus, look at the travel costs. Never going to happen.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Regardless of whether this happens or not, changes are certainly going to be taking place in the landscape of College sports. ISU needs to do everything possible to be ready and be attractive enough to remain in a BCS conference.

    The MAJOR thing ISU can do in the short(er) term to increase attractiveness is to, quite frankly, perform the necessary work on JTS (bowling of endzone). At least this would signal that we are prepared to invest money in BCS-level sports, and get our stadium to begin looking like a major college stadium, rather than a texas junior high stadium.

    I know we are all fatigued about the stadium expansion stuff, but seriously, this is what needs to be done VERY SOON.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Yeah. Texas would be scared off by travel costs.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I agree, if anything UT is just using this as leverage to make sure the BXII stays in their pocket.
    This, BIG XII meetings are in April



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
    Good Luck.

    I would like to see Texas leave, See Ya.
    you are incredibly naive if that is the attitude you seriously have.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I agree, if anything UT is just using this as leverage to make sure the BXII stays in their pocket.
    And if so, i say call their bluff and say good riddance. Sub in TCU for texas. We'd still have the Texas TV markets



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    It's all posturing on Texas's part. Zero chance this would ever happen.

    If it did, I'd actually love it though.



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    Re: Big Ten going after...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCPanther View Post
    Yeah. Texas would be scared off by travel costs.
    That's a two way street however.

    Think Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois, even Iowa is all that anxious to send all their teams down there? And it's not football alone. All the minor sports (softball, baseball, tennis, swimming).

    I rather doubt there's much merit to this story.



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