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    What happens to Iowa State?

    I know there is a lot of speculation out there right now as to what is going to happen with possible Big 10 and Pac 10 expansion. Some people think that nothing big will happen, such as the Big 10 expanding to 14 or even 16 teams, or that the Pac 10 will add a significant amount. But sometimes where there is smoke there is fire. My theory is that the conferences now are in a race to survive, and in reality become king. The Big Ten network has proven genius, and raised the bar for the revenue a conference can bring in.

    That being said, is the Big 12 really in trouble? With talk that Texas, Missouri, and Colorado may all be gone, is the Big 12 really all that much better than a Mid-Major conference? Yes there is still Oklahoma and Nebraska (sort of) in football, and of course Kansas in basketball. But really losing those schools really drops the appeal of the Big 12. Adding schools like TCU, Utah, and Arkansas would not come close to filling the void. I would think that if those schools left, other Big 12 schools would soon follow suit.

    I know the subject has been talked about a lot lately, but what really does happen to ISU. To me, we would become even more of an afterthought to the conference if those schools left, as almost certainly all the schools that were added would be either from Texas, out west, or at the very least south. I don't see anyone "close" to us like Missouri that would be added. It would make recruiting tougher, and would make it even harder for the fanbase to travel.

    Not trying to be a downer, but I really would be concerned about where we would end up, or how we would do in a revamped Big 12. Where would we fit in? I would hate joining the MAC, and I just don't think we would be invited into the Big 10 (11, 14, 16 or whatever)



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Texas isn't going anywhere. As long as they remain in the Big 12, all will be fine. You can always add someone like TCU if Missouri or Colorado bounced.



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Never say never.


    Bottom line the B12 is a forced situation, no matter how much loyalty ISU fans have to the conference, it may or may not survve.



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    If CU, Mizzou, and Texas left. You still have A&M, Tech, OSU, OU, KU, KSU, Nebby, ISU, and Baylor. Not exactly mid-major schools.



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    I wouldn't say my conference loyalty is real high.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    easy answer. we go to the missouri valley. our bball team would be in the upper echelon in that conference.


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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Unless the Texas to the Big Ten thing happens, I think I'd be more worried about being a low-level Big East team than being Iowa State.


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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Unless the Texas to the Big 12 thing happens, I think I'd be more worried about being a low-level Big East team than being Iowa State.
    Really, I'm more worried about coupons than anything else.


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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Unless the Texas to the Big 12 thing happens, I think I'd be more worried about being a low-level Big East team than being Iowa State.
    when do you expect Texas to join the Big 12?


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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Really, I'm more worried about coupons than anything else.
    That's a given Erik.



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    If CU, Mizzou, and Texas left. You still have A&M, Tech, OSU, OU, KU, KSU, Nebby, ISU, and Baylor. Not exactly mid-major schools.
    I disagree if you compare to other BCS conferences.

    The Big Ten, with Texas, would be held in much higher regard.

    Pac 10 with Colorado would be 12 school conference, and in my mind would be seen as sort of along the lines of the what the big 12 is not. They would still have a better setup for football, and are still a threat with UCLA and Arizona (though sliding) in basketball. So I say they would be significantly better there.

    The SEC is the SEC. Awesome at football, and Kentucky looks to be back as a basketball powerhouse.

    Those three conferences would be the new Power Conferences in a league by themselves. It will be interesting to see what would happen to the Big East and ACC. Both of these conferences are very basketball heavy, so I wouldn't be surprised if some of them were fed on too. Such as some ACC teams going SEC, some Big East joining Big 10, and the rest merging or falling somewhere.

    I realize this is all speculation, thats what message boards are for right? But with all the talk, I bet something will happen, and this time I wouldn't be surprised if it was big and had a huge domino effect. Thats all I'm trying to discuss here. Its just all in fun.


    Last edited by galactawitz; 02-11-2010 at 08:02 PM. Reason: I stink at writing

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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneML View Post
    when do you expect Texas to join the Big 12?
    No idea what you're talking about



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    I'm waiting for two major conferences to merge and make 4 divisions. I dculd envision the BigXII merged with the either the SEC or the PAC 10/12. The 4 Division Champs could play in a Super Conf. Tourney, which could be the fore-runner of a playoff system. Sounds crazy now, but I still have some Big 6 memorabilia..... It is all about the $



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    Probably join the MAC



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    Re: What happens to Iowa State?

    nevermind, couldn't get spreadsheet to work.


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