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    Saving the Big 12

    David Hill Can Save the Big 12 and Pac-10 | Bleacher Report

    A really good article. I hope Don Beebe is paying attention.


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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Best article I have seen so far.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Good article. He makes some great points.

    I really like the idea of a Big 12/Pac 10 network. Like he says in the article, whatever network could put together a deal, they would have a complete monoply on the entire US West of the Mississippi. (College Sports that is)

    With the 2 hour time difference, scheduling 4 games every Saturday would be possible, along with 1 or 2 prime games on either the main Fox Sports, or a deal elsewhere.

    That's 6 games right there, 12 of the 22 teams would be on TV every Saturday, with maybe a Thursday night format implemented as well. Already a much better option than the current TV contract where 4 teams a week are on TV.

    Let's hope Beebe is being proactive and protects the Big 12. I think the doomsday Big 10/Pac10 pullout scenarios are overplayed.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Article? All I can see is a link for a story on a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader...


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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Great article!! There is hope and we have alternatives, but I don't have the confidence that Beebe is the man that's going to save the B12 at the end of the day.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Al, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you have 'special' feelings for the Big 12.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    David Hill Can Save the Big 12 and Pac-10 | Bleacher Report

    A really good article. I hope Don Beebe is paying attention.
    The highlighted part appears to be the major problem with the Big XII conference.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Al, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you have 'special' feelings for the Big 12.
    Don't worry Stewo, you know he saves his specialest feelings for you.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Al, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you have 'special' feelings for the Big 12.
    Nothing wrong with that. just fits with the rest of the inanimate objects he "loves".



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

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    Al, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you have 'special' feelings for the Big 12.
    Not really, I just don't want ISU in the MAC.


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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Not really, I just don't want ISU in the MAC.
    That's good, because I bet we'd head to the Mountain West!



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Not really, I just don't want ISU in the MAC.
    I'd vote MWC more likely than the MAC.



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Without BYU and Utah, it's just as bad... We'd have to hope for the KSU's, Techs and Baylor's of the world to come with.


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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Without BYU and Utah, it's just as bad... We'd have to hope for the KSU's, Techs and Baylor's of the world to come with.
    You don't think they would?



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    Re: Saving the Big 12

    I heard Dan Beebe interviewed last night. Some highlights (which include reading between the lines of what he stated):

    • Big 12 will not be making any moves ahead of conference realignment
    • Big 12 has no desire to expand beyond 12 teams
    • Big 12 Network is not completely out of the question but don't hold your breath
    • Big 12 FB championship game will be in Dallas in perpetuity
    • The TV contract the Big 12 is good given when it was negotiated

    In other words, all is well, nothing to see here.



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