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    Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Good column in the Detroit Free Press where the author wonders if Big 12 fans really want to give up long-standing rivalries to join the Big Ten.

    Michael Rosenberg: Big Ten expansion could destroy storied rivalries | freep.com | Detroit Free Press



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Good column in the Detroit Free Press where the author wonders if Big 12 fans really want to give up long-standing rivalries to join the Big Ten.

    Michael Rosenberg: Big Ten expansion could destroy storied rivalries | freep.com | Detroit Free Press



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Another expansion thread. Sweeeeeet.



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Good column in the Detroit Free Press where the author wonders if Big 12 fans really want to give up long-standing rivalries to join the Big Ten.

    Michael Rosenberg: Big Ten expansion could destroy storied rivalries | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
    If the Big 10 takes Texas, that will be it.



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Iowa State makes geographic and rivalry sense but doesn't bring much to the table except corn.
    What the hell does Detroit offer us?


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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    If the Big 10 takes Texas, that will be it.
    Not if the Big 12 takes Florida and Alabama!

    See I can make ridiculous comments to that don't have any chance of happening



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    What the hell does Detroit offer us?
    Should we send the thread to the cave??



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    What the hell does Detroit offer us?
    They gave us Jack White. Better than any automobile that has ever come out of that city.



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Should we send the thread to the cave??
    No, we can make fun of Detroit out here.


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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Not if the Big 12 takes Florida and Alabama!

    See I can make ridiculous comments to that don't have any chance of happening
    Really, you dont think Texas is tops on the list for the Big 10?



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    for it to be a rivarly, both teams need to be competive over a long period of time. With that defination, Nebraska has no rivarly with Colorado, Kansas, etc. and the formation of the Big 12 ruined what was a good rivarly with Oklahoma.

    Nebraska vs Iowa would make for a great rivarly, same for Wisconsin and the connections that Barry Alvarez (sp?) has to Nebraska.



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    for it to be a rivarly, both teams need to be competive over a long period of time. With that defination, Nebraska has no rivarly with Colorado, Kansas, etc. and the formation of the Big 12 ruined what was a good rivarly with Oklahoma.

    Nebraska vs Iowa would make for a great rivarly, same for Wisconsin and the connections that Barry Alvarez (sp?) has to Nebraska.
    By your definition: UNL's rivalry with CU or OU or even KSU > then UNL's rivalry with Wisconsin, Iowa or any Big 10 team.



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    I doubt Texas wants to play ALL their away games in freezing conditions.

    They work hard enough trying to schedule the away games against Big 12 north teams as early as possible.

    Do they want to play in Lubbock, TX in late november, or in Ann Arbor, MI?



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    Re: Detroit paper: why would Big 12 teams give up rivalries?

    The better question is, why would Iowa quit playing ISU after Nebbie and Mizzou join the Big 4x4?

    Simple: because ISU fans consider it a rivalry, and Iowa fans don't.



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