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    Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    dump the Texas schools



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    If only that would happen, but due to money and other factors, it probably won't. Would be awesome I think.



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    Big 8: Could it be possible?

    Could it be possible for the original Big 8 conference teams to mutiny against the Texas schools (Those schools are on the brink of destroying 2 BCS-Level Conferences)......Set up a TV network and put the offices in Kansas City? I'm sure Father Tom of the Prairie would like it and Missouri would feel like it'd be a major player again, along with the rest of the schools......



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    You would have to convince Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Okie State to stick around and right now that might be a hard sell.


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    Re: Big 8: Could it be possible?

    No. You can't put the toothpaste back into the tube. Everyone is flocking to $ and a hypothetical B8 doesn't offer that.


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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Drop the Texas schools AND the new comers (Colorado, and OK State).
    Return to the Big 6 Conference.



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Where's the money in a renewed Big 8 Conference?

    Sounds fun to be defiant to the Texas schools. I'm fine with that, but reality says this takes money, and that conference doesn't have a lot.


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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Everyone is chasing the money because they think it will lead to more success. However, in this case larger conferences will lead to less success for the majority of schools despite more money for all. What good is the money if it leads to less success on the football field and basketball court?



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Everyone is chasing the money because they think it will lead to more success. However, in this case larger conferences will lead to less success for the majority of schools despite more money for all. What good is the money if it leads to less success on the football field and basketball court?
    I'm in agreement here.


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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    We and maybe the Kansas schools are the only ones who have something to gain though. Maybe Nebraska.



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Everyone is chasing the money because they think it will lead to more success. However, in this case larger conferences will lead to less success for the majority of schools despite more money for all. What good is the money if it leads to less success on the football field and basketball court?
    right on. big conferences are volatile. it is just a matter of time with 16 team conferences until there is a break-up ESPECIALLY if Texas is in the mix. They are the opposite of the midas touch. Conference realignment is really just a chance for the big dogs to ditch the rif raf. Iowa may laugh now, but could easily find itself on the outside with the next big shift. Only one team can be conference champs and since all these teams that are used to being conference champs want to hang out in the same conference they are going to have to get used to long droughts. Teams like Texas don't get used to long droughts they just pick up there ball and find a new place to win.


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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    You know what let's go back to the Big 4



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    This idea is fun to think about, but it swims against every tide that is currently flowing in college sports, and therefore won't happen. The new Big 8 would be closer to the Mountain West than it would be to the new Big 10 or new Pac 10.



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    if you take the 8 and add a few (who knows who) then it could be a good conference. would have to have at least ten teams though, probably



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    Re: Lets start the Big 8 Conference again

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsCYence View Post
    You know what let's go back to the Big 4
    I thought it started with the Big Six?



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