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    Big East 20 basketball Conference

    I know there is still a lot to be done in terms of conference expansion and I would rather waste my time doing this. I started to think about how the Big East would look with 20 teams. I figure they would split into four divisions with each division having 5 teams. They would look something like this:

    Division I
    Iowa St.
    Kansas
    Kansas St.
    Missouri
    Marquette

    Division II:
    Depaul
    Notre Dame
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    South Florida

    Division III:
    West Virginia
    Pittsburgh
    Georgetown
    Villanova
    Rutgers

    Division IV:
    Seton Hall
    Syracuse
    UConn
    Providence
    St. Johns

    Each team in the division would play each other twice a year. Meaning that ISU would play Kansas twice, once at home and once on the road. Right now the Big East plays 18 conference games. Which means ISU could play two out of the three divisions and switch another division for the other after two years of play. For example ISU would play against Division II and Division III and after two years ISU would play Division III and Division IV. Out of this scenario each team would be playing 8 intra-division games and 10 out of division games.

    I know this is still a long shot from happening and there are still a lot of dominoes that need to fall before this can happen, but I think this would be a cool idea for basketball in the Big East.



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Will MSG become "Hilton East"????



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Big East Teams with no football schools should form a new conference.

    That eliminates 7 teams ?

    They can make new Big 8 somewhere over there.



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    A few Big East teams are being targeted by the big 10 so that would make the conference just a little smaller



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    That MBB conference would be killer. We would have to change our goal every year from making the NCAA Tournament to making the Conference Tournament.

    How would you do the conference tournament in basketball?



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    I know there is still a lot to be done in terms of conference expansion and I would rather waste my time doing this. I started to think about how the Big East would look with 20 teams. I figure they would split into four divisions with each division having 5 teams. They would look something like this:

    Division I
    Iowa St.
    Kansas
    Kansas St.
    Missouri
    Marquette

    Division II:
    Depaul
    Notre Dame
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    South Florida

    Division III:
    West Virginia
    Pittsburgh
    Georgetown
    Villanova
    Rutgers

    Division IV:
    Seton Hall
    Syracuse
    UConn
    Providence
    St. Johns

    Each team in the division would play each other twice a year. Meaning that ISU would play Kansas twice, once at home and once on the road. Right now the Big East plays 18 conference games. Which means ISU could play two out of the three divisions and switch another division for the other after two years of play. For example ISU would play against Division II and Division III and after two years ISU would play Division III and Division IV. Out of this scenario each team would be playing 8 intra-division games and 10 out of division games.

    I know this is still a long shot from happening and there are still a lot of dominoes that need to fall before this can happen, but I think this would be a cool idea for basketball in the Big East.
    This would be awesome! It's like a miniature NCAA Tournament - ESPN would cover the entire thing.



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Round Robin! I think that would be awesome.




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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Round Robin! I think that would be awesome.
    HA! world cup style?



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    I know there is still a lot to be done in terms of conference expansion and I would rather waste my time doing this. I started to think about how the Big East would look with 20 teams. I figure they would split into four divisions with each division having 5 teams. They would look something like this:

    Division I
    Iowa St.
    Kansas
    Kansas St.
    Missouri
    Marquette

    Division II:
    Depaul
    Notre Dame
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    South Florida

    Division III:
    West Virginia
    Pittsburgh
    Georgetown
    Villanova
    Rutgers

    Division IV:
    Seton Hall
    Syracuse
    UConn
    Providence
    St. Johns

    Each team in the division would play each other twice a year. Meaning that ISU would play Kansas twice, once at home and once on the road. Right now the Big East plays 18 conference games. Which means ISU could play two out of the three divisions and switch another division for the other after two years of play. For example ISU would play against Division II and Division III and after two years ISU would play Division III and Division IV. Out of this scenario each team would be playing 8 intra-division games and 10 out of division games.

    I know this is still a long shot from happening and there are still a lot of dominoes that need to fall before this can happen, but I think this would be a cool idea for basketball in the Big East.
    or just play everyone once every year!



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    plus the ACC and SEC might start grabbing Big East teams too if the Big 10 goes to 16. Lets hope they just stay at 12



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    probably have a 16 team tourney with 4 teams left out in cold.



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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    That MBB conference would be killer. We would have to change our goal every year from making the NCAA Tournament to making the Conference Tournament.
    Once again- terrible, woe-is-me, ***** attitude.

    How bout, let's nut up and do what needs to be done to compete and dominate in this conference? I know Freddy and Co. will

    The best way to be a loser is to start with a loser attitude.

    And don't give me the "realistic" garbage. Our entire fanbase needs to change this ****** attitude and culture.


    Last edited by LindenCy; 06-12-2010 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Filter avoidance

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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    probably have a 16 team tourney with 4 teams left out in cold.
    those 4 teams could play a 'NIT' like conference tournament.


    Hooray for Metaphors!

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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    You have two 10 team divisions:
    Big East Basketball Conference
    Western Division
    Iowa St.
    Kansas
    Kansas St.
    Missouri
    Marquette
    Depaul
    Notre Dame
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    Pittsburgh

    Eastern Division
    West Virginia
    Georgetown
    Villanova
    Rutgers
    Seton Hall
    Syracuse
    UConn
    Providence
    St. Johns
    South Florida
    The conference tournament would consist of the top six teams from each division, seeded, and play a twelve team tourney similar to the old B12 tourney. Inter-divisional play would consist of three, or four games per season, so teams may schedule the remainder of non-conference schedule with teams at their desire starting with the usual cupcakes and allowing the possibility of participating in the various holiday tourneys held in North America. A team would cycle through the other division every three to four years. I figure this scheduling arrangement would allow the most flexibility -- 18 intra-divisional games plus four inter-divisional games equaling 22 total conference games, and have up to ten non-conference games remaining.

    As I look at it, the western division would be the toughest division as it has most of the really good teams. although the eastern division would be no cupcake either.

    Thoughts?


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    Re: Big East 20 basketball Conference

    You might actually end up at 16 if the four were added from the B12. I could see St. Johns, Providence, Seton Hall, and one other non-football school leaving. They know football is driving the bus and they are not happy. Georgetown will not leave because Tagliabue is an alum and works for the conference.

    Just a note, they play everybody once now, and their "rival" school twice to end up with 16 games.



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