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    The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    I think someone may have already mentioned this but I thought I'd throw it out there again and see what ppl thought.

    First choice is obviously to stay with the Tex schools in the original Big 12, but if they bolt, here is what I think would be a good scenario......

    The MWC sets the super conf wheels in motion by begining with the original 9 members plus 1 in Boise. Add in our 5 remaining Big 12 schools (Ia st, Kan, K-st, Bay, and Mizzou), then snag Houston from Conf USA. Set up 2 divisions and you got a nice little league here.

    Moutain West Division:
    San Diego St
    New Mex
    Colo St
    BYU
    UNLV
    Utah
    Boise
    Air Force

    Great Plains or Midwest Division:
    Ia St
    Kan
    K-St
    Mizz
    TCU
    Wyoming
    Houston
    Baylor

    -Pretty wide open, very competitive with schools all around same size and stature. Set up pretty well geographically.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy20 View Post
    I think someone may have already mentioned this but I thought I'd throw it out there again and see what ppl thought.

    First choice is obviously to stay with the Tex schools in the original Big 12, but if they bolt, here is what I think would be a good scenario......

    The MWC sets the super conf wheels in motion by begining with the original 9 members plus 1 in Boise. Add in our 5 remaining Big 12 schools (Ia st, Kan, K-st, Bay, and Mizzou), then snag Houston from Conf USA. Set up 2 divisions and you got a nice little league here.

    -Pretty wide open, very competitive with schools all around same size and stature. Set up pretty well geographically.
    My opinion, no way in hell. We need to get as far away from Texas as possible. Staying with them any further is only 'live to die another day'.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy20 View Post
    I think someone may have already mentioned this but I thought I'd throw it out there again and see what ppl thought.

    First choice is obviously to stay with the Tex schools in the original Big 12, but if they bolt, here is what I think would be a good scenario......

    The MWC sets the super conf wheels in motion by begining with the original 9 members plus 1 in Boise. Add in our 5 remaining Big 12 schools (Ia st, Kan, K-st, Bay, and Mizzou), then snag Houston from Conf USA. Set up 2 divisions and you got a nice little league here.

    Moutain West Division:
    San Diego St
    New Mex
    Colo St
    BYU
    UNLV
    Utah
    Boise
    Air Force

    Great Plains or Midwest Division:
    Ia St
    Kan
    K-St
    Mizz
    TCU
    Wyoming
    Houston
    Baylor

    -Pretty wide open, very competitive with schools all around same size and stature. Set up pretty well geographically.
    My vote is for the Big East....at least basketball will be big time.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Not bad...but there is a reason the MWC doesn't have an a****id. It is hard for me to get too overly excited with any of the teams in that conference. Just doesn't seem to be a natural rivalry, and in such isolated parts of the country.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy20 View Post
    I think someone may have already mentioned this but I thought I'd throw it out there again and see what ppl thought.

    First choice is obviously to stay with the Tex schools in the original Big 12, but if they bolt, here is what I think would be a good scenario......

    The MWC sets the super conf wheels in motion by begining with the original 9 members plus 1 in Boise. Add in our 5 remaining Big 12 schools (Ia st, Kan, K-st, Bay, and Mizzou), then snag Houston from Conf USA. Set up 2 divisions and you got a nice little league here.

    Moutain West Division:
    San Diego St
    New Mex
    Colo St
    BYU
    UNLV
    Utah
    Boise
    Air Force

    Great Plains or Midwest Division:
    Ia St
    Kan
    K-St
    Mizz
    TCU
    Wyoming
    Houston
    Baylor

    -Pretty wide open, very competitive with schools all around same size and stature. Set up pretty well geographically.
    really? I've never heard of this option before...


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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Not to mention I don't want anything to do with any other Texas team. They are bound to tear apart any conference they belong to.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    ISU to the MWC would be the greatest thing for us considering how the chips are falling with the departure of all the Big 12 teams.

    I would hope that ISU stays in the same league as KU, KSU and Mizzou so that we are geographically co-located with other teams in our new conference. If not, we will definately be out on our own island where traveling and recruiting could be very tough.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    I just saw on ESPN that KU and K-State were being looked at the MWC. No mention of the Clones or Mizzou.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFever View Post
    My opinion, no way in hell. We need to get as far away from Texas as possible. Staying with them any further is only 'live to die another day'.
    I agree. Even if the 10 remaining teams stick around, which seems unlikely at this point, we would be in college sports hell. It would suck to play OU and Texas every year in football. Not to mention, Nebraska and Colorado have really been the only two basketball programs worse than us over the past 5 years.


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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    ISU to the MWC would be the greatest thing for us considering how the chips are falling with the departure of all the Big 12 teams.

    I would hope that ISU stays in the same league as KU, KSU and Mizzou so that we are geographically co-located with other teams in our new conference. If not, we will definately be out on our own island where traveling and recruiting could be very tough.
    No, and no. With all due respect, we would all be putting ourselves on an island going nowhere in the MWC. It would be much harder to recruit players who want to play in the MWC than those who would like to play in the Big East.

    Leave one deserted island for another for ISU...no thank you.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    1st choice- Big East
    2nd choice- MWC
    3rd choice- Reconstructed Big 12

    I'd be excited about either of the first 2, given our current circumstances.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    I just saw on ESPN that KU and K-State were being looked at the MWC. No mention of the Clones or Mizzou.
    ISU has talked to the MWC also.


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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Me too. Even if the 10 remaining teams stick around, which seems unlikely at this point, we would be in college sports hell. It would suck to play OU and Texas every year in football. Not to mention, Nebraska and Colorado have really been the only two basketball programs worse than us over the past 5 years.
    Good point. Fortunately, we can now put that period in the past and call it the McDermott era.



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    I hope ISU stays allied with Mizzou.

    1st choice: Big 10
    2nd choice: Big 12
    3rd choice: Big East
    4th choice: MWC
    5th choice: unthinkable



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    Re: The New MWC.....or the BIG 16???

    I could like a 16 team MWC, at least it keeps the recruiting doors open in Texas. And with great football teams like Utah, BYU, BSU and TCU along with the Big 12 additions, I'm sure a BCS automatic bid would be there.



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