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    New Big 8

    Iowa State
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Memphis
    Baylor
    Louisville
    Cincinnati

    Other possibilities:
    TCU
    Houston



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    Re: New Big 8

    That's a poor, poor TV market. I'm not convinced Louisville and Cincy would leave the BE market for that.


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    Re: New Big 8

    We would make no money off TV revenue.


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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Iowa State
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Memphis
    Baylor
    Louisville
    Cincinnati

    Other possibilities:
    TCU
    Houston
    How About Big 16

    East:
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    Pittsburgh
    West Virginia
    Rutgers
    Syracuse
    Uconn
    South Florida

    West:
    Iowa State
    Missouri
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Memphis
    Baylor
    TCU
    Houston

    Media markets on the east coast plus Texas and recruiting in Texas and Florida. This assumes we can get this done before the Big East collapses...



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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Iowa State
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Memphis
    Baylor
    Louisville
    Cincinnati

    Other possibilities:
    TCU
    Houston
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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by 1TRUFAN View Post
    How About Big 16

    East:
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    Pittsburgh
    West Virginia
    Rutgers
    Syracuse
    Uconn
    South Florida

    West:
    Iowa State
    Missouri
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Memphis
    Baylor
    TCU
    Houston

    Media markets on the east coast plus Texas and recruiting in Texas and Florida. This assumes we can get this done before the Big East collapses...

    Half of the teams you mentioned are the same teams that are being talked about by the Big 10...so I don't see that happening.



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    Re: New Big 8

    One report mentioned that Fed Ex would pat 10 Million per year to the BCS Conference that adds Memphis. Thats some cash my friends!!



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    Re: New Big 8

    i would be calling Memphis ASAP! 10 mil is a very nice start to ALOT of things!



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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Iowa State
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Memphis
    Baylor
    Louisville
    Cincinnati

    Other possibilities:
    TCU
    Houston
    Talk about a lame football conference.... Big East football beats that.



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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Talk about a lame football conference.... Big East football beats that.
    How do you figure??? Louisville has had some good years, Memphis is traditionally competitive, Cincy is on the rise, TCU is good, Houston has potential, Mizzou and KU have had success lately, and ISU is on the rise, and KSU has Snyder back and might be good again soon.



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    Re: New Big 8

    Can we please drop the "let's reform the Big 8" already? The Big 8 has been dead for 15 years. Time to let go - it ain't coming back.

    If you haven't figured out yet, 8-team conferences aren't economically viable. Why do you think the Big East is trying to add more teams? Because is prevents other conferences from picking it apart. Why do you think the Big 8 brought in the Texas schools in the first place? Because the Big 8 didn't have even close to enough TV sets.

    The Big 8 was great through the 1980s. It's just not going to work anymore, and it's time to leave your nostalgia by the wayside.


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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by 1TRUFAN View Post
    How About Big 16

    East:
    Cincinnati
    Louisville
    Pittsburgh
    West Virginia
    Rutgers
    Syracuse
    Uconn
    South Florida

    West:
    Iowa State
    Missouri
    Kansas
    Kansas State
    Memphis
    Baylor
    TCU
    Houston

    Media markets on the east coast plus Texas and recruiting in Texas and Florida. This assumes we can get this done before the Big East collapses...

    Traveling expenses alone would be enormous. Ames to south florida? UConn to Baylor? Yeah they are cross divisional but other sports besides football and mens basketball are making those trips and thats a lot of money real fast and the initial revenue and money is not there to support that.



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    Re: New Big 8

    Quote Originally Posted by PackerClone View Post
    Traveling expenses alone would be enormous. Ames to south florida? UConn to Baylor? Yeah they are cross divisional but other sports besides football and mens basketball are making those trips and thats a lot of money real fast and the initial revenue and money is not there to support that.
    Play football and men's and women's basketball in this set up then for all the other sports, like wraslin, just play the teams in your division. Boom! Big 8 created.



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