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    We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I think the threads about who to add to get back to 12 teams are moot. From what I have seen, the coaches appear to be completely happy to be at 10 teams, and we may stay at 10 teams. As I said in another thread, it greatly simplifies things for just about every sport, especially football and basketball. Everybody plays every team every year in football, and every team twice in basketball. Also, the coaches did not appear to like the football championship game much, anyway.

    This link is about basketball. I saw something similar about football, I just don't have a link.

    Frank Martin discusses new Big 12 | Campus Corner



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I like Frank Martin. I like that article. I like the idea of staying at 10.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    IMO we stay at 10...for now. give it time and the big 12 (with 10) may look to expand again.


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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    Best comment in the article:

    By the way, Martin's thoughts on Nebraska and Colorado: "I don't care about them."




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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    I think the threads about who to add to get back to 12 teams are moot. From what I have seen, the coaches appear to be completely happy to be at 10 teams, and we may stay at 10 teams. As I said in another thread, it greatly simplifies things for just about every sport, especially football and basketball. Everybody plays every team every year in football, and every team twice in basketball. Also, the coaches did not appear to like the football championship game much, anyway.

    This link is about basketball. I saw something similar about football, I just don't have a link.

    Frank Martin discusses new Big 12 | Campus Corner
    The Big 12 needs to rebuild first before looking to expand. Then the conference can look to expand again after getting healthy again.


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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I hope we stay at 10 and the new agreement keeps it that way (but I'm sure I could get excited about certain additions).



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I am excited about playing everyone every year in football, and twice a year in basketball.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    i don't know who true this is but i heard the big 12 is gonna offer BYU and Air Force spots in the conference. I heard it on ESPN radio today. I don't remember who was saying it, but they claimed it was a done almost a done deal. They claimed to have gotten their info from some oklahoma newspaper



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I'd rather be at 12, but more importantly, id rather be at 8 conference games. Losing that 1 easy nonconference game, when we play a top BCS team every year in our nonconference, is a big loss to take.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I am excited about playing everyone every year in football, and twice a year in basketball.
    I am really excited about this football schedule. It feels much more cohesive and more like one conference.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by State4good View Post
    i don't know who true this is but i heard the big 12 is gonna offer BYU and Air Force spots in the conference. I heard it on ESPN radio today. I don't remember who was saying it, but they claimed it was a done almost a done deal. They claimed to have gotten their info from some oklahoma newspaper
    While the idea makes a ton of sense to me (both have national audiences and could bring a lot to the big 12), i think it started getting reported when it was posted on an austin radio station's twitter account that got hacked.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by State4good View Post
    i don't know who true this is but i heard the big 12 is gonna offer BYU and Air Force spots in the conference. I heard it on ESPN radio today. I don't remember who was saying it, but they claimed it was a done almost a done deal. They claimed to have gotten their info from some oklahoma newspaper
    I think it was addressed earlier today on here.......sounds like someone hacked someone's twitter account or something and got off some fake info.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    The question I have not heard asked yet is do Texas and Oklahoma have to come north in November now? They used to keep the in division games in November, now there is no divisions so should be no excuses and make the schedules random except maybe a rivalry game the last week each year.



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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    I'm just exited that the Big 12 is still together.


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    Re: We may end up staying at 10 teams

    This helps football recruiting. You will play 4 Texas schools every year. Recruits will be able to play in Texas twice a year. It's a big selling point.



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