Big Ten going after...

Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by Clones33, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    14,352
    456
    83
    I just don't see it.

    BTN or not, crappy Big XII tv deal or not - Texas has this conference in it's back pocket.

    Not to mention the logistics of it all.
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    22,447
    1,223
    113
    Ag Research
    Close Enough, IA
    Not gonna happen. Texas doesn't have to share its revenue with the rest of the Big12 why would they want to change that.
     
  3. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2008
    4,215
    75
    48
    for this to happen there would have to be a really big shoe horn
     
  4. RayShimley

    RayShimley Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    6,261
    236
    63
    Post-doc Fellow
    Stillwater, MN

    I agree, if anything UT is just using this as leverage to make sure the BXII stays in their pocket.
     
  5. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    9,808
    398
    83
    Student, future teacher
    Ames
    I saw a stat that said last year Texas made something like $12 million from Big 12 TV.

    With the Big Ten, they would make $22 million at the very least.
     
  6. Melvin

    Melvin Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    1,432
    51
    48
    Crete, NE
    Good Luck.

    I would like to see Texas leave, See Ya.
     
  7. Dryburn

    Dryburn Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    9,900
    338
    83
    Somewhere in the U.S.
    No way is Texas going to play football in November at Big 10 schools. Plus, look at the travel costs. Never going to happen.
     
  8. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    3,016
    88
    48
    Portfolio Manager
    St. Louis, MO
    Regardless of whether this happens or not, changes are certainly going to be taking place in the landscape of College sports. ISU needs to do everything possible to be ready and be attractive enough to remain in a BCS conference.

    The MAJOR thing ISU can do in the short(er) term to increase attractiveness is to, quite frankly, perform the necessary work on JTS (bowling of endzone). At least this would signal that we are prepared to invest money in BCS-level sports, and get our stadium to begin looking like a major college stadium, rather than a texas junior high stadium.

    I know we are all fatigued about the stadium expansion stuff, but seriously, this is what needs to be done VERY SOON.
     
  9. BCPanther

    BCPanther Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    135
    13
    18
    Waterloo
    Yeah. Texas would be scared off by travel costs.:skeptical:
     
  10. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,402
    247
    63
    Wall Street
    This, BIG XII meetings are in April
     
  11. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    3,016
    88
    48
    Portfolio Manager
    St. Louis, MO
    you are incredibly naive if that is the attitude you seriously have.
     
  12. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    24,121
    1,066
    113
    Advertising sales
    Ankeny
    And if so, i say call their bluff and say good riddance. Sub in TCU for texas. We'd still have the Texas TV markets
     
  13. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    18,712
    521
    113
    Clive, Iowa
    It's all posturing on Texas's part. Zero chance this would ever happen.

    If it did, I'd actually love it though.
     
  14. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    14,352
    456
    83
    That's a two way street however.

    Think Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois, even Iowa is all that anxious to send all their teams down there? And it's not football alone. All the minor sports (softball, baseball, tennis, swimming).

    I rather doubt there's much merit to this story.
     
  15. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    3,016
    88
    48
    Portfolio Manager
    St. Louis, MO
    is this a joke? do you honestly think TCU has as much of a following or can bring in the money that Texas does?
     
  16. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    8,615
    190
    63
    Beer Guy
    W. Des Moines
    Just to clarify, that's not from the BTN alone; that's the combined figure from the the Big 10's contracts with ESPN/ABC, and the BTN.

    I'm not sure if I agree with the logistics argument either. Teams travel across the country all the time.
     
  17. CloneAggie

    CloneAggie Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2006
    14,854
    477
    83
    HA HA HA! That's rich. You can't seriously be comparing TCU with UT in terms of the Texas TV markets. Do you think the Big 12 could get rid of ISU and add Drake and still have the Iowa TV markets?
     
  18. clones26

    clones26 Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    2,817
    120
    63
    Urbandale
    when this happens let me know because I will be expecting a call from Megan Fox because HELL HAS FROZEN OVER!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    8,054
    187
    63
    So let's say hypothetically, this were to happen. Would this be good or bad for ISU? The Big12 isn't going to collapse from this and it wouldn't be too hard to find another Southern school (TCU, Arkansas) that is willing to join. The conference may take a step back for a few years, but in the end I think this makes the conference as a whole stronger.

    Also, I guess my biggest worry about all of this is that the Big10 decides to take both Missouri and Nebraska which very well could blow up the Big12. I think that the Southern teams would consider adding a few teams to restart a Southwestern type conference. That would leave ISU, Colorado, KU, and KSU in a bind and I think that the other three teams would have an easier road to find another conference. This is of course a worst case scenario for ISU, but I don't think it would be far fetched if NU and MU do indeed leave. By taking Texas, this would probably be off the table.
     

Share This Page