Big XII Basketball without Missouri and Colorado

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  1. Chitowncy

    Chitowncy Well-Known Member

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    I really miss playing Mizzou and Colorado in hoops. If those teams were still in the conference, the Big XII would be hands down the best conference in the nation right now. Consider that 6 - SIX! - teams would be ranked if these two were still in the conference and there would be a strong probability of 8 teams in the dance, with a possibility of even 9. That's insane.

    Rankings of those programs right now:
    6. Okie State
    9. Baylor
    13. Iowa State
    16. Kansas
    20. Colorado
    25. Mizzou
    ARV. Oklahoma, Texas and K-State

    Instead we added another Texas program that doesn't give a crap about hoops (TCU) and a good WVU program, but just doesn't feel like a good fit.

    Rant over, but does anybody else miss playing these programs too?
     
  2. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    i don't miss playing at colorado
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I miss Mizzou. I really enjoyed those games.
     
  4. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    TCU does not even know what a full court press looks like.
     
  5. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    I think everyone misses those games. Playing at Colorado sucked, which probably is why they seemed to be the team with the players I hated the most. Them and Oklahoma State, along with the obvious Kansas.
     
  6. Chitowncy

    Chitowncy Well-Known Member

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    Haha. That's true, we didn't have a great record there, but from my selfish fan perspective, it was neat to visit Boulder once.
     
  7. iacyguy

    iacyguy Well-Known Member

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    I miss the Missouri games. Those were some of my favorites. Colorado was not a school i was fond of though. Didn't care much for their teams. I do remember there being kind of a brawl or scuffle in Hilton a game against CU back in the Eustachy days. i do not recall what it was about though
     
  8. Bestaluckcy

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    CU was always a 50 point swing. They'd win by 20 in boulder then we would crush them by 30 in Hilton. Exclude the Mcdoormat years of course.
     
  9. wonkadog

    wonkadog Well-Known Member

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    It involved one of the Harrison brothers and I believe Homan. That was a fun game, the crowd ate Harrison alive.
     
  10. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

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    David Harrison I believe. The Missouri games were great, esp when Orr and Stewart were coaches. Always was tough playing at CU. Glad they got rid of that crazy buffalo they had on the court years ago.
     
  11. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    TCU beat KU last season.
     
  12. intrepid27

    intrepid27 Well-Known Member

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    There have been some great games in that series. And, I always somehow felt smarter when Mizzou was in our conference.
     
  13. CyLoboClone

    CyLoboClone Well-Known Member

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    those traitors don't deserve to play us. UNL, TAMU, Mizzou, and CU are dead to me.
     
  14. crash_zone

    crash_zone Well-Known Member

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    Miss playing them, but we weren't the ones who left. If they want back in - fine. Until then, I don't want any of the B12 schools to play ANY of the teams that left. KU's admins said it best when they described those games as great CONFERENCE games.
     
  15. clone4life82

    clone4life82 Member

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    TCU is better this year and will be a better program going forward. WVU had a down year last year and looks to be better. Give huggy bear some time and he'll have them at the very least in the mix of the middle of the conference if not pushing towards the top.
     
  16. wonkadog

    wonkadog Well-Known Member

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    He's been there 7 years, how much time does he need??
     
  17. Chitowncy

    Chitowncy Well-Known Member

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    I don't think TCU will ever be a good program. They may sneak into the NCAAs one year out of 3 or 4 (if they're lucky), but I don't think they'll ever be good. Plus, their fans don't care and playing there is the worst conference environment ISU has to face. It's worse than when CU was really bad.

    I do agree with you that WVU returns to relevance.
     
  18. CoKane

    CoKane Well-Known Member

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    Nope. I could have gone 2 more lifetimes without experiencing Missouri fans. Colorado and Missouri might not be as good as they are now as if they stayed, they both moved into worse basketball conferences.
     
  19. drlove

    drlove Active Member

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    Living in Colorado, it is a major bummer that the Cyclones don't come to town anymore.
     
  20. jkclone

    jkclone Well-Known Member

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    TCU will be good they won't be a power team but they will be a good team.
     

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