BYU Conference Ties?

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  1. BenEClone

    BenEClone Active Member

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    Cyclonereport tweets "BYU isn't independent; member of West Coast Conference. Other WCC members counting on BYU same as Big 12 members counted on TAMU." He has been negative about the Big 12conference. BYU might have concerns, but, the conference tie issue is odd. The WCC site identifies BYU as a member, but, Dseret News does not. Do we face tortious inteference claims from WCC or not?
    But if a Big 12 invitiation comes, will the Cougars, who are in their first season as an independent, want to join a dysfunctional league? As attractive as joining an automatic-qualifying BCS conference would be, BYU needs the Big 12 to be stable. In the coming days, it appears the Big 12's focus will be on creating stability before looking at expansion.
    Blue roundup: Is BYU closer to joining Big 12? | Deseret News

    "BYU joined the West Coast Conference on July 1, 2011, to begin competing in the league for the 2011-12 season."
    http://byucougars.com/athletics/history


     
  2. jj-cyclones

    jj-cyclones Well-Known Member

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    Cyclonereport has said nothing but negative things about the whole Big 12 deal...and has "reported" nothing...

    I'm not reading much into anyting he tweets...
     
  3. jaretac

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    Really a non-issue as long as BYU go though the hoops. A&M's problem is they are jumping ship starting next season instead of going though the hoops (i.e. paying the exit fees and giving two years notice). If A&M would have said we are leaving, but we are going to comply to bylaws of the Big 12, really, no one could sue. There is also the whole issue of A&M pledging to stay around for longer than a year. I really doubt that BYU made such a pledge.
     
  4. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Four points.

    Sewanee use to belong to SEC.
    Penn State was turned down by the BE.
    Boise State has a wrestling team in the Pac 12.
    Anything can happen.
     
  5. Boxerdaddy

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  6. GreenRocketCY

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    Oh, please! It's the WCC for crying out loud. Are San Francisco and Portland going to gang up and sue them? :jimlad:
     
  7. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    Please, not BYU. Louisville, Cincy, TCU, yes.
     
  8. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    We all need to keep in mind this whole realignment thing, while strictly about football, has other implications, as well. BYU is affiliated with the WCC for BBall, and I am assuming, all other sports. Similar to how ND is in the Big East for basketball, and a football independent.

    There are several schools in the Big East that do not have major football programs, such as St. John's, Providence, Villanova, Marquette, etc, etc. so raiding the Big East for football leftovers like Louisville, Cincy, and WVU may not be viable.
     
  9. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    I selfishly want byu
     
  10. TedKumsher

    TedKumsher Well-Known Member

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    I thought BYU was going independent in football only and that it started next year.
     
  11. isuforlife

    isuforlife Well-Known Member

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    what kind of tie? bow tie or double knot?
     
  12. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Neck tie of course. Ive never seen a Morman with a bow tie.
     
  13. BenEClone

    BenEClone Active Member

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    Good catch on the mixed status of BYU. I just saw this in another ESPN story "BYU (independent in football/West Coast Conference in other sports)". We would want them in all sports.
     
  14. ketelmeister

    ketelmeister Well-Known Member

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    Give BYU one chance to join with a time limit. They are in or not in and then move on.
     
  15. Yes13

    Yes13 Well-Known Member

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    Cincy and TCU, hell no. BYU, yes.

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    and people say Jack Trice is a hs stadium :rolleyes:
     
  16. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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    How About Eastern Carolina?
     
  17. Three4Cy

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    No
     
  18. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    Sure, and then we can add Northern Illinois and Valley High School to get back to 12 teams.
     
  19. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    Tailgating at BYU would be a terrible experience imo
     

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