Conference realignment by Pat Forde

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  1. simply1

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    #1 simply1, Jul 1, 2020
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    Won’t happen as too many teams that won’t bring in money I suppose, but an interesting idea.




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    To many teams I would not care to see in our conference. It would be a hard sell to get us to go see a bunch of non power 5 schools every week at Jack Trice. At least with teams like Oklahoma, we might see a massive upset or at least top players play.
     
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    I like it. Regional rivalries with less travel.
     
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    I really like this idea from a fan perspective. Regional games between similar opponents would be alot more interesting to the fans. But out of region recruiting would take a big hit. And we would see some really dissimilar matchups in bowl games. It would be interesting as I think you would see very different approaches to the game depending on the conference in which it was played.
     
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    The playoff system would really be interesting as well, that you’d need with these conferences.
     
  7. ISUTex

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    How awesome would it be to have 4 games against North Dakota State and all of the directional Michigan schools?!!! What great television. :confused:


    Why is Pat Forde doing this anyway? Is it long term, or is it for Covid reasons?
     
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    #8 BillBrasky4Cy, Jul 1, 2020
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    LMAO, the P5 schools are never going to sign up for something like this. Why the hell would the want to share revenue with G5 schools?
     
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  10. NorthCyd

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    Like the regional aspect but too many teams. I would make the "conferences" or divisions a smaller so you would always play every team every year plus some inter division play with other divisions. Think set up more like MLB or NFL.
     
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    ND State would be a great game with huge fan support for both teams. Michigan schools...no. But then again we are playing South Dakota St and UNLV this year...not exactly great television.
     
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    Basketball even worse. Probably have 20 conference games and 8 of them would be NDSU, EMU, CMU, WMU.
     
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    Hope so. There is no way the Alabamas and Ohio States want to be in a conference with directional state U down the road. And Notre Dame isn't joining a conference. All they need to do is expand to 8 for the playoffs. Every P5 Champ and 3 at large. All P5 are happy. Notre Dame is happy and the non P5 would probably be satisfied.
     
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    Yeah, but those aren't conference games. And it's only two. Not four. And those games are done by mid Sept. I don't think North Dak St would hold up with week after week of Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa St, Mizzou, K-State, Nebraska, etc... Are they big enough to jump out of 1AA anyway?
     
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    I wouldn't hate a division of ISU, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, K-State and Kansas. Just a big no to the MAC and 1AA schools. Probably wouldn't be fair the them anyway.
     
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    I like the general groupings of the P5 schools.

    Find something else for the current G5 schools though.

    Otherwise you end up with what the SEC and B1G (and what the B12 use to) do and it's not even close how much more interesting a round robin/play everyone schedule is.

    There's teams/schools I've only really recently started hating for on the field/court stuff and that's due to the frequency of ISU facing them.
     
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    Schools like N. Dakota state would then struggle with not being able to bring in former P5 players and have them play immediately like they can currently do.
    They would be able to expand their roster size, but look at any school that has moved up to either G5 or P5 level, it took them a few years to be able to compete in the higher league.
     
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    NDSU has wins over five of those teams in the last decade. (Kansas, Minnesota, KSU, ISU, Iowa)
     
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    It wouldn’t be the least interesting division, but it would be close.
     
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