Iowa Hot Take: Big 10 Contraction

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  1. jdoggivjc

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    https://www.goiowaawesome.com/the-big-ten/2018/09/3108/the-big-ten-needs-to-contract

    As much as I hate to agree with anything from TOE, it actually makes a ton of sense. Nebraska, Rutgers, and Maryland have been awful in conference play and dead weight to BTN in the era of cord cutting. It instantly stabilizes the Big 12 (regardless of what happens to Nebraska) as any further discussion of Texas and Oklahoma joining the Big 10 (particularly by radio people here in Detroit) are dead on the vine and sends the message that further conference expansion isn’t necessarily wanted. And while I’m neutral on readmitting Nebraska into the Big 12, they’re one of the few schools that actually makes sense.
     
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    Huck the Fuskers. Give us CU and Mizzou back please.
     
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  3. keepngoal

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    I want Nebby back too ... kick out BU .... and there is a table setting for 12.
     
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    Does Iowa, MN, Purdue, Indiana, etc have any more potential value to the Big 10 than Nebrasky?
     
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  5. iahawks

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    Nebraska isn't the problem. I had no problem with that addition. Rutgers and Maryland made no sense whatsoever. Hate they added those two schools.
     
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    #6 Sigmapolis, Sep 18, 2018
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    I really hope this ends up in some general reorganization into regional conferences. I am glad the era of trying to be geographically diffuse and parked on top of population centers for cable money, even if completely disinterested in your product (e.g., New York for Rutgers and Washington, DC for Maryland), goes away, never to come back.

    Geographic compactness should rule the roost again by that point, and actual attendance by your actual fan base, where Iowa State should do well.
     
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    As to the topic. The hit on reputation, decades long, is why this will never happen with the B10 initiating.
     
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  8. RonBurgundy

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    Agreed. Iowa likes to relish that they are in the B1G, but they mean as much to that conference as we mean to the Big 12.

    B1G is not going to give up on Nebraska. Didn't they overlook that they were not AAU (which they subsequently got certified before losing it again).

    Rutgers was a dismal add except for NJ/NY TV market.
     
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    Less, if anything.
     
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    Sour grapes from both of you.
     
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    #11 JM4CY, Sep 18, 2018
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    I don't know why we would help them. They made their bed.
     
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    BU should definitely have been kicked out.
     
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    So no real objection to the point then.
     
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    New user name, same material.
     
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    Check out game ratings, making bowl games, how much Iowa's football program is worth, etc...
     
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    You guys are getting fleeced.
     
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