I'd think the chances of UT going to the Big-10 are near zero. Anything that pushes towards an agreement between the two is more likely to happen out west. I hope you are right about ND and Mizz/KU/KSU. Those three are a better fit than Cincy/WVA/Rutgers. But the schools to the west don't bring the TV markets than the ones out east.
Posted 17 September 2011, 10:15 a.m.
I bet there isn't anything agreed upon throughout or it would go public in about 3.5 seconds. I bet just about every prez and board member has a list in his head and ready to go.
Don't forget ND plays a big role in that too. If they think taking a Big East school gets ND to finally jump on board, that brings that school up higher in that ranking.
Posted 17 September 2011, 10:05 a.m.
Oh, heck yeah!! Mr Izzo needs to get his squad back in gear, but man would that be fun. I would hope the Bill Self/Illinois thing would be okay, too.
Posted 17 September 2011, 10:02 a.m.
This MSU grad agrees with all of those great rivalries in the western half of the conference, with one exception. Everything I see out there says ISU doesn't really fit. Apparently, even Iowa wouldn't want them in.
The B1G focus right now has to be playing its cards right to watch Notre lame finally come around. Watching the Big East become a bit more unstable might help with that a bit. Watching all other conferences go to 16 would do more, I would think.
Posted 17 September 2011, 9:37 a.m.
This MSU grad really hopes that #3 is true (GT, Syracuse stay in eastern conferences and KU/KSU/Mizz have a shot at the Big Ten). Counting to 16 bigtime schools in the west is tough to do without covering a huge geography. In the midwest, southeast, and northeast it really isn't. KU/KSU/Mizz would be great additions to go with Nebraska and Iowa.
Posted 17 September 2011, 8:40 a.m.