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statesupporter (Anonymous) says...

So the west is out, are the ACC, SEC, and B1G content? The SEC needs another. Who will it be? It won't be Missouri. Evidently not WV. Louisville? South Florida? TCU? Uconn? Cinci? Rutgers? Could the new Big 12 be pretty exciting? Magic number is 12 to 14 right now. We need at least 3, but more likely 5. SEC needs one. I would be excited about Louisville, WV, Cinci, TCU, S. Florida. Leave Rutgers and Uconn. Wouldn't it be funny that ESPN's UConn gets left out? Wouldn't it be interesting if the eastern schools, with the tv markets that everyone want, actally end up alienated by this latest round, while the flyover country of Kansas wins? Raise the exit fees to $25 million, get to 12 or 14, get the revenue thing right = college athletics as we know them are saved.....for now. Or, does OU, OSU, and ???? go SEC to end my moment of happiness?

statesupporter (Anonymous) says...

Yes, KU is the real deal in this, as is K-State with the bio-science research. What our state may lack in television sets, is made up for in real academic progress. I am not thinking both schools need to stay together. But they both provide a lot to any conference they join. We should be proud of our state's recent accomplishments in these areas.

statesupporter (Anonymous) says...

I don't pretend to know much, but I am thinking the B1G would be hard pressed not to include Iowa State. We are talking about millions of dollars at stake for that state each year. I know the corn crop is decent and all, but they will not sit idle with an in-state school already in the conference. This is not Baylor vs. TCU; private institutions in which conflict cannot be controlled. We are talking about state funded organizations that will do everything in their power to include each other. I also think KU is sitting very pretty here. However, the B1G could only go to 14 like the ACC/SEC and Pac might do. That could close doors very quickly for Kansas, but leave better leftovers for a conference. That is where this might get even more interesting for the K-State's, Oklahoma State's, Texas Tech's. If Texas and OU go Pac14, Missouri and A&M go SEC14, ACC stays14, the B1G will go for Rutgers and ND. If ND declines, don't be suprised if Iowa State gets the nod. How could the state of Iowa not raise hell if they didn't? Easy question, they would, and the B1G would have to listen because they are going to be the last to act. Sometimes luxuries come with strings attached.

statesupporter (Anonymous) says...

Doing the best for your state is more than blah, blah, blah. But....If we can get at least one of our schools into the Big 10, that is very good for our state. If not invited, which I think is unlikey if KU get the invite, K-State would find a good situation with schools that they have more in common with than most would think. Both of our larger institutions are wonderful, and nothing is wrong with either. We should be proud of both and work together to secure the future for our future students.

statesupporter (Anonymous) says...

I am a large fan of the Jayhawks. I follow this message board regularly, but have never posted on one before. I grew up watching a taped copy of the 1988 national championship game over and over. I was seven. I have watched or listened to almost every KU basketball game played since. I am also a Pittsburg State University graduate twice over. I will not defend the regents, the presidents, the AD's or anyone else, but his problem started years ago. Both large state schools had poor football programs for years. KU had shades of light in the mid 90's, while K-State was dominate later in the decade. Pittsburg State was once a better place to come to win and possibly get to the NFL than those two schools combined. That is nothing to be proud of if you are a citizen of this state. I worry about opportunities for my kids if our flagship universities fall behind the OU's, OSU's, and Missouri's of the world. I live 4 miles from the border. If Missouri is in the Big whatever, and Kansas is in a mid-major conference, which is more attractive? I think Kansas City could become more of a black and gold city than a crimson and blue one. Our entire state is trusting the administrators and regents with our future. You may feel that Pittsburg State is not good enough, or Kansas State is not attractive enough. This is big for all of us. West, East, South, North. KU MBA, high school kid, retired grandma. I am a big Jayhawk fan, but at somepoint conversation like this needs to be productive and pro Kansas, and not just slanted toward the university you like most. They are all state sponsored, which we should be proud of. I have always looked at Iowa in this process. For one state school to be in the Big, and allow another to take a free fall is crazy. It indcates the weaknes of that state's leadership. Oklahoma has solidarity. They are comfortable in their skin because they have prepared and they know who they are. I'm afraid Kansans are not quite ready for such strong leadership. This state has always been split east/west, and that holds true in this debate.