NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > New reports about big 12 falling apart
July 31, 2011, 07:03 PM
A&M + MU = SEC
KU/KSU = Big East
OU/OSU = Pac 12

http://tamu.scout.com/2/1090643.html
July 31, 2011  07:47 PM ET

If true, then....Iowa State, Texas Tech and Baylor get what the little bird left on the handle!

...and the rust colored cows get richer and richer.

July 31, 2011  07:57 PM ET

I don't think TU going independent will be a good deal...there isn't a tie-in to the BCS other than having to be at a certain ranking (I think ND is 8th or higher)...and they will have to schedule much tougher schools than Iowa State, Baylor (I know..they are good now....but what about later), KU and KSU...North Texas State, RIce and Wyoming just aren't going to be good for getting that ranking up....and I don't care how "influential" tExaSPN will be. That road (Indy) is much more difficult than a conference without a CCG....

July 31, 2011  07:58 PM ET

And I sure don't want to see OU to the 12-Pac...

Nothing personal OT.... :)

July 31, 2011  08:13 PM ET

Well, if this were to happen, I have two questions.
1. What will happen to various bowls with Big-12 partnership?
2. What will happen to the Big-12 BCS Autobid?

July 31, 2011  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Well, if this were to happen, I have two questions.1. What will happen to various bowls with Big-12 partnership?2. What will happen to the Big-12 BCS Autobid?

1. No idea, but I would imagine the gaining conferences would get them
2. MWC perhaps, because ISU, TT, and Baylor would probably go that way

July 31, 2011  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

2. MWC perhaps, because ISU, TT, and Baylor would probably go that way

I don't know though, the MWC is losing TCU, BYU, and Utah. TTU, ISU, and Baylor aren't exactly powerhouse teams to replace them either.

July 31, 2011  10:47 PM ET

... Like sands through the hourglass of time ... so are the Days of Our Lives ...

August 1, 2011  01:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know though, the MWC is losing TCU, BYU, and Utah. TTU, ISU, and Baylor aren't exactly powerhouse teams to replace them either.

TT and the other two, when combined with BSU, Fresno, Nevada, and UH (and staying MWC members SDSU and AFA) would make a conference that would be slightly better than the TCU added BE. Certainly not the SEC, but far better than the MAC/SB/WAC...

August 1, 2011  01:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know though, the MWC is losing TCU, BYU, and Utah. TTU, ISU, and Baylor aren't exactly powerhouse teams to replace them either.

But you are right, TT is the only good football school among the three-but Baylor is good at BB on occassion and the MWC is decent there too. KSU and Kansas would also be most welcome in the MWC should the BE decide its already too big.

August 1, 2011  01:12 AM ET

Taking a break from TD'ing....but come the end of August? We need to TD about NCAA, Armpit.

August 1, 2011  07:13 AM ET
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A&M + MU = SEC

Maybe A&M but not Missouri. Why bring in another school without a new TV deal? SEC does 100% revenue sharing from SEC level deals.

August 1, 2011  07:14 AM ET

BSB!!!

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August 1, 2011  08:26 AM ET
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Is this for real, or a new Aggie joke? The sheep molesters are figuring out that they didn't understand what they agreed to, they don't like it now that they've figured it out, so they're gonna whine some more about leaving. OK. But to the SEC? The only other AQ conference that permits member schools to have their own networks? If LHN is in fact successful (I still ain't 100% convinced), how long before individual networks (War Eagle Network, Gator Sports Network, Bulldog Network, Crimson Tide Sports, etc.) proliferate in the SEC?And I still don't give much of a crap about any of this until someone in Austin figures out how to effin' win more goddam games. Don't care whether we're in the Big XII, the SEC, or indy. I just want to see more W's.

Quick question for the folks who know Texas. Is the Alum size at TAMU too small to allow for a TAMU network?

August 1, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Taking a break from TD'ing....but come the end of August? We need to TD about NCAA, Armpit.

Sure, the only problem with August CFB arguments is there is no real way to pick a winner if you are talking about the 2011 season.

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August 1, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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Total alumni/fan base? Or alumni and fans with the intelligence to turn on a TV?................. The answer to your question is no. Sheep Molester Sports Network would not be financially viable.

So why do the TAMU fans want to go to the SEC instead of the P12? Makes no sense unless they think they can beat LSU/AU/Bama on a regular basis, in which case I would say they suffer from a bit of delusional thinking.

August 1, 2011  09:04 AM ET

Have we all forgot about the "Tech problem"?

August 1, 2011  09:23 AM ET

49,000 enrollment, over 300,000 living alumni. Big enough for sure.
But when you've spent your whole life complaining about the Longhorns instead of doing something yourself, why stop now? Similar to fans of another school I know ...

 
August 1, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

49,000 enrollment, over 300,000 living alumni. Big enough for sure.But when you've spent your whole life complaining about the Longhorns instead of doing something yourself, why stop now? Similar to fans of another school I know ...

That would be a vice-versa also....

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