NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > ESPN Reports PAC 12 will not expand to 16 teams.
September 20, 2011, 11:15 PM
ESPN is now reporting (Breaking news) that the head(s) of the PAC12 are saying that they WILL NOT expand to more than 12 teams......
September 20, 2011  11:20 PM ET

Just came out, tune in to the "Monopoly" (ESPN) for follow ups I guess. At least until more is known by tomorrow.

September 20, 2011  11:21 PM ET

1. This is just part of the negotiating process.
2. Everything is negotiable.
3. If Larry Scott really plans to leave 25-30 million TV sets on the table for Jim Delaney and Mike Slive to grab ... then he's dumber than he looks.

September 20, 2011  11:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

1. This is just part of the negotiating process.2. Everything is negotiable.3. If Larry Scott really plans to leave 25-30 million TV sets on the table for Jim Delaney and Mike Slive to grab ... then he's dumber than he looks.

There is more going on that we do not know about and is not being reported....

September 20, 2011  11:22 PM ET

Change subject (I'm watching ESPN)...Tony Romo is one tough SOB.....just saying

September 20, 2011  11:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

1. This is just part of the negotiating process.2. Everything is negotiable.3. If Larry Scott really plans to leave 25-30 million TV sets on the table for Jim Delaney and Mike Slive to grab ... then he's dumber than he looks.

I was under the impression that Texas (amongst others) was courting the Pac12, now what? I'm sorta liking all this T for T BS....lol.

September 20, 2011  11:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Change subject (I'm watching ESPN)...Tony Romo is one tough SOB.....just saying

LMAO, just pass'n gas here for those who care, no biggie...we get it!

September 20, 2011  11:28 PM ET

Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) "This is all about football, if it wasn't for that, we'd still have a great 9 team Big East Conf." Say's it all right there.

September 20, 2011  11:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There is more going on that we do not know about and is not being reported....

I would love to hear what's being discussed on the back channels of communication! The ADs have each other on speed dial - probably using "Go Phones" so the DOJ can't detect any illegal activity!

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September 20, 2011  11:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) "This is all about football, if it wasn't for that, we'd still have a great 9 team Big East Conf." Say's it all right there.

Agreed. College basketball stands to lose in all of this. The Big East Tournament in Madison Square Garden - with all those quality teams - is a must-see event. The ACC tournament is probably 2nd, then every other conference tournament is way-y-y-y down the list.

Conference realignment based on football prowess seems short-sighted and sophomoric IMO.

September 20, 2011  11:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I would love to hear what's being discussed on the back channels of communication! The ADs have each other on speed dial - probably using "Go Phones" so the DOJ can't detect any illegal activity!

DITTO!!!

September 20, 2011  11:56 PM ET
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Agreed. College basketball stands to lose in all of this. The Big East Tournament in Madison Square Garden - with all those quality teams - is a must-see event. The ACC tournament is probably 2nd, then every other conference tournament is way-y-y-y down the list.Conference realignment based on football prowess seems short-sighted and sophomoric IMO.

He also stated that conf. shuffles are good when done properly, and with thought, not like this.

September 20, 2011  11:57 PM ET
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And they will keep saying that right up to the second they become the PAC 16.

That will always be a possibility, whether now, or in the near future I guess.

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September 21, 2011  12:21 AM ET

He's happy to stay at 12...until someone else dissolves the Big 12, at which case he'll ride into Norman on a wave and come out smelling like roses.

September 21, 2011  12:52 AM ET

SEC invites Mizzou

SEC kicks WVU to the curb

Boren says OU will stay if Beebe is canned and LHN is regulated.

September 21, 2011  12:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There is more going on that we do not know about and is not being reported....

Just to remind the masses Boren is an ex US senotor.

September 21, 2011  01:05 AM ET

It is completely possible that the Pac 12 is very happy where it's at.

- They have quality academics that will produce quality alumni that will then give back to the university.

- Several of the schools have nationally (and world) renowned research institutions that bring prestige.

- They have quality sports programs across all sports.

- And, they now have a very lucrative new television deal.


Why fix what's not broke?

September 21, 2011  01:18 AM ET
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It is completely possible that the Pac 12 is very happy where it's at.- They have quality academics that will produce quality alumni that will then give back to the university.- Several of the schools have nationally (and world) renowned research institutions that bring prestige.- They have quality sports programs across all sports.- And, they now have a very lucrative new television deal.Why fix what's not broke?

I;m starting to think thats the case.

Thank you Syracuse and Pitt for tipping the dominoe.

 
September 21, 2011  01:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

It is completely possible that the Pac 12 is very happy where it's at.- They have quality academics that will produce quality alumni that will then give back to the university.- Several of the schools have nationally (and world) renowned research institutions that bring prestige.- They have quality sports programs across all sports.- And, they now have a very lucrative new television deal.Why fix what's not broke?

Alright somebody shut Baylor up and cut aTm loose to the SEC.

Keep what we have and TCU, Houston, and Tulsa (very negotiable)

twelve teams conf championship all is well. I wish we could've held on to COC.

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