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08:24 AM ET 06.28 | It has been assumed for some time that the Big 12 has looked into adding Notre Dame to the conference. Now there's proof. In a January memo to the Big 12 expansion committee, interim commissioner Chuck Neinas said Notre Dame is the only school the Big 12 could add that would "enhance the Big 12 value for television." The memo, obtained by The Oklahoman through an Open Records request, was sent to the committee as an agenda for a late January teleconference. The expansion committee is made up of Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis, Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds and Kansas State president Kirk Shulz.

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June 28, 2012  09:37 AM ET

WOW, What a scoop!!

Let me get this straight..... The Big XII discussed adding ND to the conference? AND they concluded this would add value to the conference @ TV deals??

Pulitzer Prize worthy investigative reporting right there, folks.

Sorry SVT, but I gotta.......IDIOTS!!!!!

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June 28, 2012  09:52 AM ET

FSU called, and said to tell you B12 guys that you wouldn't know value if it bit you in the butt.


hehehe

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June 28, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Well, ND does make as much sense in the B12 as WVU's inclusion.

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June 28, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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The Irish would be so much a better fit in the BiG 10 than the 12, say it Deep Creek..........

The Irish are a better fit in the B1G...

...but the B1G won't let them keep all their Tier 3 money.

June 28, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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FSU called, and said to tell you B12 guys that you wouldn't know value if it bit you in the butt.hehehe

A&M called and asked if they could be your new rival LOL!

June 28, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Sick and damn tired of all the talk on realignment, kids committing and de-committing, and all the other crap they try and pour down our throats in the off-season. When does everyone's camp start and give me an honest assessment of your teams. (I said honest please Piratey).

June 28, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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FSU called, and said to tell you B12 guys that you wouldn't know value if it bit you in the butt.hehehe

A&M called and asked if they could be your new rival LOL!

June 28, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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FSU called, and said to tell you B12 guys that you wouldn't know value if it bit you in the butt.hehehe

The memo is actually dated before there was any real indication that FSU would be a potential target. The ACC's new contract is what motivated FSU to start thinking about looking elsewhere.

I imagine things would be phrased differently now.

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June 28, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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The memo is actually dated before there was any real indication that FSU would be a potential target. The ACC's new contract is what motivated FSU to start thinking about looking elsewhere.I imagine things would be phrased differently now.

ND and FSU are the 2 adds I'd want at this point ... but I'm very tired of the realignment craze. Regional rivalries, part of what makes CFB special, are becoming a thing of the past.

A&M fans are now faced with lots of travel ... same fot WVU fans ... and the same would be true for FSU and ND fans if they came to the Big 12.

June 28, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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Sick and damn tired of all the talk on realignment, kids committing and de-committing, and all the other crap they try and pour down our throats in the off-season. When does everyone's camp start and give me an honest assessment of your teams. (I said honest please Piratey).

Preach on Ice, preach on.

CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT SUCKS

June 28, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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LSU...BS CG...worst case scenario... 1 L.. and that would be to the GumpS

LSU is not losing to Gumps in BR...only NOLA

June 28, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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ND and FSU are the 2 adds I'd want at this point ... but I'm very tired of the realignment craze. Regional rivalries, part of what makes CFB special, are becoming a thing of the past. A&M fans are now faced with lots of travel ... same fot WVU fans ... and the same would be true for FSU and ND fans if they came to the Big 12.

Fan travel yeah but travel for the team in FB is a non issue IMHO. Only go every other year. Now the other sports, that's an issue.

June 28, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Quad

 
June 28, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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ND and FSU are the 2 adds I'd want at this point ... but I'm very tired of the realignment craze. Regional rivalries, part of what makes CFB special, are becoming a thing of the past. A&M fans are now faced with lots of travel ... same fot WVU fans ... and the same would be true for FSU and ND fans if they came to the Big 12.

And that is unfortunate. I am tempted to agree with those who do not want FSU to leave the ACC without 1+ regional partners. A ND/FSU pairing would be attractive, no doubt, but would that conference be a great fit for FSU long term? I would like to see a SE pod with FSU, Clemson, GT, maybe UM. But the B12 doesn't seem willing to go past 12 right now.

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