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08:18 AM ET 11.23 | The Big East is again on the ropes. In light of Rutgers' departure from the Big East, plenty of speculation has again bubbled over regarding the conference's future. ... [One] scenario is the seven basketball schools "going out on their own." That won't happen but what is becoming possible is a "dissolving" of the conference. According to the Big East's bylaws, the conference can be dissolved by a two-thirds vote of all members. With one more defection, the seven basketball schools would own that voting advantage over the three remaining all-sports members. So if either Louisville (likely) or UConn is next on the ACC's wish list to replace Maryland, the basketball schools would have their opening.

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November 23, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Who cares? Conference realignment sucks.

November 23, 2012  09:25 AM ET

U Conn to the ACC the remaining 4 programs (Cincy, Louisville, Temple, USF) to the Big 12.

November 23, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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U Conn to the ACC the remaining 4 programs (Cincy, Louisville, Temple, USF) to the Big 12.

Big 12 would not take Temple, USF possible, but still do not see that one either. They didnt want Louisville or Cincy the last go around either. Only way any of those teams come to the B12 is if FSU and Possibly Clemson are in the mix as well!

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November 23, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Big 12 would not take Temple, USF possible, but still do not see that one either. They didnt want Louisville or Cincy the last go around either. Only way any of those teams come to the B12 is if FSU and Possibly Clemson are in the mix as well!

I'm thinking they like the round robin schedule option that having 10 teams provides. Don't have to "dodge" anyone at the whim of the schedule makers.

And the LHN doesn't seem to be as big an issue as it was.

November 23, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Big 12 would not take Temple, USF possible, but still do not see that one either. They didnt want Louisville or Cincy the last go around either. Only way any of those teams come to the B12 is if FSU and Possibly Clemson are in the mix as well!

From a program stand point, Temple sucks but if it's all about media markets and viewers, Philadelphia is huge. Because of it's location I think USF is a sleeping giant. I just don't see Cincy and Louisville being independent islands that nobody wants. I don't know if they have the academic standing to be absorbed by the ACC or BIG 10 so that basically leaves the BIG 12 to join WVA.

November 23, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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From a program stand point, Temple sucks but if it's all about media markets and viewers, Philadelphia is huge. Because of it's location I think USF is a sleeping giant. I just don't see Cincy and Louisville being independent islands that nobody wants. I don't know if they have the academic standing to be absorbed by the ACC or BIG 10 so that basically leaves the BIG 12 to join WVA.

Rattler, I could see USF as long as someone else comes along with them. I am sure the B12 would love to get into that market simply for recruiting. The Stoops bro's are already recruiting in FLA hard the last two years and did get one or two. They are spreading the wealth going to Cali and other areas too to try and stop being so dependent on TX for players!

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November 23, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

From a program stand point, Temple sucks but if it's all about media markets and viewers, Philadelphia is huge. Because of it's location I think USF is a sleeping giant. I just don't see Cincy and Louisville being independent islands that nobody wants. I don't know if they have the academic standing to be absorbed by the ACC or BIG 10 so that basically leaves the BIG 12 to join WVA.

The powers that be in the Buckeye state will never let Cincy into the B1G.

November 23, 2012  12:43 PM ET

just make football conferences separate from all other conferences...easy fix.

November 23, 2012  07:31 PM ET
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The powers that be in the Buckeye state will never let Cincy into the B1G.

Even if Cincy was a good fit (which it isnt), I agree. tOSU would never allow them in the B1G

 
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