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08:03 AM ET 12.17 | There was a time things seemed almost easy for Connecticut in the Big East. The Huskies used the Big East and its advantageous recruiting ties to big cities to become one of the top basketball programs in America. UConn has won three NCAA titles, made four Final Fours and have been one of the top programs in the nation for the last quarter century. But nothing lasts forever and once again UConn is at a crossroads. ... Barring an invitation to join the ACC -- which UConn already openly campaigned for but did not get -- or the Big Ten, the school is left to make do where it is. "We have to be ready for our next step," UConn head coach Kevin Ollie said. "We can't sit back and have a pity-party."

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December 17, 2012  08:05 AM ET

Next thread please.

December 17, 2012  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Next thread please.

End thread.

December 17, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Conference realignment sucks

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December 17, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Conference realignment sucks

I bet you miss the old Southwest Conference, eh?

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December 17, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He hasn't gotten over the loss of the dinosaurs yet.

That's cold, colonel.

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December 17, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Back to the storyline of the thread; I suspect BC didn't want UConn in the ACC and made sure an offer was not forthcoming. It seems UConn's only hope to get to a big 5 conference is with the B1G. If this is true, the UConn AD ought to play nice with Brandon from scUM. scUM wants to move their game from UConn to an eastern neutral site in order to accomodate scUM alumni on the east coast. So far, the UConn AD has told Brandon to stick it. I hate to admit it, but scUM is a very influential member of the B1G. Might not be too smart to turn down Brandon's offer.

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December 17, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I bet you miss the old Southwest Conference, eh?

I do.

December 17, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I do.

Me too.

December 17, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I do.

Do I remember correctly, that the SWC champ had and automatic bid to the Cotton Bowl?

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December 17, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Do I remember correctly, that the SWC champ had and automatic bid to the Cotton Bowl?

It meant a little more back then. National champs came out of that bowl.

December 17, 2012  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Back to the storyline of the thread; I suspect BC didn't want UConn in the ACC and made sure an offer was not forthcoming. It seems UConn's only hope to get to a big 5 conference is with the B1G. If this is true, the UConn AD ought to play nice with Brandon from scUM. scUM wants to move their game from UConn to an eastern neutral site in order to accomodate scUM alumni on the east coast. So far, the UConn AD has told Brandon to stick it. I hate to admit it, but scUM is a very influential member of the B1G. Might not be too smart to turn down Brandon's offer.

B1G won't take them. Their not AAU members. An academic requirement for the B1G

December 17, 2012  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I bet you miss the old Southwest Conference, eh?

Damn right.

Actually, I miss the geographic rivalries as much as anything.

Scattering them out all over hell and half of Georgia just don't make sense to me.

Guess I'm too old fashioned.

December 17, 2012  02:37 PM ET
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Conference realignment thinks you suck as well

They aren't the only ones. Got told a lot worse during my school administrator days. In fact, I got cussed in three languages...English, Spanish and Sign.

December 17, 2012  02:58 PM ET
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B1G won't take them. Their not AAU members. An academic requirement for the B1G

I stand corrected. Thank you. No B1G offer for UConn.

 
December 17, 2012  04:26 PM ET

Well then how did Nebraska get into the B1G ???

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