Big 10 Looking to add another to make 12

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  1. Goldensilence

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    Looks like Notre Dame just shrugged the offer to join and prefer to stay independent. Pretty stupid if you ask me, but I think probably the NBC contract kept them from joining.

    I've heard rumblings they might consider inviting Missouri. Don't see why Missouri would want to leave the Big 12 though.

    Also heard the possibility of Syracuse and Rutgers.

    Anyone else hear anything through the grapevine?
     
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    Pac 10 might also be looking to expand to 12.
     
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    It appears to me if they had another they would be at 11 they would have to add a 2nother
     
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    The Big 10 actually has 11 schools. The PAC 10 is likely looking for 2 schools to go to 12
     
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    Didn't hear as loud rumblings about that as the Big 10 looking to expand.

    From what I've heard they are looking to expand into new markets. Missouri would give them the St. Louis area then Rutgers and Syracuse would get them into New York.

    From ESPN looks like Mizzou would entertain the offer to join. Why I'm still not sure. I don't think the Big 10 is a better conference then the Big 12 and Mizzou has proved they can play in it.

    I don't think Syracuse would want to leave the Big East considering it has grown into possibly even better then the ACC in basketball. I said once Miami and Va Tech left the Big East it would survive as a good basketball conference.

    PAC 10 expansion would be interesting. I mean do they go after MWC schools? Like say a Utah, BYU or TCU?
     
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    I've also heard Pitt in years past.
     
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    All schools mentioned are plausible. I bet Rutgers makes a ridiculous push to be included and in my opinion would have a strong win-win outcome.
     
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    I think Rutgers would be a win-win for both parties as well.

    Wonder who the Big East would pick up.
     
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    Good article by Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated as to why expansion for the Big Ten might not be such a great idea.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/stewart_mandel/12/15/bigten-expansion/index.html

     
  10. rmartin65

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    I am feeling Pitt or Rutgers here.
     
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    I've heard that this is the most likely to happen if they actually do decide to expand.
     
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    i thought the Big 10 just wanted the Ohio State/Michigan game to be the final one every year
     
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    I think they should add a 12th school and have a championship game like other conferences.

    Syracuse or Rutgers will give them some NY market.

    Notre Dame will not give up their 9+ million a year NBC contract to share the big 10's 20 million. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the 20 million is divided somehow by the 11 schools.

    For the PAC10 I like Fresno State and Utah.
     
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    The problem is, once you had the teams, how do you break up the conference into 2 divisions? And you have to do it without destroying rivalries. Some can be shifted, and they just play every year (like Oklahoma and Nebraska). But it gets tricky.
     

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