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Post by Guest Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:31 am

Reports that TCU has been invited to the Big 12. What does this mean for BYU and the Big East? Thoughts?
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Post by PilotNut Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:29 am

That article is silent on BYU, interestingly, with Louisville and WVU listed as the next 2 likely candidates for expansion... Hmmm. Question

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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:00 pm

A year ago Texas and A&M had no interest in TCU as part of the Big12

Looks like the only question is which conference will fold first. The BigEast isn't looking very viable right now either.
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Post by pilotram Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Is it true that Baylor made the cut for the original B12 instead of TCU? I heard that somewhere.
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Post by Rob's Jacket Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:57 pm

pilotram wrote:Is it true that Baylor made the cut for the original B12 instead of TCU? I heard that somewhere.

Yep. Then-Texas Governor Ann Richards was a Baylor alum and wouldn't sign off on the Texas public institutions joining the Big 12 unless Baylor was allowed to tag along. Since then, Baylor has gone 18-108 in Big 12 football games.

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Post by pilotram Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:14 pm

Rob's Jacket wrote:
pilotram wrote:Is it true that Baylor made the cut for the original B12 instead of TCU? I heard that somewhere.

Yep. Then-Texas Governor Ann Richards was a Baylor alum and wouldn't sign off on the Texas public institutions joining the Big 12 unless Baylor was allowed to tag along. Since then, Baylor has gone 18-108 in Big 12 football games.
Ah, thanks, I knew it was something like that. This is the root of the bitterness between Baylor and TCU, right?
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Post by Rob's Jacket Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:44 pm

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pilotram wrote:Is it true that Baylor made the cut for the original B12 instead of TCU? I heard that somewhere.

Yep. Then-Texas Governor Ann Richards was a Baylor alum and wouldn't sign off on the Texas public institutions joining the Big 12 unless Baylor was allowed to tag along. Since then, Baylor has gone 18-108 in Big 12 football games.
Ah, thanks, I knew it was something like that. This is the root of the bitterness between Baylor and TCU, right?

... and SMU and Houston and Rice. At the time, of all the private schools in the SWC that deserved to be in a major conference, Baylor probably deserved it least.

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Post by Geezaldinho Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:50 am

The SEC admitted Mizzou by a unanimous vote of its membership. They follow TAMU's entry last month.Mizzou has been in the big12/Big8 since 1907.


Looks like the Big09 is in a world of hurt. They need to find another team to fulfill its tv contracts.
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Post by pilotram Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:39 am

Bye bye MWC. Big12 and Big East are going to sit down and have you for dinner!
Can't wait to watch my Rams once again become "the biggest sac in the WAC." Sad
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Post by Guest Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:59 pm

Would they have 9 with or without West Virginia?

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:07 pm

RipCityPilot wrote:Would they have 9 with or without West Virginia?

That would give them 9. Nebraska, Colorado, A&M, and Missouri are gone or will be gone.

Really I don't care anymore. Let the big schools beat on each other as they all try to get paid.
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Post by Guest Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:26 pm

Well!!! Bring in BYU and even it out at 10! They are a much better choice than Louisville in my opinion (only good for basketball).

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Post by Rob's Jacket Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 pm

RipCityPilot wrote:Well!!! Bring in BYU and even it out at 10! They are a much better choice than Louisville in my opinion (only good for basketball).

THIS.

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