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Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) of the Dallas Morning News just tweeted about the upcoming Big 12 meetings and possible conference expansion:
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, appearing on The Ticket in Dallas today, said he doesn't see current push by B1G, SEC to add more teams.
Bob Bowlsby: "I’m not convinced based on my conversations with both commissioners that the move to 16 is in any way imminent.”
Bowlsby on possible Big 12 moves: "For us, it’s all about looking at the bottom line and looking at the quality of competition."
Translation: most of the Big 12 still likes the $26.2M average per school (as reported by Forbes) and the round-robin scheduling.
Big 12 ADs will meet next Monday and Tuesday to discuss conference size, along with bowl tie-ins and football scheduling.
This post was edited by Chris Nee 15 months ago
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I hope they at least go to twelve teams so their name fits and they have a championship game. When the playoffs start either everyone has a championship or no conference should, IMO.
GO NOLES !!!
The problem is we could go to 12 and actually make the conference easier if the additions are something like University of Houston and SMU. We would lose money, hurt ratings and make the league worse.
However, if FSU is one of the teams then I agree with you. If your president, who doesn't seem to think very highly of us, says no, then I'm not sure we have any realistic options.
Don't feel bad, not sure a lot of people think very highly of him either. I guess everyone has to wait or hope to see if someone actually makes a move to get something started for expansion.
orangebloods is suggesting that Bowlsby is being proactive in looking into things.
Translation: what happens to the exit fee fight with Maryland?
Does UNC and GT or Virginia also get an invite to Big 10.
If that happens, then the SEC could do a pre emptive strike by getting VT, Clemson and FSU to avoid
footprint incursion by the Big 12.
The fact is the Big 12 is in a precarious position. If the right dominoes fall, they could ensure a
seat at the big boy table for the foreseeable future. If they fall the wrong way, they could be relegated to being
split up. Before you mention the GOR, a majority of members could vote to negate it at any time.
It is a very interesting time. I would pay big money to be a fly on the wall listening to private conversations
re: expansion that movers and shakers at the ACC, SEC, Big 10 and 12 have.
everyone is waiting for the other guy to pull the trigger. Sooner or later some one will get antsy and do it.
That doesnt mean FSU is involved but I would bet Big12 gets back to 12 in the near future even if it is just BYU and Cincy.
Article from Baylor site.
Sources from the SEC and Big 12 confirm other teams in play
If the financial are right we should leave the ACC and it should not matter what other schools do.
At this point I am taking the wait and see position. I got so excited the last time all these rumors circulated only to have nothing happen. This time I will believe it when it is actually announced that we are leaving.
More from 247 Bears Truth:
Today, the Big 12 offices sent out a notice to stop future scheduling from 2014 onward. Currently only two Big 12 schools have their 2014 schedule set, Baylor and Texas. Many Big 12 teams had to cancel talks with other Universities.
One Big 12 source commented either expansion talks or a conference challenge in football was in the works, but would not comment further.
I was able to contact a source, wishing to remain nameless, within the SEC expansion discussion. The SEC source commented believing the Big 12 was moving toward an invite of two ACC teams. Those two teams would not be named even while pressing for more information.
As for a timetable on the invites, the SEC source said the SEC expects the Big 12 to expand for a conference championship game prior to the 2013 season for a championship game in 2014.
I talked with Cory Fravel at Clemson's 247 site and he mentioned some dates to remember.
1/28 and 1/29 are the Big 12 expansion meetings.
2/18 is the date of Maryland vs. The ACC to decide what the ACC receives in compensation from Maryland's exit to the Big 10.
7/1 is the last day to exit the ACC before the new $50 million penalty can be incurred, according to the Maryland lawsuit on ACC bylaws. Exiting 7/2 or after will incur the fee passed by 10 of 12 conference teams.
Teams to Watch
On Wednesday, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby stated he had no direct contact, but back channels, like dating in Junior High, had taken place.
Florida State has long been the ACC school coveted by the Big 12. Intermediaries between FSU and the Big 12 have discussed several scenarios in joining.
Clemson has also been mentioned prominently and have recently replaced their Athletic Director. Intermediaries have started talking again after cooling in September 2012.
Miami, once thought to be toxic with NCAA sanctions coming, could receive far less sanctions than once thought. Intermediaries between the conference and Miami have also discussed scenarios to join the Big 12 just recently.
As more becomes known, BearsTruth will update again.
Here we go again...
At this point honestly is like for Miami to get a slap on the wrist and the two of us head to big 12. What those two programs would do with 7-10M net gain a year would be awesome.
This is probably a stupid question but do alot of you FSU fans want out of the ACC?
Goal in life is to make the Huskers Illustrated Hall Of Fame
See us Nebraska fans couldn't wait to get out of the big 12
Anything is better than the ACC.
after today I hope miami gets absolutely hammered and get stuck in the ACC
What's the main thing you hate about the ACC?
You were excited to leave the Big XII for the B1G. You wouldn't have been excited about leaving the Big XII for the ACC.
For me it is Swofford. I feel that he is going to be the death of the ACC, at least pertaining to football.
If you want to build a solid football conference with exciting rivalries and the potential to rival the SEC....then the Big 12 is the way to go. If you're more concerned about TV markets, cold weather and potential waltzes to the title game then the Big 10 is way to go. Nebraska may have some great history on it's side years ago, but the future of college football is in the south...not the north. At some point they'll soon realize the mistake they made. As a football conference, the Big 12 is better from top to bottom over the Big 10 now and the foreseeable future.
“I wouldn't ever go out to hurt anybody deliberately unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something.” Dick Butkus
Swofford and his basketball dribbling buddies !
I don't know about that my friend
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