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Big Ten bound?

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
5 Year Member
If you google it, the link still shows up so there was an article there at one point. Even the google cached page has been scrubbed though, so the Big 10 Illuminati must have taken action.
Link is dead..Go Big Red
Somebody floated a balloon that sank pretty fast.
When it comes to conference realignment, where there's smoke there's usually fire.

It's easy to forget now, but remember back when Missouri was strongly flirting with the Big Ten? It was largely seen as an impossibility and then essentially Nebraska and Colorado beat Mizzou at their own game. Of course, it worked out pretty well for the Tigers (and TAMU) since either the SEC or B1G is a massive upgrade over the Bevo Conference.

Also, my major problem with Texas is their off-field shenanigans, such as the way their leadership tries to control every other school in the conference. On the field, they're a football blue blood and would help bolster the conference's profile. Lately the Big Ten and SEC have been going neck-and-neck for supremacy in college football. Snagging OU and UT would put some distance between the Big Ten and SEC, IMO.

In regards to reigning in Texas, don't forget that the Columbus Blowhards can be pretty darn stubborn themselves. While a coalition of Lincoln + The Big XII Northies couldn't reign in Texas, I doubt that a NATO of Columbus, Ann Arbor, Madison and State College would put up with much tomfoolery from the Horns. Plus we have the Purple Nerds to help outsmart them.
 
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Beareye

Scout Team
2 Year Member
Teams would have 2 crossover games, soooo basically 2 conferences.
Having said that, the West conference would stack up.
And Nebraska would somehow draw Ohio State and either Michigan, Sparty, or Penn State on crossovers every year. On top of playing Iowa, Wisconsin, OU, and the Whorns.

Oops, that last sentence above just drew a 15-yard penalty for "making a reference that is insulting to the University of Texas".
 

WestTexasHusker

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
Texas and OU could score another $20 million a year joining the B1G, maybe more, but the control of the Big 12 is worth that to them, and probably a lot more.

If the two ever DO go conference hunting, it will be the B1G.
 

joncarl

Nobody important
10 Year Member
so I clicked on the link to the article and wow, this idea broke the internet.

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so I clicked on the link to the article and wow, this idea broke the internet.

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BigRedAvenger

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It’s funny that the page was there, and then mysteriously disappeared. It’s even more odd that the google cached version shows a 404 error. Who knew Delaney had that much power.
 

Voice Of Reason

Scout Team
5 Year Member
Remember when they were talking about OU and TU joining the Pac 12. I see the same problems here as they had then. One, Texass already owns a league and a network and doesn’t have any desire to give them up. Two, OU is joined at the hip with OSU and can’t go anywhere without them and nobody wants OSU.
 

ChitownHusker

Husker Fan
10 Year Member
If the Big Ten was going to poach the Big 12, I'd rather have them steal Kansas and OU. It'd keep the conference more geographically connected, and we'd be getting one football blueblood and and one basketball blueblood. And like everyone else has pointed out, Texas doesn't have a good track record with the Big 12.
 

Huskerpilk

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Um...not to Texas. OK to OU and someone else. I don't think Texas makes a move if it can help it. They are in control. OU and Kansas is an idea but Kansas football is about as bad as there is in P5 football. Not many TV's except for the BBall program. I think OU-Notre Dame is the ticket...but doubtful ND every aligns with anyone.
 
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