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bpc
02-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Report: Big Ten, Texas have initial talks
Posted by John Taylor on February 11, 2010 11:54 AM ET
Now this would certainly shake things up a little bit.

Back in the middle of December, the Big Ten publicly acknowledged that expansion was officially on the table. Almost immediately, names like Missouri, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and the like were mentioned as possibilities.


Based on at least one report, you can push those little minnows to the shallow end of the pool for now. The conference has its eyes on a whale of a school.



According to a report in the Lawrence Journal-World, and citing a source with ties to the conference, the Big Ten and Texas have engaged in "preliminary exchanges" about the Big 12 school switching leagues and joining an expanded Big Ten.


"There have been preliminary exchanges between the Big Ten and Texas," the source told the Journal-World on Wednesday. "People will deny that, but it's accurate."


With the exception of Notre Dame, landing Texas would be far and away the biggest get for the Big Ten. Given the eyeballs the state of Texas would bring to the Big Ten Network, you could even make a pretty good argument that they would be a bigger get than the Irish.


As for the geographic distance between the current member schools and Texas, the Journal-World writes that "[t]ravel costs, in terms of money and fatigue, make Texas seem on the surface like a stretch, but TV revenue would more than make up for the fatigue factor."


Given the conference's own time table -- they said in January that a decision on whether to expand would take anywhere from 12 to 18 months -- this is obviously very preliminary.


But, still, the idea of Texas moving to the Big Ten would certainly send a major tremor through the college football world in general, and the Big 12 specifically. Especially if the rumors come to fruition and Colorado bolts for the Pac-10.


One thing seems certain in all of this: the landscape of the game is almost certain to look much different in two years than it does right now.

bpc
02-11-2010, 11:47 AM
This is just disgusting to me. I hate Texas, but they are great across the board. I don't understand WHY they would want to jump to the Big 10. They have it setup in the big 12. That conference revolves around them, and they allow just enough room at the table for OU, Nebraska, and A&M to keep it interesting. Smaller schools with factions of the University like Colorado which abhor athletics can't compete with the unifide power and capacity of schools like Texas/OU/majority of SEC schools.

Outside of CU football, I love watching the Big 10. This would completely ruin it for me. Texas is the Wal-Mart of the College Football world.

DBroncos4life
02-11-2010, 11:58 AM
Good get them out of there and let the B10 deal with their crap.

Rohirrim
02-11-2010, 12:03 PM
I'll bet Nebraska is loving this.

jhns
02-11-2010, 12:08 PM
There is 0 chance Texas leaves the big 12. Then again, I said there was 0 chance we trade our 25 year old pro bowl QB. Anyways, I think they would lose money, talent, and rivalries if they switched.

SonOfLe-loLang
02-11-2010, 12:13 PM
There is 0 chance Texas leaves the big 12. Then again, I said there was 0 chance we trade our 25 year old pro bowl QB. Anyways, I think they would lose money, talent, and rivalries if they switched.

Do you purposely try to be annoying or does it just come naturally?

jhns
02-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Do you purposely try to be annoying or does it just come naturally?

A little of both, depends on the day. If I have to actually choose one or the other, ill take option C. "C. Go **** yourself."

DBroncos4life
02-11-2010, 12:37 PM
I'll bet Nebraska is loving this.

I doubt the program loves it, but I'm sure fans do. At the end of the day it's still about money and Texas leaving doesn't do much good for the B12 in terms of trying to get a better TV deal. Still Texas demands a lot and I just don't see how they would be able to get their way in the B10.

Rabb
02-11-2010, 12:37 PM
bring it on, go Hawks

Kid A
02-11-2010, 12:38 PM
I'll bet Nebraska is loving this.

Without Texas around who would we blow last minute leads to every single year?

Garcia Bronco
02-11-2010, 12:43 PM
Without Texas around who would we blow last minute leads to every single year?


The Hokies?

:)

gyldenlove
02-11-2010, 12:43 PM
If Texas and Missou go to the big 10 does it become the big 12 or the big 10+2 or what?

SoDak Bronco
02-11-2010, 12:46 PM
They are scared of KU in bball..that has to explain this.

Rabb
02-11-2010, 12:53 PM
If Texas and Missou go to the big 10 does it become the big 12 or the big 10+2 or what?

there are already 11 there, that would make it 13

DBroncos4life
02-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Let's see so who would leave Texas, Texas A&M and Colorado? That would mean the former B12 would need to find another 7 schools to form the sweet 16 ;D I guess we could take Notre Dame, TCU, Utah, Wyoming, Boise State, Fresno State, and Houston. I'm pretty sure the Irish could replace Texas as the team that needs everything to go their way or they will complain and Wyoming can become our "rival" to replace Colorado. :thumbs:

Pony Boy
02-11-2010, 01:37 PM
Conference Power Rankings: 2008-2009 Season Final
Ranking the BCS Conferences, from Best to Worst
1. SEC
2. BIG 12
3. PAC-10
4. ACC
5. MOUNTAIN WEST
6. BIG 10
7. BIG EAST

I can see why Texas would want to go to the #6 ranked BIG 10 , guaranteed conference champs.....

LonghornBronco
02-11-2010, 01:58 PM
NEVER happen! Texas vs OU is a bigger payday than anything with the big-10

This sounds like someone trying to fill column space, honestly the first I've heard of Texas talking about leaving the Big 12.

DBroncos4life
02-11-2010, 02:01 PM
NEVER happen! Texas vs OU is a bigger payday than anything with the big-10

This sounds like someone trying to fill column space, honestly the first I've heard of Texas talking about leaving the Big 12.

Not to mention you guys couldn't control where the championship game is played each year. ;D

LonghornBronco
02-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Whats up with all the Texas hate?

y'all should be glad we are lending credibility to the Big 12 (in all sports)

LonghornBronco
02-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Not to mention you guys couldn't control where the championship game is played each year. ;D

Nice try, it was at arrowhead the year before :wave: