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How about travel for the non-revenue sports? Is there a toll there?
You are looking too much into travel. Look at Washington and Arizona State in the PAC. Miami in the ACC. Missouri in the SEC. Hell, Penn State in the Big 10. Boston College in the ACC. Travel happens. WVU still gets 7 home games per year. Its not like we travel 12 times during a football season. Non-revenue? I'm sure the beer sales cover it
I'm was just sayin' that there are only a few sports that actually turn a profit but all of them have to travel. Hell, even with the ridiculous athletic budget we have at Alabama, I was still slightly amazed they chartered 3 planes to take the Million Dollar Band from Tuscaloosa to L.A. and back in '09. Rather than splitting us amongst a few other flights, I mean.
UT won't leave. Just stop. Going independent in the new playoff format will make it difficult to get a shot at the title, unless you are Notre Dame. Since the Big12/SEC agreed to play in the Champions Bowl, the conference is even more stable. If UT goes independent, they have to change the whole playoff format.
I know you're almighty Michigan but the B1G just adding Maryland and Rutgers just further sets up the conference for BCS game disappointments year in and year out.
To answer the OP,
There is no hurry for the Big12 to expand at the moment. We aren't the B1G and add UMD and RU, who depress the quality opponents in the conference. RU has never beaten WVU and WVU has owned UMD recently in our series.
I just don't see a rush for the next round to expansion as of yet. The next round will be about what works for each school looking to leave. I don't see Texas going to the Pac12 or independent like Mr.Woodson seemed confident about. Texas leaving the Big12 for the Pac12 or independent will hurt their recruiting more than Texas A&M leaving for the SEC. The problem at Texas right now is Mack Brown. He needs to go. Once that job opens, they'll hire anyone.
I expect the Big12 will be looking to add these schools in the next round: FSU, Clemson, GT and VT (I expect the SEC to look hard at VT too.) For Mr.Woodson to assume the Big12 is as unstable as it was before the additions of TCU and WVU is plain B1G ignorance. However, the next round of expansion for every conference is probably 5-7 years down the road.
If the Big12 adds 2 of the 4 teams I mentioned, it becomes stable and set for the long-run.
just my opinion,
Big12 is waiting to see what the playoff format will be, and how the selection committees are formed.
If it seems like the committee will factor in the extra losses round robins brings, we will stick with 10.
Otherwise you can bet that the Big12 guys are watching how the SEC is using scheduling to give advantages to its teams , and will follow in suit.
In the next 5 years I would be shocked if the Big 12 wasn't the Big 16 and looked as follows:
WEST: Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas & Kansas State
EAST: FSU, Miami, West Va., Iowa State, Clemson, Louisville, and 2* of (Ga. Tech, N.C. State, Duke, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, or Boston College).
*If Notre Dame gets the Texas treatment they would probably consider jumping on board.
This post was edited by hines011 15 months ago
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