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hardcorehusky

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Nothing like Conference Realignment to get the Boneyard blood pumping again. The delusional Dude of WV, etc must be having a field day - that said, just spit balling here:

Texas A&M hates Texas. Texas going to SEC negates A&M advantage. A&M call Big Ten? Does Big Ten look at the Pac 12 which is hemorrhaging money and needed equity partners - take USC, UCLA, Oregon and Stanford? Effectively you now have 2 major conferences in SEC and Big Ten and 1 other P5 in ACC(only due to GOR until 2035). You have 2 dead in the water conferences in remainder of Pac and Big 12. And then you have the MWC and the Power 6 conference left. TV is happy because they pay out less for content(smaller contracts to those not in Top 3.
 

Chin Diesel

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IMO, only 1 of the AAC and B12 survive.

Once UT & Oklahoma are gone there is no cache to the B12 any longer. FOX would immediately blow up their deal with the conference putting all of the remaining B12 schools in limbo.

At that point the question becomes, which network wants to be the provider for the leftovers?

Does FOX decide to keep the B12 programming (with a few additions from the AAC) at a reduced rate or would they want to keep their ammo for the upcoming B1G negotiations? Or, does ESPN decide to bring some of the B12 leftovers into the AAC and provide a bump in money?

AAC+Big12=

Big AAC.


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Not a tweet, but I found the paragraph from the latest ESPN article interesting:

"More likely, according to multiple sources around the ACC and Pac-12, would be an even bigger "alliance" that could result in something as simple as the Pac-12 and ACC teaming up to work toward a new TV deal and help balance the power commanded by the new 16-team SEC or perhaps a merger that could lead to a 32-team super conference."

We've said for a long time this is what is going to happen.

When Emmert openly questions the NCAA's usefulness, then you know there is a lot of forward thinking going on.

The move to depart from the NCAA is simultaneously going to be a move toward pro football and pro basketball.

Northwestern, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State etc. should be as worried as Oklahoma State right now.

The only way this DOESN'T happen is if the SEC is somehow dumb enough to reject Texas. If that happens and Texas lands in the B1G then you can have a balance of power that keeps the 4 conferences on somewhat of a competitive keel.

But if Texas and Oklahoma go to the SEC, then Clemson, Florida St., Michigan and Ohio State will start quaking in their boots. Go play second tier football at Michigan against the Indianas of the world or go play at Georgia against the best of the best. Pretty easy to see what's going to happen here.
 

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We've said for a long time this is what is going to happen.

When Emmert openly questions the NCAA's usefulness, then you know there is a lot of forward thinking going on.

The move to depart from the NCAA is simultaneously going to be a move toward pro football and pro basketball.

Northwestern, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State etc. should be as worried as Oklahoma State right now.

The only way this DOESN'T happen is if the SEC is somehow dumb enough to reject Texas. If that happens and Texas lands in the B1G then you can have a balance of power that keeps the 4 conferences on somewhat of a competitive keel.

But if Texas and Oklahoma go to the SEC, then Clemson, Florida St., Michigan and Ohio State will start quaking in their boots. Go play second tier football at Michigan against the Indianas of the world or go play at Georgia against the best of the best. Pretty easy to see what's going to happen here.

there will be 2 teams left in all of college football and they will just play each other over and over?
 
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This college realignment is so much more enjoyable this time around since we UConn fans have nothing to worry about.
 

HuskyHawk

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We've said for a long time this is what is going to happen.

When Emmert openly questions the NCAA's usefulness, then you know there is a lot of forward thinking going on.

The move to depart from the NCAA is simultaneously going to be a move toward pro football and pro basketball.

Northwestern, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State etc. should be as worried as Oklahoma State right now.

The only way this DOESN'T happen is if the SEC is somehow dumb enough to reject Texas. If that happens and Texas lands in the B1G then you can have a balance of power that keeps the 4 conferences on somewhat of a competitive keel.

But if Texas and Oklahoma go to the SEC, then Clemson, Florida St., Michigan and Ohio State will start quaking in their boots. Go play second tier football at Michigan against the Indianas of the world or go play at Georgia against the best of the best. Pretty easy to see what's going to happen here.

We will see what shakes out. The reality for the NCAA is that basketball funds it. Football funds the ADs at these schools. So there was always a disconnect. I don’t agree with your SEC prediction. In fact, UT is probably screwing itself here. Go win at Clemson or Ohio State or get curb stomped at Texas. The lower tier SEC schools are doomed. Missouri, Arkansas, Vandy and Miss State are really going to struggle. South Carolina, A&M and Ole Miss will perhaps be better but not really competitive.

I think OK State is a bad example. Vastly superior to all those schools at football and basketball. Iowa State is worried. At some point I wonder when we will see Northwestern and Vandy just bail on trying to be big time in sports. They don‘t need it.
 
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It’s too bad that our football team is a complete dumpster fire that has inspired total apathy from the entire fanbase (minus a handful of masochists), or else we could have potentially been positioned to take advantage of openings in the ACC/BIG as conferences grow and things shift around.

as it stands we won’t even be in the discussion.
 

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This college realignment is so much more enjoyable this time around since we UConn fans have nothing to worry about.
I not sure that that is true but at least any problems are less immediate.
 

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There may actually be short term benefits for us. It’s not unrealistic that teams like Navy and Temple end up independent and help our potential independent scheduling challenges.
oh boy.
 
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I find this really interesting. Would the PAC, B1G and ACC take this into consideration as part of a potential strategic move? Would it give them more time to figure out what they want to do? They don't have to take anyone now. They'll all be waiting.
 
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In case you're curious, M H ver3 had come out of hibernation this evening and Swa im is claiming Okie State has a shot at getting into the Pac-12.
 
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With all of the terrible things that have happened in the world over the past year-plus, I cannot tell you how satisfying it is that conference realignment is back and barely affects UConn. To see the old chorus of Twitter buffoons back posting their nonsense is so entertaining.
 
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