Skip to comments.Big 12 blew it by eschewing playoff
Posted on 06/07/2010 9:35:53 AM PDT by C19fan
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe all but killed his own conference on April 30, 2008.
Thats when he decided to team up with the Big Ten and Pac-10 to reject a four-team playoff being pushed by the SEC and ACC. If the Big 12 (and/or the Big East) had supported it, the so-called Plus One model likely wouldve happened.
Even that modest playoff would have meant hundreds of millions of additional revenue for college athletics. It would have then allowed for easy expansion for an even more lucrative 16-team postseason. That would have solved all the monetary concerns that have left the Big 12 on the verge of collapse at the hands of its one-time allies, the Big Ten and Pac-10.
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Pretty good article. The Big 12 has made many mistakes since its inception, beginning with letting Texas push it around at will. But, its too late to do anything now, the Big 12 is doomed.
The ultimatum he issued to Nebraska and Mizzou over the weekend put the Big 12 in the electric chair
Personally, I prefer a professional football minor league. That would end the hypocracy of college football.