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Big 12 blew it by eschewing playoff
Yahoo Sports ^ | June 7, 2010 | Dan Wetzel

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.

That’s 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 would’ve 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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I always knew Jim Delaney is a slime ball.
1 posted on 06/07/2010 9:35:53 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

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.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:22 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: C19fan

The ultimatum he issued to Nebraska and Mizzou over the weekend put the Big 12 in the electric chair


3 posted on 06/07/2010 9:49:32 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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"The 16-team playoff was the only route to save the Big 12, Big East and likely the ACC as it now is constructed."

Its now too late to save the Big 12. One of either the Big East or the ACC will survive as a non football basketball type of conference. Similar to the A-10. The other one will survive by successfully raiding it's soon to be basketball only league. My bet is on the ACC raiding the Big East and the Big East being a basketball only conference.
4 posted on 06/07/2010 10:19:14 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: centurion316

Personally, I prefer a professional football minor league. That would end the hypocracy of college football.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 10:35:41 AM PDT by Melchior
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