Skip to comments.AP source: Big East to invite Boise St, 5 others
Posted on 11/01/2011 7:20:47 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
PHILADELPHIA (AP)The Big East is ready to start adding members...
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Possibly, the Big 12 could make an offer to the Big East sufficient for that conference to waive the waiting period, make the law suit go away, and be able to fulfill the terms of their t.v. contract.
The Big East would of course have to replace West Virginia for which there are several options.
The real beauty of this proposal is that Big East football would be greatly improved. It will lose one top twenty-five team (West Virginia), but pick up four top 25 teams (Boise State, Houston and SMU).
By picking off the best teams in the Mountain West and CUSA, it will solidify its position as the sixth best conference, whereas today it's maybe in a tie for that spot with the Mountain West and CUSA.
And, with twelve teams, it can host a football championship game at Yankee Stadium, a perfect complement to its basketball championship tournament in Madison Square Garden.
In terms of t.v. markets, it will lose Pittsburgh and Syracuse, but pick up Houston, Dallas and Orlando.
nebraska, oklahoma, colorado etc no longer produce good teams.
Boise St’s come a long way. Surprised the Big 12 doesn’t poach Houston.
The Big-not-so-East. Very Dumb
Well, I guess Boise is east of the Pacific.
That's a Really Big East.
It's like the government, more cash, more lunacy.
Let's see, does the Big Ten have twelve teams now and the Big Twelve ten? I'm so confused.
Have you ever heard of a Boise State Basketball team.
This BCS business is just insane.
I would hope the big east would insist on Boise removing that ridiculous blue rug from their stadium....
I would think that it would make more sense for Houston and SMU to be interested in joining the Big 12. TCU has already committed. With Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, Houston and SMU, the Southern Conference of the Big 12 would resemble the old Southwest Conference.
The Big East is fine as a basketball conference, but has been one of the country’s least stable football conferences with BC, Virginia Tech, Miami, Pitt and Syracuse all bailing and Connecticut wanting out.
If you are not watching ESPN2, Toledo is leading Northern Illinois 60-56 with four minutes left. Yes, I am talking football.
“Houston and SMU to be interested in joining the Big 12. TCU has already committed. With Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, Houston and SMU, the Southern Conference of the Big 12 would resemble the old Southwest Conference”
This would be so awesome. I hope it happens.
Pity A+M bailed, they’d get squashed.
I would think it would be hard for Boise St. to maintain top 25 form for too many years.
I agree. Missouri is planning to move from the Big 12, where it is competitive (in football) to the SEC, where it will be a doormat. Colorado is the new whipping boy for the PAC 12.
The Meadowlands would make far more sense. Ever watch a football game in a baseball park? The sightlines suck
Should have gone with Southern Miss — competitive in the three major sports, but I know the TV market is too small. It’s a shame, because they have fine programs.
Big 12 wants bigger schools. SMU and Houston wont’ happen. They need more national contenders, not bush leaguers.
Or a baseball game in a football stadium (i.e. Metrodome)
Yeah. There is not one person or team to blame. Everyone is to blame. My area bracing to take a hit when Missouri runs off to the SEC. The Big 12 was supposed to implode. But the Pac-10 realized adding some of the best teams in the conference was not good for some of the teams there so they had a revolt and chose not the accept. That lead to saving the conference. But, Missouri found a cushy deal with SEC while the conference was to implode. Long story they are leaving.
So now the big 12 which at one time was looking to have some teams join the Big east is now trying to remain alive by piking off Big east schools. West Virginia just filed a lawsuit to leave the Big East. As you probably know.
Well now the Kansas City metro is bracing for changes. The Kansas side is thinking about picking off the basketball tournament. See officials unsure of keeping the tourney in KC if the Missouri team leaves.
Missouri started all this in a way because they wanted to leave in 09. Tried joining the Big Ten. That began two years of problems over revenue sharing and team threatening to leave.
I’m a fan of the big ten conference. What I would really like to see is minnesota kicked out, and syracuse added. Then I think I would drop one of the illinois teams(the one that isn’t as good I forget which one that is) and add notre dame. I know I know...good luck getting notre dame to sign onto any conference.
Me, too, Reverend! The big (East) question is why they insist anymore on naming conferences according to number or geography? That’s instantly limiting. Why not, say, the Knute Rockne Conference, or the Liberty Conference, or some such? The Painful Groin Pull Conference? Sky’s the limit!
don’t know what you’re smokin...both nebraska, oklahoma and oklahoma state are in the top 10
how bout the “we’re the best and you suck” conference?
is that good?
they used to dominate college football.
the season ain’t over yet
The Big 10 took a long time to go to 12. I think they did fine. Penn State was a indy at the time, and Nebraska left a Big 12 conference where there was a lot of dissension because of Texas wanting a special deal for its own t.v. network.
ESSSS EEEE SEEEE
Boise State would be a football only school. Possibly it would re-join the WAC for other sports. Ditto with Air Force.
The big advantage to Boise State is joining a conference that has AQ status. Of course, the big advantage to the Big East is that Boise State would help it retain AQ status.
The rumor is that while the football program will go to the Big East Conference, the rest of the athletic program is seeing membership in the Big WEST Conference (Long Beach State, Pacific, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, etc.)
Works for me!
whatever. LSU and alabama are going down! In two weeks neither one will be in the top 5.
At least both are the best team in their respective states, unlike the Sooners. :)
Watching Texas Tech win on the road was cathartic.
The Big East has been kind of a stepping stone conference, hasn’t it? I wouldn’t be surprised if this continues in the future. Clearly, the flagships of our country’s state university systems are fine schools. North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Arizona. These are great schools. And, the top privates, like Stanford and Notre Dame. Them too. But, this is America, and over time other schools will percolate up. Florida is, today, a very big state. No wonder Miami (a private) moved up, via the Big East, to the ACC. Now we have South Florida and Central Florida (publics) building fine sports programs. Let a thousand flower blossom.
It aint a football team unless their stadium gets snow every season.
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Well I like Boise, all the TX teams and chaos.
So I’ll be rooting against Stanford and Okie State.
Who’s your team?
Would the champion of the Painful Groin Pull Conference play in the Ci-truss Bowl?
The situation in the Big 12 is a bit in flux largely because Texas got a special deal for its own television network. Geographically, Houston and SMU to the Big 12 makes sense. However, the scuttlebutt is that Texas would object to giving Houston the appearance of parity and the Big 12 just entered the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with TCU. SMU is indicated to formally accept the offer on Friday. However, I don’t see any such report with regard to Houston.
TCU in and Nebraska out is a plus for me. I like TCU.
Why is everyone’s nose out of joint about the Longhorns network? There’s nothing stopping them from signing similar deals. Especially the Sooners.
It is amazing how good is the SEC. Five national titles in a row. Some of those games were not even competitive. This year we could see two SEC teams in the BCS Championship Game. And wasn’t “The Blind Side” one of the best movies of recent years?
I’d rather see chaos reign and an SEC - Boise title game.
That’s why I want stanford and Okie St to go down.
How about an all (future) Big East National Championship Game of Houston and Boise State?
We’ve had TCU vs BSU. That’s kinda lame.
I’d rather see LSU vs BSU for the National championship.
Teasips are afraid of Houston
Ha! And ouch!
I have nostalgia for all the old big 8 conference teams except colorado.
I like any team that likes to run the ball and expertly implements the option play and doesn’t rely on a few star players for success. I think that narrows it down to about ZERO teams nowdays with one honorable mention...Huskers.
Remind me, how are the Huskers doing in the Junior conference.
Junior conference? haha!
they’re rated number 9 in the nation, funny guy. One loss so far and most likely will finish the season, win whatever conference championship game there might be, and play a bowl game with no more losses. I think they will probably end up something like #5 in the nation. Maybe a little better if the right teams suffer an upset between now and then.
So what you are saying if they do everything right they could, just absolutely might be as good as Boise? Wow. Phenomenal. :p
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