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Remaining schools in Big 12 close to saving league
Orangebloods.com ^ | June 14, 2010 | Chip Brown

Posted on 06/14/2010 11:12:28 AM PDT by Will88

In a bombshell development that could bring a halt to seismic changes in college realignment, sources tell Orangebloods.com Texas is at the table with the 10 remaining Big 12 schools working on a TV deal put forth by commissioner Dan Beebe that would hold the conference together.


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I hope this happens. We have a logical alignment of major athletic conferences by region, and all this shuffling about trying to pull in more dollars would not improve the game of college football for the fans.
1 posted on 06/14/2010 11:12:28 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

We’ll have to recruit two schools to replace Nebraska and Colorado, or else eliminate the conference championship game.


2 posted on 06/14/2010 11:15:56 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Boise State and BYU would be the most likely and most palatable.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 11:16:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Will88
New name for the conference will be Red River Shootout and Friends.

As a Texas fan, I personally would rather see a combination with the Pac10. And Dan Beebe has been an abysmal commissioner.

4 posted on 06/14/2010 11:17:48 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Will88

I agree....bring TCU and SMU into the league and they can rename it the SWC....


5 posted on 06/14/2010 11:18:33 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Boise State is joining the MWC. And with all A&M’s complaints about travel, I doubt they want to play in Boise.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 11:18:54 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry; Paleo Conservative

Boise agreed to merge w/the MWC last week....TCU and SMU would be huge captures....


7 posted on 06/14/2010 11:19:51 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Will88

Texas needs to leave the Have Nots behind in the Big 12 and mover on to the PAC 10.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 11:19:58 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: God luvs America

TCU wasn’t invited originally, and they are still upset about it, so they probably won’t be joining. And SMU brings nothing to the table.


9 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:00 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I would pick TCU.

Of course after spanking Texas in the Super Regional this weekend, I don’t think the Texas baseball team would want that.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Will88

For every story out there saying the Big 12 can be saved, there are two or three saying that the Big 12 is dead and the Texas teams will be leaving over the course of the week. I’m afraid I tend towards the later.


11 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Will88

Screw t.u.. On to the SEC.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:32 AM PDT by me1og
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Utah might work out in the Big 12 too.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:38 AM PDT by skimask ("To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.")
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To: God luvs America

SMU?

You must be kidding.


14 posted on 06/14/2010 11:20:40 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

SMU brings nothing to the table??

ever hear of June Jones????


15 posted on 06/14/2010 11:21:16 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Boise State and BYU would be the most likely and most palatable.

Boise State just announced they're switching to the Mountain West.

16 posted on 06/14/2010 11:21:17 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: me1og

Enjoy mediocrity in the SEC.


17 posted on 06/14/2010 11:21:44 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Will88

I hear they’re going to merge with the Big 10, forming a new conference called the “Awesome 22.”


18 posted on 06/14/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: trumandogz

forget the fact its’ a Texas school located in Dallas- ever hear of June Jones???

SMU would be more credible than Baylor instantly.....


19 posted on 06/14/2010 11:22:35 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

SMU bears watching this year. I have them as a sleeper, with June Jones’ third year, and one of the nation’s most exciting young quarterbacks in Kyle Padron.


20 posted on 06/14/2010 11:23:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Rumor is UT doesn’t want TCU in the Big 12.


21 posted on 06/14/2010 11:23:03 AM PDT by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: God luvs America

Have you heard of Nebraska? SMU, even with June Jones, is not a replacement for Nebraska. They aren’t even a replacement for Colorado. They do not have a significant fan base, and Texas, OU, and A&M already have the Dallas media market.


22 posted on 06/14/2010 11:23:34 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: MarkeyD
Rumor is UT doesn’t want TCU in the Big 12.


23 posted on 06/14/2010 11:23:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Will88

Fantastic!!!

To the PAC 10 trying to salvage itself.

Hell No, We Won’t Go!
Hell No, We Won’t Go!
Hell No, We Won’t Go!


24 posted on 06/14/2010 11:26:03 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Boise State jumped the gun then. Too bad for them. Thanks for the update!


25 posted on 06/14/2010 11:27:22 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: skimask

I like that idea, but Utah is going to be courted by the Pac10 if the schools in the Big12 try to save the conference. And with the tv deal the Pac10 is putting together, I suspect Utah will go there.


26 posted on 06/14/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: God luvs America

Baylor should have never been brought into the Big 12.

And SMU will always be tarnished by their Death Penalty..

The Big 12 would take UNT before SMU.


27 posted on 06/14/2010 11:27:32 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

LOL- they are not going to get anyone to replace Nebraska...

not a replacement for Colorado??? you mean the program that’s barely won a dozen games the past three seasons?? that’s hysterical....

June Jones would out coach Dan Hawkins even if he spoke chinese to his players....


28 posted on 06/14/2010 11:27:33 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Will88

This explains why Gene Stallings, in our morning paper, says that he wants to save the Big 12 league, if it can be saved. Barring that, he’s all for the SEC.


29 posted on 06/14/2010 11:27:48 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: RetroSexual
I hear they’re going to merge with the Big 10, forming a new conference called the “Awesome 22.”

Lol, I wouldn't doubt it, the way some of the college officials are thinking these days. I'm in the SEC and just think there's been enough merging among the major sports schools. There's a lot to be said for an alignment that, more or less, produces regional champions who can compete for the national championship. - If some of these big names want to play every year and get the big TV payoff, they can just schedule each other in the regular season year-after-year.

30 posted on 06/14/2010 11:28:17 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

The money and divorce from the arrogant hippies at UC Austin will make the beatings at the hands of the SEC so much easier to take.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 11:28:49 AM PDT by me1og
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To: God luvs America
not a replacement for Colorado??? you mean the program that’s barely won a dozen games the past three seasons?? that’s hysterical....

Colorado has the Denver media market, which is not going to the Pac10. This about more than coaching and records.

32 posted on 06/14/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Paleo Conservative

If more schools don’t join the conference, the Big 12 will have 10 teams, while, of course, the Big 10 will have 12 teams. How could that be confusing to anyone?


33 posted on 06/14/2010 11:30:55 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: me1og

Lol. At least you’re honest.


34 posted on 06/14/2010 11:30:56 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Will88

Here’s hoping, but this contradicts ESPN’s reporting. Let’s hope this one is right.


35 posted on 06/14/2010 11:31:25 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: trumandogz
Texas needs to leave the Have Nots behind in the Big 12 and mover on to the PAC 10.

Wholeheartedly agree, and I wish they would. We have a reservation with the SEC. "Goodbye to Texas University, so long to the orange & white..."

36 posted on 06/14/2010 11:32:45 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

That should say “now going” not “not going.”


37 posted on 06/14/2010 11:33:35 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Paleo Conservative

The University of Houston would probably jump at the opportunity. They were passed over in favor of Baylor when the SWC split up, and got stuck in Conference USA a few years back.

SnakeDoc


38 posted on 06/14/2010 11:35:18 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: Gulf War One

According reports the SEC wants A&M in conjunction with Texas and OU. Unless A&M can convince OU to come along to the SEC, then I don’t see the SEC expanding at all. A&M would also have no natural rival in the SEC.


39 posted on 06/14/2010 11:35:47 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Gulf War One

Goodbye to Texas University indeed! Gig ‘em! Old Army fight! Beat the hell outta LSU!


40 posted on 06/14/2010 11:36:10 AM PDT by me1og
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To: rwfromkansas
Here’s hoping, but this contradicts ESPN’s reporting. Let’s hope this one is right.

Just looking at the two sites, I can't tell which report would be more recent. But if they are meeting now, as the Orangebloods site says, maybe they are serious about keeping the Big 12 together.

41 posted on 06/14/2010 11:36:53 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Gulf War One

If you can’t bet ‘em, leave them.

I would expect more out of a great American university with a fine tradition of protecting our country.

But instead, the Aggies retreat.


42 posted on 06/14/2010 11:38:09 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Gulf War One

LOL....agree whole-heartedly with you!

Let’s go Ags!


43 posted on 06/14/2010 11:39:42 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: me1og

Will the Aggies change their fight song now that they no longer want to play the Longhorns?


44 posted on 06/14/2010 11:39:46 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

There is Arkansas - they are the ones who fled the SWC.


45 posted on 06/14/2010 11:40:59 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

A&M has a stand alone offer. A&M’s natural, and longstanding rivals in the SEC, are LSU & Arkansas.

SEC fans visiting our websites have been very welcoming.

You need better reports. Try ESPN.

The Big 12 may be able to save itself with 10 teams...remains to be seen...if so, A&M is committed to that COA.


46 posted on 06/14/2010 11:41:33 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: trumandogz

Looks to me like UT is retreating. They’re scared to plsy in the SEC and they’re retreating to the pansy ass PAC-10. LOL!


47 posted on 06/14/2010 11:42:46 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

LSU & the Aggies have a history as well. Then there is Alabama with the Bear Bryant & Gene Stallings connection.


48 posted on 06/14/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: me1og

So good bye to texas university
We’re can’t beat you
So we gonna leave you..


49 posted on 06/14/2010 11:43:40 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: BnBlFlag

plsy = play


50 posted on 06/14/2010 11:44:31 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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