Skip to comments.Remaining schools in Big 12 close to saving league
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.
We’ll have to recruit two schools to replace Nebraska and Colorado, or else eliminate the conference championship game.
Boise State and BYU would be the most likely and most palatable.
As a Texas fan, I personally would rather see a combination with the Pac10. And Dan Beebe has been an abysmal commissioner.
I agree....bring TCU and SMU into the league and they can rename it the SWC....
Boise State is joining the MWC. And with all A&M’s complaints about travel, I doubt they want to play in Boise.
Boise agreed to merge w/the MWC last week....TCU and SMU would be huge captures....
Texas needs to leave the Have Nots behind in the Big 12 and mover on to the PAC 10.
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.
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.
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.
Screw t.u.. On to the SEC.
Utah might work out in the Big 12 too.
You must be kidding.
SMU brings nothing to the table??
ever hear of June Jones????
Boise State just announced they're switching to the Mountain West.
Enjoy mediocrity in the SEC.
I hear they’re going to merge with the Big 10, forming a new conference called the “Awesome 22.”
forget the fact its’ a Texas school located in Dallas- ever hear of June Jones???
SMU would be more credible than Baylor instantly.....
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.
Rumor is UT doesn’t want TCU in the Big 12.
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.
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!
Boise State jumped the gun then. Too bad for them. Thanks for the update!
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
Colorado has the Denver media market, which is not going to the Pac10. This about more than coaching and records.
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?
Lol. At least you’re honest.
Here’s hoping, but this contradicts ESPN’s reporting. Let’s hope this one is right.
Wholeheartedly agree, and I wish they would. We have a reservation with the SEC. "Goodbye to Texas University, so long to the orange & white..."
That should say “now going” not “not going.”
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.
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.
Goodbye to Texas University indeed! Gig ‘em! Old Army fight! Beat the hell outta LSU!
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.
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.
LOL....agree whole-heartedly with you!
Let’s go Ags!
Will the Aggies change their fight song now that they no longer want to play the Longhorns?
There is Arkansas - they are the ones who fled the SWC.
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.
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!
LSU & the Aggies have a history as well. Then there is Alabama with the Bear Bryant & Gene Stallings connection.
So good bye to texas university
We’re can’t beat you
So we gonna leave you..
plsy = play