@dylans said in The Big 12 conference:
Fsu to the sec makes sense. I don’t get the appeal of the big 10 (for anyone really) other than media $$$
The appeal of the Big 10 for many schools is academic. Being a member of the AAU is a requirement for Big 10 membership and these are generally considered to be the top research universities in the country. Access to those research grants is very appealing to university presidents and the Big 10 has historically been considered the top academic league among the power conferences along with the PAC 12.
Academics are also why schools like Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, and Georgia Tech have been mentioned as potential Big 10 targets over the years.
@nuleafjhawk said in Lew Perkins Died:
@Texas-Hawk-10 It’s one thing to dislike/hate him as an AD, but I hope everyone is respectful that he was still a person with friends and family.
Exactly, a lot more to life then just athletics ,
@Texas-Hawk-10 Parents can teach their kids to have a strong work ethic, or to be lazy and self absorbed. Everything that’s been talked about here (except celebrities) is on the parents. It doesn’t matter if it was in the 1950’s, 1990’s or now. You can choose to raise them however you want.
I’m not disagreeing with you - just rambling. My parents taught me that.
Just more signs pointing at expansion. - -Deputy Commissioner of the Big 12 says " he would be SHOCKED if we don’t add member, and add members soon.
Saying referring to the PAC 1 , He says If we had any good news about media news we would be shouting from every mountain top, but we have silence- -Silence can mean something else.
Then this just broke - - the CW has struck a deal with the ACC , just adding another nail in the coffin of the PAC 12, the only option they have left pretty much is with Apple which would be 100 % streaming and your schools sure the hell not gonna be coming close to what the Big 12 schools going to be getting with Apple.
Re-affirming Deputy Commish echoed the statement of Yormork --We have a plan - we have a plan bout expansion and w hope to be able to get it done and get it done sooner or later
Talk came up about U Conn not sur here but sounds like maybe that might not be real until maybe the new contract come around , but not sure. - Deputy commissioner said part of what they are looking for in expansion is not necessarily the number - - 2- -4 what ever but looking at what schools are available and what or if they can add Media value.
They hope like when the new contract comes around , they say right now it’s like 0.75 cents on the dollar goes towards football, they hoping to separate completely separate contracts football & Basketball as to where it would be Basketball & Football 0.50 cents on evey dollar - -either way expansion is coming and think it’s coming very soon with Colorado and Arizona
@bskeet said in Meanwhile down in Nacogdoches:
Sounds like they are going to split.
And in a couple of years, the husband will be married to the girl he’s having the affair if history has taught us anything about these types of situations.
@approxinfinity Who you talking to?
Neil Diamond can help:
So you turn to the only friend you can find
There in your mind.
Shilo, when I was young
I used to call your name.
When no one else would come
Shilo, you always came.
And we’d play…