Is the 6th team Baylor or Colorado?
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Is the 6th team Baylor or Colorado?
They were saying Colorado. I read something else that said that Colorado may jump anyways, to force their way in and not have Baylor trump them.
The Pac 10 really will want an annual Arizona-Colorado rivalry game.
Southwest division: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
The real beauty of this, however, is that it restores the original Pac-8 in its own Coastal division. I think it will happen.
It would be interesting if they call the divisions the Pac-8 and the Big-8.
So, uh, I don't remember this being asked or answered anywhere, but once this all goes down, when exactly does it all ACTUALLY happen?
I assume the Big 12 will exist at least through next year, so when does the actual realignment happen?
Just in time for the world to end. I think Nostradamus predicted that super-conferences would bring down the end of the world.
They built pyramids for coaches
Note that the Big Ten plays musical chairs again after this season, so it would be a good time to shake up the schedules. I would really like to see a 9-game conference schedule (so we're still only missing two per year), but that could take a few years to work in, because of existing commitments. But you could start with 8 games and then go to 9 when everyone can do it.
I just don't want to get too excited here.
Too soon. Too soon.
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While not UT, this is a great add for the conference. A traditional power, that UM definitely has history with.
How great will it be the first time the Maize and Blue invade Lincoln or when the Blackshirts make their first trip to AA.
I cannot wait!!
I like Nebraska a lot. Next to ND, Nebraska was the next logical fit to the whole "Big 10" football image.
I have a question. When would we something like this take affect, where schedules start reflecting the conference change? Obviously not this year and probably not next year. The year after next?
Big year on the horizon, IMHO!
I heard 2011, but probably no later than 2012. The Big 10 would give Nebraska a full share in the BTN to offset their penalty for leaving the Big 12.
I like Maryland over Rutgers. More sports history at Maryland, still very solid footprint to add, since DC will also be added. What people forget is that so many NYers are already Big Ten fans, and adding Rutgers won't help much. Maryland-DC is a region less filled with Big Ten fans, so adding it will be big.
I'm personally hoping with Nebraska we pick up Pitt (as a natural fit within the Big Twelve-ten) and use that as leverage to scoop up ND, then grab Mizzou and an as yet undetermined 16th team. Alternately, abandon Mizzour and 16th team, and stay with 14 instead.
Edit: With Colorado likely getting the boot from the Pac-10's expansion plans, grabbing them seems like an intelligent move.
So is texas to Pac 10 official? I def want texas in the Big 10
but while Texas is the gold standard, Tech, A&M, and Baylor are not at all desirable. I think they were a package.
Somewhere, KoB just pissed himself.
Why did I click on your link? Now that GD song is gonna be in my head the rest of the week!
Catchy little jam though! Breakout the OR -E-GAN-O!!
Why was BC never in play? do they really have any serious ties to the BE? They have a decent BB program, decent football would draw more interest from ND and are still right there in a pretty sizeable media market?
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Prepare to see this tailgating when the Cornhuskers travel upto Ann Arbor......
This is a great addition to a conference in need of a spark. It sucks that, without a championship game in December, the Big 10 gets forgotten when it comes time for rankings and bowl selection. Not to mention Nebraska is a team on the rise and will provide many more classic games for the Maize and Blue to win!
the folks that are content with just adding Nebraska & simultaneously giving ND the middle finger. I HATE the fact that they thumb their nose at our conference, lauding their independent status...all while playing our teams. I know it's more wishful thinking than anything, but I'd LOVE IT if we expanded without them & then prohibited any Big Ten team from playing them. Let their sorry asses flail in the wind by playing all of the service academies, the Coast Guard & Cub Scout Troop #13....with the usual beatdown at the hands of USC. See how they like those apples...
I really don't want a B10(12?) championship game
This definitely leads to a championship game.
I think they have to find a better way to make the divisions than east west. Either Penn St., Michigan, or Ohio St. needs to be with Nebraska otherwise the league is making the same mistake the Big 12 made for years with one division that dominates the other. Sure Iowa is good now, but you have to look at how these teams will perform year in and year out for twenty years. I say put the rivals together but make no attempt to worry about geography. Anything else makes a lame championship game too risky. It's embarrassing to send a 9-4 team to your BCS bowl.
1) Ohio St., Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Northwestern
2) Penn St., Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan St.
But u said that they should keep rivalries together then u put Michigan and MSU on different sides
Is Nebraska going to be added to the schedule once they are "officially in?" Would we have to reform our current schedules or will they stay in the Big 12 for another year and redo next years schedules?
... getting their new stadium seating ready:
So assuming Michigan and Nebraska play in the same division, do they use their National Championship trophies for a rivalry? I can see that being really awesome. Also, first post, long time lurker.