The Mick

April 25th, 2013 at 11:58 AM ^

OK = NO AAU = No B1G

KU = B12 = GoR = No B1G

Vandy = SEC = NO GoR and no Exit Fee = Maybe B1G

Mizzou = SEC = NO GoR and no Exit Fee = Maybe B1G



April 25th, 2013 at 12:01 PM ^

It's just "homework".  It's nothing more than that at this point.

I did my "homework" on dating Kate Upton, big deal.  Then Spike stole it . . . 



April 25th, 2013 at 12:35 PM ^

If I were Vandy, I would think I'd love to go to the B1G. Out of all the major conferences, I don't know if a single team fits in less with their conference brethren than Vanderbilt does.

Vandy is a prestigious academic university who is not very athletically gifted, playing amongst a whole bunch of deep south football schools. They just seem like such an odd man out there. Even the ACC would be a vastly better fit for them


April 25th, 2013 at 12:42 PM ^

I wonder why Stanford has never come up as a posdibility? I know travel would be far, but no further than maryland/rutgers. Especially with the new east/west breakdown. This would add another power to the big10 west, add an excellent academic school, increase CA recruiting and gain another tv market.


April 25th, 2013 at 2:24 PM ^

So is it that you want Academics (Vandy pretty damn good, Oklahoma graduates less than half of their football team) or Athletics (Vandy meh, Oklahoma I see it.)



April 25th, 2013 at 3:36 PM ^

.. despite no real boost to football, we can take Vanderbilt.  At least they're a good school.  I don't want Oklahoma.  The only reason to do it is football, and why should we add a program that is SEC-level in terms of academic standards and JuCo acceptance?  As a Michigan fan, I don't want the Big 10 adding anyone like that.  At least within our own conference we should be on a fairly level playing field.

Kansas is like Oklahoma except switch football to basketball.  Oh, and neither of those two add much in the way of media markets.  Missouri would have done more, and we skipped out on them.