Throw out who fits for the big ten what teams would you want?

Submitted by cargo on June 10th, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Ignoring every criteria for the big ten to pick teams, who would you pick?

I personally would go with nebraska, oklahoma, notre dame, kansas kansas state

divisions as follows


Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Notre Dame


Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois

Yes i know that some schools in east are further west then some west schools but this gives a good balance of power.

Football- west has oklahoma, nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin

east has OSU, UM, PSU,

Also basketball as a whole would be stacked!!


Football would work like this you play everyone in your division, plus 3 in other division (rotates every year) plus a championship game for division winners.



June 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM ^

Mostly cause I was thinking a basketball centric view and while Texas and A&M are good basketball players KU outshines Texas and A&M is about even with KSU. 

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June 10th, 2010 at 1:57 PM ^

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June 10th, 2010 at 1:53 PM ^

Texas, Nebraska, and ND.

I want the SEC to raid the ACC for FSU and Miami.

Then I want the two conferenceS to announce that there will be an SEC v. Big Ten Challenge to kick off the season every year.


June 10th, 2010 at 1:19 PM ^

I'd want Hawaii with the guarantee that they'd fly all Michigan season ticket holders out there for every game that Michigan plays @ Hawaii.

And I'd want them added to our "non-rotating" schedule so we play them every year.


June 10th, 2010 at 1:34 PM ^

Notre Dame or Texas really isn't a big score.  I love the idea of Michigan v. Texas on what I'll assume would be at least a semi-reglar basis; however, Texas, seems like a reach to me for the Big Ten in terms of geography and culture (Austin is in Texas but it's not of Texas). 

If the Pac 10 goes to sixteen teams, I think it's important for the Big Ten to keep pace, because I suspect the SEC and ACC will raid the Big East and/or each other.

So I'll go with these five additional teams:

Notre Dame



Pick two--Missouri, Syracuse, Rutgers


June 10th, 2010 at 2:27 PM ^

we get 12th team and can have conference championship game. if current revenue is appox. $20M per big ten school now......adding ND (with no new schools to split revenue with) and their financial wake + conference championship game should up revenue split by 20%. i understand that delaney is looking for BTN markets, so perhaps adding only ND wouldn't expand their geographic footprint.

i'm opposed to 16 school mega-conference format.


June 10th, 2010 at 2:29 PM ^

...would be:

  • Nebraska
  • Notre Dame
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech

East Coast bias and all that.  Plus it would really get the family rivalries going.  I already have one with my Sparty brother.  This would add one with my Wahoo daughter and my Hokie son.  My wife (Michigan native, not an alumna) would HATE this.  She already thinks I'm too obsessed with Michigan and that I look to negatively compare the Virginia schools to Michigan at every opportunity.  I tell her I don't need to do that, it's self evident (I kid, but not really, I kid, but not really).


June 10th, 2010 at 2:46 PM ^

Still hate 'em.  i will be perfectly happy keeping them on the outside.  Once the Super Coferences are settled, it will be harder for them to schedule the games they want/need to remain relevant.  Cue the slow decline.