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Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

Posted on: June 15, 2010 12:32 am
Edited on: June 15, 2010 11:47 am
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Days college athletics has been held hostage (since Big Ten announced expansion exploration on Dec. 15):
181

Had a good day:
Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe went from the verge of having his league dissolve to solidifying a new agreement that will keep the 10 remaining schools together. Beebe convinced Texas to stay by convincing school officials that it can make $25 million a year in television revenue going forward. Is that true? Who knows? But Texas believed it and committed to the Big 12, which is all that matters now.

Had a bad day:
Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott went from the verge of having the nation's first super conference to likely having to offer invitation to Utah just to get the Pac-10 to 12 schools. Imagine that. One day you think you're adding Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the next you're reduced to offering an invitation to the school Urban Meyer left for Florida. I'm not sure if Larry Scott drinks. But if he does, he probably is right now. Or at least he should be.

Quote of the day: "I got resuscitated. You can take your hands off my chest." -- Baylor football coach Art Briles , who will continue to be a Big 12 coach thanks to Texas deciding to hold the Big 12 together. Had that not happened, Baylor (and Briles) could've been headed to the Mountain West or Conference USA. That would've been disappointing, especially considering Briles already coached in C-USA once (at Houston).

Link of the day: Click this link to read the latest from Orangebloods.com's Chip Brown, who might've benefited as much as anybody over the past two weeks. Brown owned the realignment story from start to finish, proof being how he was the first to report Texas might leave the Big 12 for the Pac-10, and the first to report Texas would reject the Pac-10 to stay in the Big 12. 

On tap: The next move will likely be the Pac-10 offering membership to Utah. Meantime, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is expected to choose between the Spartans and Cavaliers at some point before Midnight Madness in October, multiple sources have told CBSSports.com.


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Comments

Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:19 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

I guess the better wording comes from Parrish's usual rumor filled writing;Utah was extended an invitation. I'll check back later when the drugs have worn off



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 4:08 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

How is Parrish a jerk for speaking the truth? Utah doesn't generate the interest nor the market size that those Big 12 schools would bring and for Utah to pretend that they're on par with those schools is ridiculous. To go from Texas, A&M, Oklahoma, OSU, & TT to Utah is a big step down and I don't think that anyone outside of the state of Utah would arugue with that. Utah has done well in playing in a couple of BCS bowls but in any other season they've been totally irrelevant. That's the difference between Utah and the Big 12 schools, the Big 12 schools are always good where a school like Utah is only good every few years or so. Don't get me wrong, for a small market school Utah has done very well so they deserve credit but they are merely a consolation prize for the Pac-10 at this point. 



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:55 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

Might as well change the name of the Big 12 to Big Tex.  This sucks that Texas got a little scared and decided to stay in their joke of a conference. 



Since: Jun 19, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:41 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

Throughout all this expansion talk, some people were pointing out that some PAC 10 schools (particularly Berkeley) might have a problem inviting Baylor into the conference because of its Baptist ties. Would the PAC 10 have similar reservations about BYU because it's Mormon? And does Utah have no official religious affiliation?




Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

I think this is the worst news of all.  Because it just delays the inevitable for another 5 years.  Even if they are getting the money the commish is saying, the real question is how much are the other conferences getting.   And is the Big Ten done?  They Notre Dame and they want that NYC market.  We're not out of the woods yet. 

And to the SEC elitists out there, didn't Utah beat the tar out of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl not too long ago? 




Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:27 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

I posted a week ago that Utah and maybe Boise were definite candidates to join the Pac 10 and all the west coast purest called me a retarded idiot..I knew that Utah would join and even if it's because the big 12 refused the pac 10 invite..I hate to say I told you so BUT I was right!!When did Utah join the Pac-10. I'm serious. Did I miss that or what?



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:19 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

Utah has as many BCS wins as the entire ACC. Without an auto bid, without the money, without the respect. Utah out performs the ACC in BCS games. 



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:16 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

Good point except the part about Utah being a distant second to BYU. That part is total rubbish. The two teams are actually quite evenly matched. In the Whittingham/Mendenhal era Utah has a BCS win a conference win a #2 finish along with 5-0 bowl record. BYU has 2 conference wins and 3-2 edge in head to head against Utah. BYU 49-15, Utah 47-17. The very thing that gives BYU more fans is also the thing that is holding them back, religion. There is no doubt if BYU had 2 recent BCS wins, they would be more in the mix. 



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: June 15, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

I posted a week ago that Utah and maybe Boise were definite candidates to join the Pac 10 and all the west coast purest called me a retarded idiot..I knew that Utah would join and even if it's because the big 12 refused the pac 10 invite..I hate to say I told you so BUT I was right!!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 11:45 am
 

Expand-O-Meter, Monday June 14

LMAO, what kind of suckers are all the rest of the Big 12, 25mill a year to Texas, whats that gonna be 25% of everything? Because Big 12 isn't and never will be a $200 mil a year league, and no TV contract is gonna make it one.

I also hear Texas demands all its league games are home games for them, and the visit team has to come in there locker room and dress each player before each game. They also want to change the league name to the Big T little 9. LOL Come on Little 9 show some backbone, have you no  self respect LMAO


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