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Baylor to the Big East?

Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 12:45 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Baylor has been one of the most vocal members of the Big 12 in recent days as the school does everything it can to keep the Big 12 together. It's a move that isn't difficult to understand because in all of the conference realignment talk, when it comes to the Big 12, Baylor is one of the few schools whom you don't hear mentioned as possibilities for other BCS conferences.

After all, in the Pac-16 scenario that keeps coming up, while Texas would want to bring Texas Tech west with them, you don't hear anything about the Longhorns being all that concerned about the Bears. As it turns out, however, Baylor may actually have a BCS contingency plan. According to a report by Yahoo's Jason King, Baylor is rather confident that if the Big 12 does dissolve, the school will find a home in the Big East.

“There haven’t been any guarantees,” a source with knowledge of the situation told King. “But [Baylor] feels strongly that that’s what would happen.” 

Which is rather interesting to hear if it's indeed true. Like I said, I understand why Baylor wants to keep the Big 12 together, but their method in trying to do so seemed like a bit much. Instead of just stating the obvious, Baylor has been using a lot of rhetoric about preserving the sanctity of college football and the integrity. It's also talked about the best interest of the fans, and worrying about the effects that realignment can have on the states of the schools involved.

Which seems a bit funny to me because I seem to remember Baylor being one of four Texas schools that left SMU, TCU, Houston and Rice behind when they left the now-defunct SWC for the Big 12 when it formed in 1996. I guess it was okay back then.

Now this report about Baylor and the Big East?

Again, I don't begrudge Baylor for finding a safety net. It's what any institution in the Big 12 should be doing right now just in case. But don't try to pretend you're worried about the sanctity of college football and preserving tradition when your actions show that just like everyone else, the thing you're really worried about is yourself.
Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

Just what I like, an idiotic, liberal hack bring politics into a sports discussion. Grow up and get over it.  Your statement from "My Question:...." on is fine, doesn't say anything; but, it's fine, except for that stupid Perry reference.  If you're so worried about Ken Starr spending millions of taxpayers dollars to so-call undermine our government in the name of the Republician Party then you better look at the TRILLIONS of dollars your boy in the White House is using to undermine our government now!!!  Stop quoting CNN and NPR and open your eyes to reality, moron.     
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Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:16 pm
 

How about Texas, ND to B1G...

It's only a rumor, but it might start picking up a bit of steam.  College football hasn't been this much fun since John Cooper was coaching THE Ohio State University.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

You're way off on this.  Football most definitely does count against title IX.  why do you think nearly every school has 3 or 4 more women's sports then men's sports.  i.e., quite a few schools have dropped men's track & field and cross country, yet have kept the women's teams.  That's why major athletic programs all over the country have cut baseball and wrestling teams  Those are the sports that take it on the chin.  You have to come up with those 85 scholarships somewhere and its easier (and cheaper) to cut men's teams than start women's programs



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

I don't care whether Baylor goes to the Big East with TCU, the SEC with A&M, the Pac-16 with UT, or gets left out in the cold... let's just get on with it!  Four superconferences is good for the game.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

Baylor President Ken Starr is all worried about sanctity.  Judge Starr tried to protect us from Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.  He spent millions of our taxpayer dollars undermining our government in the name of the Republican Party.  Now he can spend the Baptist's money.  My question:  Does anyone want or have to take Baylor?  Since the late Texas governor Ann Richards forced Baylor upon the Big 12 and since the incredibly unlikeable current governor Rick Perry is a big dog among his fellow Aggies, maybe Baylor should go with A&M, a package deal of sad sack malcontents.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

The NCAA doesn't move teams - schools choose to affiliate with individual conferences.  They have the right to join whatever group of schools will take them, or be independent.
bwmks, Absolutely! You are 100% correct except for the fact you have contracts and written legal obligations, but let's not muddy the waters. We all know what this whole mess is about - M-O-N-E-Y! 



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

Baylor SUCKS!!!!!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

The NCAA doesn't move teams - schools choose to affiliate with individual conferences.  They have the right to join whatever group of schools will take them, or be independent.



Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Baylor to the Big East?

Oh yeah, AND football should somehow be kept completely seperate from all other sports (including basketball) with no relation to title IX restrictions.  It is it's OWN industry.


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 4:25 pm
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