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Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:04 am
Edited on: October 11, 2011 11:21 am
 
Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas said Tuesday his league will give Missouri as much time as it needs – until the end of this academic year, if necessary – to make a decision whether to remain in the Big 12 or leave for the SEC. 

“There’s no timetable,” Neinas said. “Everything is in place. We’re preparing for 2012. We’ll see what occurs.”

Neinas said he has had recent decisions with SEC commissioner Mike Slive. Neinas said he told Slive “if you’re going to extend an invitation to Missouri please let me know.” 

Neinas also said no matter what decision Missouri makes, the Big 12 would be a 10-team league in 2012 - with Missouri and new member TCU

"If Missouri is going to change horses (conferences), it won't be for 2012 anyway," Neinas said.

Whether the Big 12 eventually grows to 12 teams, there has been no decision made, Neinas said. 

“There is no consensus from conference members on going to 10 or 12 members,” Neinas said.

Neinas added there was some support last month for staying at nine teams (if Missouri left for the SEC), but that was no longer the thinking about league members. 

“The idea (with or without Missouri) would be (for the Big 12 membership) 10 or 12 teams,” Neinas said. “It won’t be 16.”

The decision to expand to 12 would have a big impact on the Big East. Sources have told CBSSports.com that Louisville is the top candidate of the Big 12 if the league adds one member and if it expands by more than one, West Virginia is another strong candidate. 

Neinas did not discuss any potential expansion candidates on Tuesday’s conference call.

He did say, however, that an Associated Press report that Missouri could make $12 million more annually in a 14-team SEC was not accurate. 

“They (a 14-team SEC) would have to increase their television revenue by $168 million,” Neinas said.

The Big 12’s interim commissioner said Missouri reacted “favorably” to the addition of TCU. He also added Texas will continue to have a nationally televised Thanksgiving game, but with Texas A&M gone to the SEC, the Longhorns’ opponent for future seasons has not been determined. It, in all likelihood, will not be against TCU, Neinas said.

Comments

Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:23 am
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Couldn't play with the blind huh? Well KU has managed to split with that elite program on the stupid side of the border. 14 year history of the Big XII KU was 7-7 against misery and also collected a nice BCS Orange Bowl Trophy one year as well. How'd the saleouts do in there bcs appearences... oh wait never been to a bcs bowl or a final four in school history, i almost forgot about that mediocrity that passes as elite in mizzoo. Good riddens we'll make sure to schedule a beat down KC in BB every year and let the SEC take care of your beat downs in football. Problem is the SEC will probaly reject your begging just like the Big Ten did the first go round.

mizzou this is my advice: stay, because your football team will suffer in the sec basketball wise it will ok. in the big10 basketball wise you would be getting rough up alot with good big10 teams football wise you might fair better but if mich and ohio st come back to their usual level you might be the other nwestern (a average team that will beat you if you fall alseep on them)

bigten isnt going to get an average football n basketball school they want to get a knockout, SEC will be a jungle you dont wanna go to. id say stay beebe is gone big12 will be fair and equal. going any where else and you risk being a middle road or lower style team.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:40 am
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

mizzou this is my advice: stay, because your football team will suffer in the sec basketball wise it will ok. in the big10 basketball wise you would be getting rough up alot with good big10 teams football wise you might fair better but if mich and ohio st come back to their usual level you might be the other nwestern (a average team that will beat you if you fall alseep on them)

bigten isnt going to get an average football n basketball school they want to get a knockout, SEC will be a jungle you dont wanna go to. id say stay beebe is gone big12 will be fair and equal. going any where else and you risk being a middle road or lower style team.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:50 am
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Big 12 should take 2 more schools along with TCU and kick Missouri's tail down the road. If they don't want to be a part of the conference, they should be expelled. Then they can take all the time they want to pick another conference. They will just be doing it on the curb.



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:36 am
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

@Cenation-HLR: Regions still mean something in the conferences simply b/c kids want to know that their friends and family can see them play. I don't think another TX school needs to enter in, but I'm not impressed with any of the other potential candidates at this point unless Notre Dame joins- which wouldn't happen.

Like it or not, Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. have more Texas HS players on their teams than Oklahomans. 3 of the BCS game QB's last year went to HS in HOUSTON (Luck, Dalton, and Thomas) and a 4th played at Texarkana (Mallett). The year before, the two QB's in the BCS NC game came from Texas HS (McCoy and Wilson). The year before that McCoy and Wilson were in the BCS games and Brian Johnson, the Utah QB in the BCS also went to HS in Texas. The year before that, Todd Reesing QB'ed Kansas to an Orange Bowl and he was a TX HS product.

I have no desire to give UT the credit and you can argue that they helped bring this about. However, the state of TX is easily one of the three hottest recruiting markets in the country (CA and FL are the other two). Ironically, the best recruiting market on a per capita basis is probably Louisiana. 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:42 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Couldn't play with the blind huh? Well KU has managed to split with that elite program on the stupid side of the border. 14 year history of the Big XII KU was 7-7 against misery and also collected a nice BCS Orange Bowl Trophy one year as well. How'd the saleouts do in there bcs appearences... oh wait never been to a bcs bowl or a final four in school history, i almost forgot about that mediocrity that passes as elite in mizzoo. Good riddens we'll make sure to schedule a beat down KC in BB every year and let the SEC take care of your beat downs in football. Problem is the SEC will probaly reject your begging just like the Big Ten did the first go round.



Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

typical gayhwaker comment. go get a new coach and football program because you guys couldn't play in the division III blind leading the blind league. 



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Slive: "Just Say No" to Mizzou. A&M is a decent addition but not if you add Mizzou to the mix. Get FSU, Va Tech or Clemson.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

If Missouri's priorities are not financial, the Tigers should stay in the Big 12. Otherwise, they should simply move to the SEC.  Mizzou may or may not be ready for the move if looking from a football perspective, and few teams moving from conference to conference are ready for it at the onset.  Very rarely does a team go to a new conference and have immediate success.  Sure, sure there are some examples that would prove otherwise, but that it probably the exception rather than the norm.  Most times we as people move for reasons that are associated with Money.  Cheaper rent, better job, or any number of reasons that people move.  College sports and the realignment process has always been about money, and Missouri apparently has 12 million reasons to forgo their traditional rivalries in the Big 12 and move to the SEC.  How many of us are still rivals with the kids from down the street that we grew up on?  We simply must move on when the time and opportunity presents itself.  This is all conjecture anyhow, since there's no clear indicator that Missouri is a lock to leave, or if they do, anytime in the immediate future.




Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

I like Missouri. Heck, at least they got 2 wins against ranked opponents. You gotta feel for me here. I'm stuck watching UNLV and it's power house football program. Yikes! I would love to be relevant in football but it just ain't happening. Missouri should stay in the Big 12 and keep the tradition and rivalries. Change for change sake is never good. Missouri would get no further along in the SEC.  Stay home Missouri and build your program on relevant rivalries that mean something to you and your fans.



Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Big 12 commish: league will be 10 teams in 2012

Missouri is 2-48 against ranked opponents on the road in the past 20 yrs. How does that add up to an elite program that the BG10 or SEC would court? They would be just another opponent for the powerhouses, much like they are now in the BG12. They are foolish to leave their rivalries with the old BG8-just another game on the schedule in a new conf. If it's all about the $$$ then git' on out, but if you care about your own state & potentially taking 50 to 60 million away by losing the tourney in KC, then think again. Last I chceked, no one was rolling out the red carpet so you ought to dance with the one that brung ya'. Maybe the SEC would like to share some Ch game action with St Louis? After all there'll be 10-12 million more per yr with missery, right?



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