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It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

Posted on: February 11, 2010 11:53 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Respected Lawrence (Kan.) Journald-World columnist Tom Keegan reported Thursday morning that "preliminary exchanges" between Texas and the Big Ten have been made regarding expansion.

This could be nothing more than the Large Eleven doing it's due diligence. Make Texas say no before moving on. Or, it could be serious. I mentioned in December that the only two slam dunks that made sense for the Big Ten were Notre Dame and Texas. ND isn't coming. Texas?

I doubt Texas would leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten. First, it would literally take an act of the state legislature to move. Second, I hear that Texas is going to start its own network. It already makes approximately $10 million a year in Big 12 revenue. It would make at least $16 million per year in the Big Ten but the school has so many revenue streams at the moment that difference might not matter.

Anyway, good get by Tommy K.

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Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2010 9:26 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

i really hope Texas joins the Big Ten. Jim Delany had better be talking to Texas, OU and A&M. That would make a sick conference. Imagine OSU, Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, OU, Wisconsin, Iowa and Possibly Notre Dame.



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 5:06 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

about not being close? who is actually close to texas anyways, doesnt texas fly to nebraska, iowa state, etc.. i believe there are major airline hubs in the majority of big ten markets. so non stop to detroit to play mich/ msu, nonstop to chicago to play illinois/northwestern, non stop to minneapolis, etc. its not about high school bus drives. texas plays nationally and a 2hour flight over an 1.5 hour flight isnt going to make any difference. its purely about developing the big ten network nationally and making almost every game a national game, not just a regional game. this will bring top dollars to texas, texas a&m, and i dare say notre dame when it gets its panties outta the bunch there in to join what will be the top conference in america. And texas wont dominate every year, id love to see texas in a night game in michigan stadium in november, u better put those cowboy hats away and where a parka.  what national recruit wouldnt want to come to the big ten and abandon the acc, big east and dare say sec to be seen nationally every game of the year!



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2010 2:39 am
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

so very sorry TEXAS will never ever play in the cold frozen tundra great lakes RUST BELT conference ! TEXAS will never play in the liberaland of fruit's and nut's on the left coast either ! all those baptist from the bible belt would be terrifed to be affiliated with the west coast ! they would really be affraid of loseing there tight ends ! beside we like our warm cozy palm tree mesquite paridise here on the gulf of mexico, the third coast ! all those texans rebels and confederates would burn austin texas to the ground if the LONGHORNS went north to yankee land or west to wierdoland !



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2010 9:26 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

So wrong, so stupid.



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 9:16 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

Actually not  a bad idea, sort of.  Add Texas, A&M, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska to the Big Ten. 



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:54 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

Wrong, wrong and wrong.  You are not so bright.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2010 3:07 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

It's not really that amazing.  How do you think schools like Texas, Ohio State, USC, Florida etc. keep their winning traditions over the years?  How do you think they have the best coaches, facilities, equipment, and student-athlete acedemic programs in the country?  I'll tell you what, it's not their mascots or on-campus housing facilities. 

Heck, I know for a fact that the Ohio State athletic department GIVES MONEY TO THE UNIVERSITY every year, not the other way around.  How sick is that?



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2010 3:18 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

so very sorry ya'll TEXAS is not going anyware ! not to the cold frozen tundra great lakes RUST BELT conference ! we don't need you big ten ! we are already the big dog right here where we are at ! we love our warm cozy palm tree mesquite paradise here in the beautifull southwest ! beside all of the texans, rebels, and confederates would burn austin texas to the ground if the longhorns went north to join the yankee land or west to join the fudgePACer-x ! we would have to build a new campus and a new capital !



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:56 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

I dont think it will happen.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:02 pm
 

It's finally out there: Texas to the Big Ten

Mishawaka

Do you know anything about football! yes as a conf. the Big 10 is midwestern but the Big 10 is trying to get out into other markets. Louisville would be a good fit for Basketball and opens the market a little more but look at all the studs that come out of Texas. Missouri does nothing for the Big Ten, they don't need another Purdue sorry.


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