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Expand-O-Meter, June 10, 2010

Posted on: June 10, 2010 10:56 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 8:35 am

Days college athletics has been held hostage (since Big Ten announced expansion exploration on Dec. 15): 177
Who had the best day: Turns out the Pac-9 had to expand. Down a team after the hydrogen bomb dropped on USC by the NCAA, commissioner Larry Scott wisely offered Colorado on Thursday. What CU lacks in national championships, it more than makes up for in grungy loners on Boulder's Pearl Street walking mall.

Who had the worst day: TMZ. At the end of business on Thursday, Oklahoma State still hadn't joined the Pac-10 contrary to reports from the oddly obsessive electric celebrity hounders. On a more positive note, though, TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan has been released from rehab and has begun seeing Mike Gundy.
Quote of the day: "Are the junior and senior USC Song Girls eligible to transfer?" -- anonymous text.

Link of the day: While you were texting your buddy about the latest expansion vomit, Auburn suddenly improved its national championship chances. From 2004. In light of Thursday's penalties, the Football Writers Association of America will review USC's championship from that year. The Grantland Rice Trophy has been awarded to the FWAA's national champion for the last 54 years. A group of FWAA members vote on the winner each season. We're researching right now to determine which team finished No. 2 that year. If Auburn was second, then the Tigers might be elevated to a national championship six years after the fact.

What's on tap: The Nebraska board of regents meet Friday to discuss the latest summer styles, ITunes hits, cool wine bars and, oh yeah, joining the Big Ten.



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 5:58 pm

Expand-O-Meter, June 10, 2010

USC Song Girls going to the Mountain West!

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2010 4:56 pm

Expand-O-Meter, June 10, 2010

The 1st order of business for the Mountain West Conference should be a name change to "Mississippi West" Conference.

As a Jayhawk fan I'm sure going to miss those 4 no brainer basketball wins from Colorado & Nebraska each year!

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 8:57 am

Why is the ACC standing pat?

With the Big 10 177 days into expansion and the PAC 10 one day into actually doing it, why is the ACC standing pat, not creating anytype of TV network that is creating extra millions for the SEC and the Big 10?  

It seems to be a grow or die scenerio and the ACC seems to be happy to stand pat.  As an ACC fan i sure hope they have a plan they are executing quietly. 

Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2010 8:40 am

Expand-O-Meter, June 10, 2010

i am not sure if their will be  big east left when all the dominoes fall, If so, one of the best basketball conferences is going to take a real hit. if Pittsburgh  and Cuse move..the old rivals of georetiown, connecticut , nova , etc are gone. Connecticut football is on rise and if added to the ACC would increase thier basketball prresence   and if they include WVa  and get Pittsburgh or Cuse  or both if  either one does  not go to Big what a baskletball conference that would be. no other  BB  conference could top that group and what if Kentucky also join the ACC  along with Louisville and Cincinatti  in all sports . WOW  Cuse, Conn., Pittsburgh, WVa , Cincy, and Kentucky all join ACC in footbal and basketball and let the dollars roll in, not to  leave  and woman  sport teams

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 11:25 pm

Expand-O-Meter, June 10, 2010

and so the cold war ends with Colorado launching first thus avoiding a blockade by the TX legislature, soon the armagedon of college football tradition will be over and there will be some very strange bedfellows and long-distance relationships (KS in the Big East?)

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