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Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:51 pm
 

The Pac-10 is prepared to offer six Big 12 schools -- Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado -- invitations to join its league, Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reported Thursday afternoon.

OrangeBloods.com is a site devoted to covering Texas athletics.

According to the report, the Pac-10 would place the six Big 12 schools in a division with Arizona and Arizona State, leaving UCLA, Southern California, Stanford, California, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State to form the other division. The report states that the Pac-10 -- possibly under a new name -- would then create its own television network that could lead to annual payouts of around $20 million to each of the 16 members.

What's unclear is whether the Big 12 schools would accept a presumed offer.
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Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

it's only a two hour time difference in the summer. in the winter we are on mountain time and it's a 1 hour difference...arizona doesn't do daylight savings smartguy switching us from western time to mountain time in the fall and from mountain to western in the spring.



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:57 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Texas will probably join the PAC 10 before the SEC due to academic reasons. Texas would probably join the SEC before the Big 10. The Big 10 may have big plans but no one in Texas would be excited to join the Big 10.



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:43 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Well.....things change and rather quickly when a potential $20 mill are dangled in the face of the administrators.

Never say never..... !!     Laughing




Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:36 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Why are you only looking at the top of the rankings?  Is the Horizon League one of the best basketball leagues in the country because Butler made it to the National Championship game?

Northwestern is higher ranked than Cal, but again that's besides the point.  The difference between Stanford and Northwestern is minimal.  The difference between the B10's worst (Iowa) and Pac 10's worst (Oregon State) is substantial.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:25 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

Big 10 better academics than the Pac-10??? Thats laughable bud, Pac-10 is far superior and its not even close from top to bottom. I will give you Michigan and Northwestern as top academic institutions but if those are the top two they dont even come close to the Pac-10 top two in Stanford and Cal.

Find another argument, the academics piece doesn't work here...



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 11:09 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

It's not a question of whether associating with Stanford or Northwestern is better (Stanford probably does have a slightly better reputation), it's a question of whether associating with Iowa or Oregon State is better.  The difference between Stanford and Northwestern is negligible-- they're both amazing.  The difference between Iowa and Oregon State is wider than the Grand Canyon-- Iowa is a respected top 75 university and Oregon State is tier.



Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2010 10:29 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

"When asked to pick between associating with Standford or Northwestern (or whichever you deem the best academic institution in the Big Ten) 9 out of 10 would pick Standford."

This is possibly the stupidest thing I've read on this forum, and that is saying quite a bit.

The fact that you question whether or not Northwestern is the best academic institution in the Big 10 proves you don't have a clue about that which you are talking.



Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2010 10:27 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

"The name says it all, huh?"

Yep, it's just a matter of defining "it".

Personally, I'd put an "sh" on the front when talking about Texas.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 9:46 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

RE:  Academics

Almost everybody is missing the point.  I agree that the top schools in the Pac 10 are unmatched.  I also agree that the undergraduate programs in the ACC are probably as strong, or at least in the ballpark, as the Big 10.

That's not necessarily what the academians at the schools care about because they aren't what lead to prestige and money.  If you asked a researcher at Nebraska if they would be more excited to collaborate with a researcher from a random school from any conference they would clearly choose the Big 10.  If you asked somebody to go to a random graduate school in a conference they would clearly choose the Big 10.  That isn't to say there aren't better programs out there in the Pac 10 and ACC, just that the overall quality is unmatched. 

To illustrate, the American Association of Universities is the leading association of reserach universities in the country.  There are 63 members, including all 11 Big 10 members.  By m y count, only seven Pac 10 institutions are members (no Wazzou, Arizona State, Oregon State) and only 5 ACC institutions are members (no Miami, FSU, Clemson, BC, Wake, Va Tech, or NC State).



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2010 9:23 am
 

Report: Pac-10 targeting six Big 12 schools

just awesome.


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