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Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Posted on: June 14, 2010 10:04 am
Edited on: June 14, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Texas is set to announce, perhaps as early as Monday, that it is now committed to remaining in the Big 12 even without Nebraska and Colorado, according to a report by Chip Brown at OrangeBloods.com.

This is the latest development -- and by far the most important -- in the ongoing expansion of conferences. If it happens, it would greatly damage the Pac-10's hope of getting to 16 members by adding five more Big 12 schools to go with Colorado, which announced a move to the Pac-10 last week. The Pac-10 would probably then be reduced to adding Utah to create a 12-member league.

Orangebloods.com reported that Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebee has informed Texas it could make between $20 million and $25 million per year under a proposed new television deal, plus whatever it could make -- perhaps an additional $3 million to $5 million per year -- by starting its own network. It is unclear whether Beebee's estimations are accurate. But, either way, Texas is listening. The school now seems set to hold the Big 12 together and by extension prevent the nation's first "super conference" from being created because the Pac-10 stopping at 12 could cause the Big Ten to hold at 12, at which point it's possible the SEC's interest in expansion would also feign.

The Big 12 has no scheduled announcement of any kind as of Monday afternoon.

Meetings are reportedly ongoing.
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Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2010 2:48 am
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

If Texas remains in the Big XII, it's all about saving face due to the fact that Colorado pulled the trigger first. Oklahoma NOT Texas, should be in the driver seat and calling the shots on conference matters. Oklahoma has been an overall more successful program over the past 50 years. Time to Man-Up Oklahoma
Should .... cut ... down ... on .... drugs.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:41 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Oh, and an even bigger thank you will have to go out to Texas A&M, because it is probably their rejection of the Pac 10 which made Texas reconsider.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:33 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I hope this is true.  And as a KU alum, all I can say is THANK YOU TEXAS (If true).  You saved us and our incompetent AD's behind.  I don't get why everyone is blaming Texas.  They didn't want to dismantle the conference.  The fault for this lies with Missori and Nebraska.  They were willing to give up on 100 years of tradition to make more money in the Big 10.  And don't give me the nonsense about unequal revenue sharing.  Nebraska benefited from that more than just about anyone else in the conference.  Nebraska wasn't going to stay so that they could split revenue equally with Iowa State.  The Big 10 wanted to expand to 12, and Nebraska (and Missouri) wanted to cash in.  Simple as that. 

The Big 12 is weakened by losing Nebraska for football.  But this enhances our conference for basketball.  If we go back to 12 teams, I would hope that add BYU along with either TCU, Memphis, or maybe Houston.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 8:11 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I don't know.  Whatever network would be willing to pay them this much should go bankrupt.  I just don't see it.  You're taking away several marquee match-ups a year in Nebraska, and people will pay more?
At the numbers that are being quoted (minimum $15 million to over $20 million for top teams), this deal would be bigger than the SEC and very close to the Big Ten deal?  Why?  Can somebody please explain why?  The quality certainly won't improve.  Texas, OU, and Texas A&M can't play each other every week.  With two fewer teams, there's less inventory for networks to put on, which means in the end, the network will eventually end up putting the lower tier schools on more.  What's going to be on?  Oklahoma v. Iowa State?  Texas v. Baylor?  Texas A&M v. Kansas?





Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:58 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

New math: the Big Ten will have 12 members and the Big 12 will have ten.  But probably not for long.  Don't think the Big 12 will add Memphis even for the money being offered.  More likely, Houston -- nice TV market and it'll keep the SEC out of Texas -- and (how's this for a stretch) South Florida.  That's one school there hasn't been much noise about.  Big school, lucrative TV market and the nearest Big East school is WVU.  An awful lot of travel for a league where they have so little in common with the other schools.  I see USF going to the SEC, but a reconstituted Big 12 might work too.



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

If Texas remains in the Big XII, it's all about saving face due to the fact that Colorado pulled the trigger first. Oklahoma NOT Texas, should be in the driver seat and calling the shots on conference matters. Oklahoma has been an overall more successful program over the past 50 years. Time to Man-Up Oklahoma



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:40 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Couldnt have said it better myself!




Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:40 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I read somewhere that Arkansas would possibly be a good fit. I would be interested to see invites given to Arkansas and/or TCU (good football schools) and/or Memphis (great basketball school). If Big XII gets TCU and Arkansas, redrawing divisions gets really simple: KU, OU, OSU, MU, KState, Iowa State in the North, Texas schools plus Arkansas in the South.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:31 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

The big ten is like a brand name...it has nothing to do with the number of teams in the conference. The name is certainly not going to change.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:26 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I am a wisconsin fan! I cant believe the other school in this conference are just bowing down to texas like this. In the big ten are revenue is shared equally among all schools and it seems to work fine. Would texas still be in this dominant position if they were having a few down years?


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