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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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Comments

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Strange that 8 of Mizzou's football games were nationally televised last season.  I guess that equates to NOTHING in the terms of TV appearances.  Where are you getting YOUR news?  Sad, really.




Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:25 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

It's time for you to stop worrying about communism, welfare, and the poor and start concentrating on the class war that the rich in this country is waging on the middle class.  Over the past couple of decades there has been a massive wealth redistribution from the middle class to the wealthy.  The rich get richer, and the middle class grows continually smaller.




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:22 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

This is due to the game traditionally being on the Friday after Thanksgiving which would be a tough game to keep up considering how late in the season it would be for a non-conference game.  Its also a huge money weekend and could mess with TV deals in some regards as well.  Equal revenue sharing = communism.  Take a look at the SEC...they are doing just fine sharing revenue, but allowing each team to carry their own local network as well.  This is all Texas ever wanted, but other schools in the big 12 just got greedy and wanted to leech off the horns.  Also for those wondering Orangebloods.com is essentially a Longhorn recruiting/fan site that is part of the rivals network and affiliated with Yahoo.



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:20 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

ESPN reporting that Texas move to PAC-10 is just about 100%, who is correct here????



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:15 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

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Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:11 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Texas will be penalized for thier lack of wisdom in this situation.  Even if you start your own TV network, reports say after a few years it would be worth 3-5 million a year.  And this rings true - exactly how many fans outside Texas would pay extra to see a Texas network?  That would be zero.  Even with the 17 million a year from the new TV contract (which doesn't make any sense, since they just lost a huge program in Nebraska AND a championship game?  How does that work?) plus thier 5 million from the Texas network, they would make 25 million tops.  This probably won't be as much as Indiana or Northwestren will make after the Big 10 goes to 16 (and it will).  The money, in the long run, is in the megaconference.  Best get in on the ground floor before the situation changes for the worse.  Lack of vision, arrogance.  Texas and ND should start thier own conference, the "Jerkoff" conference.



Since: Jun 16, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

"Although athletically Utah and BYU make sense to join, they would never be invited by the Pac 10 because their religious affiliation would clash with the rest of the league."



True about BYU, but pretty sure you're off-base about Utah having a 'religious affiliation'....and I'm also pretty sure that the PacXX would love to have them over Okie State or Texas Tech.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

COLORADO AND NEBRASKA HAVE LEFT THE BIG 12. WHO WILL COME IN? MY PREDICTION IS NOTRE DAME WILL JOIN THE BIG 12. WHY? RECRUITING! TEXAS IS A HOT BED AND HUGE NUMBERS OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOLERS WOULD LOVE TO GO TO NOTRE DAME AND COME BACK HOME AND BEAT THE TEXAS UNIVERSITIES. REMEMBER: WHERE WAS NOTRE DAME'S BEST PLAYER IN THE PAST 20 YEARS FROM? DALLAS. TIM BROWN.  




Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:06 pm
 

Nobody really knows.

You're reporting Texas is staying, ESPN is reporting they're on to the Pac-10. Why don't we wait for an official announcement before everyone just guesses, and tries to be the first one to report this BREAKING NEWS story. lol



Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:06 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

These end of the year out of conf rivalries aren't very good in my eyes.  It makes no sense to play your most hated rival last game in a game that means nothing toward your conf standing, especially when you have a possible conf championship game to play the next week.  Why risk losing players if your 8-0 in conf but have a couple losses anyways out of conf, you could basically "rest" your starters NFL style before the game that meant your BCS bowl game destiny.  I think the out of conf rivalry games should be played earlier in the year keeping the rivalry just as heated and gets you ready for conf play. 


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