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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: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:19 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I assume its because of the unequal revenue sharing. While Texas might make $25 million, The rest will make $15 million.  This has to help Texas's big ego. But I could care less about the Big 12 now.  No championship game and I am not going to tune in to see Texas stomp on Iowa St.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:07 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I have to wonder who is giving them their information.  The Big 12 can really bring in $20-25 million?  Without a TV network?  Without a championship game?  How in the world is the Big Ten jumping past the Big Ten AND the SEC?  Nebraska may not be a populated area, but people will watch Nebraska a heck of a lot more than Iowa State.  Colorado may not be a big football team, but who in Denver is going to care about the Big 12 (10) now?
The addition by subtraction approach is something new.  Heck, the Big 12 CAN'T EVEN NEGOTIATE THEIR BIG TV CONTRACT FOR A FEW YEARS.  So, how, precisely are they going to get this money?  I don't doubt that the new Big 12 could get a much improved TV deal.  I can understand a big increase.  Heck, if the ACC can get $13 million a year, then the new Big 10 should be able to get $15 million.  There's nothing about losing Nebraska and Colorado that makes me want to watch the new Big 12 more.  But $25 million?  Seriously?  Am I the only one that senses some crack-smokery going on here?
Perhaps orangebloods.com should check their sources, or at the very least, the members of the Big 12 are willingly duping themselves to believe this number is real.



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:07 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Well if Texas is true to its word and stays in a 10-team Big 12, should not that league now be properly called the Big Ten.
And if Nebraska does keeps its word and goes to the Big Ten (which is, in reality right now, the Big 11 with Penn State), should not the Big 10 be now called the Big 12?
That solves expansion -- all the two leagues have to do is swithc named to be accurate and trasparent. LOL!!!



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 7:01 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

This whole thing stinks for OU.  Texas gets to keep the conference together and gets the biggest cut of the money now with the new tv deal.  OU is basically just the little brother doing whatever big brother says.  The schools like Iowa state will get alot more money wich is great for them.  Mizzu gets bailed out after trying anything they could to get out of the conference and Kansas is saved alot of trouble.  It all boils down to Texas basically runs this conference.  What they say is law and the lions share of the cash goes to them.  Good luck to any of the other schools recruiting against Texas.  All a Texas coach has to do is walk into a recruits home ask if they have followed college football at all for the last couple weeks and point out how if they want to go to a place that runs things they should go to Texas.  I'm an OU fan but i think they sold their souls in staying with the big 12 or whatever the heck they wanna call it now. 



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:57 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Also, if the Big 12 were going to invite 2 more teams, it would NOT be more teams from Texas so stop say that they should invite TCU and Houston.  Not going to happen.  The Big 12 already has 4 teams in texas and adding more would only decrease its value in TV contracts.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:52 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Hey Texas, Good luck being considered for BCS football games when your schedule is Iowa St., Kansas, Kansas St., Baylor, Tex Tech, Tex A&M, Mizz, and OSU.  At Least you might get some competition from Oklahoma. What will Big 12 teams who stuck together think when The big 10 bottom feeders start raking in $30 million plus a year? They already make $22 million and the Big Ten network is only in it 3rd year and profits continue to rise every year. Also, What kind of TV deals do you think the Big 12 will get when its most profitable team has its own TV network. Fox or ESPN/abc aren't going to pay big dollars to see Iowa ST. vs. Baylor.



Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:49 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

The Big XII should be recruiting Notre Dame to replace Nebraska.  The Big XII is the only conference so far to allow unequal revenue sharing based on tv appearances, it is the only conference that will allow schools to pursue their own tv contract (apparently with what Texas is doing pursuing it's own network), and it gives the Big XII a new market with regional diversity.  The equal revenue sharing issue is what has kept Notre Dame out of the Big 10 thus far.  There is the travel problems to consider but if you follow the money this seems to make sense.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:48 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Trashy schools of the SEC? Like Alabama which US News ranks over Texas Tech, Oklahoma, OK State, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri, Oregon State, and Washington State? Or FLorida, which ranks ahead of Texas and Texas A&M? Or Vanderbilt which ranks ahead of every Pac-10 school except Stanford? Or Georgia, which ranks ahead of every Big -12 school except Texas (2 places behind). Or Auburn, which outranks Iowa State, Tech, Oklahoma, Nebraska, OK State, Missouri, and 6 of the Pac-10 schools?



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:43 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Texas should join the Pac 10 it will help their academics to be with the likes of Cal and Stanford rather than the trashy schools of the SEC or the mediocre colleges in the Big 12. Texas would have to do alot better with its arrest rate though.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 6:41 pm
 

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

It would not surprise me if the Big 12 stays together and extends invitations to TCU and Arkansas. It would also not be a surpise that A&M told Texas it was not going to the Pac-10 but would not pursue the SEC if Texas agreed to stay in the Big 12. This would force Texas to stay put becaue it doesn't want to go to the Pac-10 without A&M.  In the end, the winner out of this entire mess would be A&M. It would get credit for keeping the Big 12 together, it got to seduce the SEC, and it stood up to Austin.




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