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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

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. 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.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Texas

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Really. If it wasn't for Mack Brown. You guys would be in a 40 yr drought of being somewhat prominent. Nobody cares outside of Texas about the Longhorns.

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

@Bloop Hits

You are an idiot.

Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

The number in the conference name must not be all that important.  After all, the Big Ten has had eleven members since June 4, 1990, when Penn State was confirmed as a member.  The conference kept the name to maintain the "tradition" of being the Big Ten.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:40 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Funny to see Texas fans always talking about revenue...who gives a crap about revenue?  Dissing Florida because they don't have the "history" or the revenue of Texas?

And yet who has been more successful lately?

Given the talent available to Texas, they've done relatively little over the last 40 years.  1 title?  One other time playing for a title?   Underperforming...that's what Texas may be best known for.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:40 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Yearly Rivals would likely be:
Ohio State v. Michigan
Notre Dame v. Michigan State
Iowa v. Penn State
Wisconsin v. Nebraska
Minnesota v. Maryland
Northwestern v. Syracuse
Indiana v. Illinois
Purdue v. Rutgers

Not bad, but the natural rival would be the border war; Nebraska vs Iowa.
Other than that, I like your style!

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:34 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

I hate posting twice in a row, but i had to address this silly comment.  You do reallize that Texas has the highest sale of merchandise every year for the past 4 years?  That is nationwide...not statewide.  We made more than 10% more revenue than the 2nd highest team in all of college football (notre dame) and did it with a crappy tv deal.  Maybe if they named their conference the "Better than You Conference" then you would feel better about ranking 3rd behind both those teams.  I also think the 3-5 mil per year is extremely conservative since i remember reading that florida brings in almost 10m?  Texas would easily outpace florida in that department because it has a much larger fanbase, a national following, and a much longer/greater tradition of excellence.  Its the vision and leadership that have kept Texas at or near the top for the last 100 years.

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:33 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

sharing revenue, but allowing each team to carry their own local network as well.  This is all Texas ever wantedThis is also why there was never any real chance of Texas joining the Big 10, despite Delany's best efforts.  Texas is one of the very few schools for whom the revenue-sharing system in the Big 10 would not have been offset or exceeded by the network profits.  The bottom line was the bottom line:  Texas would not have benefitted financially by coming to the Big 10, so it wasn't going to happen.

Still, it appears that whatever Texas does will decide this thing now.  If they go Pac 10 or SEC, the Big 12 will fold and multiple conferences will scavange and raid to get to 16.  But if they decide to hold place, and maybe even add a couple schools to get back to 12, then this whole expansion madness may blow over with only Nebraska, Colorado, Boise St., and a few other peripherals (possibly TCU and/or Memphis, for example) changing hands.  In fact, the Big East could come out of this completely unscathed... which is a situation that seemed almost impossible a couple of months ago.

P.S.  When I say 'peripheral' I mean they are on the outer edge of the realignment discussion... not that the schools themselves are somehow less significant.

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:30 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

preach it man.   welfare is less than 10% of the federal budget.  and most people getting food stamps are not sitting on ass all day.  most poor people are working and many are busting ass.     fox news distorts reality.     the rich and powerful creat class warfare by making the middle class repulbicans resent and hate the poor and poor hate the rich and so on and so on.   i am so sick of the tea baggers and repbulicans who are ill informed.   communism does equal socialism.   taxes are not high they are the lowest in 60 years.  the tea parties cant even spell their signs right. 


back to football.    &n
bsp;    bi 12 should stay.  they should add TCU and houston and move the oklahomas to the north divsion.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:30 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Who's Right? ESPN is reporting that sources say Texas among others will enter the Pac-10 while CBS Sports is saying that Texas will stay in the Big-12 (10). I wonder which one will have the more "credible" source. Stay tuned.

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:29 pm

Report: Texas to commit to 10-school Big 12

Seriously? A&M's move to the SEC cellar would hardly affect UT's dominant status. I can't see watching highlights of the Aggies being slaughtered by the likes of LSU, Alabama, Arkansas and a host of other SEC power houses making UT alum shiver in their boots. Personally, I'd love for A&M to move out of our basement and never have to deal with their constant whining and chip on the shoulder attitudes ever again.

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