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Another "what if" Pac-10 expansion article...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by ScottyBuff, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I just posted my latest article on Bleacher Report:

    Pac-10 Expansion Solutions: Division Dilemma

    For any of you that are not sick and tired of the topic, would appreciate your honest feedback.

    Thanks again,

    Scotty
     
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  2. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. Great article.
     
  3. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Good stuff!
     
  4. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Great article Scotty. You did great job of finding the "great compromise."
     
  5. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    a p16 where they added ut, atm, tech, ou, osu, and CU?

    is this just your speculation or have you heard anything like this from anyone credible?

    man, that division would be tough... asu and ua, plus the above = rough, rough, rough. i am not seeing how the cultural and academic hurdles could be overcome. and political, too, if baylor gets left behind...

    tech and okie state in the p10? i think i can hear p10 academic types fainting already.

    atm and cal in the same conference? heh.

    ou's very spotty history of ncaa violations in the same conference with ucla (which believes itself to always be pristine and pure)? hmmmm.

    usc having another superpower in the conference in ut? one that may even have more $$$ than they do? questionable.

    i dunno, man. it is a bold proposal, but color me skeptical...
     
  6. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

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    Baylor has no juice, tech would not get an invite, OU and OSU have no tv market

    the grab would be CU, texas, ATM, kansas, BYU and Utah
     
  7. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks fellas. I know I am not the only one that proposes such an idea, I believe Buffnik had a similar format for his proposal. It makes the most sense across the board!
     
  8. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Mostly my just my thoughts on a possible 16 team Pac-10 that includes the Big 12 south + Colorado - Baylor.

    However, one of the "tidbits" of information that creates some basis for those thoughts is:

    Washington Athletic Director Steve Woodward:

    Academically, the Pac-10 made compromises when it allowed Arizona State. They continue their relationship with Washington State and Oregon State, despite academic deficiencies. Oklahoma is at least on par with thos schools, as is Texas Tech (who has a plan to become an AAU member, even though it will probably take 10 or 20 years). Oklahoma State is the only academic "stretch" of the bunch, but I think there will be enough political clout to get them in, if things come to a 16 team conference.

    Baylor does not have any of the high ranking governors and legislators that it had back in the mid 1990's; their clout will be severely diminished.

    I could see Utah still getting in on a Pac-16, at the expense of either Texas Tech or Oklahoma State, but that is the type of behind-the-scenes wheeling-and-dealing that none of us hear about until years after the fact.

    Culturally, the impact would be minimized by having 8 member divisions and the focus being on playing/competing with divisional rivals, in effect it would be two 8 team conferences that have their champions meet in a "bowl game/championship game".

    Still a far-fetched notion, but I figured I would add it to the article as the "super-conference" concept has a lot of buzz about it. The main point of the article is the divisional breakdown for a 12-team conference.

    Your thoughts are certainly in-line with mine, we just won't know the Pac-10 "break-even" on academics versus market power/revenues until they make an announcement!
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    My head is starting to hurt.

    Long and short of my feelings on the subject: I don't want any part of any conference that also includes UT.
     
  10. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    HAHA

    Then I think you better root for the Big Ten to expand with only one team, and that team to be Rutgers!
     

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