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Did the Pac-12 risk its future by not expanding?

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  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

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    Jon Wilner

    That’s a question I’ve been asking myself since the news broke earlier this evening that the conference decided 12 was the right number. Now, it should be made clear there are two issues at play in assessing the league’s decision (and it was a monumental decision, at that) . The first issue is whether the [...]

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  2. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Can somebody paste the entire article. Work's filter has blocked it.
     
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  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Ridiculous query. The Pac 12 is the only major conference in the Mountain and Pacific Time zones. There aren't any others. None. There is no need to expand, especially with UT. What a collossal mess that would have been.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    ITB here is most of it:
    Case for expansion:
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    What is with mods and double posting lately?

    Edit: And in response to Wilner, I think OU will still be there in 5 years. the ACC will limit the SEC's expansion options for now, and the P12Network will look pretty awesome soon enough.
     
  6. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    The Pac 12 may not have many options as of right now but that could change in 5 to 10 years. As for UT and OU the PAC is their only option therefore no to any little bros. Take OU, UT and KU and MU if you have to go to 16.
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    LHN will never be nationally accepted. In a Year, the PAC12Network will be sea to shining sea with a ton of content. They will break down or wither on the vine. Or swallow their pride and go to the SEC and cheat with the rest of them.
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    its a fair question... but i hope and think ou will still be there when this thing rears its ugly head again
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    The Pac is likely to have even less options down the road as Wilner pointed out, which is why it's a mistake for the conference to not expand now. Even the ACC, which was considered by many to be on shaky ground, went out and got aggressive in all this conference shuffling.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's a calculated risk.
     
  11. MtnBuff

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    Again all the concern is based on the idea that we are going to a conference set-up that is 4X16. Simple fact is that that is more media speculation than anything that the conferences themselves have pushed for.

    We know that nothing is going to happen without the conferences themselves agreeing to it. The PAC is currently staying at 12, a number that is more managable and gives them a group of highly compatible schools. The Big 10 is now at 12 and unless Notre Dame applies don't seem to be interested in adding more. The SEC is looking like they will have 13 and are having a problem finding a #14 they want. 15 and 16 aren't just standing there waiting for them in an obvious fashion.

    There is certainly an interest in some schools to move. The Big XII is less stable than a bride who just found her fiance in the sack with her maid of honor. The Big East is in trouble and the ACC is trying to shore up their position.

    Even with all this nothing is going to happen in the end unless the Big 10, the SEC, the PAC, and the rest of the major players agree and it isn't looking like they are all that interested.
     

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