1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Invitations to join Big 10 expand to Missouri, Kansas, Iowa State, and Notre Dame

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Huck, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Huck

    Huck New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    An anonymous source directly involved with the Big 10 conference said today that if the University of Nebraska accepts an invitation to join the Big 10, the Big 10 will expand invitations to Missouri, Kansas, Iowa State, and Notre Dame in order to make the conference stronger and to compete with the likelihood of the PAC 16. Notre Dame would join Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue, and Northwestern to create the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa State would join Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to create the Western Conference. This news comes one day after Colorado said good bye to the Big 12 and joined the PAC 10. This would completely destroy the Big 12 conference as it looks like Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State are poised to join the PAC 10 as early as Tuesday. Some sources part of the Texas A&M regents said that Texas A&M might consider the possibility of joining the SEC. If that happens, and Texas A&M doesn't join the PAC 10 with it's other Texas counterparts, this would likely leave an invitation open to the University of Utah.
     
  2. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    3
    lol Iowa State.

    Must have been made by a Iowa state fan.
     
  3. CsquaredCC

    CsquaredCC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    74
    If that happens, Iowa State ends up being the biggest beneficiary of any team in this whole expansion madness.
     
  4. B1Buff

    B1Buff Active Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    39
    sounds like a lot of assuming...link?
     
  5. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    17,445
    Likes Received:
    1,050
    And KSU is the only one left out in the cold. Ouch.
     
  6. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,191
    Likes Received:
    1,627
    no chance. They are much more interested in the eastern section such as Pitt, 'Cuse, Rutgers, etc. There's more than a few TV sets there. Getting the other part of Iowa means exactly nothing in tv revenue.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,664
    Likes Received:
    16,348
    I just don't see that happening with Iowa State. They've got the academic credentials, are a great citizen, and do very well in some sports. They also fit the geographic and cultural footprint. But if the Big 10 wants to repeat a media market with a university, Pittsburgh has everything ISU has plus the #23 Pittsburgh home market as well as a much better history in both football and basketball.
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    24,969
    Likes Received:
    2,664
    I call BS. The B10 is not likely to ask ISU to the party....
     
  9. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    3
    Iowa state brings nothing to the table.
     
  10. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    48,488
    Likes Received:
    4,492
    A load of hoo-haw. I can see extending invites to Mizzou, ND and KU, but Iowa State, really? The only way this makes any sense at all, and I'm still not convinced it does, is if Iowa is campaigning for their little brother. Even so, what does Iowa have to gain by adding Iowa State to the Big 10?
     
  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25,787
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    what? no Colorado State? this smells fishy
     
  12. CsquaredCC

    CsquaredCC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    74
    Unless Iowa is going to bat for them. Weirder things have happened.
     
  13. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2005
    Messages:
    6,511
    Likes Received:
    152
    You went through the trouble of registering just to post this?
     
  14. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    30,118
    Likes Received:
    2,549
    Iowa State makes basically no sense
     
  15. BuffaloT

    BuffaloT Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    33
    One of these things just doesn't belong here, one of this things just doesn't fit in...
     
  16. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    2,380
    Likes Received:
    101
    Smells like a troll.
     
  17. UrbanaBuff

    UrbanaBuff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    13
    Here's why this is stinky bait.

    The Big Ten would NEVER split into divisions in that fashion, as you essentially put the 4 most historic football teams in the East division. I call BS. If, and maybe when, the Big Ten goesto 16, the divisional format will likely be North/South, so you can pit ND/OSU on the opposite side of UM/PSU.
     
  18. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    48,488
    Likes Received:
    4,492
    I could almost have believed it if ISU wasn't included. That's the stinky bait as far as I'm concerned. ISU... Really?!?!
     

Share This Page