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The New SWC?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's an interesting scenario:

    The Big 12 South decides to disband the Big 12 and re-form the SWC.

    Here was the old SWC:

    1. Texas
    2. Texas A&M
    3. Texas Tech
    4. Texas Christian
    5. Houston
    6. Southern Methodist
    7. Baylor
    8. Rice
    9. Arkansas

    They couldn't get Arkansas, but they can get Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. So:

    9. Oklahoma
    10. Oklahoma State

    The 2 Kansas Schools border Oklahoma and have been good citizens that haven't looked elsewhere:

    11. Kansas
    12. Kansas State

    Texas gets its television network, it gets to write the new conference bylaws however it wishes, any conference with OU and UT will not have to worry about whether it's got major bowl and BCS tie-ins, the Texas Legislature is ecstatic, and the money should be there.

    (Saw this speculated on in a couple places and ran with it. Thoughts? Could you see it happening?)

    Edit: Fixed this OP to add Rice to the SWC list. That was a 9-team conference through 1991 when Arkansas left.
     
  2. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    That would screw the MWC, losing TCU and Air Force. Plus that scenario might get Utah the invite into the Pac 10.
     
  3. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Kind of makes sense except for AF, not sure how they got in there. What about Rice? Or Memphis? Or New Mexico?
     
  4. 1buffs88

    1buffs88 New Member

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    I don't think Houston was in the SWC. It was Rice.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You guys are right. It should be Rice instead of Air Force.

    I thought about that while I was out at dinner.

    So this begs a different questions:

    Why not Air Force to the Pac 12 as CU's partner? It keeps the in-state pair structure alive for the Pac but doesn't carry the baggage of 2 teams for 1 media market because Air Force has national/international appeal.

    Intriguing to anyone? If so, I'll do a "Case for Air Force" thread.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    everyone but UT will be on probation in 5 years. just like the old "UT hidden hand" SWC.

    both Houston and Rice were in the SWC.
     
  7. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Correct.
     
  8. COTransplant

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    Mick beat me to it

    nevermind
     
  9. COTransplant

    COTransplant Club Member Club Member

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    Haha 5 minutes to check facts and I get beat twice...
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Fixed the Original Post.

    Also didn't realize this until I looked it up, but Oklahoma was actually a SWC member for a short time about 90 years ago.
     
  11. COTransplant

    COTransplant Club Member Club Member

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    So was OSU (formerly known as Oklahoma A&M)
     
  12. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I think this is precisely what UT has in mind, or slight variations thereof. I don't think KU and KSU would be too thrilled with the idea, but they'd go along just so they wouldn't be left behind.
     
  13. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Music to my ears. Why settle for only one of the most beautiful settings on the planet when you could have two? Plus fewer than 90 miles from Folsom. The zoomies would love to turn up their noses at those non-BCS service academies back east.
     
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  14. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    The SWC is revived.

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  15. DBT

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    Would they do that if, by disbanding and restarting, they lost the penalty money? Well, come to think of it, the penalty amount would not be that much overall for each school. Hey, if they did, then CU would not HAVE to pay the penalty, right? Talk about your win/win situation.
     
  16. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about this as well. I keep asking myself, "Why would Texas show its hand?" Maybe Texas hasn't. Maybe the plan is to bring the Big 12 to its knees by encouraging the exodus of CU and Nebraska. Texas gains all of the leverage with the remaining teams in the north scared ****less. Maybe they want to revive the old SWC in some shape or form.
     

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