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  1. We don't need 16 teams to put any pressure on the NCAA. It's not a magic number. Especially when the schools most readily available to us to get to that number are only marginally appealing. Sure, Kansas and Iowa State would be great for Nebraska because we have a long history with both of them, and they make for easy road trips, but for almost the entire rest of the country they would see these schools as desperation adds to the Big Ten. I honestly believe adding those two schools to the Big Ten would de-value our overall image much in the same way Rutgers and Mary
  2. That's why I said that any school that is available today for the Big Ten will be available next year...5 years from now...30 years from now. There is absolutely no need to rush on adding anyone to the Big Ten. At all. We should be very careful going forward. No 16 team conference has ever managed to stay viable. I'm not sure that this experiment will work out for the SEC like they hope either.
  3. While this is true, it's still an incredibly low bar to clear. Like I said above, for the Big Ten there is really no need to be hasty. Kansas and Iowa State will be available to the Big Ten today, tomorrow and 30 years from now. We can afford to be choosy.
  4. Interestingly enough, both Football and Men's Basketball games with Kansas would be a lot more competitive now than they were back in the Big 8/Big 12 days. For better or worse.
  5. My feeling is that this may have a decent chance of happening. The money they'll get from exit fees could sustain them for a few years. Why make any hasty moves anyway?
  6. Undoubtedly. Both of them would crawl over broken glass across Iowa and Illinois to the Big Ten HQ for a spot in the league. Problem is for the Big Ten it would be expanding the league simply for expansion's sake and IMO would be a really bad look for us. SEC gets OU and Texas and we end up with scraps left over from the league they abandoned? Not great Bob.
  7. I've been wondering if that is what will happen eventually myself.
  8. So, if OU and Texas make the move (and it looks likely they will) does that mean the Big Ten reacts right away and looks to increase their membership to 16 too?
  9. I regret that I have but one upvote to give for this post.
  10. It would be nice to get to the point to where we are good enough to expect to keep the elite in state talent at home, instead of merely hoping to.
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