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Confernce Realignment

With the possibility of conference realignment in college football, does anyone know how this can affect basketball?? If so what can be expected in which teams move where.


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I always wondered about

I always wondered about redoing the conferences.

Off the top of my head...maybe move New Orleans East?

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Knicksboy35, I am talking

Knicksboy35,

I am talking about college, not the NBA. I even mentioned college, you must have misread it.

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you never wrote college in

you never wrote college in there. You mention college football and I thought you pushed it off the NBA my bad.

As for NCAA Basketball... living in Big East country, there are talks the Big East might be gone.

Syracuse and Texas might go to the Big 10 and then that would become the best conference.

I would be interested to see what teams would try to get into a conference ( Gonzaga and San Diego St to the Pac 10? Butler to the Big 10? New Mexico to the Big 10?) Would be interesting...

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saying college football and

saying college football and how it will affect basketball implies college, but w/e.

I do not think the big east will be gone, and def not Syracuse. Texas rejected the Big Ten's offer. Though Rutgers I can see joining the Big Ten because they're a football school.

I heard the Pac10 is looking at Utah and Colorado. SDSU, would be interesting. Though, Gonzaga doesn't have football and that is big. New Mexico is probably a mainstay in the MWC, if they left it would be for the Big 12 if they had an opening. Butler to the Big Ten will never happen because Butler is way too small. A big part of this is money and having a football program. If you don't have those 2 you won't be moving.

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i heard about 2 months ago

i heard about 2 months ago on the radio, some sports show guys were talking about realignment in the pac 10. Apparently, they are really considering expanding by 2012. Here are some of the notes:

the pac 10 would not expand just for one sport, the additional schools would have to be competitive in all sports (sorry gonzaga)

BYU was the leading team that was being considered. Other teams being mentioned on the show were Utah, Boise State, Colorado and Missouri.

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llperez really by all sports

llperez really by all sports they mean the two money making sports (Football and Men's basketball)

BYU-Makes sense.

4 teams for 1 spot.

Missouri- Don't see them leaving the Big 12.
Colorado- Would give the PAC10 the Denver market I see them the 2nd choice
Utah- 1 school from Utah already going, don't see them taking 2.
Boise State- Great Football program, but basketball program is bad, and though in the pac10 they would have a tough time being able to get recruits to come play in Idaho.

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Knicksboy.....the Big East

Knicksboy.....the Big East may be gone?????

Please explain that to me because it makes no sense whatsoever.

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The only part of the Big

The only part of the Big East that might be gone, is the football part, but definitely not the basketball part. If conference realignment were to happen I could see the Big East looking something like this for basketball (St. Johns, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, DePaul, with a few others that play football staying as well) with additions such as Temple, Xavier, and Dayton coming to the big east for basketball.

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not really sure but my thoughts

i think pitt going to the big ten makes the most sense they are a football school and are closer geologically. teams dont want to travel that far to play conference games its cost money but then again prolly nothing to what they can earn. syracuse will never play in the big 12. the big east is too big as it is. they have four more teams than everybody else. they are highly overrated because more teams equals more good teams. cincinnati had a good football year but prolly doubtful they would get in. colorado and byu could be possible pac 10 teams i agree with that. i've heard west virginia moving possibly too.

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I'm only gonna discuss Big Ten

Because that's all I really care to talk about. Well I've always thought that Notre Dame should be in the Big Ten. Now I'm also including Cincinatti and or Pittsburgh. This will bring down the great number of Big East teams down to a normal amount and bring up the Big Ten roster. Geographically it also works because each of these teams are already in a state that is currently included in the Big Ten already. Also change the Big Ten name to Great Lakes Conference. (Each state borders a great lake except Iowa, which we can give to the Big Twelve to get a good rivaly against Iowa State)

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Some of the things you guys

Some of the things you guys are saying make no sense. Missouri to the PAC10? Syracuse to the Big 12? texas to the Big 10? Some of you have no sense of geography.

Lol and how did that one guy not clue in to this being about college basketball? How in the blue &$#%#&@! would college football conference realignment affect the NBA, you idiot?

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Actually that wasn't their words

I know that the Big Ten were actively recuiting Texas to join, but Texas declined. I heard about Missouri to the PAC10 but don't know all the details and this was the first time I heard about Syracuse to the Big 12 but to get back to your post AMG ya barking up the wrong tree.

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Well what the Big Ten does

Well what the Big Ten does will dictate what other conferences do for expansion/realignment. I could see if the best football schools in the Big East (Rutgers and Cincinnati leaving for the Big Ten. I don't see WVU or Pittsburgh leaving the Big East ever) then I could see the Big East going after schools like Temple and Xavier for basketball. The Big East as we all know is a Basketball Conference. I heard about the PAC10 trying to get BYU and Colorado, which I think would be great for them, but what would they call the conference the PAC12??? With conference realignment I could see Rutgers, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame all leaving the conference with additions to Temple, Xavier, and Dayton to strengthen the league for basketball. Things are bound to change, but we just don't know what or when.

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Really? Texas to Big 10 was

Really? Texas to Big 10 was discussed? Wow, I thought these conferences were at least kind of determined by geography. Can you imagine how much more traveling Texas would have to do, going to like Penn St and Minnesota instead of Texas A&M and Oklahoma?

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Geographics has little to do

Geographics has little to do with it, it's all about the money. If the AD and school's president of Texas felt they would make more money being in the Big East they would join the Big East, I know that is stupid and unrealistic, but my point is that it is all about money.

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AMG, i agree mizz to the pac

AMG, i agree mizz to the pac 10 makes little sense geography wise. But calling me out for simply repeating what i heard on a sports show makes you the clueless one.

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No, I have many clues. Maybe

No, I have many clues. Maybe don't repeat something that makes no sense just because you heard it on a sports show. Many of those guys just say crap to fill up time. Think for yourself.

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i said i was repeating froma

i said i was repeating froma sports show and made that clear. You then called me out like it was my opinion which i already stated it wasnt. Get a clue smart guy

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Actually Geography Does Have Something to do with it

But this all started back in the days when the teams traveled mostly by bus. Not only is it less expensive to travel by bus, it also brings in the obvious state rivalries, the fans can travel with the teams (you should see how many Wisconsin fans come to Minnesota to watch the games) and much easier to recuit from your next door neighbor that someone across the nation.

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Yeah, but now it is a money

Yeah, but now it is a money thing. I won't be shocked if the football powers of the Big East (Rutgers, Cincinnati, and USF) move and then the Big East gets better basketball schools from the A-10. It is something that will happen. Temple to the Big East I could see happening because they play 1-A football and that's a big deal it is what would hinder schools like Butler and Gonzaga ever being able to play in a BCS Conference.

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