Is expansion still possible for Big 12?Why new chairman thinks conference's current size is positive

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Although UConn's recent (2013-17) yearly attendance averages are in the high 20,000s, from 2003 to 2011 the Huskies averaged in the high 30's (36-39 thousand)...reaching 40,000 one year.

The decline in attendance began in 2013...coinciding with the loss of the all sports Big East.
 
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Texas is the tamale, Oklahoma is the sauce, and Kansas is the fork.

Will the B1G pick up the fork?

Merely the loss of Kamsas will, I think, collapse the B12.

To employ another analogy, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are dominoes set up in a row, ready to tumble.

Will the B1G supply the momentum?

And if Kansas goes, a 17-school league doesn't work. 18 does work. I continue to believe opportunity could arise for UConn.

But ....

But maybe the B1G is done?
 
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With all the potential targets out there the B1G has no interest in targeting Kansas.

The ONLY chance Kansas has at the B1G is as somebody's +1
 

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The Big Ten owes it's development to Michigan road trips in 1881 and 1883.

1881 Michigan Wolverines football team - Wikipedia

1883 Michigan Wolverines football team - Wikipedia

Began it's conquest of the Midwest after those trips and set up the Big Ten. Don't underestimate what the Big Ten thinks of UConn and Connecticut.

Sorry I went off-topic again. I'd have to assume we are still easily desirable to the Big 12, too, if UT and OU were to stay. I somehow think OU will leave for the SEC. Cannot see any logic in them sticking it out with UT in the Big 12 over a slot in the SEC.
 
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Kansas is no more attractive than UConn to the B1G. Possibly Kansas and Uconn as a pair could carry their weight in the B1G, but it will be a lot easier for the pair to get in if OU and Texas ask for KU to be included.
 
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Kansas football is currently horrible, and has been horrible, for the most part, through the years. Kansas basketball, however, is scintillating, plus Kansas has solid academics.

I say the B1G should think about courting Kansas not for Kansas, but to pry a wedge - the final wedge - in the B12.

If Kansas were to leave the B12, Oklahoma would almost certainly pack it up, too. If Oklahoma leaves the B12, then Texas would be forced to leave the B12.

So, Kansas would be the lever to pry loose Oklahoma. If the B1G also took in Oklahoma, then here comes Texas, even if Texas might otherwise like to keep the B12 afloat.

Kansas > Oklahoma > Texas.

That would be 17. That might create an opening for UConn?
 
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