It's what I do. I drink and I know things.
- Aug 16, 2013
This is a great post. I truly believe that traditional rivalries are very important. Yet, who are Texas’ traditional rivalries? Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech? Being in the old SWC, most of those schools are small private (Baylor, TCU, SMU, Rice) or a commuter school like Houston. They aren’t playing Texas A&M or Arkansas in anything, so who would they stay for (if Oklahoma was moving with them?And, I believe that there is a value to schools, their alumni and fans, to retain cultural ties and traditional rivalries.
And it is, ultimately, what your athletic department does with those dollars...Sure Indiana and Northwestern make more media money than Clemson...But Clemson does fine with what it has.
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