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What the hell would this mean to UConn, if anything?
In order of likelihood:
1) Scheduling opportunities for UConn, especially if more schools are pushed into independence.

2) Possible move of KU to the Big East, though unlikely in my opinion, since a refurbished Big 12 will still have better media revenue in the near term.

3) Possible move of ND to the ACC as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

4) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible replacement in the ACC.

5) Possible conference expansion in the B1G or ACC without ND with UConn as possible addition.

6) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

But probably not much.
 

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The difference in probability between scenario 1 and scenarios 2-6 combined is enormous.
Yep and the difference between possibilities is geometric not linear.
 
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In order of likelihood:
1) Scheduling opportunities for UConn, especially if more schools are pushed into independence.

2) Possible move of KU to the Big East, though unlikely in my opinion, since a refurbished Big 12 will still have better media revenue in the near term.

3) Possible move of ND to the ACC as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

4) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible replacement in the ACC.

5) Possible conference expansion in the B1G or ACC without ND with UConn as possible addition.

6) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

But probably not much.

One more long shot. KU to BIG, partner comes from the ACC, Maybe Virginia, we fill the open ACC Slot.
 

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One more long shot. KU to BIG, partner comes from the ACC, Maybe Virginia, we fill the open ACC Slot.
I only see KU going to the B1G if ND is the partner. That's part the reason I rated ND to the B1G with us tagging along so low. But yeah, it's another possibility.
 
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I only see KU going to the B1G if ND is the partner. That's part the reason I rated ND to the B1G with us tagging along so low. But yeah, it's another possibility.
You don't have to change divisions if you add an East and a West.

I don't buy it, but if you're the B1G that's a fantastic play.
 
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Greg Flugaur@flugempire
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Commish Warren won’t be nibbling.

Going big.

FOX and possible new Media partner along with Big Ten will have a large say on how the rest of college sports at highest level is formed.

Stay tuned.

Stay close.

Peak around the corner video coming out later today



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I really need to emphasize this again.

FOX Sports and highly probable new media partner (Amazon/NBC) will play a huge part in how Big Ten moves forward in again gaining back market space in collegiate sports at the highest level vis-à-vis ESPN/SEC/ACC.


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This is where I remind everybody FOX Sports President used to be Big Ten Networks President, who help create the Big Ten Network in its infancy…who was Delany’s right hand man.

There will be no sunlight in between FOX Sports and Big Ten’s decision making on their next move.
 
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In order of likelihood:
1) Scheduling opportunities for UConn, especially if more schools are pushed into independence.

2) Possible move of KU to the Big East, though unlikely in my opinion, since a refurbished Big 12 will still have better media revenue in the near term.

3) Possible move of ND to the ACC as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

4) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible replacement in the ACC.

5) Possible conference expansion in the B1G or ACC without ND with UConn as possible addition.

6) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

But probably not much.
I would not discount UConn as a member of the ACC or less likely B10 some day. This could be sooner than later. A lot is going on with the distribution of TV content and Connecticut's and New York's demographics could help UConn land in a better place than the New Big East and football independence. In fact, the move could happen this decade. Just hope we don't mess it up like last time when Louisville outsmarted us for a spot in the ACC.
 

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One more long shot. KU to BIG, partner comes from the ACC, Maybe Virginia, we fill the open ACC Slot.

Yes, along with the rumblings that Mizzou, who left the B12 because they hated UT, would go with KU.
 

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In order of likelihood:
1) Scheduling opportunities for UConn, especially if more schools are pushed into independence.

2) Possible move of KU to the Big East, though unlikely in my opinion, since a refurbished Big 12 will still have better media revenue in the near term.

3) Possible move of ND to the ACC as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

4) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible replacement in the ACC.

5) Possible conference expansion in the B1G or ACC without ND with UConn as possible addition.

6) Possible move of ND to the B1G as a full member with UConn as a possible partner.

But probably not much.

Other than #2, which I'd replace with a move to B1G perhaps with Missouri or someone else and #4 and #6 which ND cannot do without breach of contract, these make some sense. KU would have no interest in the Big East. #3 is the most viable beyond #1.

We all know the B12 was in the most precarious spot. That's why the last expansion was a big topic. Will be interesting to see what happens here. Losing Nebraska, Colorado, Mizzou and A&M really weakened it.
 

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Other than #2, which I'd replace with a move to B1G perhaps with Missouri or someone else and #4 and #6 which ND cannot do without breach of contract, these make some sense. KU would have no interest in the Big East. #3 is the most viable beyond #1.

We all know the B12 was in the most precarious spot. That's why the last expansion was a big topic. Will be interesting to see what happens here. Losing Nebraska, Colorado, Mizzou and A&M really weakened it.
No one is moving between the SEC to Big 10. The numbers don't justify it. That's why I'd discount that.

Yeah KU moving the BE is a longshot, it is just the shortest longshot of everything I mentioned.

If we move to 4 16 team super-conferences, Connecticut has a chance of being swept up, so I guess that should be on the list, but it would either be to the ACC or the B1G and I think ND would climb on board were that to happen.
 
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Yes, along with the rumblings that Mizzou, who left the B12 because they hated UT, would go with KU.
I remember reading/hearing that Missouri was Delany and B1G desired choice when they got realignment rolling 12 years ago. Somehow or another negotiations went south and Nebraska became the choice.
 

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I remember reading/hearing that Missouri was Delany and B1G desired choice when they got realignment rolling 12 years ago. Somehow or another negotiations went south and Nebraska became the choice.

The rumor I saw was that they asked and B1G turned them down several times. Neither St Louis nor KC are "SEC country". Springfield, yeah, maybe. But things have changed and I'm not sure the B1G can afford to be as picky now.
 
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I missed this thread so much.
It's a little like the first mow of the season. A little hard to get her started, but once she does, it's off to the races.

 
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Heads up:

New Realignment Thread will be posted @Minnesota247 tomorrow with newest information.

This story is not going away. Big Ten have been in communication with other universities. Very preliminary…but not starting from scratch. Realignment was always coming 2023-25.
 

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Sources indicate the flirtations of Texas and OU with the SEC are a ploy to test the waters for the eventual kingpin of the deal - bringing WV. OU/Texas acting as feelers to report back to Morgantown.
Lmao. I guess the one good thing of him not biking off a cliff yet is gems like this one. Holy lol.
 

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Christopher Lambert@theDudeofWV
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Sources indicate the flirtations of Texas and OU with the SEC are a ploy to test the waters for the eventual kingpin of the deal - bringing WV. OU/Texas acting as feelers to report back to Morgantown.
This can't be a real tweet.
 
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