Molotov Cocktail of Ugliness
- Aug 24, 2011
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For the record, I think Tranghese did as good a job as could be expected after the ACC raid, and I also think he is right to at least question whether the schools that are moving towards a superconference future will actually get more money. But since someone else is going to post this and use it as a cudgel to beat Tranghese in effigy, we might as well get it over with. Have at it.
The one positive for me would be if the result is a de-emphasis on polls and perhaps a 4 team playoff in the near future.If the Big 12 were to lose one to four members to various conferences, the Big East would likely swoop in to pick apart what is left. A source with knowledge of the situation said the Big East order would be Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State if it were to decide to go to 20 overall teams. TCU joins the league in all sports in 2012.
If the Big East added three more schools, in addition to TCU (which is set to join the conference next fall), it would have 12 football-playing schools.
"I can't figure out why bigger is better," former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese said. "I don't see it. Fewer conferences means more losers with so many teams in one league. It would be so hard to operate. I ask myself the same question since I was in the room with so many of these people: Where would the money come from that these schools would make more money going to 16?
"People have said to me that we were big, and we were, but we had no choice," Tranghese said of expanding to 16 schools under his watch after the ACC grabbed Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech. "These other conferences would have a choice. They're electing to [possibly expand to 16 teams]. I haven't figured out why. I don't know why they want to get bigger but it seems like it's headed in that direction."