Texas & OK ask to join SEC?

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UCF and Houston would probably be the first 2 replacements.
That would crush AAC Football. ESPN loses the easy money filler programming they abused for so long.
 

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I know it's fun to speculate, but everyone takes these things at face value. UT & OU may indeed want to move.
BUT they also may know that it will never happen (or they'd make impossible demands of the SEC so it ultimately failed) and this merely gives them even more leverage with the B12.

Or they're putting the squeeze on the PAC.
 

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Houston is obvious. West Virginia would push like hell to get Cincy and Memphis in, and both would make sense given the market size both of those teams would bring.

Last spot would either go to Tulane for the New Orleans market + geographical continuity or one of the Florida teams for those markets.

Either way, as @Fishy said, this is the end of the AAC.
Tulane? Hell no.

Houston, Cinci/Memphis, UCF/USF or Boise/BYU.
 

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This would be the end of the American.
AAC is still higher on the food chain than C-USA. Why not just raid them again?
 
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I thought I'd never come back here....but here I am! Let the scenarios, slash marks, tweets from random nobodies, and more begin!!

I agree with whoever said that it's nice to feel like we can sit by and watch this time. We should definitely inquire but I have a feeling there won't be anything to inquire about. Whatever is left in the Big 12 will be on par with the AAC. Our current situation is better than that.
 
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I will follow-up on this: as much as this outcome would be awesome, have to wonder if the Big 10 would step in and take the two remaining AAU schools from the Big XII: Kansas and Iowa State.

Either way, it is nice not have this have any significant consequence to UConn. At worst, nothing happens. At best, the conference improves / UConn gets to regularly play better teams.
Kansas would never join the Big East and honestly the Big 10 is good enough to not need Kansas in basketball. I think they get stuck
 

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Kansas was about two hours from having to join the Mountain West during the last Big 12 realignment saga. I don’t see them joining the B1G and even if they did I see almost no way the B1G is interested in adding a SECOND Iowa team, even if they are an AAU school.
 

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Possible Big 12 candidate list?

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I will follow-up on this: as much as this outcome would be awesome, have to wonder if the Big 10 would step in and take the two remaining AAU schools from the Big XII: Kansas and Iowa State.

Either way, it is nice not have this have any significant consequence to UConn. At worst, nothing happens. At best, the conference improves / UConn gets to regularly play better teams.

I fail to see how this may not be of consequence to UConn. Rule 1 of conference realignment...
 

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I fail to see how this may not be of consequence to UConn. Rule 1 of conference realignment...
It will be of consequence to UConn but I believe it will be a net-positive for us when all the dominoes fall.
 
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So what are the scenarios for us?

Would we be interested in joining a league with Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, and the other Big 12 leftovers or remain in the Big East? I'd sorta prefer it if I knew the Big Ten wasn't coming for Kansas and the Pac 12 wasn't coming for anyone else.

Of course my dream scenario is for the Big Ten to use this movement to go for Kansas and/or ND and there is a spot needed for a partner or an open spot in the ACC.
 
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Was listening to the Paul Finebaum show and he had the guy on who broke the story. It really sounds like this is legit. Not some click bait story.
 
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Was listening to the Paul Finebaum show and he had the guy on who broke the story. It really sounds like this is legit. Not some click bait story.
Agree. The fact that this apparently got as far as it did in the preliminary stage without any report then followed up by these non-committal statements from UT and OU means this one ain't some internet rumor.

Somehow Mh3 will take credit for this.
 
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