What the Big 12 cannot afford to do

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According to multiple industry sources, is stand pat. There is still the lingering question of who even has leverage in adding teams between the Pac-12 and Big 12. One industry source gave what was termed a slight lean to the Big 12 in being able to snatch teams from the other conference. The difference in earning value between the Big 12 and Pac-12 would be “negligible” after this round of realignment, but in expanding, the Big 12 would at least be fortifying itself while diminishing the Pac-12.

By adding from the Pac-12 the Big 12 would not only be fortifying its standing in the market but also cutting a competitor, the Pac-12, at the knees. Win-win. Whether the Pac-12 is interested in folding is another matter entirely, but strength in numbers may be necessary, and the Big 12 seemingly has the high ground here over the Pac-12 which could be an inviting place of safety for a league now in disarray.

It seems far from a done deal even while acknowledging it is a real possibility — the report came the same day the Pac-12 self-reported it was (very prematurely) entering a negotiating phase for its next media rights deal — but this is a blog, right? Let’s just play a little game and pretend like it does happen.

Adding the four Pac-12 teams that Dodd mentioned: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado — make a ton of geographical sense, obviously. With BYU already on the way it’d give the Big 12 a nice little western foot print.

Published 1 month ago on July 6 By Kyle Boone
 

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According to multiple industry sources, is stand pat. There is still the lingering question of who even has leverage in adding teams between the Pac-12 and Big 12. One industry source gave what was termed a slight lean to the Big 12 in being able to snatch teams from the other conference. The difference in earning value between the Big 12 and Pac-12 would be “negligible” after this round of realignment, but in expanding, the Big 12 would at least be fortifying itself while diminishing the Pac-12.

By adding from the Pac-12 the Big 12 would not only be fortifying its standing in the market but also cutting a competitor, the Pac-12, at the knees. Win-win. Whether the Pac-12 is interested in folding is another matter entirely, but strength in numbers may be necessary, and the Big 12 seemingly has the high ground here over the Pac-12 which could be an inviting place of safety for a league now in disarray.

It seems far from a done deal even while acknowledging it is a real possibility — the report came the same day the Pac-12 self-reported it was (very prematurely) entering a negotiating phase for its next media rights deal — but this is a blog, right? Let’s just play a little game and pretend like it does happen.

Adding the four Pac-12 teams that Dodd mentioned: Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado — make a ton of geographical sense, obviously. With BYU already on the way it’d give the Big 12 a nice little western foot print.

Published 1 month ago on July 6 By Kyle Boone
I think that in a vacuum, the PAC 12 and Big 12 look somewhat equal, but a HUGE advantage the Big 12 has is that everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, expects the Big 10 to come back around to feast on the PAC 12 again soon. That creates the equivalent of "negative recruiting" for the BIG 12.

It's analogy is what a rival school will do after an elite HC is rumored to be leaving a school or if they are going to get penalized by the NCAA. Generate doubt/panic and get them to jump in anticipation of a likely bad event while they still have time/leverage. Those PAC 12 teams worth a damn aren't signing a GOR. No f#$*ing way.

Cal, Oregon St, Stanford, and WSU will sign one tomorrow, but that is it.
 

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No. Cal and Stanford still are on B1G radar from academics. No one cares about their recent on the field performance...except for sports forum posters.
 

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No. Cal and Stanford still are on B1G radar from academics. No one cares about their recent on the field performance...except for sports forum posters.
Especially Stanford because of their ND rivalry. ND is not yet off the board unless they signed that 75 million dollar deal with NBC yet.
 
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No. Cal and Stanford still are on B1G radar from academics. No one cares about their recent on the field performance...except for sports forum posters.
Academics are down on the list. Eyeballs bringing FUTURE value is by far #1. See Ruggers and Maryland.
 

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Academics are down on the list. Eyeballs bringing FUTURE value is by far #1. See Ruggers and Maryland.
Your post would be more believable if you could spell. That would be RUTGERS not RUGGERS. Academics must have been way down your list too.
 

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Your post would be more believable if you could spell. That would be RUTGERS not RUGGERS. Academics must have been way down your list too.

It's Ruggers. Criami. Dooke. Domers. sPitt. MooU.
Guess that flew over your head.