OSU and Wazzu to the Big 12


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        The Miami Ute
        Ute Fan
        @themiamiute

        I’m hearing a few reports that ESPN is working with the Big 12 to expand the conference again and add OSU and Wazzu. Sounds like a great deal for both those schools.

      • #196437
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        Utesbyfive
        Ute Fan
        @utesbyfive

        I think the conference is too unwieldy big at 18, but honestly they belong.

      • #196439
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        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        They belong. I definitely have conference Expansion news fatigue. We need to just protect the game.

        • #196454
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          GameForAnyFuss
          Ute Fan
          @gameforanyfuss

          Sorry, but the game is already gone. What you’re watching today isn’t college football.

      • #196442
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        DrahtUte
        Ute Fan
        @drahtute

        Kind of makes me wonder if OSU and Washington have some way of leveraging their status as the only remaining PAC members to squeeze some money from ESPN.

        I’m a PAC 12 homer at heart though and I hope the beavers and cougars somehow maintain the conference and schools bounce back in a few years. I know it’s a pipe dream but at least Coach Neiuheisel (I never tried to spell his name before) mentioned it as an unlikely possibility.

      • #196443
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        lgt4141
        Ute Fan
        @lgt4141

        Makes you wonder of them joining would give the Big 12 all the Pac 12 assets and future revenue. I am sure that is part of the discussion.

        • #196444
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          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          I kind of think that if the conference dissolves all at once in 2024, then all future distribution from the hoops tourney, etc will have to be split evenly between the 12.

          • #196447
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            The Miami Ute
            Ute Fan
            @themiamiute

            That’s absolutely true. However, I’m pretty certain that both the Beavs and the Cougs will take the security of a P4 Conference, an easy $30M+ payday, and access to the CFP over any money coming from PAC assets.

      • #196452

        PlainsUte
        Ute Fan
        @plainsute

        They could break out the Pac-12 Teams as a division; then the division winners play each other for the title, at Jerry World or in Vegas.

        • #196455
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          fosternano
          Ute Fan
          @fosternano

          I hope it ends up in Vegas over Jerry world. My guess is they’ll get more fans in Vegas regardless over Dallas, even with the Texas based teams.

      • #196478
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        prestitute
        Ute Fan
        @prestitute

        Would love this! 16 to 18, at this point, who cares. I would love to keep playing those teams and really like both fanbases.

      • #196480
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        The Miami Ute
        Ute Fan
        @themiamiute
      • #196486
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        SouthWestUte21
        Ute Fan
        @southwestute21

        It would be smart for the big 12 to add OSU and WSU

        • #196488
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          The Miami Ute
          Ute Fan
          @themiamiute

          If for no other reason than there’s safety in numbers.

      • #196491
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        utefansince79
        Ute Fan
        @utefansince79

        Nothing that I can find about this on the ESPN website.

        Intuitively, 18 teams with a west division of Utah/BYU, Zona schools, Wazzou/OSU, Kansas schools, and Colorado and east division of the 9 others, could leave us in a stable league with much of our schedule being to closer schools.

        As far as the football title game location, MWC found out LONG ago (as did many other conferences over time) that fans love to travel to Vegas.

      • #196504
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        Central Coast Ute
        Ute Fan
        @flip2848

        I heard about it on Locked on BIG 12. He cited Swaim as his source. I then rolled my eyes and decided to wait and see. That’s why I didn’t post about it here. Have you heard a credible source speak about it?

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