Supposedly some rumors circulating at Big-XII media days


Viewing 13 reply threads
    • #109765
      2

      St George Ute
      Ute Fan
      @stgeorgeute

      Not sure how reliable this Twitter account is, but it’s not the first time ASU and UA have been mentioned in Big-XII expansion speculation.

      So, question: If ASU and UA were to leave the PAC-12 and join the Big-XII, would you replace them? If so, with whom?

      Personally, I’d prefer to stay as is and play a full round-robin schedule with the top 2 teams to finish the season playing in a conference title game. That means 2 CA games per season, plus 2 games to the NorthWest each year. I’d take that.

       

    • #109768
      4

      Utesbyfive
      Ute Fan
      @utesbyfive

      Honestly I’d say so long and good luck to the AZ schools.

      • #109801

        PhiladelphiaUte
        Ute Fan
        @philadelphiaute

        Ditto.  We can just go back to the “Pac-10” again.  So long as we get to keep the Rose Bowl, if they wan’t leave, then I say don’t let the door swing shut and hit ’em on the a** on the way out.

    • #109770
      5

      Central Coast Ute
      Ute Fan
      @flip2848

      I wouldn’t be too sad to see them go. However, the BIG 12 would be stretching themselves. WV to AZ is a lot of ground to cover.

    • #109772
      17

      Uteusmc
      Ute Fan
      @uteusmc

       Rumor has it that the sticking point is they won’t go to the big 12 unless they can bring TDS with them. Remember everything revolves around TDS and I’m sure the Arizona schools made a courtesy to Holmoe before they decided to do anything 

    • #109777
      2

      SalUteopia
      Ute Fan
      @saluteopia

      I’d say, good riddance. Not sure about the logistics, but replace them with someone like Houston and UCF. Just big enough to add intrigue and stay competitive, but not steal the limelight.

      • #109803
        2

        PhiladelphiaUte
        Ute Fan
        @philadelphiaute

        UCF?  That’s a “geographic” poor fit.

        I don’t have a problem with poaching Houston and SMU from the AAC, but I’d prefer remaining a 10-team league over adding them.

      • #109804

        Pace Manyung
        Ute Fan
        @a2ute

        Sounds really zoobish

    • #109781
      4

      Heike
      Ute Fan
      @heike

      I would be very surprised if the Arizona schools left the PAC-12. They have too many connections to California (recruiting base, alumni, etc.) to depart.

      • #109782
        5

        Pace Manyung
        Ute Fan
        @a2ute

        ^this

        Culturally AZ is Cali’s little brother

         

      • #109783
        2

        Utesbyfive
        Ute Fan
        @utesbyfive

        Let’s swap them for Texas and OK.

    • #109786
      8

      UteFanatic
      Ute Fan
      @utefanatic

      Greg Swaim has zero credibility. He is 0/1000 on conference realignment rumors.

    • #109788
      1

      TheJuggernaut
      Ute Fan
      @thejuggernaut

      There would be no need to replace them, since the PAC could still have a championship game with 10 members.

      • #109802
        1

        UM4G
        Ute Fan
        @um4g

        Yep, 10 teams would be perfect IMO. No more divisions, just top 2 teams play again, all teams face each other every year.

        No love lost from me if we never see the Arizona schools again.

    • #109789
      1

      Ghost of the HEB
      Ute Fan
      @deseretgentlman

      That Swaim guy is the least reliable source on twitter. He’s tweeted “breaking news” concerning BYU joining the Big12 since 2015.

      • #109791
        2

        UteFanatic
        Ute Fan
        @utefanatic

        Even BYU fans ignore him now – that’s saying something considering they get excited about any conference realignment rumor – no matter how small.

        • #109805
          2

          Pace Manyung
          Ute Fan
          @a2ute

          Agreed – loads will be shot on cougarboard over this tweet

    • #109794

      Stone
      Ute Fan
      @stone

      Would never happen. Everyone in Arizona is a wanna-be Californian. No way they turn to the midwest.

      I can see it as a possible “leak” to signal they are unhappy with the revenue of the Pac12 without outright saying so. Might be a sign of cracks over the way Scott is handling things. 

    • #109820
      1

      UteThunder
      Ute Fan
      @utethunder

      My biggest concern if they were to leave is the possibility of the rest of the conference seizing the opportunity to go back to the original Pac-8. There have been rumors of this desire for years, even before Utah and Colorado joined. If Arizona and ASU left the conference that would put Utah and Colorado on a bit of a geographical island possibly making the idea of a Pac-8 that much more desirable.

      • #109824

        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        USC and the seven dwarves?

      • #109826
        1

        Utahute72
        Ute Fan
        @utahute72

        If Arizona and ASU left the conference that would put Utah and Colorado on a bit of a geographical island possibly making the idea of a Pac-8 that much more desirable.

        I would point out that Utah was an original member of the conference that became the PAC 12

      • #109841

        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        PAC-8 would never happen in today’s college football landscape. 8 teams = no conference championship game = no shot at the playoffs.

    • #109821
      1

      PlainsUte
      Ute Fan
      @plainsute

      Arizona and Kansas basketball can commisserate with their death penalty (no, wait, its the NCAA — sorry Wichita State and Grand Canyon State!)

    • #109851

      voxnihili
      Ute Fan
      @voxnihili

      Let’s see…

      Arizona is in the Pacific Timezone > 2/3 of the football season and the schools start their early-season games rather late so they are playing after sundown to avoid the worst of the heat but they are going to change conferences so they can get more “Central Time Zone games”?

       

    • #109865

      UtemanUtefan
      Ute Fan
      @utemanutefan

      Is everyone forgetting that California might be ostracized / removed from the NCAA eligibility because of the recent law changes? Maybe AZ ASU are just trying to stay relevant just in case the PAC12 implodes once California schools become irrelevant. 

       

      Not saying it’ll happen, not even saying they won’t make their own California conference with paid players and vegas weekends, but it’s a thought.

Viewing 13 reply threads
BACK TO TOP

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Utah Utes Fan Board Forums Utah Utes Sports Football Supposedly some rumors circulating at Big-XII media days