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KU football picked last in Big 12 media poll

KSU not getting a lot of respect. I'd wager that they'll do much better than sixth.

Maybe KU can start earning some of that respect too this year. Let's give them all the support we can, and for the entire season.

July 18, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: Does the ACC's granting of rights agreement mean realignment is finally finished?

A couple of points:

The consensus is that near the end of the GOR all heck could break loose. So it is logical that the Big 12 work on extending the GOR for many more years. Maybe that's already going on not far behind the scenes?

Why not also start a Big 12 network? Let it show whatever it can get rights to, and divide the money along those lines. UT, OU, and KU wouldn't have to participate, but by creating "fourth tier rights" some of our sports, live and replays, could be on the new network.

I suspect KU is already working to strengthen its position in case bad things happen. Remaining in the AAU, expanding the stadium, adding sports, etc. to be more attractive to the B1G would be logical.

May 3, 2013 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clint Bowen tapped to coach KU linebackers; replaces DeMontie Cross, who is headed to TCU

Matt: Things are heating up again on potential conference realignment. Blogger-word is that Miami now oenly wants a Big 12 invite, and the carve up of the ACC will finally occur. The Big 10 takes two, the Southeast Conference takes their two, and we take six after them.

January 18, 2013 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Dismal KU football season featured players and plays to celebrate

Let's celebrate everyone by giving each a trophy. That would improve their self-esteem greatly. There are no winners or losers in life!

Oh, wait. 1-11.

December 11, 2012 at 6:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: 3:44 p.m. update — KU coach Bill Self chimes in on realignment; ACC expansion and more rumors from Big Ten country

On-air and blog rumors in Tampa that FSU is to announce, in a week or so, a move to the Big 12. Could be nothing, of course.

December 4, 2012 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: 3:44 p.m. update — KU coach Bill Self chimes in on realignment; ACC expansion and more rumors from Big Ten country

KU isn't going to the B1G anytime soon unless either the conference is dissolved by a backroom agreement of our presidents, or there is a deal for another big name or two to replace KU. Think B1G agrees not to take or block FSU, Clemson, or Miami if it gets KU.

But this minor talk of KU or the Big 12 breaking up is by ACC folk trying to muddy the waters. They are the ones under the knife right now, not the Big 12.

Latest, from the classic unnamed sources for the bloggers who have been the most accurate, is that GaTech to the B1G is a done deal. UVa has mucked up the move of them and UNC to the B1G, but maybe they are just legally covering their backside like MU and others did before they jumped. FSU and others are willing to go to the Big 12 if the B1G and SEC pass on them. The UofL may yet end up with us, despite the recent news.

November 30, 2012 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: 3:44 p.m. update — KU coach Bill Self chimes in on realignment; ACC expansion and more rumors from Big Ten country

All current "the grass may be is greener" ACC members are waiting to see the ultimate UMD exit fee. If only $25 million or so, more may jump. If UVa and either or both UNC and GTech jump to the Big Ten, then VaTech and NCState are expected to go to the SEC.

The Big 12 likely then picks up most any pieces it wants. E.g., from FSU, Clemson, GTech, UL, Pitt, and Miami.

If enough decide to jump, then a vote to dissolve the ACC occurs, and if successful, the exit fees could totally disappear.

But ND can stop this cold by accepting full membership in the ACC, and ACC taking one to three new members (UL, UCONN, UCinn, or even Navy).

November 28, 2012 at 6:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: What to expect from this week's Big 12 meetings in Kansas City; plus a few of the latest links regarding Big 12 expansion and ACC survival

They meet again this morning, and the latest is that the FSU board is moving into fact-finding mode. Nothing to happen soon, but still possible later this summer or maybe next year after the post-season is settled.

June 8, 2012 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: What to expect from this week's Big 12 meetings in Kansas City; plus a few of the latest links regarding Big 12 expansion and ACC survival

Latest from the boards is that the FSU BoT meets starting today, and that there will be a discussion like what MU's board had just before they moved. CU's board to meet soon too.

June 7, 2012 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Leaders at Big 12 meetings: League set at 10

BYU probably burned its bridge last year. They should go back to the MWC until BYU's management changes their ways enough for the PAC to take them.

May 31, 2012 at 9:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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