/ Villanova vs Kansas
Matt, you missed a game. Rush already went up against Pierce on November 1. As I recall, Rush got smoked by Pierce a couple times. I'd say give Rush another year, and it will be real exciting.
Not sure if you're the one to post this to or not, but on the main page it says that this is the first meeting between KU and NIU. Not true. NIU beat KU 37-34 in '83. I'm not sure if there were other meetings.
The New Big15?
South-Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, OU, OSU, TCU
North-K-State, Kansas, Mizzou, Iowa St, Louisville, Cincy
Associate Member: Notre Dame
Each year, Notre Dame plays two games from the South, one is Texas every Friday after Thanksgiving in Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, one game per year rotating from the other South Teams in South Bend. Then each year Notre Dame plays two teams in the North, one rotating in Arrowhead in KC and Soldiers Field in Chicago with Mizzou, K-State or Kansas, one game with another North member in South Bend.
But Notre Dame keeps their Independence status in football. They are not full members of the conference and may maintain their NBC money and a small portion of the Big12 Tier One and Two money.
Teams play every team in their own division (5 games) and 3 games with teams in the other division, Notre Dame games counts as one of these 3 games.
East-Notre Dame, Cincy, Louisville, Marquette, DePaul
West-Kansas, K-State, Iowa State, Mizzou, Texas Tech
South-Texas, Baylor, TCU, OU, OSU
Each team plays teams in their division on a home and away (8 games), teams play teams in the other division on a rotating schedule (10 games) for a total of 18 games. Top 12 teams advance to the tournament, with top four seeds receiving first round byes. Big15 Tournaments rotating in Louisville, Kansas City and OKC.
What do you think?
Hi Matt, do you believe the politicians in Missouri aren't under unbelievable pressure to keep MU in the Big 12 in order to maintain the economic dollars that the Big 12 tourney. other Sprint Center games, NCAA games and the games at Arrowhead based on their Big 12 membership?
It seems crazy in these tough economic times that the state and KC would be willing to give up those millions of dollars because MU wants to be in the SEC with no chance of ever having conference dollars come to the state of Missouri.
What are your thoughts?
This is what the Big XII needs to do. @Matt you should check into what the possibilities of a scenario like this.
Big XII takes TCU - happening now
Big XII aggressively goes after Louisville and West Virginia for 11th and 12th members
As that happens, Uconn and Rutgers will be really pushing to get into the ACC
Big East is gone... Big XII now has leverage and ability to go after Notre Dame. I say this because now what the Big XII can do is say OK, we have 12 football teams and we are satisfied with that. Why don't we go after Notre Dame and allow them to keep football independent, then we can also add BYU and allow them to stay independent in football as well.
All of the sudden we have the ability to give certain teams what they want and need in order to really align themselves with a conference as well as having a solid set of schools.
Academics will improve, football will stay good, we look much more attractive in basketball, and it puts the Big XII on the map as the best conference to be in as well a certain powerhouse basketball conference.
On the other hand Missouri could leave... Then add Cincinatti as well. Yes it's a hit in academics, football, and a couple other areas. However, we gain a new market, another good basketball team, and another BigE team that will make the old BigE teams happy to still be together.
Just a thought that could be thrown around.
Get us back to 12... say good bye to MU ... bring on Lou, WV and Cincy.. Big East Football done -- and basketball too...
Matt-Where do we stand on realignment? I saw a story today that talked about the Big East adding five football teams. Previous stories had the Beast substantially increasing their exit fees.
In light of those two things, if the Big 12 is interested at all in getting back to that number (and I think they should), it appears they should move quickly.
There appear to be five legitimate possibilites, UConn, Rutgers, LVille, Cincy, and BYU. Personally, because of the academics, I would prefer UConn and Rutgers. Those schools may want the ACC, but does the ACC want them?
The geography is horrible, but if we're going to WVU, then why not UConn.
Any updates in the pipeline?
matt heard today by espn romeo is chiefs new head coach,have you heard anything,thanks matt.
So, is Durley still fishing?
Matt - Do you have any insights regarding Davon Crookshank and Brandon Snell? Both of these seemed to pop up on the (ESPN) radar after the class was complete, and seem fairly well regarded. Are they players that were dissed by other programs? Questionable from a classroom/public perception? JC candidates? It would seem that they don't meet the profile of a walk-on, though they would seem like really nice additions after the fact. Gray shirts?
Were you talking a week or so ago about a walk-on article being in the works? That would be real nice to see. Sounds like a really encouraging development for the program, and hopefully gets us a lot closer to keeping local recruits local and with the good guys. Using 247 #, I calculate that the current class would be 11% better if we had protected the borders. There isn't enough talent in KS/KC to succeed, but we can do a heck of a lot better by keeping the good players with the good guys.
I guess bracketology is gonna be a big time interest until Selection Sunday.
Then we get to pick a bracket for fun or in some cases money.
www.bracketmatrix.com has many so maybe more knowledge than Joe Lunardi
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