If the Big East continues to get poached, can Notre Dame stand for its other sports to stay there? That could be enough for dominoes to fall, but I have no idea.
I think ND is gonna be forced to join a conference. if they go to super conferences they will not be able to schedule anyone.
I don't think the B10 will choose ISU until there is a reason that they basically have to expand to 16 teams and the more preferred teams have incredible exit penalties. ISU doesn't bring enough money to the table to make up for splitting revenue by an additional school. The travel expenses due to geography would help our cause but that's about it.
ISU has virtues that ISU fans can see but I'm not sure are good enough to sway people who don't give a crap. Maybe Pollard and Co. can sell ketchup popsicles to eskimos but I don't think the Big 10 will expand until Pollard and Geoffrey are gone.
Big Ten is the best case scenario if the Big 12 fizzles. However it is unlikely that the Big Ten will even look to expand and want Iowa State to join. It would be the best move for Iowa State but probably not the best move for the Big Ten to invite us in terms of $$$ which is all that matters anymore.
As has been said, the Big 10 is the only entity left that is likely to consider the qualities of an academic institution like ISU in a serious manner, but I'm doubtful it will be sufficient.
Well is it over for ISU? Do we stick a fork in us cause we are done with not being in an BCS conference?
Academics do not mean **** anymore it is all about the benjamins!!
Well mountain west here we come!! ( I hope not.)
Rutgers is talking to the Big 10 too. It's reported in the Chicago Tribune. They will go Big 10 before ACC and the Big 10 hailmary begins to look like an even longer shot.
wow i think espn got their wish if they were truly trying to create havoc and uncertainty in college sports