Re: The Sky is falling
IIRC, when the SWC split up, Texas wanted to go to the Big Ten. Academically they would have fit in well. Travel was a huge issue. I also seem to remember that the Big Ten has schools-must-be-in-bordering-states rule, which Texas wouldn't qualify for. I think that's why, at least from the Big 12, the rumors have been Mizzou, Nebraska, and occasionally ISU (who all meet the adjoining state qualifier.)
If I were making the overtures for the Big Ten, my list would be (in order): ND, Pitt, Mizzou, Rutgers. Outside of ND, I think the other three would jump at the opportunity.
(I keep spelling out Ten - I hear that's the magical way to make 11=10...)
Last edited by dunar; 02-13-2010 at 09:03 AM.