nice to hear ISU was wanted!
This really would have been a nice option. The boards that were linked here really sounded excited about what our four schools (and we were mentioned in some pretty good ways) would bring to the table in both football and MBB.
Would have been a much better option than the MWC for sure...and you'd be crazy to deny that.
Finally, everyone (Perrault, Keeler, and 90% of Iowa fans- I'm looking at you) that was salivating how ISU had no options and was doomed to the MAC can shut the **** up.
I would have been very excited about this had the Big 12 disintegrated.
I actually prefer the Big East to our current situation. Sure, ISU gets more money, but we do not fit in at all with the south teams. The Big East would have been a closer fit to ISU.
When the B12 does disappear, I hope the Big East is still around at 8 teams to catch the 4 North teams.
imho, would be a better deal than kicking our butts kicked year in and year out by the TX OK juggernaut. if you doubt me, take a look at the odds in the other thread.
I would hope that this remains the contingency plan if we are in dire straights again. I would prefer to be in the Big East also.
If the Big 12 were in trouble in the near future (and I honestly don't think it will be. Where's Texas going?), this would be an excellent contingency plan.
This would be like being married to a 9 out of 10, with an 8 waiting in the wings, just in case she walks out on you.
But I don't think that we fit in with the Big East schools anymore than the Big 12 South. Actually, I'd say we fit in much more with schools like Okie State, TTU, and A&M than we do anyone in the Big East. Is there even an Ag school in that conference?
Yeah, things will get dangerous again when the Longhorn Network is up and running.