Super Conferences

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by fishon, May 23, 2010.

  1. uscue13

    uscue13 Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Country:
    United States
    Re: Wait!-- we're not done yet

    Why add four for a 14-team league? But that said, TCU and BYU make good sense as Big 12 teams to me, but not Boise or Houston. TCU & BYU just seem like big-time departments that will be able to keep up (as much as possible for newly invited teams) with Texas and A&M. It would be weird to see Boise jump from the WAC to the MWC to the BIG 12 all in a matter of weeks, although the MWC did lose some luster with Utah gone. It would have been a really strong conference with TCU, Utah and Boise.

    I know Houston is huge but right now their athletics just aren't on a national stage to consider adding them to a league like this. I know who they are because I follow athletics very closely, but if you asked a majority of people across the nation what Houston's nickname is, how many would say "Cougars"? But BYU and TCU both have strong name recognition. TCU I think should be welcome in any conference for all sports (although Pac10 obviously didn't want them).
     
  2. thesoccerphantom

    Nov 4, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Either this is a dead dog........ or everyone is on summer vacation.
    Any new rumors...............
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  3. Morris20

    Morris20 Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Upper 90 of nowhere
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Well, the Big10 and Pac10 both got enough schools to hold a conference championship game in football, and the Big12 (which is now down to ten teams) basketball schools paid off UT and TAMU to keep from becoming mid-majors. So I'd think CUSA might be a bit nervous about UTEP and Houston joining up with the other Texas schools in the Big12 eventually. But I think I'm starting this rumor . . .

    The other rumor is there are people dumb enough to believe the "academic fit" reasons for the jumping around. This one is unsubstantiated as far as I can tell . . .
     
  4. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    yeah, we can put that one to bed.
     

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