Super Conferences

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

  1. uscue13

    uscue13 Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    FC Barcelona
    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...............
  3. Morris20

    Morris20 Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Upper 90 of nowhere
    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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