Big E wrote:Wait until the B12 adds whoever they add (my money is on BYU and ND).
Why would Notre Dame turn down the Big Ten just to join the Big Twelve?
There's no way the B12 continues without a conference championship game. Â Whether that means the conference completely dissolves or they expand back to 12 or more is TBD. Â Either way, whatever the B12 does sets off another round of fun. Â The only question is will they do it before the B10 does.
I see Jim Delaney making one last effort to get ND by threatening more expansion plans.
Either A: Â If you join us we'll only also go after Rutgers and call it good.
or B: If you don't join us we're going after Rutgers and any other large market team in the Big East (think Pitt, UConn, Cincinnati, etc), thereby destroying the Big East as a BCS conference and your non-football scheduling becomes impossible.
If any one of the BCS conferences goes past 12 teams to 14 or 16, you can bet that one or more other conferences will follow. Â Pretty soon, scheduling as an independent becomes a nightmare. Â Assuming Texas isn't an independent at that point (or that the SEC, PAC12 and MWC haven't absorbed what's left of the B12), the most likely candidates for the B12 to stay together are BYU and ND, as they both bring national and regional markets that the B12 currently doesn't have (the B12 cares not for TCU.)
This is nowhere near close to over. Â It just might be quiet for a couple years as TV contracts trickle out.