At the Chicago college basketball media day, DePaul coach Oliver Purnell made a joke at the podium about announcing a new additions to a new super-conference that was planning on adding more teams in the near future. We in the media appreciated his jab at the chaotic landscape that is conference realignment/expansion. And again at the DePaul media luncheon, Purnell was asked … [Read more...] about Big East Football Realignment HURTING Big East Basketball
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I guess the Boise State Broncos are going to follow the TCU Horned Frogs around the carousel of college football expansion/realignment. You could say they'll scoop up their "sloppy seconds." Today the Big East Conference invited Boise State, Navy and Air Force for football only and SMU, Houston and Central Florida for all sports, a source with knowledge of the situation told … [Read more...] about Big East Invites Boise State, Navy and Air Force Football to Join
The carousel keeps moving in college football conference expansion and relocation. Today it leaked that the West Virginia Mountaineers have been approved to replace Missouri Tigers in the Big 12 conference. The conference board of directors approved the move to take place once the Mizzou move to the SEC is complete. WVU leaving the Big East obviously leaves an already very … [Read more...] about West Virginia to Replace Missouri in Big 12
The University of Missouri has publicly stated it's intentions of joining up with the SEC. And in many ways (adding the St. Louis and Kansas City television markets, developing natural rivalries or "border wars" with the state institutions of Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee) the Missouri Tigers are a good for the SEC. But are they going to get enough SEC presidents to vote … [Read more...] about Mizzou Inevitably Joining SEC? Missouri Official Denies NY Times Report
Syracuse and Pittsburgh are on their way to the ACC, meaning they're jumping from one abysmal college football conference (Big East) to one very mediocre college football conference. They're also leaving the hoops super-conference (which looks like it's about to implode) to what will be far and away the strongest hoops conference in the nation. I'm sorry about the headline. … [Read more...] about UConn and Rutgers in ACC: What a Monster Basketball Conference
If you're rooting for the eventual demolishing of the BCS, in favor of a new college football playoff system (meaning you are in fact a human being who possesses a sense of decency, logic and rationality) then you should be rooting for Texas to do the right thing (whether that's in the Big 12 or not) and start the seismic change required to get the ball rolling in the direction … [Read more...] about Megaconference Era=Eventual Playoffs
With Nebraska in the fold (and Zombie Tom Osborne apparently their athletic director -- seriously, he looks undead in that photo!), The Big Ten has some decisions to make. Do they stay at 12 teams? Do they continue to expand as all their major conference counterparts frantically do the same, or do they save themselves? Do they have any clue what they even want to do, or … [Read more...] about What Is The Big Ten’s Next Expansion Move?
Nebraska is officially a member of the Big Ten… or whatever it will end up being called after all the dust has settled. While the move makes sense both financially and to improve the quality of football in the conference, the switch does absolutely nothing for college basketball. By: David Kay … [Read more...] about What does Nebraska Basketball Bring to Big Ten? Not Much.