Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Is this the end of the Big 12?

Well, reports have been all over the net for the last few days that the Big 12 is in trouble.

The short....

1. Nebraska and Mizzou are contemplating bolting for the Big 10....if invited. Reports are now that Nebraska got invited, but Mizzou didn't.

2. The Big 12 South minus Baylor and plus Colorado could be headed to the Pac 10 if Nebraska leaves.

3. This would leave Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Mizzou and Baylor in the Big 12.

My opinion...

(NOTE: I think it's important to note that I'm a fan of Baylor and Texas. I grew up a 'horns fan until we moved to Waco. My parents had season tickets to Bears games. So, I naturally became a Baylor fan. Only time I root against Texas is when they play the Bears.)

As a fan of Baylor, I am devastated at Baylor possibly being left out of a major conference. I know they stink in Football. In other sports, they have been good. They have won the 3rd most Big 12 championships in the last 7 years behind Texas and A&M. Their Men's basketball team made it to the elite eight this year.

As a fan of Texas, I think this is dumb. Am I really going to have to watch games on Pacific time.... Could someone with common sense, please look at the Rangers playing in the American League West and see the ratings for the 9:05 p.m. central time games. I'm sorry, but this is terrible for the fans.

I also hate that rivalries will be set aside. Nebraska/OU has been a great game. Baylor against the Texas schools (A&M, Tech, UT).

My solution. Keep the Big 12 intact.

Let Mizzou and Nebraska go.

Put OU/OSU in the Big 12 north.

Bring TCU and Houston into the Big 12 South.

We'll see how this plays out, but I'm not feeling confident right now. :)

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