Published on December 19th, 2012 | by chris
Conference Expansion News 12.19.12
BIG BANG THEORIES: THE COUNTDOWN TO SUPER-CONFERENCES (PART 1) (12.18.12) – Brilliant article by MrSEC — in this part each conference is broken down from a financial perspective and you can start to see where the disparity is from school to school and conference to conference. Want to know why Maryland is moving to the Big Ten? Just look at the numbers. Ultimately, this is setting up for part 2 of the series which will be looking at how certain schools meet the specific needs of each conference as we move toward super conferences.
Deposing Leaders; Forgetting Legends (12.18.12) – The Big Ten has put out its survey and this article isn’t especially appreciative of some of the ideas put forth. Instead of settling for the Big Ten’s proposals, new ways of splitting up the divisions is recommend — some good, some bad, some contain adult humor.
How to get smart about B1G expansion (12.18.12) – Want to sound like you know what you’re talking about when it comes to Big Ten expansion? Well, bone up on these four topics and you’ll end up sounding like the expect you always felt you were.
Why Notre Dame is no longer the B1G’s White Whale (12.18.12) – I’m pretty sure people have moved on from the thought of Notre Dame joining the Big Ten, but just for fun here’s an article that deep dives right back into the subject. Along the way, though, there are some good numbers on TV ratings and geographic holdings. This article also covers 5 teams they believe are the logical next candidates for admission.
Top five realignment ‘free agents’ (12.18.12) – an ESPN insider article (subscription required) about the top five bachelors out there.
The Big East Is Dead, and the ACC Isn’t Far Behind (12.18.12) – Is the ACC the next conference to take a bullet to the heart? If it does, will it be the Big Ten that leads the charge and, if so, when?
Big East split complicates Notre Dame departure (12.17.12) – Nothing will stop Notre Dame in their move to the ACC, but the Big East split is all but certain to make it more complicated.