Non-Big East Conversation

Discussion in 'Around the League' started by Jared Grubbs, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. iluvsnow

    iluvsnow Well-Known Member

    Kansas in the Big!!!!!!
  2. thevinrod

    thevinrod Active Member VIP Member

    Big East Schools: “man, I hope the top end of the conference doesn’t suffer now that Jay Wright suddenly retired.”

    <Bill Self has entered the chat>

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  3. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

    2019 Kansas in the Big 12 with Texas and Oklahoma:

    2024 Kansas in the Big East
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  4. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member


    Wow, the crazy won't stop.
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  5. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    I blame Mick Cronin. Just couldn't leave midwest basketball behind.
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  6. Shane Davis

    Shane Davis Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I don't mean to sound dismissive for teams like Dayton or Wichita State, but none of them would command the type of draw that Gonzaga could bring to help keep the conference nationally relevant. It may be a slim chance that it happens, but I am concerned that after all the dust has settled the landscape will basically reveal only 2 or 3 super power conferences. That's not a good thing for anyone, but especially not the Big East who doesn't have football to help with revenue.

    Personally I would be fine with the opportunity to see Syracuse back in the Big East. I wouldn't say that I like them that much, but to see them back home with their name recognition and having classic Big East matchups again would be good for the conference. Basically my feeling is this - If Gonzaga were to join us, then the Big East would have that national Blue Blood program to compliment and help give the conference something that's coveted, similar to having MSG as the exclusive for their tournaments. If they can't get a team of similar caliber, then they should just stick with being very selective on who they invite.
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  7. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Well-Known Member

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  8. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

    All of which is true...
  9. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

    Waiting for leftover P5 schools makes sense revenue-wise, finding one who is willing to go independent in football is difficult. Although the more "independent" programs that appear the greater the chance they become more attractive to secondary revenue contractors like Fs1 Fs2, so there may be some angle in that direction. It seems like the magic number for conference size is 16 schools. If so, then that means the BE needs to find 5 sensible adds.
    Gonzaga and Kansas and Syracuse have been repeatedly mention and those seem logical - not much in the P12 looks logical, maybe Stanford. And then who ? Baylor? Memphis?
  10. gmoser1210

    gmoser1210 Well-Known Member

    I was a little surprised the Indy Star would run an opinion piece attacking a local commentator. Seems odd, even if it is valid.
  11. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    I'm a little embarrassed that "Dan Dakich" is now in my search history, but I no longer subscribe to The Star and thought maybe I had missed some new, egregiously stupid thing he had said or done.

    Anyway, I discovered that The Star or Gannett licensed the Doyel column to Yahoo! and it can be read without a subscription here:
  12. troggy

    troggy Well-Known Member

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