NJ.com series on Big 10 expansion

While this 5-part series from the Newark Star-Ledger focuses on how a probable Big 10 expansion will affect Rutgers and Seton Hall, it does look beyond those 2 New Jersey members of the Big East. Charlotte mentioned in the “Mega conferences” piece, which speculates on how the next round of expansion could pan out.

Links:

[b]COMPLETE STAR-LEDGER COVERAGE OF POSSIBLE BIG TEN EXPANSION:[/b] [ul] [li][url=http://www.nj.com/rutgers/index.ssf/2010/05/rutgers_at_major_crossroads_as.html]Rutgers at major crossroads as possibility of joining Big Ten gets closer[/url][/li] [li][url=http://www.nj.com/rutgers/index.ssf/2010/05/what_will_be_potential_future.html]What will be potential future of non-revenue sports at Rutgers if conference realignment happens?[/url][/li] [li][url=http://www.nj.com/setonhall/index.ssf/2010/05/if_big_east_breaks_apart_due_t.html]If Big East breaks apart, what happens to Seton Hall?[/url][/li] [li][url=http://www.nj.com/rutgers/index.ssf/2010/05/south_orange_native_jim_delany.html]South Orange native Jim Delany bringing bold vision to job as Big Ten commissioner[/url][/li] [li][url=http://media.nj.com/ledgerarchives/other/colorBIG10.DT.pdf]Mega conferences: A look at how things might shake out should there be a nationwide restructuring (PDF)[/url][/l][/l]
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[quote=“Run49er, post:1, topic:23247”]While this 5-part series from the Newark Star-Ledger focuses on how a probable Big 10 expansion will affect Rutgers and Seton Hall, it does look beyond those 2 New Jersey members of the Big East. Charlotte mentioned in the “Big Idea” piece, which speculates on how the next round of expansion could pan out.

Links to 2 of the pieces on NJ.com (other 3 can be found within first link listed below):

Rutgers at major crossroads as possibility of joining Big Ten gets closer

The Big Idea: Mega Conferences [NOTE: .pdf file]
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Seen this PDF before and its pretty out there. If you don’t believe that just look at their “Big” Atlantic. I know that sports writers focus on sports but obviously these guys know nothing about the ACC’s self image in academics. It will be a cold day in Hell before Cincinnati and especially South Florida would get an ACC invite. It’s all smoke in the wind.

[quote=“49RFootballNow, post:2, topic:23247”]It’s all smoke in the wind.[/quote]I think you can say everything that’s been written about at this point is smoke in the wind. Until the Big 10 acts and the other conferences react, all is pretty much speculation.

I think a lot of this can be reduced to common sense though. Rutgers and Cuse being top Big 10 targets has a very high probablity of being realistic as it would make sense for the Big 10 Network to get deep into the NY TV market. USF to the ACC in contrast is highly low. The big problem is sifting through all the crap sports writers throw out to attrack readers with logical analysis of the reasons and likihood of things actually taking place.

While that conference would do nothing for us for football and we’d be even more out of place than we currently are (1 less public school with Temple gone), it would still be a decent hoops league.

ESPN insider just sent my coworker a text that the Big 10 extended conf invites to ND, Mizzou, Neb & Rutgers

They told Mizzou, they would earn 1.3 million more a month under the new big 10 than what they get now.

They told Mizzou, they would earn 1.3 million more a month under the new big 10 than what they get now.[/quote]

And Mizzou put down the phone and called Edible Arrangements to get an order to Irving, Texas

Losing Temple would suck, but losing Xavier and Dayton would have been a deal breaker on the A10.

College Football Live has repeated the rumor from ESPN Radio Kansas City.

I guess we’re just sitting on the side until something happens, then when that happens, we’ll be in a place that’s worse off than the original.

Wait til next realignment

Hell Yeah!!! :wink:

That’s how dem 49ers roll beaotch!!!

React when its too late to do anything about it!!!

NINER PRIDE!!! :stuck_out_tongue:

Interesting move by Big 10 to invite Mizzou, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Rutgers. Reading that if ND says “yes” and leaves Big East/football independence, then Big 10 will invite one more to make it 16. If Irish say “no” and stay put, then Big 10 will go with 14.

If ND joins then Xavier or Dayton are going to replace them. Even if the BE stays together we could still potentially lose 2 teams (Temple to the football side as well).