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TigerintheNO
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Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


If they had to do it over again would the Big 12 take Louisville over West Virginia/TCU?

Louisville-
football- Big East & Sugar Bowl champs #13
mens basketball- playing in the title game
womens basketball- final four
baseball- #9 in baseball america poll higher than any Big 12 team


With this sucess where do you see the Cardinals athletic dept in 5 years?



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RLDSC FAN
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


I don't think so...UL is having a great run but we'll see how this turns out in the long run. what they should have done is invite UL along with another program and gotten that conference back to 12 teams.





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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


Yes.

frick the bevo10






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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Yes.

frick the bevo10


still sounding like the bitter ex, even though your new S/O is hotter






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jacks40
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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If they had to do it over again would the Big 12 take Louisville over West Virginia/TCU? Louisville- football- Big East & Sugar Bowl champs #13 mens basketball- playing in the title game womens basketball- final four baseball- #9 in baseball america poll higher than any Big 12 team


Just boil it down to football. Nothing else matters when it comes to expansion/realignment.



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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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Just boil it down to football. Nothing else mattered when it comes to expansion/realignment.



exactly and WVU is a much bigger football school






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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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still sounding like the bitter ex, even though your new S/O is hotter


IDGAF. Bitterness was the name of the game in that conference.






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ClydeFrog
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


I preferred Louisville over TCU. Texas already has plenty of representation as it is.





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Rickie
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


I was hoping for Louisville and Cincy

Don't mind TCU, but not a massive fan of WVU






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KCM0Tiger
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


It's the Big 12. They get everything wrong





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StraightCashHomey21
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I was hoping for Louisville and Cincy



quote:

but not a massive fan of WVU


that just does not make any sense esp preferring cincy

i can't believe we are .500 in Big 12 baseball so far






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Jwho77
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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I can't believe we are .500 in Big 12 baseball so far


It is shocking what a mediocre baseball league the Big 12 is this year. I mean, it was always overrated but it is crap this year. Kudos to WVU for having some decent bats from what I've heard.






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Zamoro10
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


I notice you are defining everything by trophies.

As if that's the only consideration in geographic conference expansions.

Fandom always seems blinded by fandom - universities operate as businesses. True winning helps the bottom line but it's not the be all and end all - see Big 10 - conferences don't expand for bragging rights bro.






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CunningLinguist
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


SEC got it wrong with Mizzou





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Bama Bird
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


Louisville looks really good now, but it wasn't that long ago (about 10 years) that Louisville was on the same level as Memphis.





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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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SEC got it wrong with Mizzou


didn't the sec comish basically say they got the nod over wvu b/c of tv markets






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LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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got the nod over wvu b/c of tv markets
thats what expansion is about, not how good your wimmins basketball team is....






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rocket31
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


kinda. ACC is turning out to be a winner in all of this.

dropping poverty maryland for louisville was the best trade this decade.






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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


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ACC is turning out to be a winner in all of this.



not really, it still puts out a crappy football product that no one really watches

adding Pitt and Cuse really don't help when it comes to football



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Ostrich
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re: Did the Big 12 get it wrong with expansion?


Louisville wouldn't have made the sugar bowl in the big 12.





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