(01-06-2012 05:45 PM)x97 Wrote:
(01-06-2012 05:33 PM)PirateMarv Wrote:
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(01-06-2012 04:57 PM)x97 Wrote: Wow. One Greg Swaim tweet from early this morning and now people are going nuts. This is beyond funny.
Dat you Commissioner Marianatto?
We believe in you sir. You are a true visionary in our times.
Mock if you will. I'm pointing out the fact that Swaim tweeted info early this morning about the Big 12 possibly gutting the Beast and the invites could come "soon". That tweet was re-tweeted by a bunch of WVU fans. Now this information is being spread as truth across WVU fan sites. There was nothing out there until Swaim's tweet and subsequent re-tweet by WVU fans.
Give me something from a reliable source in Oklahoma or Texas. They are the ones that make the decisions on B12 expansion....not WVU. Hell, there are not even guarantees that WVU will be in the B12 before 2014. Pretty useless information.
The thing is, I don't care one way or the other. It's that Swaim throws a bunch of sh_it against the wall to see if any of it sticks. He's had every Beast team in every conference but the AFC East to this point.
And just because Boren of the University of Oklahoma; Dodd of Univeristy of Texas; the B12 Commissioner; the AD at Louisville; a couple of U.S. Senators and most of the national sports media are dropping these so called hints that the B12's expansion is imminent
Please provide such links to these "so called hints" that Big 12 expansion to 16 is "imminent" from the likes of Dodds or Boren.
I am in your corner. I for one don't believe any of that stuff alluded to by Boren, Dodd, or the Big 12 Commissioner; that is why I didn't want to bother with you with those lies. Just remember sir, that it was you that asked me for this information. Have mercy on the Big 12; sir. Have mercy.
Oklahoma president: Big 12 set for 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma president David Boren said Monday the Big 12 Conference is settled with 10 teams through the 2012 football season, but didn't rule out the possibility that two more teams could be added in 2013.
"Definitely, I think we have the opportunity to back to 12, if we want to," Boren told The Associated Press.
Boren did not identify which other schools have expressed an interest in joining the conference.
With the departure of Missouri and Texas A&M to the Southeastern Conference and the addition of TCU and West Virginia to the Big 12, Boren said game schedules and media contracts are set for 2012 with ten teams.
Boren said he would like the league to ultimately explore the option of expanding to 12 teams.
"I don't think we have to be in any rush," he said. "It might be wise to take a little time to do that, because we want things to settle down."
A former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator who became OU's president in 1994, two years before the Big 12 was created, Boren said he believes stability has returned to the conference, despite the departure of Nebraska and Colorado last year and Missouri and Texas A&M this year.
"Right now we're in a period of stability that ranks with any year of the history of the conference since it's been formed," Boren said. "We're financially well off. We have solid media contracts. We have a full schedule of teams to play. We have many other schools still knocking on the door if we do want to go back to 12. We're in a very good situation."