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Realignment Timeline
12/15/09 The Big Ten announces its intent to explore expansion http://www.bigten.org/genrel/121509aaa.html
12/27/09 Frank the Tank posts The Big Ten Expansion Index blog http://frankthetank.me/2009/12/27/the-bi...of-orange/
2/9/10 The Pac-10 announces that it is looking "very seriously" at expansion
6/3/10 Chip Brown reports that the Pac-10 is prepared to invite Texas, Texas A&M, OU, OSU, TTU and Colorado to join
6/10/10 Colorado joins the Pac-10
6/11/10 Boise St. joins the MWC
6/12/10 Nebraska joins the Big Ten
6/14/10 Texas announces it will remain in the Big 12 http://www.texassports.com/news/2010/6/1...a_233.aspx
6/17/10 Utah joins the Pac-12
8/18/10 Fresno St. and Nevada join the MWC
8/31/10 BYU withdraws from the MWC
11/30/10 TCU joins the Big East
12/10/10 Hawaii joins the MWC (football only)
7/1/11 Nebraska to the Big Ten, Utah and Colorado to the Pac 12, BYU going Independent, and Boise St. to the MWC all become effective

Summer 2011 Rumors circulate that Texas A&M will join the SEC http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com...d-for-now/
8/27/11 Pete Thamel reports that Texas A&M is close to joining the SEC, with BYU or Pitt listed as possible replacements for the Big 12 http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08...ng-big-12/
8/31/11 Texas A&M officially notifies the Big 12 that it will be leaving the conference http://www.statesman.com/news/sports/col...-12/nRd4T/
9/2/11 OU President Boren announces that Oklahoma is exploring all options, including a possible move to the Pac-12 http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/20...ealignment
9/18/11 Syracuse and Pitt join the ACC
9/20/11 The Pac-12 announces its decision to stay at 12 schools http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/sports...ig-12.html
9/26/11 Texas A&M joins the SEC
10/10/11 TCU joins the Big 12
10/28/11 WVU joins the Big 12
11/6/11 Missouri joins the SEC
12/6/11 Boise St. (football only), San Diego St. (football only), Houston, UCF and SMU join the Big East
1/24/12 Navy joins the Big East (football only)
2/8/12 Memphis joins the Big East
2/14/12 WVU reaches a settlement with the Big East to join the Big 12 in July, 2012
3/7/12 Temple joins the Big East
5/4/12 Utah St. and San Jose St. join the MWC
7/1/12 TAMU and Mizzou to the SEC, TCU and WVU to the Big 12, Temple to the Big East (football only), and Nevada, Fresno St. and Hawaii to the MWC all become effective.

9/7/12 Big 12 announces a Grant of Rights agreement as part of its new TV deal with ESPN
9/12/12 Notre Dame joins the ACC
11/20/12 Maryland joins the Big Ten
11/21/12 Rutgers joins the Big Ten
11/27/12 ECU and Tulane join the Big East
11/28/12 Louisville joins the ACC
12/15/12 Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Providence, Seton Hall, Marquette and DePaul (the "Catholic 7") announce their intent to leave the Big East
12/31/12 Boise St. rejoins the MWC
1/16/13 San Diego St. rejoins the MWC
3/8/13 The Catholic 7 reach agreement to leave the Big East and to keep the Big East name
3/20/13 Butler, Xavier and Creighton join the Big East
4/3/13 The conference formerly known as the Big East announces its new name as the American Athletic Conference ("AAC")
4/4/13 Tulsa joins the AAC
4/22/13 The ACC approves a Grant of Rights agreement, arguably ending the current round of realignment
7/1/13 Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame to the ACC, the Big East/AAC Split, UCF, Memphis, Houston and SMU to the AAC, Temple to the AAC for all sports, Xavier, Butler and Creighton to the Big East, and USU and SJSU to the MWC all become effective
7/1/14 Rutgers and Maryland to Big Ten, Louisville to the ACC, and ECU, Tulane and Tulsa to the AAC all become effective
7/1/15 Navy to the AAC becomes effective

7/18/16 Brett McMurphy reports that the ACC and ESPN will launch the ACC Network in 2019 and that the ACC's television rights deal with ESPN and its Grant of Rights agreement will be extended through the 2035-36 season
7/19/16 The Big 12 announces that it will actively explore expansion
7/21/16 The ACC and ESPN officially announce the launch of the ACC Network
10/17/16 The Big 12 announces its decision to stay at 10 members
4/7/17 Wichita St. joins the AAC (non-football)
7/1/17 Wichita St. to the AAC becomes effective
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RE: Realignment Timeline
Good stuff. Reminds us the order of events.
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Nice summary, orangefan. That reminds me of why it feels like forever that we have heard any solid realignment news... we were used to getting something significant almost every quarter for a several years in a row.
02-28-2014 02:50 PM
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(02-28-2014 02:50 PM)bigblueblindness Wrote:  Nice summary, orangefan. That reminds me of why it feels like forever that we have heard any solid realignment news... we were used to getting something significant almost every quarter for a several years in a row.

Eight Months without something happening is unusual in this new world of ours.

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Impressive work.

Now if someone could do the CUSA/SB/MAC additions the FBS timeline would be complete.
02-28-2014 03:45 PM
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RE: Realignment Timeline
small thing but Hawaii's, SDSU's and Boise's moves were football-onlies to the MW and former BE.
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RE: Realignment Timeline
Somehow in my memory I thought Mizzou's decision to go to the SEC came before the invitation to West Virginia by the Big 12.
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(02-28-2014 02:37 PM)orangefan Wrote:  11/27/12 ECU and Tulane join the Big East
4/4/13 Tulsa joins the AAC
The November 2012 announcement was football-only for ECU. The all-sports angle happened in spring 2013 -- IIRC, the same time as the Tulsa announcement.
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RE: Realignment Timeline
I wish someone would come up with a timeline going back to 2003 and including all the drama with Miami, BC, VT, not to mention the collapse of C-USA 1.0
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(02-28-2014 04:47 PM)ken d Wrote:  Somehow in my memory I thought Mizzou's decision to go to the SEC came before the invitation to West Virginia by the Big 12.
If memory serves, there was a lot of smoke about the Missouri move before it became official. Who knows for sure when backdoor conversations began, but after the leak of the OU consideration of the PAC 12, Missouri ran with that threat as their primary motivating force for considering SEC membership. That may well have been the case - after all, many scenarios floating around at that time which had the Big 12 imploding had Missouri in a raft along with KU, KSU, ISU and others.

Even if their final primary motivation wasn't fear of being left behind in a severely diminished conference and the surprise opportunity to join the SEC was simply too good to pass up, there was some genuine conflict in views in the MU community as to the right move. Since they could fit well in the SEC (or Big 12, or even the B1G), all political and public relations considerations aside, it probably took some time for a critical mass of consensus to coalesce for the SEC move. In the meantime, talks were proceeding with West Virginia and Louisville, and the official invitation was tendered to WVU.
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