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General Expansion Talk
Doesn't it make complete sense that UTEP and New Mexico St. should be in the MWC?
08-04-2016 05:02 AM
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(08-04-2016 05:02 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Doesn't it make complete sense that UTEP and New Mexico St. should be in the MWC?

UTEP yes but NMSU doesn't add a ton except getting any even number of teams.
08-04-2016 05:45 PM
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N.M. State plays pretty good basketball and baseball I think. Yes, they bring nothing in football. But they are in the in state rival for NM. They are on the other side of the mountain from UTEP. They fit right into the MWC footprint. It seems like a natural fit.
08-04-2016 06:14 PM
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"IF" the Big 12 were to add 4 teams, bringing all the "major" conferences to 14 teams, minus the Pac 12, would the Pac then feel the need to expand by two more teams? Who would they go after?
08-04-2016 06:16 PM
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I don't like NMSU for the MWC as long as New Mexico is there. It feels redundant despite NMSU's advantages.
08-04-2016 10:53 PM
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Yeah, kinda. But I like conferences that have the big state schools together as rivals (VT vs. UVa, Ole' Miss vs. Miss St., most of the Pac, etc.)
08-05-2016 03:55 AM
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Saw somebody offering an opinion on the AAC board that if three of their teams were taken by the Big 12, the teams to replace them should be Army, Air Force, and Colorado St. That would be a miracle to pull off and would be really great additions to the AAC after taking a big hit.

UConn . . . . . Navy
ECU . . . . . . . Army
Temple . . . . .Air Force
USF . . . . . . . Colorado St.
UCF . . . . . . . SMU
Tulane . . . . . Tulsa
08-05-2016 10:51 AM
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So, I'm hearing Big 12 expansion is falling apart. Don't know if I believe that or not, so I am going ahead as if it was going and here are my wild predictions.

ACC
Atlantic
Boston College
Clemson
Florida St.
Louisville
N.C. State
Notre Dame
Syracuse
Wake Forest
Coastal
Duke
Ga. Tech
Miami
UNC
Pitt
Virginia
Va. Tech
WVU

Big 10
East
UConn
Indiana
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan St.
Ohio St.
Penn St.
Rutgers
West
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Purdue
Wisconsin

Big 12
East
Army
Cincinnati
ECU
Navy
ODU
Temple
UCF
USF
West
Baylor
Houston
Iowa St.
Kansas St.
Memphis
SMU
Tulane
Tulsa

C-USA
East
Charlotte
FAU
FIU
Marshall
MTSU
UAB
WKU
West
Arkansas St.
La. Tech
N. Texas
Rice
S. Alabama
S. Miss
UTSA

MAC
East
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent
Miami
Ohio
West
Ball St.
C. Michigan
E. Michigan
W. Michigan
NIU
Toledo

MWC
Mountain
Air Force
Colorado St.
New Mexico
New Mexico St.
Utah St.
UTEP
Wyoming
West
Boise St.
Fresno St.
Hawaii
Nevada
San Diego St.
San Jose St.
UNLV

Pac 12
North
BYU
Cal
Oregon
Oregon St.
Stanford
Utah
Washington
Washington St.
South
Arizona
Arizona St.
Colorado
UCLA
USC
TCU
Texas Tech
Oklahoma St.

SEC
East
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Auburn
West
Arkansas
LSU
Ole' Miss
Mississippi St.
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M

Sunbelt
North
Appalachian St.
Coastal Carolina
EKU
Liberty
JMU
UMass
South
Ga. Southern
Georgia St.
Louisiana
La. Monroe
Texas St.
Troy
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08-20-2016 01:09 AM
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I don't think you'll see major changes like that. You're suggesting a major shift that just isn't going to happen. They'll likely take Cinci and Houston. BYU left hanging again due to their standard of conduct for students, including not allowing gays and lesbians to live out that lifestyle while students. AAC will pick up two schools from conf USA and they'll stand pat at 12. Just my two cents.

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Yes, I know none of what I wrote will happen. I'm just playing and passing time on a free Saturday afternoon.
08-20-2016 01:41 AM
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