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RE: Alternate History College Sports Realignment Scenarios
(Yesterday 02:16 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:11 PM)TerryD Wrote:  Here is an alternate history scenario:

The United States Supreme Court rules differently in 1984. The NCAA remains in control of television broadcasting of college football.

The conferences and schools don't get their TV rights. Many of the independents like FSU, Penn State, Pitt, etc...stay independent.

Conferences remain small, eight member regional entities. "College Realignment" never happens. Wouldn't that be great?

Sure, if that's what you're into. But if you don't like realignment, why do you frequent this forum?

No, I don't like realignment or even the very idea of conferences themselves.

I used to follow "realignment" when it was uncertain whether ND would escape the clutches of that evil Jim Delany and the Big Ten. The ACC Network announcement and the GOR extension through 2036 settled that. After that, I had no further interest in realignment.

But...this is called the "College Sports and Conference Realignment" board. So, I frequent this forum for "college sports" info and discussion.

Plus, I have been here for many, many years, from when the old Big East board was in existence, way back when.

Sorry, I thought this thread was open to all fantasy scenarios. Happy Thanksgiving!!
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RE: Alternate History College Sports Realignment Scenarios
(Yesterday 02:22 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:16 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:11 PM)TerryD Wrote:  Here is an alternate history scenario:

The United States Supreme Court rules differently in 1984. The NCAA remains in control of television broadcasting of college football.

The conferences and schools don't get their TV rights. Many of the independents like FSU, Penn State, Pitt, etc...stay independent.

Conferences remain small, eight member regional entities. "College Realignment" never happens. Wouldn't that be great?

Sure, if that's what you're into. But if you don't like realignment, why do you frequent this forum?

No, I don't like realignment or even the very idea of conferences.

But...this is called the "College Sports and Conference Realignment" board. So, I frequent this forum for "college sports".

Plus, I have been here for many, many years, from when the old Big East board was in existence, way back when.

Sorry, I thought this thread was open to all fantasy scenarios. Happy Thanksgiving!!

It's an interesting scenario. I was just remarking on the comment. Quite a few conferences already had over 8 members by then. Would they have been forced to cut down? That seems unlikely, but now I'm wondering who would be axed if they had to. My guesses:

Big Ten: Northwestern, Purdue
MAC (10): Eastern Michigan?, Northern Illinois (they left in '86 anyway)
Pac-10: Oregon State, Washington State
SEC (10): Mississippi State, Vanderbilt
SWC (9): ? (Arkansas wanted out, but I imagine the conference would have preferred them over most of the private Texas schools)
WAC (9): UTEP or Hawaii?

You have a nice Thanksgiving too.
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RE: Alternate History College Sports Realignment Scenarios
(Yesterday 02:37 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:22 PM)TerryD Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:16 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(Yesterday 02:11 PM)TerryD Wrote:  Here is an alternate history scenario:

The United States Supreme Court rules differently in 1984. The NCAA remains in control of television broadcasting of college football.

The conferences and schools don't get their TV rights. Many of the independents like FSU, Penn State, Pitt, etc...stay independent.

Conferences remain small, eight member regional entities. "College Realignment" never happens. Wouldn't that be great?

Sure, if that's what you're into. But if you don't like realignment, why do you frequent this forum?

No, I don't like realignment or even the very idea of conferences.

But...this is called the "College Sports and Conference Realignment" board. So, I frequent this forum for "college sports".

Plus, I have been here for many, many years, from when the old Big East board was in existence, way back when.

Sorry, I thought this thread was open to all fantasy scenarios. Happy Thanksgiving!!

It's an interesting scenario. I was just remarking on the comment. Quite a few conferences already had over 8 members by then. Would they have been forced to cut down? That seems unlikely, but now I'm wondering who would be axed if they had to. My guesses:

Big Ten: Northwestern, Purdue
MAC (10): Eastern Michigan?, Northern Illinois (they left in '86 anyway)
Pac-10: Oregon State, Washington State
SEC (10): Mississippi State, Vanderbilt
SWC (9): ? (Arkansas wanted out, but I imagine the conference would have preferred them over most of the private Texas schools)
WAC (9): UTEP or Hawaii?

You have a nice Thanksgiving too.

Like I said, I never paid attention to conferences the past fifty some years or so.

Eight or ten? Ok......Either way.
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