As it stands, the Pac 12 and B1G expansions have kicked off a number of dominoes: Utah caused TCU to leave for the Big East; BYU left for
If the SEC expands to 16: The next likely domino would be a major overhaul of their television contracts. Having sixteen teams would likely put the SEC back at the front of the pack for television revenue. But also, this could trigger the collapse of one or more of the bottom three BCS conferences. Pushing the B1G back to third banana in revenue combined with the splitting open of at least one BCS conference, the B1G would likely start another round of conference expansion along with the Pac 12. I think Larry Scott is
Now the question, if this all happens, is "Who do we want from an Iowa perspective?" or fuck the rest of the B1G, how can we benefit? I assume most of us don't want Iowa State or the land of Misery in the B1G, not to mention, what do WE gain from them getting more money?. We've got quite a few options:
Notre Dame: They bring a lot of eyeballs
Boston College: They could provide a nice pair for the Golden Dopers and the Boston market.
Syracuse: Upstate New York and a decent pedigree.
Louisville: Good basketball, a new market, not much else.
Pittsburgh: a rival for PSU and a decent athletic department.
Rutgers: ummm, the New York City market? I'll believe it when I see it.
Cincinnati: an in-state rival for tOSU to deal with.
UConn: great bball and maybe some help from tWWL?
West Virginia: Crazy mascots, couch burning, and decent football and basketball.
Maryland: DC market and good basketball.
Duke: Great academics, great basketball, but a little too much nicotine for my tastes.
UNC: Same as above.
Wake Forest: Same as above.
NC State: One of these things is not like the others.
Virginia: Ummm, I got nothing unless this helps land VT.
Virginia Tech: So good that BHGP picked them for their conference.
Texas: The king of college football right now but also
Oklahoma: With Okie State, ISU, and OU, the B1G would become the only wrestling conference.
Okie State: T. Boone Pickens for the win.
Kansas and Kansas State: There is nothing to see here other than a basketball team.
Misery: With them and Syracuse in the fold, we could control all of sports journalism.
ISU: Jamie Pollard would then be consoluble. This is not good.
So what do you guys think: what combination of four teams should we pick up. Vote below (unfortunately, we can still only vote for one at a time).