Move to SEC still a good idea?

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by SteveInAustin, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Yep, the B1G lowered its standards for NU. I think they stick to their academic guns with further expansion. Thoughts?
     
  2. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I think they try. But in this arms race (if it comes down to it), I think they will ultimately sacrifice academic purity on the altar of the almighty dollar.
     
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  3. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    I think they'd hold their noses and admit OU if it meant UT would join. I don't think they'd do the same if it were OU and Kansas.
     
  4. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Allegedly they passed on the UT/OU combo. If true, I think they will regret that decision.
     
  5. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    These schools meet B1G academic standards:

    1) Iowa State
    2) Kansas
    3) Virginia
    4) North Carolina
    5) Georgia Tech

    IMO the B1G will expand south at the earliest opportunity.
     
  6. utahorn

    utahorn 250+ Posts

    Wasn't Nebraska a member of the AAU (American Association of Universities - Tier 1 research) when they moved to the Big 10? I think they've lost that accreditation since then. If true, how do you lose that accreditation? Were there repercussions at NU with the administration?

    As I understand it, AAU membership is not easy to obtain.
     
  7. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    Correct.

    Nebraska loses AAU status

    I wonder if Neb's access to the B1G research consortium will allow it to regain membership.
     
  8. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    NU was voted out by the AAU 9 months after they joined the B1G. Allegedly Michigan and Wisconsin wanted them gone. Based on articles online, Nebraska was on the verge of being voted out ten years earlier.

    It doesn't seem that it harmed NU in any way.
     
  9. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    Agree the Big 10 will expand south, but they should be doing it now. If they continue to wait, the SEC will grab those ACC schools. Everyone would leave the ACC for the Big 10 or the SEC, but no one will leave the SEC for the Big 10. With Texas and Oklahoma in the bag, the SEC is surely looking at UNC and Virginia next.
     
  10. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

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  11. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Yep. Both those schools have some interesting choices to make. Dollars to donuts both are watching Texas /OU's exit from the B12 GOR.
     
  12. utempire

    utempire 1,000+ Posts

    UT was successful in the Big 12, just not much the past decade. Nobody thought aggy would be average at best but they are. If aggy can do it we certainly can do better.
     
  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Nobody except for everybody. aggy was a constant 3-4 in the Big XII and remains a constant 3-4 in the $EC West.
     
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  14. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    Ranked 5 out of 7 in the SEC SEC SEC west is not "average". 9 Million a year, will buy a lot of beer, but it won't eliminate battered aggie syndrome. Ferk.
     
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  15. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    The consensus was that A&M would be continual bottom feeders. Heck, Thujone summed it up with a ShamePaint where every SECW mascot gave the Aggie a vigorous rogering.
     
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  16. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    I shouldn't ask, but did the corps turds enjoy said rogering?
     
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  17. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

     
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  18. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    Squeeze em if you got em.
     
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  19. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    Brokelahoma....
     
  20. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

  21. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Hmm...I'm skeptical of 25.
     
  22. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    ESPN should pay both buyouts.
     
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  23. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    Agreed. Shuttering LHN should take care of our end.
     
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  24. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    I can only assume at least some of them did.
     
  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    That's an impressively honest answer.
     
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  26. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    ESPN hasn't given UT enough money? $150 million so far right? Not to mention all the costs of starting up and maintaining the LHN.
     
  27. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Yep.
    So now they should pay us to shut it down.
     
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  28. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 500+ Posts

    I would enjoy the SEC West Network being HQd in Austin.
     
  29. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    Why?
     
  30. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    Contractual obligation. You know, it's a legal thing.
     

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