FWST: Texas, Texas Tech look at Pac-16 option as ACC expands
Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:31 AM
By Jimmy Burch
The Big 12's tenuous future took another hit Sunday, when ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced the additions of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, a move that is expected to open the door to widespread conference realignment and could send a four-team collection of Big 12 schools to the Pac-12.
Because Pitt and Syracuse are current members of the Big East, the league that TCU will join next season, TCU's future conference home could become a tenuous place -- just like the Big 12 -- if more realignment unfolds, as expected, later this week.
In announcing the ACC additions, Swofford said he is "not philosophically opposed" to increasing membership to 16 schools but noted that it would be "preferable" but not mandatory to continue adding schools located in the Eastern time zone.
The ACC's expressed preference for more East Coast teams, combined with some creative expansion plans placed on the table by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, caused Texas officials to begin looking strongly Sunday at joining Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech in what would become the Pac-16 -- a move that almost happened last summer.
TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte reiterated Sunday that the school is confident about its future, despite the upheaval. He said TCU is in continuing conversations with athletic directors, commissioners, chancellors and presidents across the country. ...
Hey, Dutch! I brought my skates!
"For all of you who think it's always about wins and losses - wrong." -- Gary Patterson
Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:10 AM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:13 AM
CDC's choice of words has been a bit odd. Worried me at first, but then I started wondering whether or not they were carefully chosen words. Almost as if he's going out of his way to appear as if he's being low key. Perhaps I'm trying too hard here.
We're just monitoring????
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:50 AM
-Alarmist researcher, Phil Jones, when asked to provide data to verify his apparently fraudulent global warming claims. Think these guys might have something to hide?
Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:32 AM
“Show me,” Flaherty said. “Hit that receiver in the eye.”
To which Baugh supposedly responded, “Which eye?”
Horned Frog Pride!!!
Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:40 AM
"We're just monitoring and making sure TCU is put in the best position possible," he said. "What's concerning to me today, like anyone in my position, is what's happening across the college landscape."
Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:48 AM
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