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Big 10 looking to add 1 more school possibly from the East

So recently Joe Paterno has made it known that he wants 1 more team in the big 10 to make it an even 12 teams and thus having a championship game. In the past this 12th spot has been given to Notre Dame but they turned it down. Paterno and Tim Brewser (head coach of Minnesota) have both said that the big 12 should add a team from the east. The 3 teams that have been mentioned for this spot are: Pitt, Syracuse or Rutgers.

Now my question to all of you is this.. If this becomes reality, what does the Big East do? How would this effect FAU? The big concern for the Big East would be basketball. If they lose a powerhouse like Syracuse or Pitt and they go to the big 10 for basketball then all of a sudden the Big East isn't the best conference in basketball anymore.

Do we see the Big East dip into C-USA 1 more time? ECU, UCF, Memphis? I'd like to see them take a chance on us but being realistic if they pluck a team out of C-USA I can see either FAU or Troy moving to C-USA to take that spot. This could be a spiral effect then in turn helps FAU move to a better conference quicker then we anticipated.

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Jab979 said

So recently Joe Paterno has made it known that he wants 1 more team in the big 10 to make it an even 12 teams and thus having a championship game. In the past this 12th spot has been given to Notre Dame but they turned it down. Paterno and Tim Brewser (head coach of Minnesota) have both said that the big 12 should add a team from the east. The 3 teams that have been mentioned for this spot are: Pitt, Syracuse or Rutgers.

Now my question to all of you is this.. If this becomes reality, what does the Big East do? How would this effect FAU? The big concern for the Big East would be basketball. If they lose a powerhouse like Syracuse or Pitt and they go to the big 10 for basketball then all of a sudden the Big East isn't the best conference in basketball anymore.

Do we see the Big East dip into C-USA 1 more time? ECU, UCF, Memphis? I'd like to see them take a chance on us but being realistic if they pluck a team out of C-USA I can see either FAU or Troy moving to C-USA to take that spot. This could be a spiral effect then in turn helps FAU move to a better conference quicker then we anticipated.

Sure would be possible, but……

FIU would PROBABLY be taken ahead of us at this point based on Facilites. Having that stadium built and done will be a HUGE plus for them if/when the expansion/reorginization takes place.

The stadium issue is critical. Lockhart is the WORST stadium in Div1.

And the replacement is on the drawing boards only until the economy turns around.

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owlfamily said

Jab979 said

So recently Joe Paterno has made it known that he wants 1 more team in the big 10 to make it an even 12 teams and thus having a championship game. In the past this 12th spot has been given to Notre Dame but they turned it down. Paterno and Tim Brewser (head coach of Minnesota) have both said that the big 12 should add a team from the east. The 3 teams that have been mentioned for this spot are: Pitt, Syracuse or Rutgers.

Now my question to all of you is this.. If this becomes reality, what does the Big East do? How would this effect FAU? The big concern for the Big East would be basketball. If they lose a powerhouse like Syracuse or Pitt and they go to the big 10 for basketball then all of a sudden the Big East isn't the best conference in basketball anymore.

Do we see the Big East dip into C-USA 1 more time? ECU, UCF, Memphis? I'd like to see them take a chance on us but being realistic if they pluck a team out of C-USA I can see either FAU or Troy moving to C-USA to take that spot. This could be a spiral effect then in turn helps FAU move to a better conference quicker then we anticipated.

Sure would be possible, but……

FIU would PROBABLY be taken ahead of us at this point based on Facilites. Having that stadium built and done will be a HUGE plus for them if/when the expansion/reorginization takes place.

The stadium issue is critical. Lockhart is the WORST stadium in Div1.

And the replacement is on the drawing boards only until the economy turns around.

based on facilities WKU could even move up before us. I think it's more than facilities though. You don't want a perennial loser in your conference. That makes the conference as a whole looks bad. Yes having a team with good facilities helps but so does having a team that may be able to compete. At this point it would be FAU or Troy. We proved that we can beat teams from C-USA. Memphis, UAB even in the past coming close to beating UCF when we were still 1-AA. Troy has shown they can hang with the big boys, beating OK State, they almost beat LSU they did lose their bowl game to a C-USA team though.

The only out of conference win FIU has had in the last 5 years or maybe even longer than that, was,  last year beating Toledo who is a MAC team

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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FIU winning against OOC teams would come almost immediately upon making a move to the Big East.  USF was decent prior to the Big East, but once they were in it they rocketed to #2 in the polls, something the exact same team in CUSA can not do.  They went 4-7 before going to the Big East…so yeh if FIU got into the Big East I know they would excel and become one of the premier teams in the conference over a few years….same goes for FAU or UCF.

This won't happen, and to tell you the truth I don't really want FAU in CUSA with teams spread to the wind which would cost us alot more in travel.  The bowls are great, but improving the Sun Belt and stealing those bowls away from a stagnant conference is much more fun.

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If they want to add anyone they should add louisville or buffalo.
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huskerdude said

If they want to add anyone they should add louisville or buffalo.

Buffalo?

I'd put West Virginia or UCONN over them.
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Big 10 won't be able to add a team until this current BCS contract is up….I think it's 2012, but I could be wrong

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huskerdude said

If they want to add anyone they should add louisville or buffalo.
both are poor choices right now, buffalo while on the up is still well…buffalo and they will step back after losing willy at qb.

louisville is sinking under kragthorpe.
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What about taking a team from the MAC like Western Michigan or Central Michigan? I don't know much about either program but I feel like big 10 country is mostly Indiana, Michigan that general area so travel wise maybe it makes sense to add one of those 2 teams

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Troy would move up before us….

and i dont think that the WKU possibility is too far fetched…..their basketball program is the main reason
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