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I know this is a topic for the message board but I am having troubles getting logged in over there so here it goes....This site seems to be full of more "educated" UofL sports fans and not just loud mouthed speculators. Therefore, I would like to know everyones opinion on the conference alignment and where UL is headed. I say the ACC which is great in Bball and Fball in my opinion.

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Comment by Terry Jackson on June 9, 2010 at 11:20pm
At this point Kevin aside from Nebraska apparently it is all speculation. Until what ever the Big Ten does what ever they're going to do UL is staying right where they are. Now does the Big Ten go 12, 14 or 16 teams? I for 1 am not a believer in a 16 team conference. I just don't see that happening but I was wrong once before, LOL.

With Nebraska making their announcement the eyes are on ND. Does the threat of the Texas schools going to the Pac 10 seem real enough for the Irish to join the Big Ten? If so then I see the Big East and the Big 12 staying alive. If not then maybe the Texas schools abandon the Big 12 and all hell breaks lose and it's everyone for themselves at that point.
Now, does the extra TV money make up the difference for the Texas schools traveling costs in the Pac10. We're not talking football or basketball here. We're talking all the non-revenue sports. If you don't think this is a concern then you haven't been paying attention. This is a risk that could very well blow up in a lot of programs faces if they are not careful. After all, we're being told this whole thing is about the money.

All in all I think there will be maybe as many as 6 teams that are involved in the final tally and at this time I'm not willing to say which ones because of too many variables. In the end UL is still in a viable BE conference that will have 1-2 team changes. Not losses but changes, (1-2 leave...1-2 come in.)
Comment by Terry Jackson on June 9, 2010 at 11:35pm
In addition Kevin, if let's say the Pac 10 is the first to go to 16 teams ( which I don't think will happen) I don't see all the conferences try to jump in the fray. I see the other conferences play the waiting game and see if the Pac10 can make it work. At this time I think only 1 16 team conference has happened and it failed miserably. I see some one having to make it work long before you see four of those conglomerates in operation. i like to put just a little common sense to scenarios like this. Can you imagine four super conferences (16 teams ) coming together in let's say 2012 or 2013 and all of them fail financially? Just think about that for a moment...64 teams...supposedly the top programs in the country wondering around out there with no purpose. Far fetched? Maybe. But what if?
Comment by dimori on June 10, 2010 at 6:49am
Cards are not going anywhere for the next 2 years...So relax and enjoy the Card Strong ride...
Comment by Kevin Bott on June 10, 2010 at 11:11am
Im just hoping on the ACC thing. Can you imagine FSU, The U and above all the assholes V Tech every year in Football and then Duke and North Carolina in Basketball?
Comment by Shannon Ruffra on June 10, 2010 at 11:11am
I am just going to sit tight and see how the chips fall. There is all kids of speculation as to who is going where and so on. Jurich is not going to let us fall to the wayside.

If I had to pick, I would take the ACC due to their strength in basketball and baseball and we could compete well in football. Little 11 too weak in basketball and baseball for my tastes.

I have read a lot on it, but all smoke and no true fire yet to get worked up over.

Like dimori says, it is two years away, so I am going to just keep rocking the BEAST until something gets set in stone.
Comment by dimori on June 10, 2010 at 12:07pm
I'm not getting worked up one bit by all of this realignment talk when it happens it happens nothing we can do and like Shannon says Jurich will line up The Ville in the best scenario, which to me looks like the ACC because of their Basketball,Football and Baseball programs.But what they are saying about the Big 12 being dissolved is ludicrous, all because Texas might jump out as well.
Comment by Shannon Ruffra on June 10, 2010 at 12:51pm
I agree Kevin. The ACC would be a good, heated conference for us to play in ALL SPORTS. Basketball we can battle with Duke and UNC, and you know how much we hate VT for Marcus Vick stomping Dumervil on the ground and the heated passion with Miami and GTech has been on the upswing. Clemson, BC, Wake......

Plus the baseball in the ACC is about the same speed as the BEAST overall.

I like the ACC. Little 11 is lame IMO and always will be, plus screw the location of the schools in the Midwest. I would rather journey up and down the East Coast in the warmer climate overall.

Plus in the Little 11, we would be up to our asses in snow to start baseball half the time and that would put us behind in road games.

I want nothing to do with the Little 11 conference. As long as we do not go there, I am all good and willing to accept whatever. Other than football, the Little 11 does not get too amped up about anything as far as the fans go really.
Comment by Shannon Ruffra on June 10, 2010 at 1:03pm
Dimori:

Hell, I thought Texas WAS the Big XII! How in the hell can Texas leave the Big XII when IMO they built the Big XII around Texas' power basically?

Like you, I am not biting off into most of it and there are some pretty crazy rumors and allegations out there. If Texas leaves the Big XII, then they should dissolve the conference, because the Big XII IS Texas! Like the PAC-10 and USC. IMO, the PAC-10 is USC!

Like Texas is the crown jewel in the Big XII, USC is the crown jewel of the PAC-10.

I just think this conference realignment issue has gotten really out of hand and now we have the snowball effect happening.

Hell, we should just add some football teams to get a 10-12 team BCS conference in the BEAST, and lose a few basketball teams, preferably the ones who do not have football teams.

In baseball, at 12 teams we are fine in the BEAST.

If we could just get 12-12-12 teams across the board in football, basketball and baseball, the BEAST would be fine.

JMO.

16 teams is too many in basketball and 8 is not enough in football. Baseball is fine at 12.
Comment by Jerome Nichols on June 10, 2010 at 2:39pm
I would love to see the 'Ville head to the ACC. They would do well in either sport(basketball and football). It's already been proven that we can compete in football with the Orange Bowl victory over Wake Forest, and it would be great if we got to compete against North Carolina and Duke in basketball twice yearly.
Comment by dimori on June 10, 2010 at 4:24pm
If Texas decides to leave the Big 12 is done..With Sooners,T.Tech, TexAM going with the Longhorns.So where does Kansas,Missou and KState go, you are talking about one of the premier Basketball programs in the Nation...This realignment of conferences is getting crazy and it's all about the Mighty Dollar...

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