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Big 10 expansion: What about.....



On a previous day's Daily Roundup there was some discussion about the Big 10's possible expansion and then a lot of talk about how that would/could affect other conferences, primarily the Big 12. I posted these same thoughts but by then I don't think anyone was reading that day's Roundup anymore. So......

Let's assume the Big 10 invited Missouri and Missouri accepts. (Or conceivably, Iowa State, although that's highly unlikely. My angle is that a Big 12 team jumps to the Big 10.) A lot of discussion took place on which school would take Missouri's spot in the Big 12.  Nobody proposed.....

.....Tulsa. Let me preface my idea of Tulsa with the fact that I don't know diddly squat about the university, other than it's in Tulsa, OK....Ha Ha.   Okay, seriously.......their football program is decent but is it Big 12 worthy? (One might use that argument against Baylor or Iowa St.)  How about their academics? And the other athletic programs? I was thinking their baseball is respectable....yes? no?

I don't think Arkansas is a viable candidate. TCU and Houston (athletics) are basically on the same level as Tulsa, so why not Tulsa? I know Tulsa doesn't add much "pop" in terms of television, but neither do TCU and Houston - or should I say not a "new" television market.

Tulsa could be relegated to the North division and that allows OU(sucks) and Okie Lite to remain in the South. And I highly doubt the Big 12 would make TCU or Houston take Missouri's spot in the North.

Of course all this isn't worth a bucket of horse pee if the Big 10 doesn't expand and Missouri isn't the team to join. But I just wondered what everyone else thought about the viability of Tulsa - again, I don't know anything about Tulsa.........it was just a program in the region that nobody else has brought up for discussion, so let's hear your comments........

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