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3 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

Can't imagine the travel expenses for the Big Ten schools having to travel to LA.  How will Rutgers women's softball. Be able to travel to LA or any on the non revenue sports.

Yeah, I can't see this actually happening. 

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I think it will happen, and I think it's a good thing for the Big 10.

You're bringing in the 2nd biggest TV market (LA) in the US... Both are blue bloods in different sports. UCLA is 2nd and USC 3rd in overall NCAA championships. What's not to like?

Travel costs are miniscule to the money that'll be brought in... 

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2 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

I think it will happen, and I think it's a good thing for the Big 10.

You're bringing in the 2nd biggest TV market (LA) in the US... Both are blue bloods in different sports. UCLA is 2nd and USC 3rd in overall NCAA championships. What's not to like?

Travel costs are miniscule to the money that'll be brought in... 

You are only thinking about two sports men's football and basketball.  To me your conference is supposed to be regionally and the last few expanses has killed conferences.

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Just now, IU Scott said:

You are only thinking about two sports men's football and basketball.  To me your conference is supposed to be regionally and the last few expanses has killed conferences.

If it was up to you, they'd still be jumping center after every basket 😁 

Not looking at just "2 sports." UCLA has won National Championships in 20 different sports. USC in 17. The Big 10 network will explode out in LA... 

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6 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

You are only thinking about two sports men's football and basketball.  To me your conference is supposed to be regionally and the last few expanses has killed conferences.

Those days are long gone Scott.  The news today is the new reality.  Be happy we are not Washington St.

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6 minutes ago, IUFLA said:

If it was up to you, they'd still be jumping center after every basket 😁 

Not looking at just "2 sports." UCLA has won National Championships in 20 different sports. USC in 17. The Big 10 network will explode out in LA... 

I don't care how much those sports won,  I am talking about just losing the luster off of what it means to be in a conference.  I am talking about how are the other sports going to travel to LA.  Might as well just get rid of conferences and have everyone as independents and just put the final nail in what college athletics is supposed to be about.

PS, no I don't think there should be a jump ball after every basket.

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5 minutes ago, IU Scott said:

in what college athletics is supposed to be about.

In which you view with your heart... Other view it from their pocketbook...if they don't come into the Big 10, the SEC would eventually be prowling around... And then what? 

This is the 21st century Scott... Air travel is pretty easy. Put the IU-UCLA women's volleyball game on BTN and it'll more than cover the cost of travel. 

 

 

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Sucks for the rest of the Pac12 but I love this move. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this happen. Travel will be something to keep an eye on but I could see then scheduling teams to play both at USC and at UCLA during a week-trip to minimize issues there. Love this!

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1 minute ago, Seeking6 said:

I'm just waiting for the rest of the Big12 and rest of the Pac 12 announce their merger....haha

I would imagine that some "raiding" is going to be going on from both sides.

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