Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    20,145

    Pac-12 and Big 10 Enter a Scheduling Agreement

    BREAKING: Pac-12 and Big Ten enter scheduling agreement. All 12 teams playing an inter-league football game starting 2017.
    https://twitter.com/#!/petethamelnyt...86763844800512

    The Pac-12 and Big Ten have agreed to a long-term interconference scheduling "collaboration" that, if successful, could have far-reaching ramifications for both of their memberships.

    Likely beginning as early as next year, the Pac-12 and Big Ten are going to significantly reconfigure their future football, basketball and Olympic sports schedules to feature games between their combined 24 member schools.

    The conferences will announce their plans later Wednesday.

    The cleverly constructed "collaborative effort" provides the Pac-12 and the Big Ten with some of the benefits of expansion without the messiness of exit fees, litigation and the loss of historical rivalries. And from a strategic standpoint, the arrangement could broaden the geographical, television and brand reach of both conferences.

    "Rather than go down the road of just trying to add members, we thought this was a way to keep who we were and an increase value for everybody," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski. "It doesn't mean you can't expand one day. It seems to us this is an intelligent way to get stronger and do so with zero collateral damage."

    Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told ESPN.com that "it's a flexible approach to achieving some of the benefits of expansion without dealing with some of the other structural issues."

    Details remain fluid, but the probable first phase of the partnership would include increased Pac-12 vs. Big Ten games in men's and women's basketball, as well as in Olympic sports. Those changes will begin in the 2012-2013 academic year.

    "Part of building our brand is getting our brand around to different places in the country," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Wednesday. "The fact that this is an agreement that will connect a number of different sports, not just football, not just men's basketball, but many, many of our other Olympic sports and team sports, it's a great opportunity for us to travel and us to take our teams and our coaches and our brand to other parts of the country (where) ordinarily we wouldn't be appearing a lot. So I think that's significant."

    The scheduling transition in football will be slower because of existing non-conference contract commitments. But by the 2017 season, the two conferences are expected to have a full, 12-game Pac-12/Big Ten schedule in place, meaning each Pac-12 team will play a separate Big Ten program on an annual basis.

    "We've obviously explored the possibility of going beyond 12 (teams)," Scott said. "I've been a believer, philosophically, of that if it made sense. Now I don't see us expanding anytime in the foreseeable future. A lot of what we can do through collaborating with the Big Ten will help us accomplish some of the same things."
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/st...ng-partnership

    I'm excited as hell for this.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    4,969
    Nebraska already seems to play at least one Pac 12 team per year, but I'd love to see them come play in Tucson someday!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pittsbruh
    Posts
    66,505
    Great move from these two conferences. I like it a lot...great for those two conferences future too.,
    this my sig

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    47,544
    The "Take Down the SEC" plan.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    Posts
    19,784
    Awesome move by both conferences, it's going to be great for many sports. This also helps Oregon get a quality out of conference opponent to come to Autzen, it has turned into a struggle recently. Michigan in 2003 was the coolest non-conference game I've been to, and I can't wait till they come back!
    Last edited by BradyIsTheMan12; 12-28-2011 at 10:21 PM.
    Patriots Forum Hall of Fame Class of 2011


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    20,145
    Quote Originally Posted by bradyistheman12 View Post
    Awesome move by both conferences, it's going to be great for many sports. This also helps Oregon get a quality out of conference opponent to come to Autzen, it has became a struggle recently. Michigan in 2003 was the coolest non-conference game I've been to, and can't wait till they come back!
    Yeah, 2007 in the Big House was pretty fun too

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=272510130

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    Posts
    19,784
    Quote Originally Posted by haggis View Post
    Yeah, 2007 in the Big House was pretty fun too

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=272510130
    That was unbelievable, I thought we were going to get smacked in that game. It's a shame that there were so many injuries that season, we had a special team that may have won it all.

    Remember the Duck hammer as well? So dope
    Patriots Forum Hall of Fame Class of 2011


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    20,145
    Quote Originally Posted by bradyistheman12 View Post
    That was unbelievable, I thought we were going to get smacked in that game. It's a shame that there were so many injuries that season, we had a special team that may have won it all.

    Remember the Duck hammer as well? So dope
    I was in the Michigan student section for that game with a bunch of buddies from High School who went to UM. It was a shame that App St. knocked them off the week before, it kinda took the sting out of it for Michigan. Still one of the best experiences of my life watching the Ducks stomp Michigan in an empty Big House by the 2nd half.

    The Duck Hammer needs to be brought back. That **** was awesome.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    6,307
    Quote Originally Posted by homestarunner93 View Post
    The "Take Down the SEC" plan.
    Probably means the SEC and ACC will eventually partner up and have the SEC beat up on the ACC a little more.
    "Hitting is better than sex." Reggie Jackson

    “The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play." Reggie Jackson

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    12,395
    This can only help both conferences. I hope it works like the Big 10/ACC challenge where they determine the matchups toget teams of like ability and expectations playing. Illinois already has a contract with ASU and Washington but I would love to see some other stadiums in the PAC 12.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    4,969
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. October View Post
    Probably means the SEC and ACC will eventually partner up and have the SEC beat up on the ACC a little more.
    We already have Georgia-Georgia Tech, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina, etc. I'd much rather see the SEC play Big 12, Big Ten, or Pac 12 teams in non-conference games. The ACC is pretty weak when it comes to football.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    47,544
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. October View Post
    Probably means the SEC and ACC will eventually partner up and have the SEC beat up on the ACC a little more.
    Clemson doesn't need any help. We schedule SCAR every year (obviously), have Auburn next year, Georgia in 2013 and 2014, and Ole Miss in 2015 and 2016.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    4,969
    Quote Originally Posted by homestarunner93 View Post
    Clemson doesn't need any help. We schedule SCAR every year (obviously), have Auburn next year, Georgia in 2013 and 2014, and Ole Miss in 2015 and 2016.
    Clemson is one of those teams I'd love to see come West once in a while, can't remember them ever playing any Pac 10/12 teams.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    6,307
    Quote Originally Posted by desertrat218 View Post
    We already have Georgia-Georgia Tech, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina, etc. I'd much rather see the SEC play Big 12, Big Ten, or Pac 12 teams in non-conference games. The ACC is pretty weak when it comes to football.
    That's why I could see a partnership to include the rest of the teams since both will eventually be at 14 teams.

    Quote Originally Posted by homestarunner93 View Post
    Clemson doesn't need any help. We schedule SCAR every year (obviously), have Auburn next year, Georgia in 2013 and 2014, and Ole Miss in 2015 and 2016.
    I never said Clemson needed help. I just think the ACC and SEC will most likely add more annual games along with Clem/USC, GT/UGA, and FSU/UF. These games wouldn't be added for 10 years if they were to occur. The Big10/Pac 12 games won't start until 2017 at the earliest.

    I personally would love to see VT play UT since they are so close to each other and haven't played regularly.

    They could do it like the Big 10-ACC challenge, while keeping the rivalries that already exist.
    "Hitting is better than sex." Reggie Jackson

    “The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play." Reggie Jackson

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    20,604
    Niice. OSU plays a Pac-12 team every year pretty much already, but this is going to be cool.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •