The Big 12 will be Dead By July 4
The Big 12 will be dead by Independence Day look for it..The Big 12 raided by the PAC 10 and the Big 10 ,will be forced to head south and pick up schools like Rice ,SMU ,TCU, and UNT. If the root of all evil is money, then the root of all sports is money merchandising.
The money is out like the genie out of the bottle.Nebraska started the conference hopping by leaving for the Big 10.Strenthing the Big 10 which actually has eleven schools,help create a tidal wave, a football conference hopping tsunami.
With that genie out of the bottle ,Colorado bolted for the PAC -10.Nothing big if you live in Texas.But this is the deal,Texas has been talking to the PAC 10 for the last six weeks.Texas is leaving and thats for sure.There is no reason for them to be in the Big 12 if big football matchups with Nebraska don't exist.The old SWC maybe dead,but conference rivaliries never die.Texas and Oklahoma go together like peanut butter and jelly.
In Oklahoma the rivalry with Oklahoma State stops the
state for the weekend.Throw in Texas Tech in the high plains ,and the Big 12 is hung out to dry.
Oklahoma State will follow its football big brothers in Texas and Oklahoma.Check it out, one of the biggest alumni for Oklahoma State and boosters for Texas is T. Boone Pickens.The Pickens plan is about energy but this time lets talk about football.
If Texas leaves expects Oklahoma State to follow. Pickens is one of the biggest boosters in both schools. Boomer Sooner is going to Hook up with Bevo in a new mega conference.The Eyes of Texas and UT is on the Big 12 the incredible shrinking conference.
The only thing that can save the Big 12 is a launch into the big market areas of Texas.Pick up market places like Houston with Rice,Dallas with SMU,and Fort Worth with TCU.Throw in another college from Houston such as as the University of Houston and possibly the University of North Texas from the metroplex and a new reconstituted Big 12 can fight for survival.A resurrected Big 12,because the Big 12 as we know it now ,is dead.