History of NFL Expansion and Realignment

This project uses the same template as the college football conference realignment gif/pictures I made last year. Some important things to note: -This project only covers the history of the 32 active NFL franchises. The NFL had a number of NFL franchises that folded prior to 1953 that are not …

What the ACC’s Response to HB2 Means.

In response to HB2 commonly known as the North Carolina bathroom law the ACC has taken the step of moving neutral site conference championship locations outside the state.  Why did the ACC do this? One thing that cannot be overstated is academic institutions have very diverse student bodies. For this …

A Look at the Big 12 Expansion List

With recent news that the Big 12 has whittled down their expansion list to eleven schools, I felt now would be a good time to critically examine these schools to look at where they are in the realignment process as well as gauge the Big 12’s decision making process. Is …

JFK: Why Does Rice Play Texas?

On a recent visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum I came across a cool piece of history. This is a draft from Kennedy’s famous “We choose to go to the Moon” speech. College football junkies know it more for its “Why does Rice play Texas” line. The specific …

Will the Big 12 Add Another Texas School?

One of the major talking points I often see in Big 12 expansion discussions is the notion that a fifth Texas school is a non-starter for the Big 12. While the reasons against adding a Texas school are obvious, there are also a number of reasons that make such an …