A Look at the Big 12 Expansion List

By: Mike Davis 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 the Big…

Is There a Feud Between the ACC and the Big Ten?

By: Mike Davis With the recent vote by the NCAA allowing the Big 12 to host a conference championship game (CCG), one of the biggest offseason questions is now put to bed. However the way in which the vote was carried out exposed a number of other issues. One of these issues was the political…

Despite Boren’s Wishes, the Big 12 is Not Expanding

By: Mike Davis David Boren, President of The University of Oklahoma stirred the pot on realignment by reiterating his stance that the Big 12 should expand to twelve teams. He also criticized Texas for the Longhorn Network without specifically mentioning it by name. College administrators have stirred this pot in the past by commenting (1) on conference…

Will a Grant of Rights Protect the Big 12 From Future Raids?

By: Mike Davis Currently the Big 12 Conference sits at the center of conference realignment discussion. The conference is widely seen as the weakest link within the Power Five (P5) due to its smaller size, and recent history of instability. Proponents of the Big 12 will point to its “Grant of Rights” (GOR) agreement as…

FBS Split: What a Division IV Breakaway Could Look Like

Authors Note: If you are looking for a brief summary of this article, I recommend scrolling down and looking at the graphics first. You can click on each image for a larger view. This is Part I of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools…

Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go

This is Part III of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part VI: Independence Based Conference Scheduling…

Building the Big Ten

This is Part IV of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part VI: Independence Based Conference Scheduling…

Building the SEC

This is Part V of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part VI: Independence Based Conference Scheduling…

Independence Based Conference Scheduling (IBCS)

This is Part VI of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part VI: Independence Based Conference Scheduling…

Building the Group of Four (G4)

This is Part VII of an eight-part article. The other parts are linked below: Part I: Intro Part II: Why G5 schools will be included in Division IV Part III: Why Larger Conferences is the Way to Go Part IV: Building the Big Ten Part V: Building the SEC Part VI: Independence Based Conference Scheduling…