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…

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 line in question was written…

Visual Tool to Understand 1981-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves all the way back to 1981. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1981 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the…

Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves from 1991. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1991 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Follow @sportspolitico…

Visual Tool to Understand 2010-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 2010 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Links (1) (2) (3) Follow @sportspolitico Send us an Email: sportspolitico@gmail.com © sportspolitico™ December 23, 2015 Like what…

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…

The Case for Playoff Expansion: 32 Teams

By: Mike Davis The new College Football Playoffs may be in its first season, but one of the most widely discussed arguments about it has been the number of teams. The playoffs are currently at four teams, but fans often wonder how long until we see expansion. When I think of college playoffs I always…

The Marshall Dilemma: The Case For Marshall (Part II)

By: Mike Davis Author’s Note: This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I can be found here. As bad as the situation is for Marshall, the biggest problem is not what is happening to them, but why it is happening. The reason for the unjustified snub of this program may be one (or both)…