WVU Fan, an interesting and thoughtful post you presented. Versions of such had been discussed since the prior expansion bonanza when Nebraska and Colorado left the B12. I just don't see the respective conferences (B12 & BE) thinking and acting that deeply. The politics of it has so many barriers and invested interests that thinking this far out of the box is too difficult and limits innovation substantially. That said, C-USA and the MWC are trying to do a "combo" for a little different objectives.
I do hope WVU finds a solid and comfortable situation for continued success.
Indeed. Had Pitt and SU still been in the Big East, and if they didn't have some of the current schools, than maybe it could have been.
For instance, if the Big East were:
Syracuse, Uconn, Rutgers, Pitt, WVU and Louisville alone...and the Big 12 was at 10, then it's a 16 school group that I think could work because they lowest Big East school would be an improvement over many in the Big 12 now.
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