Article out of Salt Lake City(previously posted in another thread)discussing link between Big 12 tv deals and future league expansion at http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... tml?ps=all
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Is it possible that BYU fans are more arrogant than Notre Dame? Is the religious affiliation that provide support to both of these schools the primary reason for such a sense of entitlement by the fan bases?
BYU fans has ever occurred to you that Big 12 simply does not want or more specific does not need you? Ditto Pac 12.
There is some truth to conference networks having some influence on conference expansion, however, up to now the primary reason the SEC, ACC, Pac 12 expanded had nothing to do with conference networks. The SEC had Texas A&M dropped in their lap to escape form the shadows of big brother Texas and Missouri got to come along to balance out the divisions. The Pac 12 expanded to be more like the other leagues and have a championship football game. Neither the SEC or Pac 12 expansion had any impacts on conference networks at the time.
The Big Ten may have used the BTN as a benefit with expanding with Maryland and Rutgers, however, my thoughts they were more to do with another arrogant school bringing the ACC into its own back door and refusing to join its regional league. If there are those many benefits with a conference TV network why did the Big Ten stop at the horrible number of 14?
Has ever occurred to BYU the Big 12 is at 10 schools by design or choice.
If the Big 12 really wanted BYU they do not have to take the school for all sports which would drastically reduce the revenue sharing and eliminate the issue of BYU refusing to play sports on Sundays which mostly impacts non football sports.
Navy could be the other school to play football only and would provide WVU a better travel partner compared to most other Power five schools options.
The simple fact that most non Big 12 fans including BYU do not understand, the Big 12 has decided to be a 10 league school by choice. Contrary to what most do not understand there are many benefits to remaining a perfect 10 member league including unity.
Hey BYU if the Pac 12 or Big 12 wanted your school's membership, BYU would be a member by now. Get over it. Your arrogance has caused you a seat at the power five conference table and the door may have been shut for ever and it has nothing to do with revenue and more to with on the outside looking in. There is only a hand full of schools fortunate to demand these special perks in conference membership and you are not close to being a Notre Dame.