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Talks about saving the Big 12 are under way. From what I hear A&M (obviously) and Missouri are out. SMU, Houston, TCU, and BYU are reportedly getting invited in.

Why would they invite TCU who is already joining the seemingly stable for now Big East?

From my understanding, TCU wants out of the Big East now. I'm just hearing it from someone who's in with the Big XII, it could be wishful thinking, I dunno.

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Good for ECU. They deserve to! Good, solid program that contends. See this what I like to see, none of this Texas/OU going to the Pac 12 and what not, schools like ECU doing their best to get into a good conference, so they have at least have a shot at quality bowl game or better.

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Here's a weird rumor: apparently the Mountain West and Conference USA are considering a "federation" setup - both conferences have separate conference play and conference championship games, but the Mountain West and Conference USA champions play each other afterwards for the BCS bowl bid. There's actually a very good chance that this MWC/CUSA combo would become AQ, since it looks like either the Big 12 or Big East will fold or at least get demoted, and the BCS feels they need six AQ conferences to survive. They'd really have no other option than to give an automatic bid to MWC/CUSA and be done with it.

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Good for ECU. They deserve to! Good, solid program that contends. See this what I like to see, none of this Texas/OU going to the Pac 12 and what not, schools like ECU doing their best to get into a good conference, so they have at least have a shot at quality bowl game or better.

LOL... if they go AQ, there's really no excuse left for keeping Boise out. ECU is located in Tar Heel and Wolfpack country, they have no signature wins in any sport (other than Miami once in the mid-'90s but that hardly matters now), Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be smaller than Bronco Stadium (after renovations), and ECU can't be bringing in any ratings.

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Good for ECU. They deserve to! Good, solid program that contends. See this what I like to see, none of this Texas/OU going to the Pac 12 and what not, schools like ECU doing their best to get into a good conference, so they have at least have a shot at quality bowl game or better.

LOL... if they go AQ, there's really no excuse left for keeping Boise out. ECU is located in Tar Heel and Wolfpack country, they have no signature wins in any sport (other than Miami once in the mid-'90s but that hardly matters now), Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be smaller than Bronco Stadium (after renovations), and ECU can't be bringing in any ratings.

ECU joining the Big East has nothing to do with Boise. ECU has the opportunity to join the weakest of the BCS conferences. That has no effect whatsoever on whether Boise should get into the PAC. Hell the Big Easy may not have AQ status much longer.

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East Carolina apparently thinks it's important

rams, now's the time to do the archemedes laugh

The Big East could do far worse than East Carolina. They are all-in-all a pretty solid program that has done passably well in the past and has picked off in the last few years NC State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Honestly the Big East is going to have to reach to the minors to bolster its numbers and ECU's one of the best available that reasonably fits in the Conference footprint.

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East Carolina apparently thinks it's important

rams, now's the time to do the archemedes laugh

The Big East could do far worse than East Carolina. They are all-in-all a pretty solid program that has done passably well in the past and has picked off in the last few years NC State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Honestly the Big East is going to have to reach to the minors to bolster its numbers and ECU's one of the best available that reasonably fits in the Conference footprint.

East Carolina is moderately competitive in football, but they're pretty bad in most other sports. Why not go after schools like UCF, or Southern Miss. You know, schools that are actually competitive in sports that are more than football?

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UCF has never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball as a member of Conference USA, nor have they ever gotten out of the first round the four times they have made it to the dance.

Southern Miss is even worse in that regard; they've only been to the NCAA Tournament twice in school history, the last time happening in 1991.

I dunno about other sports, but both programs are pretty bad when it comes to men's basketball.

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UCF has never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball as a member of Conference USA, nor have they ever gotten out of the first round the four times they have made it to the dance.

Southern Miss is even worse in that regard; they've only been to the NCAA Tournament twice in school history, the last time happening in 1991.

I dunno about other sports, but both programs are pretty bad when it comes to men's basketball.

And yet they are still better at basketball than ECU. If ECU get's accepted, then we'll all know exactly how desperate the BIg East is.

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UCF has never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball as a member of Conference USA, nor have they ever gotten out of the first round the four times they have made it to the dance.

Southern Miss is even worse in that regard; they've only been to the NCAA Tournament twice in school history, the last time happening in 1991.

I dunno about other sports, but both programs are pretty bad when it comes to men's basketball.

And yet they are still better at basketball than ECU. If ECU get's accepted, then we'll all know exactly how desperate the BIg East is.

Your personal opinion of how good one is over the other carries little weight in this discussion. Bring up some other reasons. Besides, as mentioned, ECU applied, not invited. If UCF wants in then apply.

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UCF has never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball as a member of Conference USA, nor have they ever gotten out of the first round the four times they have made it to the dance.

Southern Miss is even worse in that regard; they've only been to the NCAA Tournament twice in school history, the last time happening in 1991.

I dunno about other sports, but both programs are pretty bad when it comes to men's basketball.

And yet they are still better at basketball than ECU. If ECU get's accepted, then we'll all know exactly how desperate the BIg East is.

Your personal opinion of how good one is over the other carries little weight in this discussion. Bring up some other reasons. Besides, as mentioned, ECU applied, not invited. If UCF wants in then apply.

Personal opinion?

East Carolina: 2005-2011

8-20, 6-24, 11-19, 13-17, 10-21, 18-16

It is not my opinion that they suck, it's a FACT that they suck.

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UCF has never made the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball as a member of Conference USA, nor have they ever gotten out of the first round the four times they have made it to the dance.

Southern Miss is even worse in that regard; they've only been to the NCAA Tournament twice in school history, the last time happening in 1991.

I dunno about other sports, but both programs are pretty bad when it comes to men's basketball.

And yet they are still better at basketball than ECU. If ECU get's accepted, then we'll all know exactly how desperate the BIg East is.

Your personal opinion of how good one is over the other carries little weight in this discussion. Bring up some other reasons. Besides, as mentioned, ECU applied, not invited. If UCF wants in then apply.

Personal opinion?

East Carolina: 2005-2011

8-20, 6-24, 11-19, 13-17, 10-21, 18-16

It is not my opinion that they suck, it's a FACT that they suck.

Well I guess there's a reason why all these conference moves are because of football and not basketball.

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