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PITT leaving for big ten could be devastating to big east football.......

Rumors are running wild on message boards that an announcement is soon to come that pittsburgh will be joining the big ten...... Basketball would be able to with stand the blow but for football this could be devastating... Not only would this drop us to 7 teams but it takes away one of of the teams that helps us continue to carry our BCS tag.... With just seven teams it would force us to bring in most likely a conferece use team in my opinion ( memphis) which will lower the value of football which has been written off by many since the departure of Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College in 2005 anyway... Pitt has always been the second choice behind Notre Dame ( who keeps turning down the offer ) because for one they have the one thing all big ten universities have and thats great academics.... To even be considered for the big ten you have to belong to the Association of American Universities which is a consortium of the nations 62 leading research institutions which also include Rutgers and Syracuse out of the big east..... Number two they would add good athletic programs to the conference with bottom feeders like indiana and Northwestern this would add another team that will be able to be very competitve in football and basketball.... And last they want to add more value to there television network and the more teams you have the more games you can air on the big ten network which is where the money part comes in, because the more big ten games they can keep off ESPN and on the big ten network the more money goes in there pocket.....Why would Pitt turn this offer down , theres no telling how many more million the school would bring in a year being apart of that conference....The only reason Notre Dame turns it down is because the football program already has its own television contract with ABC which is why they are indendent and have no ties with any conference..... .It also been talks of the big ten wanting to eventually expand to 14 teams which would most likely include Missouri who also fits there criteria and they also are being considered now for the 12th team.... Now if that were to happen should TJ make a counter move and try to get us to into the big 12 to replace missouri to save or football program? because lets face it if they decide to go to 14 theres no guarantee the wont come back and get syracuse or rutgers ( Which I mentioned earlier also belongs to the AAU ) to give them an east coast market.... And geographically us going to the big 12 wouldn't be that bad due to the fact six of the teams are in the midwest... I just think some type of plan needs to start to form in case this ship starts to sink we will have our life boat ready...... Going to that BCS game was like a shark tasting blood, gotta have more... And with Coach Strong on board it would be hard to see that BCS tag taken away.....Yes this is a basketball state but I think I speak for CARDINAL NATION when I say weve grown to love our football to.....

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