What Schools Make Up The Big Ten Conference?
When did Iowa state join the big 12 conference?
The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, the University of Iowa was a joint member of the newly formed MVIAA and the older Western Conference (now the Big Ten Conference).
The Big 12 conference was officially formed on February 25, 1994, when the members of the Big Eight Conference joined with four Texas schools from the Southwest Conference. Member schools are located in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
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What will happen with conference re-alignments in NCAA Football?
My best guess is the Big Ten adds Missouri, Pitt, Rutgers, UConn and Notre Dame. Colorado, Nebraska, BYU and Utah join the Pac Ten. Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State join the SEC. The remaining Big East football schools (Cincinnati, Louisville, West Virginia, Syracuse, South Florida) and Big 12 schools (Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor and Texas Tech) are left scrambling to cobble together a conference and invite Memphis and TCU. The non-football Big East schools (Marquette, Georgetown, St. John's, Seton Hall, DePaul, Providence, Villanova) form their own conference and invite some A-10 schools - Temple, Xavier, Richmond, St. Louis, Dayton) Thoughts?
Villanova will soon enter Big East football followed possibly by Georgetown. No one will be leaving the Big East to form it's own conference. Basketball's the big money maker in the Big East. Most of their stadiums are relatively small.
The Big 12 will remain.
Temple plays football in the MAC.
Who else is excited about future Big 12 conference play?
Up until now the Big 12 has had OU and UT running the show with some challenges from OSU, TTU, and A&M. Now with adding good schools in TCU and WVU there looks to be a lot more exciting conference play in the future. I'm pretty stoked for B12 conference play in the coming years anyone else?
As a Mountaineer fan I'm both excited and disappointed. I hoped WVU would chose a conference a lot closer to the school (Big Ten). Also the Louisville, Pitt, and Syracuse rivalries may not survive. But WVU is out of that Big Easy conference and will get some better players for that Air-Raid offense they got.
What would happen in the Big 12 conference if Nebraska and Missouri did go to the Big 10 conference?
If Nebraska and Missouri did go to the Big 10 what 2 other schools would take their place in the Big 12. Personally I hope neither one of those schools will jump ship to another conference any time soon.
Probably TCU and Utah, maybe New Mexico
So does the Big Ten need a Conference Championship game between Ohio State and Penn State..?
I know in years past, the "unofficial" Big Ten championship game is between Ohio State and Michigan, but that game this year had no hoopla attached because Michigan is sorry......
Yes, the Big 10 and Pac 10 are ridiculous for not having conference championships. I'm a fan of Michigan, but the Big 10 really needs to get this, and really get on the levels of their peer conferences of the Big 12 and SEC. We've finally seen another conference rise to the challenge of competing with the level of football seen in the SEC, and they have a conference championship game. Let's bring a little more credibility to the conference with the game, and it helps the Big 10 teams' computer ratings with another game with a high ranked team.