Big 12 coming after Arkansas?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by GoVols, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. GoVols

    GoVols Member

  2. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

  3. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    I'd take a TAMU for Arky trade any day of the week.
  4. GoVols

    GoVols Member

    A clean trade? Arkansas for Texas A&M? No talk of adding schools like Missouri? I like it a lot.
  5. tidwell

    tidwell Chieftain

    Arkansas, to me, just seems like a better fit in the Big 12.

    In my dreams, the SEC would also drop South Carolina, stay at 10 schools, drop the SEC championship game and just have every team play every other team every season. Not happening, but that is my dream.
  6. GoVols

    GoVols Member

    I believe there are 7 or 8 Big 12 closer to Arkansas then the closest SEC school. Geographically it makes a lot of sense.
  7. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Makes sense for everyone involved.
  8. GoVols

    GoVols Member

    Not so fast my friend.

    The difference in payout between the SEC and Big 12 is rather significant. I believe the difference is something around $10 million per year. I don't think Arkansas wants to join the Big 12 badly enough to give up $10 million per year.
  9. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Do they want to win a damn thing? If so, they should take their chances against Oklahoma rather than watch LSU, Alabama and Auburn consistently stay ahead of them in the SECW.
  10. GoVols

    GoVols Member

    Great point.
  11. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Great dream.
  12. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Were I Slive, I'd also offer to throw in Memphis and MTSU - and that the SEC would pick up the moving expenses and the printing of new letterhead, in hopes of sweetening the deal enough for Arkansas to accept it.
  13. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Arkansas will not willingly leave the conference with a golden future for the conference of prairie country.
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    And Arkansas may be content to cash the check and watch LSU, Bama and Auburn continue to teabag them.
  15. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I saw that mentioned. Don't see it happening (which of course now means it will tomorrow). Makes a lot of sense and I think everyone wins.
  16. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    Agree completely. Sad that it won't happen though.
  17. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    That's that I'm thinking. The money is going to be hard to turn down. Too bad for the fans who won't get to see any of that money or championships.

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