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Topic:  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference

Topic:  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 12/12/2021 12:15:38 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
DeWine started off the pandemic making the right calls with advice from Dr. Acton. But his own republicans have put too much pressure on him and his re-election bid that he has backslided over the past 12 months.


Same thing happened after the Dayton shootings. He told the crowd there he would do "something" about gun control, then buckled to the gun lobbyists and the gun nuts in the legislature. The result was legislation that was worse than doing nothing. When it comes to bucking the idiots in his own party, DeWine has no cojones.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 12/12/2021 1:40:10 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:


What follows is a test of my memory - which can be suspect. As I am recalling, during the early years of Vern Alden's tenure, the Big 10 contacted Vern about Ohio possibly becoming a replacement for a then non-competitive Northwestern.

The idea didn't go very far. If it had Ohio, as to football, could have become the sacrificial lamb that now is the duo of Maryland and Rutgers. As to basketball, under Jim Snyder, Ohio might well have been reasonably competitive, given Ohio's success against Big 10 teams during the Snyder years.

Now, if anyone wants to blow up what I've just recounted, please feel perfectly free to do so.



Not sure about the B1G gambit, but I do know that Alden tried to put together an eastern conference with WVU, Ohio, Rutgers and some others. The conference that he envisioned was very much like the Big East (minus Ohio) that emerged later.


He could have thrown up a 35,000 seat stadium in Athens and gone independent. The 1960's would have been the time to try something like that. Aligning in a proto Big East was too ambitious. I bet the flood plain situation had an impact on finding a suitable place for a new stadium.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 12/13/2021 6:04:25 PM 
the big 12 would be better than the SEC. IN THE SEC we,d routinely get slaughtered in football. maybe if frank solich hadnt retired that could change after a couple years of recruiting much stronger players. the only drawback to the BiG 12 would be having to play basketball against kansas. even so we,d eventually be less intimidated playing them. it would be nice to be able to have a chance to get in the big dance without needing to win the confernce tourney
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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 12/13/2021 6:12:19 PM 
Yeah, I heard WVU was lobbying the Big 12 for Ohio as a replacement for Oklahoma and Texas.

Who knows, if successful we could start our own sports television network like the Longhorns.

Last Edited: 12/13/2021 6:13:17 PM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 12/15/2021 1:41:39 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Yeah, I heard WVU was lobbying the Big 12 for Ohio as a replacement for Oklahoma and Texas.

Who knows, if successful we could start our own sports television network like the Longhorns.


U of Memphis thinks they are next in line for that. (And are probably butt-hurt that Cincinnati was invited and not them)

Population of the Cincinnati metro area: 2,190,209

Population of the Memphis metro area: 1,324,108

And the Memphis football and basketball venues are not on campus.

Plus some comedy relief: MTSU thinks they will replace Memphis in the AAC someday
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  Message Not Read  RE: Leave the MAC to join a stronger conference
   Posted: 1/16/2022 8:03:29 PM 
Lots of dreamers in this thread. We would first have to have the community of Athens County, including the students, actually give a s$&@ and attend the games. Athens is a one horse town and we canít even come close to filling the Convo and Peden.
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