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    My wish about Notre Dame

    I would love to see Notre Dame join the Big Ten.
    First, they already play about four Big Ten teams per year.
    Second, I hate how the Big Ten's schedule works. The teams don't all play each other, and there's no conference championship game. I find it absurd.
    Adding another team, especially an important program would be great for college football. The Big Ten would end up with 12 teams, and be forced to play a championship game.

    Even with two divisions, the Big Ten could still keep it's top rivalries like the SEC does. Every year UF plays LSU, Georgia plays Auburn, UT plays Alabama...

    Having a top team be independent just throws more ambiguity to the largely subjective BCS. Notre Dame would have to adjust some of it's other games, but it wouldn't ruin anything. The games against the service academies are antiquated. I realize ND is doing those schools a favor, but it's time to move on.

    The reality is that there's very little chance of this happening, especially with ND having their lucrative TV deal with NBC. I just think this would be a great thing for college football.
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    Will never happen. Notre Dame will have to split the money with the Big 10. As a independent they get to keep it all. With that huge Network contract they have they will never go to a conference. It would be interesting but In the end its all about the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finswin56
    I would love to see Notre Dame join the Big Ten.
    First, they already play about four Big Ten teams per year.
    Second, I hate how the Big Ten's schedule works. The teams don't all play each other, and there's no conference championship game. I find it absurd.
    Adding another team, especially an important program would be great for college football. The Big Ten would end up with 12 teams, and be forced to play a championship game.

    Even with two divisions, the Big Ten could still keep it's top rivalries like the SEC does. Every year UF plays LSU, Georgia plays Auburn, UT plays Alabama...

    Having a top team be independent just throws more ambiguity to the largely subjective BCS. Notre Dame would have to adjust some of it's other games, but it wouldn't ruin anything. The games against the service academies are antiquated. I realize ND is doing those schools a favor, but it's time to move on.

    The reality is that there's very little chance of this happening, especially with ND having their lucrative TV deal with NBC. I just think this would be a great thing for college football.
    Two problems with that scenerio:

    The first you hit right on the head ($)

    Second ... the Big Ten? ND already plays every other sport in the Big East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus
    Two problems with that scenerio:

    The first you hit right on the head ($)

    Second ... the Big Ten? ND already plays every other sport in the Big East.
    You're right I completely forgot about that.
    Joining the B.E. in football would be just fine with me, although the Big Ten would still have a horrible intraconference scheduling issue.
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    it makes the most sense to join the big east, but that would leave ND with the most ridiculous out-of-conference schedule ever...michigan, michigan state, and USC would all be locks.
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    It will not happen. Over the last decade ND and the Big Ten have been in talks about joining the conference in all sports but football. The Big Ten and ND refuse to budge on the fact that unless it involves football they will never join the conference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UF Fin Kat
    it makes the most sense to join the big east, but that would leave ND with the most ridiculous out-of-conference schedule ever...michigan, michigan state, and USC would all be locks.
    That would make up for their relatively easy in-conference schedule. Just look at some of the ridiculously easy games ND scheduled this year. I would love ND to join a conference, but like everyone else, I don't think they will.
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    They have been offered a slot in the Big 10 before but the money they make from their TV deal is too great to give up
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    They have been offered a slot in the Big 10 before but the money they make from their TV deal is too great to give up

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