and Oklahoma was determined to join the Pac-12 would the Big East have the guts to basically offer a deal with the Devil Texas. Think about it the Big East could allow Texas to keep their LHN and if Oklahoma and Okie State became part of a Pac-14. The Big 12 would be down to 7 teams and the Big East would have 9 teams. Put in TCU in with the 7 teams and you would have two 8 team divisions. A man can dream can't he?
Regardless of what Texas does, the BE should be pressing KU, KSU, and Mizzou hard to join up. The 12/20 hybrid can actually be a pretty nice setup.
Play everyone in your division twice.
Play everyone in the other div in your group once.
Play one div in the other group, alternating div and home and homes each year.
Total 18 games.
You'll develop rivalries with your historical or geographic neighbors, while still seeing the other group every other year.
USF (they switch for football)
The usual scheduling setup applies.
Overall not a bad deal. Good football schools in Pitt, WV, Mizzou, SU, KSU. Basketball is clearly unmatched. With the TV dollars flying around, the money will be more than adequate.
It's unique, but the BE has always been unique. The geography actually makes a little sense with the 3 midwestern schools added. It keeps the traditional rivalries in place, and secures the future of the football schools.
Given the situation, I don't think it's all that bad of an option.