PITT to the Big 12? | Syracusefan.com

PITT to the Big 12?

Calcuse

Walk On
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
138
Like
31
From ESPN Insider, Football rumors...
Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pittsburgh Panthers are more than a candidate to join the Big 12, they're the school on top of the conference's wish list. However, he's not so sure the Panthers wish to be in the Big 12.
"The one thing that [Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson] said the school absolutely needs is stability and if the Big East can't provide it, the school will find it elsewhere," Zeise writes. "But as unstable as the Big East is, or at least seems to be (meaning, the annual 'this school is leaving for greener grass' stories always have some legs because the football conference is not on solid footing) -- it is still more stable or at least as stable as the Big 12 is. That's why Texas A&M has already apparently jumped ship and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are thinking about doing the same. You simply can't have a league where one team -- Texas -- plays by a different set of rules than everyone else and expect it to last. As long as the Longhorn Network exists, the Big 12 will be on shaky ground -- so why would Pitt want to go there?"
Which is not to say that Pitt is certain to remain in the Big East. "[If] the ACC or SEC or Big Ten comes calling, that's when [Big East officials] need to get really nervous," Zeise writes.
 

pfister1

2019-20 Iggy Co-Winner Reg Season Rcd
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
8,561
Like
14,557
From ESPN Insider, Football rumors...
Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that the Pittsburgh Panthers are more than a candidate to join the Big 12, they're the school on top of the conference's wish list. However, he's not so sure the Panthers wish to be in the Big 12.
"The one thing that [Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson] said the school absolutely needs is stability and if the Big East can't provide it, the school will find it elsewhere," Zeise writes. "But as unstable as the Big East is, or at least seems to be (meaning, the annual 'this school is leaving for greener grass' stories always have some legs because the football conference is not on solid footing) -- it is still more stable or at least as stable as the Big 12 is. That's why Texas A&M has already apparently jumped ship and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are thinking about doing the same. You simply can't have a league where one team -- Texas -- plays by a different set of rules than everyone else and expect it to last. As long as the Longhorn Network exists, the Big 12 will be on shaky ground -- so why would Pitt want to go there?"
Which is not to say that Pitt is certain to remain in the Big East. "[If] the ACC or SEC or Big Ten comes calling, that's when [Big East officials] need to get really nervous," Zeise writes.

They could be to the Big 12 (actually Big 10 soon to be 9) what Boston College is to the ACC. That would be a really smart move.
 

Similar threads

    • Like
Orangeyes Daily Articles for Thursday for Basketball
Replies
2
Views
545
Replies
2
Views
676
Replies
1
Views
556

Forum statistics

Threads
157,230
Messages
4,163,472
Members
5,503
Latest member
boilerD

Online statistics

Members online
227
Guests online
686
Total visitors
913




Top Bottom