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Old 18.10.2016, 01:13 PM
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2025 the GOR is up and the B12 is dead maybe sooner (ha). Although none of the landing spots for the 3 programs that would be in demand are without issues, B1G probably the most likely. SEC i could only see being interested in Texas, OU & Kansas but Texas probably has too much baggage for the SEC.

Apparently the networks are paying them not to expand because there is an escalator clause which would mean the networks would have to pay $25m a year for each extra school added but the extra content from the schools available wouldn't be worth that (and ESPN already owns most of their content anyway) so they are paying them to remove the clause. Effectively a big bluff by the conference to cadge some money out of ESPN/Fox. Sucks for the schools that put themselves forward to no avail.
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