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Realignment Talk As Owls Prepare For Bears

By NATE GRIFFIN, SportsRadio 610
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How much of this realignment talk do the players actually get to hear during a week of preparation for a football game? It’s a good question. But, odds are, probably not much with classes, practice, study hall, personal life, and the actual football game itself. However, in today’s immediate and impatient world, there is one game changer; social media. We no longer have to or need to wait for breaking news.

Point being, within the last 12 to 24 hours, there’s more news of a possible merger between the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA. Can you blame the two? Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are allegedly seeking exodus to the PAC-12. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are joining the ACC. Texas A&M wants to bolt the BIG XII for the SEC. Villanova now seems to have some interest in joining another conference or just wants a seat at the table to discuss the possibilities. But, what happens to West Virginia, Rutgers, and TCU to name a few; especially TCU who was all set to join the Big East in 2012?

Realignment talk is all around us and in talking with Athletic Directors, hearing from university Presidents, etc., it really comes down to the revenue that’s generated for each individual institution and their athletic program.


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