TCU insider @JClarkHFB247
has reported that TCU, Baylor, and Texas Tech have already reached out to the PAC-12.
One source told him “The Big 12 is going to blow up man”
Davion Mitchell made a combined 49 3-point shots during his first two years in college while shooting 30.6% from distance. He made 63 last season at Baylor while shooting 44.7%. Tangible growth.
Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia have all entered the transfer portal.
Please respect their decisions.
Combined National Championships + Conference Championships since 2010 (football, mbb, wbb):
Baylor: 17 https://t.co/WVqn28KvTu
IF Texas and OU to the SEC happens:
KU and Iowa State to the Big 10.
Pac-12 and AAC poach the rest of the conference.
Maybe a Lone Star conference emerges with Houston, Tech, Baylor, SMU, TCU, etc?
The future of the Big 12 is in jeopardy.
Even if they add teams like UH, Cincy, etc., leaders fear they'll lose P5 autonomy & their TV deal will plummet.
KU (bball), Baylor (budget) & WVU (geography) seem most ripe for the plucking.
Realignment is here.
Baylor just won the NCAA Basketball championship and has one of the best Women's Basketball programs in the country. Where does it go? Neither the Big Ten or Pac-12 seem like a natural fit.
In 2020, UCF vs East Carolina got just shy of 1 million viewers
Kansas State vs Baylor got 494,000 viewers
But the eyeballs just aren’t there for UCF 🤷🏻♂️
Best real-world analogy:
Nordstrom and Macy's are closing shop in the Big 12 Mall.
Sunglass Hut (TCU)
Candle kiosk (Baylor)
Visible Changes (ISU)
just can't survive here anymore.
you voice command your tv to turn on
“… the showdown we’ve waited for all year. the fate of the conference is decided with two undefeated teams battling in the PAC-12 regular season title. it’s oregon. it’s baylor. it’s eugene. and it’s right now.”
it’s 2028. life is good.
When I coached in Big 12 it was actually 12 teams.
Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Nebraska,
Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor,
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State
Used to love being in that league.
It was a really good league.
Baylor is one of the only universities with its athletic logo at the end of its #slogan on Twitter.
That’s because only champions get that privilege
There is no BIG 12 anymore, & Texas and OU knew that's the way it would go down. ISU, Kansas & K-State to the Big Ten. Baylor & TCU to whoever will take them. Tech and OK State to the PAC 12. WVU to ACC. Doesn't really matter though. With NIL, etc, CFB is going to rearrange all.
WVU is screwed. Nobody wants them. Don’t know if others would be lining up for Baylor and all their scandals either.
There are some really nice fits for the AAC. West Virginia is the obvious one, but TCU and Baylor are right near league headquarters now. Even OK State and K-State fall in the footprint.
There’s a 0.0 chance Baylor goes to the Big Ten. They will only take AAU members. It’s a complete non starter. The only other remaining school in the Big 12 that’s an AAU member is Kansas. It’s more likely the Big Ten looks to ACC schools
Pac 16 should look like this:
Arizona St vs Baylor will be some sort of wake up call
Wouldn't Mind if The BIG TEN would go after these teams. My First TWO options:
1. Baylor, & .TCU to actually strengthen the conf. & Secondly
2. IOWA State ( good team plus the Iowa rivalry would be great) & West V. another good team
Baylor would NEVER be allowed in the Pac 12. Cal and Stanford would give up football before being aligned with a school like that.
Acting Sec of Interior Screaming Opossum@JBLajzer @kendallkaut
Kansas and Baylor to either Big10 or ACC makes a lot of sense to me. Hell, Baylor and WVU going to ACC adds quality to both major men’s sports.