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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    I agree with @The Galloping Ghost above - the University of Illinois gets a TON from the prevalence and financial success of the B1G. Starting from scratch would be institutional malpractice no matter how awesome the basketball would be, but I will shift into total meathead sports fan mode and...
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    Add me to the list of people genuinely confused by the genre of post that is: "If only you could envision what is coming, it's going to be [literal to-the-letter description of college football as it currently is today]"
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    But here's where I revisit my notion that it's a fallacy that "the idea of the Big Ten" is some fixed objectively fixed thing vs. a subjective definition that just so happens to match what it was when you were growing up (and not "you" personally, but "you" as in all of us). And I would submit...
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    I am more than willing to grant that, as an Illinois fan, I am perhaps uniquely positioned to not be nostalgic here. Because 1) we have been mostly bad and forgettable at football over the course of my life 2) I have never even for a nanosecond entertained the possibility of us playing for a...
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    On the one hand, yes, it's a major decision, people should be deliberative. On the other, while it is indeed a major decision, it is not a particularly complicated one, even for Notre Dame. Staying independent is a madman's gamble at this point. If they come to grips with that, then you're...
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    The window on "for now" better be pretty short.
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    Washington is an amazing addition, what planet do some of you guys live on?
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    What are you talking about? Who is doing the "going" in your comparison? The entire point here is stability. Not for the NCAA, but for these schools, which is absolutely the basis on which they should be making those decisions.
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    Exactly. Just like music, it seems that "real college athletics" = whatever it was when you were 21. I guess the average message boarder gets a pass, but I would expect people professionally covering college sports to realize it was also about money then.
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    You mean just like Washington St. and Oregon St.?
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    Yeah, this is it. The first three absolutely say yes, too. Then it's kickin or stickin time for the Domers with your finger hovering over "send text" to North Carolina.
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    Is Oklahoma State sitting on some secret SEC invite we don't know about?
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    USC, UCLA to join the Big Ten in 2024

    An absolute coup. Giddy.
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    Illini Basketball 2022-2023

    Working yourself into a lather over power rankings on Memorial Day Weekend? You guys are the easiest marks on the planet.