Saturday, June 12, 2010

KU could be closer to finding a new home thanks to A&M

Yesterday I posted that KU had two options opening up for them if the Big 12 collapses, the Pac-10 and the MWC. I also said that the MWC was the conference that KU was likely going to end up at, and I still think that's the case, but today the Pac-10 has gained some ground.
Like I said yesterday, Texas A&M is still not sold on the Pac-10 and is still considering the SEC as their new home. While A&M isn't their first choice, the SEC is still considering adding them. The Pac-10 then came out and made it clear that if A&M didn't decide soon, that KU was going to get their invite to the Pac-10. While, geographically wise, this doesn't make much sense, KU will have to accept the invite if it comes their way, as they really don't have any other choice. They need a conference and having a firm, stable conference to go to is more important right now, sadly, than their rivalries with KSU and Missouri.
Sure the MWC seems like the better choice and if they decided to go their they could bring KSU and Missouri with them and keep the rivalries going (which they can still do if they go to seperate conferences), and they wouldnt have to face OU and Texas every year in football, but if the Pac-10 decides to offer KU an invite, they have to accept. That way they will belong to a strong conference and make the money that this conference realignment thing is all about.
Hope you all have a good weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

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