NCAA Football Realignment Reality: Big 12 Breakup BS Needs To Stop

Denton RamseySenior Analyst IMay 20, 2010

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Running back Terrance Ganaway #24 of the Baylor Bears carries the ball against linebacker Dusting Earnest #42, linebacker Keenan Robinson #1, and tackle Kheeston Randall #91of the Texas Longhorns  during the second half on November 14, 2009 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas.  The Longhorns beat the Bears 47-14.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Big 12—and its current members—aren’t going anywhere in the near future.

And all the Big 12 Conference breakup nonsense needs to end.


Another term that needs to be tossed from unsubstantiated use is the three-word liner, "Kick out Baylor."

Regardless of how people may view the Baylor Bears being members of the Big 12, to honestly suggest kicking them out is ludicrous.


The Baylor men’s basketball team was one of the only hoops teams still standing when March Madness dwindled down to the Elite Eight.

And the Lady Bears made it all the way to the Final Four this past season.

Not to mention a handful of other top-notch sports programs at BU beyond basketball.

So why all this talk over kicking out the Bears?

Quit complaining.

Quit making excuses.

And quit arguing over ridiculous realignment scenarios that aren’t ever going to pan out.

The Bears belong in the Big 12, and they’ll be out to prove it—in the sport everyone complains about when it comes to Baylor—college football.


Baylor belongs in the Big 12 Conference, including NCAA football.

In fact, the last time I checked—when all sports are combined in the conference—Baylor is in the top half of the Big 12.

The Bears belong in Big 12 Country.

They deserve respect.

And they’ll be out to prove to all those doubters this year how much Baylor has truly progressed on the gridiron.

It’s time to stop all the ridiculous realignment scenarios and focus on the important things in life.

Like college football kicking off in just a few short months…


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