1. A Realignment Nightmare: Will UNT Be Stuck In The Sun Belt Forever?

    A few months back, I wrote an article talking about the about how University of North Texas had an opportunity to be a University of Texas-like realignment player albeit at the non-Automatic Qualifier FBS level...

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  2. The UNT Big Question Series: Game 2, Rice at North Texas

    Welcome to the second of a series of weekly articles that would pose the big question The University of North Texas faces for each of their upcoming games...

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  3. North Texas Mean Green Football: The 2010 Pre-Season Guide

    It's time for this year's pre-season preview. Let me start with a disclaimer, mostly the same disclaimer I used last year: "I am a struggling writer/editorialist, not a news reporter, ...

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  4. With BYU Out, Is a New Southwest Conference on the Horizon?

    BYU has left the building. What happens next for TCU? The obvious follow up question is, "Will TCU bolt for CUSA or another conference?" I see 4 obvious paths forward for TCU: 1) ...

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  5. Escaping The Muck: Saving BYU's Reputation and maximizing BYU's revenue

    ( BYU joined the WCC as I was finishing editing this Bleacher Report. Please see post script following this report.) This is the second Bleacher Report in a two part series of dealing with BYU and WAC D-Day...

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  6. Will BYU Abandon Utah State To Try To Achieve Greater Religious Acceptance?

    This is a two-part series of Bleacher Report articles dealing with BYU and WAC D-Day. The first deals with reports that BYU is considering another conference. The last deals with what might be the best scenario for BYU...

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  7. The UNT Big Question Series: Game 1, UNT at Clemson

    As I sat working on my big annual preseason mega preview of UNT football, I was hit with an idea for a series of weekly articles that would pose the big question UNT faced for each of their upcoming games...

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  8. Saving the WAC

    Another article, another doom and gloom pronouncement from WAC commissioner Karl Benson.http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/50159608-77/west-conference-mountain-source.html.csp".....

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  9. Did Craig Thompson and The MWC Really Outsmart and Humble BYU?

    There has been a whole lot of congratulatory backslapping in the media for Craig Thompson for his Mountain West Conference's strafing run on the Western Athletic Conference...

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  10. North Texas Mean Green Plays First Fall Scrimmage Of 2010 Season

    UNT played their first fall football scrimmage Saturday morning. While I was unable to attend, I have gathered a series of source articles that cover the nitty-gritty well...

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  11. College Football: A Look at Possible Pac-12 Divisions

    The addition of Utah and the growing pains that brought, has lead to some contentious moments for the historically near-bucolic (as conferences go) Pac-10...

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  12. Hawaii and Fresno State Need to Lead for the WAC To Succeed

    The WAC announced a moratorium on expansion recently. They will not be adding any new football members for now. I am disappointed that the WAC did not choose to add any non-football members either...

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  13. Final Conclusions On Optimal Big East Expansion: Part 5/5

    This is the final installment of a series of five Bleacher Reports dealing with the near impossible issue of Big East expansion. The first report dealt with where the Big East is today after the near implosion of the Big 12 ...

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  14. Schools on the Big East's Expansion radar ...and some that should be

    This is the fourth of a series of five Bleacher Reports dealing with the near impossible issue of Big East expansion...

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  15. As the Clock Runs Down on Dirk Nowitzki's Career...Mav Possibilities

    In the aftermath of the Miami deals, a number of NBA teams who put their eggs in the "landing a superstar" basket find themselves hastily redrawing their plans. That group, sadly, includes my beloved Dallas Mavericks...

    Tobi Writes Written by Tobi Writes about over 4 years ago 1,486 reads 19 comments

  16. Creating a Strategy To Build a Better Big East

    Welcome to the third of what is now a five part series of Bleacher Reports on Big East expansion. In the first report I dealt with where the Big East is today after the near implosion of the Big 12 ...

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  17. Problems That Must Be Addressed For a Successful Big East Expansion

    Last week I wrote a Bleacher Report laying out the position the Big East is in today. It was supposed to be the first of three reports...

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  18. Where the Big East Stands After the Near Implosion of the Big 12

    A few weeks ago, right before the last hour reprieve of the Big 12 I wrote a plan to try to save the BCS status of Big East teams at risk of dropping out of the BCS if the conference was raided ...

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  19. The Choice UNT Faces: Be a Leader Or a Follower For The Rest Of Its Days

    Pictured: Boise State Player standing next to some stupid trophy that probably came as part of a deal with a fat BCS Bowl check for his school. - Not pictured, any Sun Belt school...

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  20. Arkansas To Big 12 Could Be Great Scenario For Mountaineers, Big East

    Due to the subject nature, this editorial will be a highly speculative article (even for me, an editorialist with an interest in realignment stories)...

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  21. Big 12 Realignment: Why the Big 12 Will Go To 12 teams... Very Quickly

    There has been a lot of talk out of the northern schools since the Big 12's near death experience about how the conference is stronger as a 10-school conference than they were as a 12-school conference...

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  22. Will Utah to the Pac-10 Cost BYU and the Mountain West a BCS Bid?

    I want to start by disclosing one not so secret fact—I personally think adding Utah is a big mistake for the Pac-10. I am against the move from the perspective of one who likes the Pac-10...

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  23. The Pac-10 Should Add Hawaii, UNM, or even Texas Tech as #12 instead of Utah.

    I am not a Utah Utes hater. Really, I'm not. My parents live in Utah, and in my travels to Utah I have found the people to be immensely friendly and decent people. I wish all residents of Utah the very best in life...

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  24. Pac-10 Expansion: The Next logical Move for the Pac-10

    Per Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com , The University of Texas is now stating they are willing to stay in a ten-team Big 12 as UT has gotten the concession they wanted and can now start their own sports content network...

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  25. Big East Expansion: It Is Time for the Football Side To Break Away

    Psst... West Virginia! In case you are unfamiliar with realignment timing, now is your moment. You have been trapped in a conference that appears likely to crumble around you. It seems likely to either fail or erode to a non-BCS conference...

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