JSIS-- Just Some Interesting Stuff--- Sports
As we continue the conference musical chairs so prevalent today.
1. ECU-- Yesterday, East Carolina University announced that it is joining the Big East Conference for football only, but continue with its Conference USA affiliation through 2013. More money and bowls being the excuse. Of course, there is some question as to whether they're joining a sinking ship with all the other schools leaving it.
And like the other major conferences which used to represent geographical regions, the Big East "ain't" so East anymore, with Boise State, UCF, Houston, Memphis, SMU, San Diego State.
2. MARYLAND-- I see that Maryland defeated the Big Ten's Northwestern in Monday night's ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Should that even count since Maryland is now joining the Big Ten. And speaking of geographic conferences, the Big Ten "was" a Midwest conference. Penn State was a stretch, but they're close to Ohio. I sure don't know about Maryland and Rutgers being Midwest.
3. BIG TEN...ER...-- And speaking of the conference that used to be from the Midwest, should it still be called Big Ten? Actually, it is the Big 11, er-Big 12, er-Big 13, er-Big 14.
4. NIU-- Here's hoping that Northern Illinois just stays put in the MAC, Mid-American Conference which is a good fit. We don't need to be in C-USA.
Here a Football, There a Football, Everywhere a New Team. --RoadDog
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