[quote=“PSUdraw, post:1, topic:772”]University of Pittsburgh
No way confirmed but there is lots of buzz that its happening. Even a possible announcement date being thrown around.
It is on Pitt and Michigan St message boards.
If this is true, does this long term help PSU basketball or does it make it more difficult to build a winner with an in state recruiting rival.[/quote]
I don’t believe that it is true - I think if it is true, they are likely to go to 14 instead of 12. But I would certainly love it if it was true. Bringing back the football game alone would be a lot of fun for PSU fans. In basketball, I think it would maybe fill the BJC once a season, which is good. But again, I doubt the credibility of the rumor that this will be announced soon. But it is floating around the internet… on sites of questionable credibility. Supposedly Pitt’s athletes have gotten word of the move and an announcement is coming soon, but these are very shaky rumors.
As for the Texas rumors, I think those are wishful thinking. They would be giving up a lot and ticking off a lot of alumni to gain some extra revenue, and they already pull in plenty of revenue. I think the chance of Texas joining the Big Ten is probably less than 10%