The Big-12 is also losing money by not having a conference championship, because
a conference must have 12 teams to have a championship game. The Big-12 has a
contract with Cowboy stadium to play a championship game there. The conference
is losing money by not having two more teams bringing in revenue, and after all
that is all college football is, a business.
Don't you need to have a medical school (and/or non-evolution based top-notch
science programs) to get into a conference like the Big-12?I note that 10
of the 12 Big-12 members have medical schools and the other two have excellent
veternary colleges. BYU has great academics in some areas, but needs to invest
all areas to be mentioned in the same sentence with schools like USC, Texas and
Notre Dame (who all have outstanding medical schools).
We will see how it goes, but people overlook the impact on the minor sports. I
fear the level of competition will diminish.
As BYU moves out to develop schedules with more competitive, major teams, both
the size and quality of its program will require significant funds to attract
the talent to attain the status it desires.More money for the
football program is always a desirable objective for alumni. And as its sports
programs grow, so will the image (with the accompanying changes in
accoutrements) as that of a major player on the national scene. It can be like
Texas, USC, and Notre Dame -- one big party!!