Archive for June, 2010

Gowalla Wars: SEC Football Stadiums

A couple of months ago I did a rundown of where SEC football stadiums stand in terms of Foursquare checkins. It’s only right that I do the same for the stadiums as Gowalla spots, especially considering I’m a much bigger user of Gowalla than Foursquare these days. These rundowns are meant to be benchmarks to [...]

If A&M is headed to the SEC, who becomes the 14th team?

And now in the fast-changing world of reported impending conference moves, Texas A&M is believed to be leaning toward joining the SEC rather than following Texas into the would-be super conference we shall call the “Pac-16″ for now. The Aggies would be a good addition for the SEC, what with their historical rivalries with Arkansas [...]

So will the Big Ten have a championship game?

Now that the Big Ten Conference will have 12 members come 2011, there is a “presumption” that the conference will go the SEC route and split into two divisions with a blockbuster football championship game at the end of the season. But Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany – on record saying a title game is [...]

A Pac-16 … without a championship game?

So it appears the Big 12 is a day or so from complete implosion. Nebraska is expected to jump to the Big Ten, which would open the door for Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Colorado to align with the Pac-10. And Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Baylor will end [...]

The Pac-10 / Big 12 Merger

Most of the rumors of impending conference shifts this off season have been easy to ignore. But this week’s bombshell out of Rivals.com (a Yahoo company and well-respected outfit) that the Pac-10 is prepared to absorb half of the Big 12 to create a 16-team mega-conference can’t be easily dismissed. It’s an out-of-the-blue concept and [...]

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