Agree the split is going to happen. I just think they will keep more schools so that the top schools do not have to play every game against another top school. While the Alums will like the split, how happy will they be when their team is only winning 3 games a year.
I don't think they do. As I mentioned before, with the addition of USC and UCLA all BIG 10 programs will now get an annual payout from FOX of $100 million. This is about money,and none of the remaining PAC 12 programs can bring that amount to the table. However Notre Dame can. Also, we might want to view present conference realignment as somewhat temporary. As the SEC and BIG 10 continue to grow they may set an annual athletic budget requirement on its members to ensure their investing "in the business" instead of just clipping a $100 million coupon every year. Not exactly Apples to Apples, but didn't the MAC boot either Temple of U Mass out a 6 or 7 years ago for not keeping up with the Jones? It's all a guess at this point in time but I don't see how these changes help UNT other that to define our place in the pecking order. UT is Division 1, UNT is Division 1A, and Lamar is Division 1AA. I assume that form follows function and in the future all three divisions will have their own governing body, certainly Division 1 programs whom have outgrown the NCAA. Hey, who knows.