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Personally, I think independence across the board would serve the top 60-70 NCAA programs well. I am positive that UK would benefit from operating independently in basketball. It would open up all kinds of flexibility in football scheduling, too. If we are all honest, we have more in common with West Virginia than South Carolina, Indiana than Auburn, or Illinois than LSU. Independence would allow the epic MBB, WBB, and football game weekend that Cal suggested a few days ago with a school like UNC. I know it is a pipe dream, but I do understand where Notre Dame is coming from by trying to keep their independence. If UK could formulate their own football schedule without the existence of conferences, can't you see us playing more flagship regional games like Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, the occasional Ohio State or Michigan, as well as the Viriginia Tech and Purdue type opponents? We would still keep rivalries like UT, UL and Vandy as well as the new addition Missouri. Kentucky is in a unique geographical position for the SEC, and having some semblance of northern connection in football would serve us well.
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Yeah, I've noticed that.
Just curious: Why didn't you name Brey at the time when a couple of us asked what coach you were talking about? Why wait 2.5 months to reveal the name?
That would be a disaster. I'm not sure you could give away tickets for UK games against Illinois and IU. Without the SEC, UK becomes a MAC-type football program with a quickness.
ahem, sounds like the rumors of late last week are dying down, and the prospects of the Doamers joining the B12 or ACC soon were not true. Understand the frustration many have with them, but in theory if you exclude them you will also be excluding military service academies - not a smart political decision.
The Irish ought to be lumped in with the other independents and the non-power conferences - if you finish in the top 4, you might get in the playoff alongside 3 conference champs from the B12/SEC/B10/Pac12/ACC. Maybe.
By the way - since we are going to a playoff, can everyone please drop the garbage "Football Bowl Subdivision"/"Football Championship Subdivision" designations, and go back to what we all knew and were comfortable with: D-1, D-1AA?
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