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Old 09-25-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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Missouri would a much better fit in the big ten----a better geographical and academic fit.

Natural rivalries with Iowa and Illinois to start off, plus the I have to believe the big ten would be happy to have the St. Louis market.

I dont know why the big ten hasnt jumped on Missouri-----the rumors about Rutgers?????

Columbia is a great college town and would add to the aura of Ann Arbor, Madison, State College, and Now Lincoln,Neb.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Missouri would a much better fit in the big ten----a better geographical and academic fit.
Not to mention a cultural one.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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The Big Ten is a better fit for Missouri culturally, and not just because of the way the universities conduct themselves. Missouri is more geographically removed from the SEC than from the Big Ten, and regionally is a better fit for the states in those conferences. With the same respect, I think Kansas should join the Big Ten. Oklahoma should either join the Big Ten or I'd say the SEC because geographically that's a better fit. Same for Texas. Iowa State obviously should join the Big Ten.
Oklahoma is futher west than Missouri and further from the southeast.

Makes no sense Texas being SEC also. LOL
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Big ten includes states like MN, IL, IA, WI. All far more northern states that MO is.

Even Indiana and Ohio are different. Only the very very southern part of IN has southern in it, Ohio has little at all. None of the big ten states have anywhere near the southern influence Missouri has. If it was my way I'd have a conference with MO, AR, OK, TX since excluding Arkansas, all those states seem to have cultural identity crises. Texas taking on more southern western in modern times, parts of OK are midwest, southern, and south western, and then Missouri which is different depending on what area of the state you're in.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Columbia isn't one iota southern. Not even a little bit, so I have no idea what your point is. Ever been there?
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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It's a football conference onegoal for crying out loud, Not a reflection of a state's culture. Good grief.... Drop the ridiculous crap trying to hijack every thread and turn it into a discussion about how southern you think Missouri is.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It's a football conference onegoal for crying out loud, Not a reflection of a state's culture. Good grief.... Drop the ridiculous crap trying to hijack every thread and turn it into a discussion about how southern you think Missouri is.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Big ten includes states like MN, IL, IA, WI. All far more northern states that MO is.

Even Indiana and Ohio are different. Only the very very southern part of IN has southern in it, Ohio has little at all. None of the big ten states have anywhere near the southern influence Missouri has. If it was my way I'd have a conference with MO, AR, OK, TX since excluding Arkansas, all those states seem to have cultural identity crises. Texas taking on more southern western in modern times, parts of OK are midwest, southern, and south western, and then Missouri which is different depending on what area of the state you're in.
lol. Southern Illinois and Southern Ohio have obvious southern influences.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Big ten includes states like MN, IL, IA, WI. All far more northern states that MO is.

Even Indiana and Ohio are different. Only the very very southern part of IN has southern in it, Ohio has little at all. None of the big ten states have anywhere near the southern influence Missouri has. If it was my way I'd have a conference with MO, AR, OK, TX since excluding Arkansas, all those states seem to have cultural identity crises. Texas taking on more southern western in modern times, parts of OK are midwest, southern, and south western, and then Missouri which is different depending on what area of the state you're in.
Arkansas has no identity crisis. It is without a doubt Southern. Oklahoma and Texas are beyond debate culturally Southern as well. Missouri, as you've stated many times, is 50% Midwestern, 25% Upland South/Midwestern, and 25% Southern. this makes it an overall Midwestern state. Most of Missouri really does not go well with AR, OK, and TX.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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lol. Southern Illinois and Southern Ohio have obvious southern influences.
Not to the extend of MO. Nowhere in Oh or IN is anywhere near as southern as say Mississippi County Missouri, or Poplar Bluff, or New Madrid. That's Dixie.

Also the Ozarks near US 60 down to the AR border is more southern than IN or OH.
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