Wow…just wow!!! I love BYU football, but I LOVE BYU hoops and more than ever since we FINALLY hired Mark Pope. What does Big12 membership mean?
- We don’t lose Coach Pope to KU or another “power” program, since BYU can now become one!
- How do we become a power program? All starts with recruiting P5 level athletes. How many kids have spurned BYU because they didn’t want to play a third of their games in glorified HS gyms in front of 1500 fans? Contrast that with road games in front of 15k fans against top 25 programs like ISU, Houston, Cincy, TTU, Baylor, KU, etc. NIGHT AND DAY.
- This is a MASSIVE MASSIVE increase in difficulty of schedule for BYU hoops. We will be in a conference that could have 6 or 7 ranked teams at any given time, and ANY letdown means a loss.
- A 20 win season is the absolute floor in the Rec League. A 20 win season in the new Big12 will be a job.