Conference Realignment Rumors Are Really Getting Out Of Hand
Beware who you trust on realignment reports and rumors
Let’s make fun of weird rumors
Conference realignment is always very interesting and it can be fun to speculate and wonder what is next. After the UCLA and USC news that they are off to the Big Ten rumors and reports went crazy.
Some were plausible and reported by reputable sources such as Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, John Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News, or John Canzano, plus others.
Then there are those who just throw something against the wall to see what sticks, and spoiler, it doesn’t seem to happen.
It all started with this tweet, which of course we are still waiting on the end results.
Look for invitations to #Fresno State and #SDSU from the P12 later in the evening tonight or early tomorrow, from what i’ve heard both schools have already been informed and are ready to jump whenever the formal invite is sent.
— Bennie Vasquez (@TreJacksonStan) July 21, 2022
So, we decided to have some fun and wanted our readers and Twitter followers to give us their most absurd, yet plausible, “per sources” reports on realignment.
In honor of Twitter accounts with about 100 followers who are attempting to break realignment news.
Give us your best "per sources" realignment details.
— Mountain West Wire (@MWCwire) July 22, 2022
There were over 30 options, so check out this thread for more but below are the best.
This might be the most off the wall one of them all involving the Big Ten and the MAAC.
My sources have Iona replacing Michigan in the B1G and Michigan joining the MAC Ada result
— Spencer Ferrero (@Stryker1sf) July 22, 2022
FCS team to the SEC? Sure why not!
Per sources, North Dakota State is moving to the SEC, as they believe they will be immediate contenders for the SEC West.
— Brad Reed (@MrTitleist) July 22, 2022
Gonzaga to join the Mountain West AND start a football program?!?!
*in both basketball AND football
— Benjamin Phillips (@CharlieKnight27) July 22, 2022
Hair Thompson news
Per Sources: Commissioner Thompson’s hair has been invited to join the SEC, official announcement expected at 6PM CT.
— Fake Matt Mumme (@FakeCoachMumme) July 22, 2022
My teenage son has received word that Craig Thompson is changing to Paul Mitchell products effective 2023 and will continue his reactive stance to all official league business.
— Seen Corbay 🇺🇦🙏 (@admancorb) July 22, 2022
Per sources Boise state and San Diego State have reached a multi-year deal agreeing to the original 2013 deal and will be joining the Big East as Baseball only members. Big East officials are quoted as saying “it would be nice to play a meaningful baseball game in Omaha.”
— hal oberlender (@haloberlender) July 22, 2022
Pac-12 to add a pair of Mountain West schools
A source told me last night that San Diego Sate, Fresno State and Boise State are being seriously considered for invites from the PAC-12.
The source is a robed man I met beside a cave when I was out for a hike. Come to think of it he may have just been a wizard…
— Erik Smiley (@erik_smiley54) July 22, 2022
Good ol’ generic realignment source
Per my sources, there are multiple institutions of higher learning talking to multiple athletic conferences. Some say changes could be imminent others say could be years before any other changes. Keep my Twitter alerts on for breaking news.
— DownOnTheBlue (@DownOnTheBlue) July 22, 2022
How does the American Bulldog Conference sound?
Butler & Georgetown are exploring their options.
— Rico S LaMota🇲🇽🇰🇭🇺🇸 (@GreenV559) July 23, 2022
Well if you really wanna know @ShoupNathan heard the Raiders got a call from the @pac12 and the Broncos were looking into the @premierleague also @AlabamaFTBL was joining the MW, and I was told @bt_juice_pod is building a team
— Caleb Nale (@Caleb_GoDogs) July 22, 2022
And finally… a puppy weighs in
Nevada, UNLV to merge, build campus in Tonopah, per my dog.
— Duke Ritenhouse (@RGJduke) July 22, 2022