Originally Posted by Saul Good
If going out and getting more on your own is so important, why aren't you advocating going independent? Isn't that antithetical to the idea of conference affiliation?
The conference provides means to regionally compete with neighboring schools so travel and expense is kept to a reasonable level.
Of course you play "the team across the river". That's how sports has always been run. It's the right way to do it.
If your brand is strong enough to have a running independent media deal and network ala Texas and KU then so be it. Money doesn't buy success on the field. Just look at UT Football the last couple years.