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NIU Huskies And Conference Upward Mobility

Since so many teams are in the Conference adjustment stage, I'm wondering if NIU will end up going somewhere.  I have no news, so don't expect any.  I also understand that NIU is presently only upwardly mobile in football, if there.  

 

However, if the Big 10, Big 12, SEC, and others continue swallowing up competitors, I have to wonder if one of the Majors (Big East?) might be looking to add to get to 16 schools down the line.  Obviously, this will be a 'sit and wait' type of proposition.  My guess is that NIU will remain in a potentially diminished MAC, which may be pushed to add schools if some of the members get added to larger expanding conferences.

I think the shakeup will continue for a couple, three more years.  NIU probably lacks the marquee to get summoned this time around, but may end up in the upper fringes of the mid-majors by the time the shuffling stops.  While the fluctuation will slow as the major Conferences become ridiculously large (How do you schedule a 16 team Conference football schedule?), but if NIU keeps getting better, something good will come from it.

 

Like I said, nothing new here.  It should be, at least, noted, though.

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