this may be of some local interest
On September 10 Michigan hosts Central Florida with new head coach Scott Frost (former QB of Nebraska's 1997 MNC team, and former Oregon OC).
Central Florida will be sporting new duds in Michigan Stadium.
No idea what combo they will pick. The gold-on-silver helmets do look sharp though:
4 Duke - 13 UNC-Wilmington and 9 Butler - 8 Texas Tech lead us off
I'm rooting for chaos
I'm looking for some cool stories on why it took so long for Bo's squads to fill the house. With the 1969 win versus OSU being legendary status in M Football lore which begs the question unto why it took until 1976 to regularly fill the stadium. MSU and OSU were sell outs during this timeframe, while all of the rest of the games were close to 3/4 full. I'm sure Bacon and Falk have shared their viewpoints now I would like to hear from others.
(EDIT) Still not trying to make this a term paper although I understand that there was a steady rise in attendance. Television wasn't relevant as it is today. Was it the War? Watergate? Lou Grant was on Saturday afternoons?
Reading the Norfleet news + Bad day all around + Beer = Heavy dose of The Smiths & Morrissey.
I know it is almost cliche at this point, but what else does everyone listen to when they are down?
An interesting article at Bloomberg, "March Madness Makers and Takers," explains how the "basketball fund" money (approx. 28% of the NCAA Tournament television revenue) gets distributed to the conferences. Each game played in the tournament earns the team a unit (a one and done team earns one unit, a team that makes it to the final four earns 5 units), and each unit is worth a certain amount of money that changes from year to year.
The Big Ten is the leader in units, and therefore money earned from 1991 to present on the strength of several teams doing well in the tournament over that time span. Michigan State leads the league, but several other schools are prominent contributers as well. The Big Ten has greater balance with more teams contributing positively than any of the other conferences. The ACC has Duke and North Carolina way ahead of everybody else (Maryland was a distant third to those two teams); likewise, the SEC has Kentucky then Florida, then a huge drop to Tennessee with the bulk of the teams receiving far more revenue than they earned.
Btw, I believe the discrepancy between the units and dollars Michigan earned on some of the graphs is because the units were retained, but the dollar amounts were adjusted for Michigan's vacated wins from the 1990s.
Just some tidbits from pro day with Funchess
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