An interesting article on the payout for the Big Ten bowls this season. Big Ten Teams Share Bowl Payout Equally I've read in a couple other threads that people think Indiana is getting the best deal for not travelling, but that's not really the case. These statements were assuming that the revenue is split equally, but that's not true. The Big Ten covers travel expenses up to 100% of the revenue first, then it divides the profits equally. Well apparently with the exception of Nebraska, since they are new. But all that the Big Ten will reveal is that they don't get an equal share. The assumption is they get less, but there is the possibility they get more. Considering that 10 of the 12 teams in the conference are going bowling, the assumption is the Big Ten loves the present bowl system and would hate a playoff. Maybe, but it seems like at least three teams may not have their expenses fully covered, since Penn State, Illinois and Purdue are all keeping 100% of the revenue their bowl hands to the Big Ten. Since the article is on PennLive.com they only detail the extra expense that Penn State will have to cover on their own, estimated at $200k-$600k more than the $1.2 Million the bowl is paying out. But Penn State won't be in the red, their equal share of the profits will be about $2.6 Million so they still have their heads above water. Not as far above water as Indiana, who has no travel expenses at all, but still, Penn State is clearing $2 Million to be equally shared amongst all athletes in their various programs. So I'm sure the Penn State swim team is very greatful that Wisconsin doesn't keep the bulk of their Rose Bowl profits like in a more Texas style arrangement, because the Grand Daddy of them all pays out some serious cheddar (pun intended).
Here's the top four ( out of 10!) in the payout list and their related expenses expected. I guess the hotels in LA aren't that much more expensive than the ones Michigan will be forced to reserve in New Orleans. Check the link for all the details.
Bowl (Big Ten team):--- Bowl pays conference --- Big 10 pays for travel expenses
Rose Bowl (Wisconsin) --- $22.3 million --- $2.3 million
Sugar Bowl (Michigan) --- $6.1 million --- $2.050M
Capital One Bowl (Nebraska) --- $4.55 million --- $1.775 million
Outback Bowl (Michigan State) --- $3.5 million --- $1.775 million
I decided to compile a chart listing when all of our recruits plan on making their decisions. Here it is:
|Jehu Chesson||December 21st or 22nd|
|Jordan Diamond||February (National Signing Day)|
|Bri'onte Dunn||By the end of December (Early Enrollee)|
|Joshua Garnett||January 25th or 26th|
|Zach Banner||January 14th|
|Jordan Payton||Unknown. Visiting Cal on December 9th. Likely to take his time making a decision.|
|Darius Powe||January 5th at the Under Armour All-American game.|
|Yuri Wright||January 7th at U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Note: Decision date may be moved back. Tentative official visit to Michigan scheduled on January 13th. (Thanks, Waggles)|
|Monty Madaris||Unknown. Taking official to Michigan in early January, decision likely sometime after that.|
|Taylor McNamara||Late December or early January. Possibly January 7th at the U.S. Army All American Bowl.|
|Alex Kozan||By the end of December.|
All dates reflect what the recruit has most recently stated, to the best of my knowledge.
Jon Chait (UM alum) wrote in his NY Magazine Blog about paying college football players (posted here by yours truly). Brian commented thereon last week and now Chait responds to Brian:
Rivals 4* and #239 player in the country OL Alex Kozan will make an official visit to Michigan per SWiltfong247 Steve Wiltfong.
I'm not trying to be a pain in the ass, but what gives? I didn't see anything in the Tebow discussion that was insulting to anyone (other than the media). Can we not have nice things? I know - we probably can't...I know I'm wasting my breath, but I'll say this: All of the most interesting people/stories in the history of sport have or had a somewhat political aspect to them: Ali, Jackie Robinson, Billy Jean King, etc.
I was wondering if Ace (or anybody for that matter) knew of an iffer to a 2013 WR / ATH , Corey Willis. Instate prospect from Holland, MI , I have seen him play this year, and although not very tough competition, he was very impressive, and I dod know he was a visitor for the Ohio game a couple weeks ago.