Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Now that we know we won't see Penn St., Wiscy, and IU until 2013 at the earliest. But for one of them, we won't see them (unless it's in a championship game) unitl 2015 if the rotation established today continues then. I'd hate to not see a Penn State or Wisconsin the next 4 (!) years, but there's a chance that could happen with this setup.
If they go to a 9 game schedule in 2015, that alleviates some of this, but I'd rather see a 10 game Big 10 schedule starting in 2015 to preserve some of these games versus junk games like Delaware St, UMass, Bowling Green, etc.
Not at all in favor of expansion beyond 12 teams because of this.
Seriously, I think we take for granted the cache that UM has. We didn't see a forum of ADs, I have no idea what the AD of Purdue has to say (nor do I care). It was really a pander to UM/OSU during the segment. Not everyone gets that respect.
I don't think anyone can argue with the logic of this fresh Rosenberg column, which he gets exactly right IME. But try if you will. Excerpt:
"One of the great things about The Game is that when those two teams walk off the field, there is no doubt: The winners have won something that will last forever, and the losers have lost something they will never get back. It just won’t be the same if there is a rematch a week later."
Can someone provide the print version link thingy? I never paid attention in class.
While some of the uniforms don't appear to be as horrible as their descriptions sounded in print, that is only because nothing could be as bad as they sounded in print.
At least OSU fans can take comfort in the fact that their unis are not as ugly as those of Virginia Tech. Almost, but not quite.
WLM (Win/Loss Margin) over the past 10 years. A WLM of 0 would be 6-6, +2 would be 7-5, etc.
OSU = 7.9
Wisc = 4.2
U/M = 3.8
Iowa = 3.4
PSU = 2.9
Purdue = 1.2
NW = 0.1
Minn = -0.1
MSU = -.3
Illini = -2.7
Indy = -3.9
Neb = 4.0
U/M, Neb, Iowa, MSU, Minn, NW = 10.9
The Others = 9.6
I'll update this if the divisions change.