I really do wonder about a TV ban. OSU is a HUGE draw across the midwest, and those are markets that the NCAA/B10/ESPN really cannot afford to lose on a week-by-week basis. And if you are unable to televise the UM-OSU game because of it, there would be riots in almost every town across America. So while I wouldn't be surprised about a multi-year bowl ban, not seeing OSU on TV seems impossible.
How will Tressel Resignation affect Michigan Recruiting
would do anything like a TV ban because that's their own bottom line they're playing with.
because of revenue sharing and the BTN
Yeah, I doubt a TV ban will happen. That not only hurts the program, but the program's opponents. It's bad for the whole league and for college football itself.
I'd rather see them lose scholarships and vacate games than be banned from anything, even bowls.
anything like we did the past 3 years, I'd love to be able to actually see it. It's almost like Notre Dame. I can't look away.
The OSU vs. U-M game is one of the most viewed CFB games of the year.
I just put this in another thread, but Rivals has a pretty good rundown of how it might affect Michigan:
Not trying to thread-jack or anything, but I can't start my own thread and thought some might enjoy this- a great article on how this kind of stuff affects the fans of college football. It mentions Michigan and the Fab 5 stuff.
The Big 10 has stricter rules...they could not pull a 'USC' and take 30 recruits.
I personally think our window is not that wide here. We need to hit fast and hard at those interested. After a few months, everything will seem hunky dory down in TSIO, and commits will still come.
I am sure Hoke and Co. are going to go after these guys quickly.
the window is the size of texas..... never underestimate the power of the media and of repetition.... this OSU stuff not only will get worse, but will go on in the 24/7 media through august... it is only starting, my friend.... michigan in short order, will take its rightful place as the top team in the midwest, as it was, prior to the cheater tressel.