i find this extremely interesting
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Great analysis!||
Tom Osborne had only one worry about joining the Big Ten, and that was not being able to recruit Texas as well. Unfortunately, they really need to get a dynamite coach who can recruit and coach.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
Rutgers has a pretty decent chance at being good in the B1G. In terms of pure talent, they're better than, or at least close to, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa, Northwestern and Illinois. Very good recruiting in-state and closeby in New York and Maryland, plus the B1G powers of Ohio and Michigan are a significant distance away.
Until now, the Big East was simply not an option for most top New Jersey recruits. Now they're in the B1G, and have the money to pay coaches and rennovate.
Hey, if South Carolina can do it with world beaters just next door, sure it's not impossible for Rutgers. I hate to say it, but if they had a coach like Dantoni who would lock down the borders, they would be pretty good.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
I think we have to take more factors into comparison.
1) Part of the draw of going to a school in your conference are that there are away games to your home state. With Texas being such a large state, it probably matters less to a Texas recruit that ATM is in the SEC. In fact, with all the Texas schools in the B12, they are still very attractive.
Contrast that with New Jersey and Maryland, which are small. A game over there is probably within driving distance for most parents in those states, New York, and Northern Virginia, which is pretty nice.
2) Most of the SEC is already in prime recruiting territory. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana already pump out a huge number of blue chips, and neighbor other talent rich states like North Carolina and Virginia. Of course they'll target more Texas and Missouri recruits, but probably only the top tier guys, which doesn't put much of a dent in your numbers.
The B1G, however, has a lot less in-state talent. Basically, we need New Jersey and Maryland recruits more than the SEC needs Texas and Missouri recruits.
3) Why not include Texas A&M in your equation? Obviously they are part of the SEC. If more talent in Jersey and Maryland go to Rutgers and Maryland instead of another conference, that means a stronger B1G.
I agree that the expansions recruiting impact to the SEC hasn't been huge, but think it'll be a lot bigger for B1G teams.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Good one||
" Can do the worm, so will probably get the safety role on the victory formation."
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Not really||
They have a crap ton of in-state talent, with no major powers within short driving distances.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||also||
Football is soso but they play hard and their coach is hard to dislike
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Yeah but everyone in every country agrees that they have the worst politicians. Saying 'your state has the most moronic dumb politicians' is different from northerners saying 'like how people from Texas cheat' or some chinese dude joking 'like how Americans are fat and dumb'
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Shrug||
Feel free to get out
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Nice||
You manage to insult Texans and women, which I think your mom was, in one sentence. Guess you aren't interested in being a Michigan Man.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
If your kids went to college somewhere and people there were joking that Michiganers like him were dumb lazy unioned leechers living in slums, I hope they can laugh it off.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Probably||
FSU probably explored other options, but decided that staying in the ACC was a better situation, even if very slightly. Once that decision was made, having a full strength ACC was in their best interest, IMO.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Would like him but...||
If he's transfering for more playing time, WVU which just graduated Smith would probably be more appealing.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
When you are a 5 star athlete living in Alabama, in fact, when you live in a town called Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and has committed to Alabama, most coaches don't want to waste their time.
That being said, come on up north!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll||
He's kind of excited right now, but he's already a junior age wise and his stock is rising.
Given how hard it is for big guys to go through their careers without ankle or knee injuries, I wouldn't be surprised if he changes his mind after the dust settles. Selfishly I want him back, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and i wouldn't blame him.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
He's already a junior age wise, so I wouldn't blame him for changing his mind after the dust settles. Athletic, rebounding, runs the floor type of big men are at a premium. You gotta do what you gotta do though selfishly I want him back.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The sacrifice||
The Final Four Gods required a bloody sacrifice in ACL's and exitings in other major sports.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Front page||
That kind of 'so happy its hard to breathe' joy is hard to come by, congrats!!!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||According||
According to ACC fans, ND joining in full is a matter of time. Good luck to them.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
Now that the Big East a Catholic basketball conference, the 3 football schools that have been there the longest(UConn, Cincinatti, South Florida) probably just want to get the most exit money possible. I mean, UConn basketball has to recruit kids to the American 12 conference now.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Good for him||
Almost 60 million dollars for 3 years, including the signing bonus. Not bad!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Weird||
Guess I went there because I was accepted and didn't know the full extent of just how many loans I would have to take out eventually. Those 4 years went by in a haze of highs, lows, great friends, numbing loneliness, studying, much procrastination, craziness, insanity, and dead boring all rolled into one.
7 years later, when I walk pass certain streets in California, I can close my eyes and feel myself walking past the Chem building.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||"They didn't even win a National Championship"||
Christ, quit acting all so high and mighty, like a National Championship is all that matters. What Chris did is nothing to be proud of, but everyone makes bad choices.
Its widely believed he took the money after his last Michigan ball game, and before the draft. He didn't do drugs, booze and drive, assault someone, shave points, but took us fair and square to 2 final fours. Not to mention the other 4 guys did nothing wrong.
Michigan benefited enormously from the Fab 5 back then, and is even now. Any 'black hole' the program has gone through has way much more to do with coaching than the sanctions.
|19 weeks 5 hours ago||My poor attempt to follow the||
My poor attempt to follow the masterpiece:
4:10 pm: For the 97th time Lane checks to make sure the fax machine is working. It is. He opens the USC rivals page... only to discover another 5 star has decommited and is going to Idaho. He slowly stands up, hands shaking. Filled with a rage he cannot control, Lane marches down the hall to scream at his recruiting coordinator. He opens the door, ready to scream.... and his dads empty office stares back at him.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Also||
As a high profile public employee representing the University, they are held under higher standards. Cheating on your pregnant wife is a really low thing to do.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Uh||
Cheating on a pregnant wife is none of our business, but shouldn't be labeled 'bossing' either.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
It's correct in the same way as a certain n word refers to black people, wetbacks refer to latinos, and cu** can refer to a woman.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
Apparently a male stripper was among the folks who gave the players this deer antler spray.
No wonder 'Bama won, Their players were taking illegal animal spray from male strippers while the other team was mourning fake dead girlfrends.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah||
Yeah who knows maybe Treadwell's fake too.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||All||
All I know is that this probably brightens up Brian, and every Michigan fans day after the bad weekend.
|22 weeks 5 hours ago||One thing||
One thing that Delaney probably wishes he could redo is the ownership of the B1G. Fox has 51%. If we were to own 100%, the B1G would probably always be the richest conference.
|22 weeks 5 hours ago||They||
They would have if those states were close by. Who wouldn't want the financial benefits of two rich and populous states, not to mention talent rich?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Assuming||
This sounds like a ploy to get UNLV admitted to the Pac 12, though I'm not sure if the Pac 12 would allow that ever.
And isn't that huge screen and ugly track money sinks? Don't they need those areas for premier seating and club suites? How else are they going to get people to pay for a stadium with a decent at best football team?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Vincent||
Vincent Smith handled it a lot better than I would have. Respect.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Yay||
67 more top 5 cuts to go before signing day 2014!
Seriously though, pretty nice start.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Taken||
Taken from the NW live game thread about Trey
"The problem isn't that he's better than any NU player tonight, it's that he's better than any NU player ever."
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Fun||
Half my picks got injured, but I rode Stafford, Eric Decker, and the waiver wire was kind to me with Cecil Shorts, Danario Alexander, Bryce Brown, and Knowshon Moreno.
Won the regular season, but lost to the 5th seed. She needed 21 points from Chris Johnson, and the dude breaks a 97 yard td run. Take it away and he got like 5 points.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone||
Anyone know who the DE that beat Dawson at the end of the 2012 Sound Mind Sound Body Dawson 1on1 video is? Just curious, looked pretty fast.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
Need another paper bag... Title contender??!!@#!@#???? The Amaker 10 game conference losing streak seems like yesterday and probably made me allergic to mbb for a good 5 years...
|28 weeks 21 hours ago||Or rather||
He knows how hard it is to win at Wisconsin. Not to mention he'll forever be compared with Alvarez and even Bielema. He wouldn't be able to get guys like Dorian Johnson in his backyard there either.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||well||
2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, only losses were to Kentucky and #18 Northern Illinois(in 2 OT), and beat everyone else including Rutgers. Jim Tressel Wide Receivers coach from 2004-2010
Pretty good hire imo.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Don't think it'll be Chryst.||
Chryst has MUCH better local talent to work with at Pitt, and doesn't have to fly everywhere to recruit. The ACC is easier to win, and Penn State should be down just enough for him to grab a few recruits(Dorian Johnson), win, and move on to a better program. Even better if BOB leaves or Hackenburg decommits.
That said, if Wisky offers him 3 million a year, who knows?
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Ahhh||
Didn't think about the age. Well that's still a good 10 years or so. Or, only 10 years left for Dantonio to win something. The personality can coach though haha.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah||
There was a NYT article about college fans in New York, and Rutgers had more fans than the next 3 combined. Maryland is right next to DC, and you're completely mistaken if you think it's not Maryland dominated. New Jersey and Maryland also has more high school talent by far than Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin so they will probably not be bottom feeders.
I'll also make this short: I'd rather trust Delaney and his judgement than someone who has his facts wrong.
|30 weeks 1 min ago||Yes||
Yes, but they will forever be second fiddle to Penn State in Pennsylvania, Ohio in Ohio, and Michigan in Michigan. At least New Jersey and Maryland has good enough talent... but no in-state rival.
Without built in in-state talent it's hard to consistantly compete. Hence the rotating doors of Pitt coaches. Can you imagine Dantonio with the talent of New Jersey or Maryland?
|30 weeks 13 min ago||Football||
Football takes a bit longer, but basketball can recover a lot faster. Look at Minnesota paying Tubby Smith almost 2 million.
|30 weeks 14 min ago||Since||
Since Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, or other schools will visit NY every 2 years if not every 3~4 years, I have a feeling those games will sell out with local opponent fans no matter what.
|30 weeks 18 min ago||At the least||
At the least the ass whippings going to come pretty quick for our less than talented brothers in the B1G
|30 weeks 22 min ago||Ah||
Didn't think of that. But it's nice being in a decent talent state and next to a very good one that lets us recover pretty quickly eh? Imagine Minnesota or Purdue trying to recover from a bad coaching hire. Oh wait, we don't have to imagine.
|30 weeks 27 min ago||Well||
It hasn't been that long since the B1G started making the real serious money. It takes time.
Also, there's only so much you can do with zero in state talent. Unless you find a super awesome coach, it's going to be hard to maintain excellence. And even then the super awesome coach usually moves on
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Not bad at all||
That's not bad. Not bad at all. No wonder they had pretty good fan support. Thanks for the info
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Pryor???||
I love Pryor!! Why would anyone hate Pryor after all he's done to them?
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Hmm||
You're right, I didn't think of that. Still recruiting has changed drastically since then right? The one and only caveat Tom Osborne had with the switch was moving away from Texas recruiting. I wonder how serious he thought it was.....
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Yes||
Agreed. Honestly hope they will remain elite
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||But||
What other options did we have? Historic teams like Pitt and Syracuse who don't have great in-state talent or are second fiddle schools spiral downwards faster than a lead parachute with one bad hire. At least these two teams, when bad, allow us to pirate their recruits, like how Michigan robs Illinois blind.
Given the same amount of resources, in the long run, the noobs should be better than the bottom feeders if only due to their in state talent.
As for finances and New York and DC, Delaney's specialty other than being a harda** is shoving cash down the B1G's throat, so why not trust his analysis?
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Yeah||
At least we have the ultimate experiment team in Nebraska right? GREAT history, but I honestly wonder how they'll do without their Texas connections. Even historically good teams that don't have great in-state talent seem to spiral downwards very very quickly with one bad hire.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Hmm||
Great info, didn't know that. So they were decent, but I wouldn't say it was anything special to be honest. Rutgers joined a major conference in 1991, and have actually been pretty decent the past decade. Maryland finished 10th, 18th, and 17th in the early 2000's too.
South Carolina does have more tradition than I thought, but still it doesn't seem so much better to be honest.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Anything||
Anything wrong in my logic? If one team can do it, another team with very similar or better circumstances can do it as well. And with the big time money, it is actually probably.
The bad comparison to Purdue and assuming they will be aweful forever, ingoring their buildt in advantages is pretty bad logic.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Uh||
Both new schools have way better in state talent than Indiana. Look at South Carolina. Irrelevant until the serious SEC money started coming in. They built new facilities hired a new coach, and started locking down in state talent. Now they're ranked #12, and I guarantee opposing SEC fans are excited to see them come to play.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Agreed||
Illinois does have great talent, but powerhouse vultues recruit them away. But when they did lock up talent, they were surprisingly decent. Rutgers and Maryland have.... Penn State, and a bunch of soon to be broke, conference-less ACC teams around them
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||well||
In Rutgers defense, not wanting to waste 3 hours paying for and watching an endless weekly parade of craptasticaly uninteresting shiet football teams, doesn't mean you don't know how to relax. Especially if going 12-0 in the Big East means the KFC chicken wing bowl against a 6-6 team from the Huge Eastern Sky conference.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Honestly Brian||
There are plenty of fans who, while initially dismayed, are looking over this issue and have cautiously become optimistic about this in the long run. This brings the B1G fertile recruiting grounds, good research institutes, more money in the ever escalating arms race with the SEC (5 million for Nick Saban 4 years ago??), and the two new schools have potential to be pretty good ala South Carolina.
We were able to build the new basketball center with B1G funds. The academic center. The stadium upgrade. The suites, the Crisler renovations. Yost arena renovations. Everything Delaney has done to bring this conference money has helped us become more competitive. What's wrong with that?
Sure we play less games against each other, but outside of Ohio and MSU is there any team we absolutely have to play evey year? Tons of alumni in NY and DC can now attend a game or two, and now we'll get more recruits from talent rich Maryland and Jersey.
And yes Rutgers has attendence issues, but who in their right minds would want to see the crapola lining up against Rutgers week after week regardless of rankings???
You're literally looking for opinions that agree with you, and if there aren't any, digging through the comments. Come on, at least try to show the other side of view!
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||Well||
Rutgers and Maryland has much better in state talent than Iowa, NW, Indiana, and Purdue. Rutgers right now would be a middling B1G team.
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||Interesting theory||
I disagree about the Delaney working for Mich and OSU though. Penn State also has as many fans as Michigan, and the state of Michigan and Ohio are still small compared to Texas. A Michigan network would not be as profitable as the Longhorn network.
I do like the part about recruiting, and have no doubt it was a BIG part of the expansion. However, would he really put Ohio, Michigan, PSU, UMD and Rutgers in the same division? Thats the 5 most talented states in just one division. Long term thats not going to work.
Also, if he really wanted to recruit well, he would have put Penn State in the same division as Michigan because we recruit Pennsylvania a LOT.
In the end, I think Michigan will get one east coast team in its division.
End game? I think Delaney wants to make the Big Ten the richest, most profitable conference in the nation. That will naturally lead to winning
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||Is Spurrier||
Honestly, is Spurrier really all that great? His first few years at South Carolina was completely mediocre. It's not like Maryland or Rutgers has to hit an absolute home run. If they could even get a Dantoni-lite who focuses on defense and in-state recruits...
|30 weeks 22 hours ago||Well||
Actually, even as recently as 2009, South Carolina had attendence issues, averaging 8000 fans less than capacity.
Also, South Carolina fans at least got to see Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia on a regular basis. Unlike the crapola that has been visiting Maryland or Rutgers lately.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
Well half the B1G are jobbers then. The noobs do bring more high school football talent...
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I see||
Yeah but the rest of the SEC aren't ignoring them, right? They did join the SEC in 1992, not that far in the past.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Ha||
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. Look at South Carolina||
South Carolina was nothing a decade ago. But recently, with the SEC money really kicking in around the late 90's, they made a good coaching hire, and boom look at where they are.
But it takes more than money. You need recruits, preferrably in-state recruits. Where is Marcus Lattimore from? Where is Jadaveon Clowney from? South Carolina.
Maryland and New Jersey suck right now, but I don't see why they can't become the next South Carolina.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||They||
They are the dominant, peerless in-state schools in a populous, talent rich state. Once they update their facilities and hire better coaches with the B1G money, there is a good chance they will become pretty decent football teams. They have much better built in advantages than Iowa, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, and dare I say... Nebraska.
The even better thing is those Jersey and Maryland recruits will come to the B1G in bigger numbers. Just look at the talent the past 2 years.
Henri Poggi, Steffon Diggs, Kendall Fuller, Eli Woodard, Yuri Wright, Darius Hamilton, Devin Fuller, Ronald Darby, Cyrus Kouandjio, Blake Countess
Pitt will always be second fiddle to Penn State for recruits. Syracuse is a small private school in a less than talented state.
And Rutgers brings in New Jersey cable money, and Maryland brings in Maryland cable money. Neither Pitt or Syracuse does.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Nick Saban||
When Alabama hired Nick Saban for 5 million a year, I realized it was going to take money to win.
And not just money, but the MOST money.
College sports is going the way of baseball. The Yankees usually win.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
Tradition loss is sad. I just hope that Rutgers and Maryland will be able to take advantage of their in-state talent (which dwarfs schools like Iowa, Minny, Wisky, Indiana) and B1G resources to become consistantly ranked teams when they come to the Big House.
And with the newcomers raking in 2x or even 3x the money of the Big East or ACC schools around them, it seems like a matter of time.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||True||
Does a school really need more than 2~3 rivals? We have MSU and Ohio. Minnesota has Wisky and Iowa. Illinois has NW. Ohio has us and maybe Penn State.
IF we go to a pod based system, where each school plays 2~3 border rivals every year, and the rest every two years, would that be ok? We'd play MSU and Ohio every year, and play Minny and Iowa every other year.
And if Rutgers or Maryland retain a fraction of their in state talent, being consistant top 18~30 teams doesn't seem out of reach and might be fun games with tons of alumni at away games.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||True||
You can't manufacture it... if you mistreat your own conferencemates. Texas drove off Nebraska, and the ACC simply could not supply the financial support it should have.
Given the B1G's rock solid status, I don't see why another 40 years down the line we won't have more rivalries.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Disagree.||
Lots of faulty logic here
1) Cable might become obsolete: Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that the two schools are the dominant in state institutions of populous states. Whatever medium media morphs into in the future, that is a built in advantage that cannot be replicated by, say, Pitt, Syracuse, or NC State
2) B1G will fail like the B12 failed: WTF? The B12 failed because Texas acted like a spoiled ahole and the B12 payouts were pitiful. In case you haven't noticed, the B1G is equal, and the payouts are peerless.
3) B1G will fail like the ACC: The ACC is a hugely flawed conference to begin with. 4 schools in North Carolina? Are you kidding me? A basketball league in a land driven by football? And Rutgers/Maryland >>>> Pitt/Syracuse long term.
4) At some point you don't need more money: Tell that to the SEC. Long term the B1G's rival is them, and they ain't slowing down, especially with the SEC network coming soon. Facilities need constant updating, coaches pays get higher, and Michigan will build a new hockey arena sooner or later.
He is right though, in that the tradition loss is sad.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
It doesn't change the fact that most B1G schools are the flagship schools in their state, and the B1G is a premier football, basketball, and hockey league. That is a built in advantage/moneymaker no matter what medium is used to deliver content.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||he||
He's comparing failure with the B12 and ACC, which failed for entirely different reasons. His logic is completely off.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly Brian||
There's a huge difference between the Indiana's and Minnesota with Rutgers and Maryland. The newcomers come from talent rich states and have 1000 times the potential to be better teams than the B1G bottom feeders. Rutgers right now would be a middle of the pack team.
Let's give it a few years and decide then. The extra money isn't bad either
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
They've never had the resources of the B1G, and the old Big East poisoned any momentum they might have had, and the new Big East is a joke of a conference none of the blue chips would play for.
Put them in the B1G, and suddently the Jersey recruits have a home option. New York and New Jersey, are very, very decent recruiting grounds.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Pitt||
Pitt will always, always be second fiddle to Penn State. They will always lose more than win to Penn State for recruits. Also their 'established' history is nothing special.
Rutgers on the other hand, is the dominant pubic school in a talent rich state. If they con retain only a small percentage of their recruits, they will always have better talent than Pitt.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||A few||
A few years down the line, when the entire B1G is winning the college football arms race, and winning games because of this, I won't make fun of you too much.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Absolutely in the long run this will be a great decision
|30 weeks 3 days ago||In||
In the long run, Rutgers and Maryland has much more potential for great football than Pitt. And we're not even going into the little to no revenue Pitt would generate.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||You||
You obviously have no idea how the Big Ten Network generates revenue, nor are you willing to listen.
Email Brandon email Delaney all you want and they won't care because they've looked at this with a fine tooth comb and concluded that in the long run this expansion will benefit every school in the B1G
Just know that all the hundreds of millions dollars of renovation going around in the B1G is directly due to the same motivation that is driving this expansion.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||This.||
New Jersey alone is worth the move. Anything else is gravy.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously||
Seriously, just go to Rivals and check how many 4 stars New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania pumps out yearly.
I know 4 stars isn't exact, but you'll be surprised to see New Jersey has 1 more 4 star than Michigan this year, the same number last year, and 1 more 4 star the year before that.
We really are adding 2 very decent high school football states.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||If||
If Rutgers and Maryland can retain a decent amount of in state talent along with not horrible coaches, they will be at worst middling in the Big Ten.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||you||
You really need to read how the BTN revenu model works. Maryland and New Jersey are more lucrative states than Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana. High school talent wise they are also better than those states.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||well||
New Jersey and Maryland have a combined 15 million population and fertile recruiting grounds. That alone is worth it for the B1G. New York is just gravy.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Bravo||
Agree 100% with your statements. Rutgers doesn't bring any excitement on the field, but off the field is another matter. It's not often you get to add the dominant instate school in a talent rich state with a 9 million population, very high median income. and close to major media markets. Academics are decent to boot.
In the long run, the trickle down effects of this expansion should benefit every team in the B1G.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I agree||
Nobody really watches them. But at least they have potential to become better, especially with the B1G's resources. Which is more than can be said of a lot of schools.
And even if they don't become that much better, at least they'll help the bottom line and the B1G will most likely have better talent coming in :)
Not a home run, but long term wise... not a bad bet.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||It doesn't||
It doesn' matter if it's a pro town as long as enough people want them on basic cable. Case in point Minnesota and Indiana both have pro franchises that are much more popular than their college products, yet they are on basic cable.
Plus, Maryland and New Jersey immediately become top 6 in term of high school football talent along with Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois. They produce far more talent than Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, or Nebraska.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Actually||
I actually think Rutgers brings at least as much to the table as Maryland. New Jersey has 3 million more people in their state than Maryland, and have by far the most fans in New York city than any other team thanks to their 56 thousand student population. They've always have had great high school talent, and in fact is equal or slightly better than the state of Michigan in terms for 4 star talent according to rivals.
It's the same with Maryland. They have a populous and rich state, along with great high school football. If anything, the two states will up the level of talent in the Big 10, even if it's not by much. Not to mention some of the richest basketball recruiting grounds in the nation.
We'll also be going to 9 games soon. Sure it'll suck not playing our midwest brethren, but think of the recruiting advantages! At least one away game in New Jersey or Maryland each year, or every 2 years has to help us alot. And if the money loving Delaney approves of this move, you KNOW he's looking to make a profit.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Look at||
this article if you haven't already: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/the-geography-of-college-football-fans-and-realignment-chaos/
Even if the figures are off, Rutgers still has more fans in New York than the next 3 combined. It makes complete sense. They're located right outside of NY, they have a student population of 56,000, and a lot of them go on to work in New York.
But even if they don't bring New York, they bring New Jersey, with a population of 9 million. That alone is a lot of cable sets. New York should be gravy.
I agree though, that UNC and UVA are better fits than either. Too bad they won't leave the ACC, or their state governments won't let them.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Then||
How come all my friends in New York need to get the digital sports tier.
You're fine to doubt me. Doesn't change facts, and if the money loving Delaney is going ahead with the move, and that means he's looked at it seriously from a financial perspective. I at least try to use logic and facts. You refuse to look at the numbers.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Uh||
You need the alums of the dominant in state school demanding the BTN on basic cable for it to happen. UC Irvine doesn't have anything near enough fans to have California put the BTN on basic cable. Maryland and Rutgers does for their states.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||LOL||
The Big Ten Network is NOT on basic cable in New York. Even if there is, it's a very small percentage. And there is a huge difference between having B1G alums demanding the BTN on basic cable in Maryland, and the alums of the dominant instate school demanding the BTN.
The only sensible reaction is "DO SOME THINKING"
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Tech||
Tech has much worst academics compared to Virginia. Basically they're the MSU to Virginias Michigan, only with a longer win streak.
They're one Beamer retire and bad hire away from being relegated to obscurity. No need for the B1G to invite them and take that risk, since again they don't even carry their own state.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Uh||
VA Tech has bad academics and don't even bring their entire state. Not to mention the Virginia legislature won't let them leave.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Again||
It doesn't matter if 0 people watch Maryland football outside of Maryland, AS LONG AS ENOUGH IN STATE PEOPLE WATCH the B1G to put them on basic cable. With the other B1G alumni living in Maryland, along with Maryland hoops being popular, they will put the Big Ten Network on basic cable.
But yeah Wisconsin might be a stretch. My mistake.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
Thanks, too late to fix
|30 weeks 4 days ago||You don't||
You don't need to be dominant. Just enough to get on basic cable. As flagship schools in each state with 38 thousand students at Maryland and 56 thousand students at Rutgers, I think they'll have enough pull despite their mediocre athletics. B1G alumni can fill any gaps.
Also, the main objective is the state of Maryland and New Jersey. New York and D.C. is just extra gravy.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Actually||
From a financial standpoint, they bring ALOT to the table.
New Jersey and Maryland has a combined population of 15 million, and are two of the richest states in the nation. They have fertile recruiting grounds, and have very good academic credentials. Maryland alone has valuable ties to D.C., and research expenditures.
Since they're the dominant in state school with no other competition, the minute they join, they would most likely bring more to the table in terms of money than Northwestern, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They would also bring two states rich in football talent only behind Ohio. Pennslyvania, Illinois, and Michigan, not to mention GREAT basketball talent.
Football wise, yeah lackluster, but long term they have all the prerequisites to be a good program. They just didn't have something like the Big Ten Network that could properly monetize that potential.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Music school||
Not sure if things have change since 06, but the Music School was located on North Campus and looked kinda gloomy to me. Hope McQuay doesn't mind that
|37 weeks 9 hours ago||Actually||
The ACC does play a round robin in their most important sport. Don't tell that to the Irish though.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Ah man||
What a bad break for Chris. Get well soon!!
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Our||
Our entire team looks like dudes from the 70's smoking stuff and singing "I'm the walrus" all day long haha. But love the looks and everyone looks pretty happy.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||OK then,||
Well you just implied that all black men love annoyingly loud hip hop music. Really can't find your problem?
|1 year 6 days ago||Wow||
Did anyone ever believe Basketball Recruiting rankings, Michigan, and #2 would ever be in the same sentence even a year or two ago? Sure its way early but very, very nice.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I||
I don't know man, I've seen some retarded stuff go down on Friday nights, usually related to alcohol. But maybe thats just what it takes to knock the dumb out of people though.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||We're like this sucks||
With baseball starting in winter, unless we get an indoor stadium, no coach in his right mind will want to come here.
At least in baseball, break away from the NCAA, go to wooden bats, full scholarships, and a 90 game schedule if they won't change the start dates.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Here||
Here's the link to an article that polled New Yorkers, by the New York Times. Rutgers has an estimated 600,000 fans, while ND is second with 250,000. So I guess my numbers were a bit off.
Rutgers isn't the sexiest name, but they do have some good things going for them:
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Well||
B1G has parts of the NY market, mostly us and PSU, but not all.
Notre Dame has parts of the NY market, but not all.
Rutgers has 3 times as much fans in NY than the B1G or Notre Dame combined, but not all.
However, if Delany could rope the above 3 together, he COULD make a decent case for NY, imo. When you're talking about the largest media market in the world, where even a small chunk of a pro sports town is a huge amount of money, adding Rutgers may be worth it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||According||
According to reports, Arnetts fathers health declined rapidly AFTER he signed with Tennessee. Perhaps he just didn't know.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You may||
You may want to read about Arnett and his very sick father before judging him. Multiple heart attacks and surgeries the past year certainly qualify as hardship, especially if Arnett needs to pay bills by making it to the NFL as fast as he can. I'm sure you would be crying bloody murder if some entity potentially blocked you from providing for your family.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Well,||
I'd sooner ban the NFL. College players have brains that are still generating new cells, and probably heal faster from concussions. They only play 4~5 years and rarely against players like Urlacher or Ray Lewis Or Polamalu, so the hits shouldn't be too severe.
If it means paying them, yeah so be it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||And||
Thats a nice choice of words for a heckle. He didn't put down baseball the sport, or Larkins future. He said words that pretty much everyone, including the baseball players could laugh at.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Wow,||
Usually coaches don't ever talk or associate with players that have left. Can't imagine any head coach nowadays that would find the time or desire to heckle an ex-player 3~4 times a MONTH, haha.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||He does||
He does have a point. " It's not the one big hit. It is the cumulative effect of thousands of little hits [that affect the brain]"
It's probably a forgone conclusion that football players have a good chance to damage their brains. Shoulders problems? OK. Knee issues? That sucks. But brains? Hate to say it but yeah its disturbing. Very disturbing.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Like I said,||
I've yet to find a good argument against a mascot. Repeating we're Michigan over and over doesn't really help.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Any||
Any doubt I had about Lewan disappeared when he didn't break Gholstons face after his arm bar and punch. Any NFL team asking about Taylors maturity just has to look at that film.
The next person to wear 77 is gonna have titan sized shoes to fill.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Eh mascots are alright||
If we do it alright, I think mascots could actually be pretty fun, and definately a hit with the kids and in extension the families.
Sure we've never had one before, but that's the worst argument I've always heard against doing something new. That we might have a horrible one is the second worst arguement. I'm pretty sure Apple doesn't follow this train of thought.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||And||
8. If you DO have a car, might be useful spend a day driving around the Richmond area, between Masonic and the pacific ocean, with the area on Geary street between Arguello~30th Avenue being the best. But pretty much the entire inner/outer richmond is a great place to live. Lots of elderly folk live in this area and don't use the Internet. They just have a old fashioned For Rent sign. Just jot down the numbers and give'em a call. Some of them may not speak english, but I found the prices were a bit lower than online. Sunset area is the same.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Ahhh.||
San Francisco. You're going to love it here!
0. Do you have a car? Parking is extremely tough in some neighborhoods, and having a garage or a nearby park might be essential.
1. Figure out how you're going to get to work. Go to http://www.sfmta.com/cms/home/sfmta.php, and try to plan your trip. Assume you will ride standing up unless you live near the beginning of the bus route, especially during rush hour.
2. imho, the Richmond area, Japantown, Pacific Heights/Nob Hill and north, Sunset, Treasure Island are all good places to live, with the Richmond area being the best overall. Treasure Island is a hidden gem you might want to check out.
3. BART(Bay area rapid transit) is a subway/rail system that connects most of the pennisula, with multiple stops in San Francisco, especially downtown. They're pretty fast, safe and conveniant, so if your work is within walking distance of one of the Bart stops, getting a place outside the city but near a Bart Station might be the smartest thing to do in the beginning. Berkeley, Emeryville, Colma, Daly City, and South San Francisco are all pretty nice. Just avoid Oakland! More than half my co workers, and the majority of people working in San Fran do this,
4. If a place sounds too good to be true, google the neighborhood to see the crime rate or a crime map. Hunters Point should be avoided.
5. Sign for the least amount of time possible. A lot of the best places in San Francisco are spread through word of mouth, and your co workers are bound to know a few great apartments. As you get more tips, you should be ready to find a great long term place.
6. A lot of places in San Francisco are old. Stomp the floor or tap the walls to see how loud it might get.
7. San Francisco State University has 30,000 students and a lot of housing nearby. The traffic isn't as conveniant, but this area might be the best place to get a short lease as you hunt for better housing.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Regardless||
Regardless of the results, RR gave his best and showed character and class. He gave more effort to the University than you will ever in your life, so take your elitist attitude elsewhere. Michigan doesn't need fans like you.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Don't know why||
Don't know why you're being downvoted. I personally do not want my alma matter to associate with one of the biggest monetary scandals in college sports in any way whatsoever. I'll personally appreciate the Fab 5, but publically I'm afraid those banners should not even be in the practice facility.
Those who are for those banners going up, do you not see the nationwide positive attention Arkansas is getting by firing Petrino?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||well||
I want to beat Meyer and his team into the turf every year, but the word 'circle of trust' is pretty common. Don't know if Meyer meant it that way, as in do whatever you want.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Wow||
Something seems to be caught in my throat as I watch that video.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||When||
When Dawson first committed, I thought he was underrated considering the offers he had. Looks like Dawsons moving into high 4 star/top 100 territory!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The Taylor||
from freshman year would've pounded Gholston into the turf after the stunts he pulled in last years game.
Can't wait to see what hilarious thing he gets once he's paid millions.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||'05 speaker from Xerox||
'05 speaker from Xerox read from his notes the entire speech and never seemed to look up. I think everyone in the stadium was cold and bored. Thankfully the next year Chrisitane Amanpour delivered a kickass speech to a standing ovation.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'm gonna||
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict he commits to Michigan.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||yeah||
Looks like with a 10K award, the line between the former and latter could have been very, very thin.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I remember||
I remember the semi final game against Minnesota. The Saint's players looked pretty deranged trying to kill Favre. They pounded him to the turf at least 10 times that day.
Too bad, Minnesota was playing a road game but clearly had the better talent.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Well||
We don't want to completely piss off the NCAA, so I think making sure these athletes are still unambiguously amatuers will be key.
22 Schollies: If we do this, the rest of the NCAA will probably follow, so it will be a short advantage.
Wood bats: Absolutely
Television: Televise every game, home or away. If it's away, try to get a deal to share revenue to show it on the BTN.
Number of games: By breaking away, we won't be restricted to only playing 56 games during the year. Play 100!
Number of coaches: By breaking away, we won't be restricted to the number of coaches either, right? Hire away!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Looking at his||
Looking at his highlights, never seen a tight end actually maintain his distance over the DB's after the catch. Great get for whoever gets him.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Hey||
Thought the article was actually very pro-Michigan. His fathers quotes are pretty badass.
"But once you got over that and started looking at academics and the coaching staffs, the environment and really the needs in the program for a tight end, it just seemed like the perfect alignment for everything. In nearly every category, Michigan was at the top, so it made for a pretty easy decision."
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Dude,||
Then I'm sure you're fine with the people critisizing you, NOT as a person, but as a influential blogger that's representing Michigan, right? You seem to be fine with 'smartass' responses to 16yo athlets on twitter, cracking jokes at Asians, etc. Some more class and professionalism out of a blogger of a prominent Michigan site would be great. As you said, If they can't take criticism, they don't get better.
By the way, I thought the TTB article on LTT was pretty good.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Exactly||
Make a joke about a 'white' country boys ought to go back to stacking the hay or a black guy and people go 'daaaaaaaaaamn'.
With guys like Jeremy Lin, a lot of people are like chill out bro.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Diggs ought to||
stop eating watermelon and fried chicken, pull up his pants and get on with choosing a school.
Anyone find that wrong? And if so, what's the difference between that and what Diggs tweeted? At least Diggs is at that age where being foolish is the norm.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||That||
You know, that first photo would make an awesome Mgoblog caption this contest.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah||
He's going to shock the world by picking Michigan because everyone will expect him to shock the world by picking someone else, and therefor, be shocked.
I need a break.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Wow||
"Wow thats great coach! Anyone else?"
"Who said that"
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Looks like||
He want's to play RIGHT AWAY. Probably a 3 and done at Michigan State, if he's as good as he thinks he is.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Comp Sci hands down.||
a) Probably the major best suited to study online, and if there's any kind of professor that's willing to experiment with online courses, it should be comp sci profs.
b) Fits in well with your math/science interests. Especially if you go into financial computation or cloud computing. Something tells me you could utilize programming skills towards astronomy if you want.
c) High demand for jobs.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Man||
thought Carvin would roam our secondary for at least 3 years.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Yeah||
I visited Stanford once in April. Ladies in bikini tops were biking by.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||ND||
Independence to Notre Dame is like the Winged Helmets to Michigan - they ain't gonna give it up until the fat ladies are about to sing. And the fat ladies here are a respectable regular season schedule, a conference for their olympic sports, and a chance at a national championship.
For the first one, even with Navy joining the BE, and the B1G/Pac12 games, Michigan, MSU, USC, Stanford etc etc will still continue to schedule Notre Dame. The money's still too big, the exposures still too great, and most years you're going to avoid the cream of the crop of the other conference anyway.
For olympic sports, even with pretty much every respectable school leaving the BE, looks like ND is completely willing to sacrifice their other sports to mediocrity for football. This is actually what surprises me the most.
Finally, Notre Dame currently still has as good a chance to make it to the title game as anyone else, or close enough. Until this changes, IMHO Notre Dame is staying independent.
If the do join, however, it'll be the B1G, no doubt about that at all, no matter what their fans and alumni say.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Honestly||
Pay Manning the 28 million, draft Luck, play them for a year, and then cut Manning if you must. That way even if you cut Manning, noones going to blame a team that basically payed a 28 million dollar severance fee. A small price to pay for decades of elite QB play if Luck pans out.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Weird||
Putting my Maize and Blue glasses aside, if you're going to organize something like this, you want to be fair to the all the schools that are coming to the clinic. Unless Michigan broke the rules to get such a good display, it should be the organizers of the clinic Dantonio should be mad at, not a UM assistant coach.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Domain||
Buying/registering a Domain name is the easy part, because after you buy the .com, all they will do is send users coming to your address to your host/servers. Unless you also buy hosting from them. It's choosing your hosting service that is the hard part.
So buying a domain with Godaddy should be fine. It's their hosting service that people complain about.
HostGator and Host Monster, are all fine options. I'd probably go with ease of use and quick customer service, as in contact us or call us or chat with us anytime anywhere if you have a problem, as my number 1 priority. I use Bluehost, and while I'm not too thrilled with their hosting(a few downtimes the past few months), the customer service is one of the best I've seen.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I||
".... .... 50% of the loss is on Appling dribbling off his own #$%#$% foot, 50% of the loss is on @#$@#$ Burke, and 50% of the loss is on guys NOT MAKING PLAAAAAAAAAAYSSSS. THEY GOTTA MAKE @#@$@#^$%&$%^ PLLLLAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYSSSSSSSSSSS. JUST MAKE PLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAYSSSSSSSSSSSSS you @#$@#@%#$%#$%#$% #$%#$%"
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Sometimes||
I'm speechless as to how spoiled I am being a Michigan fan and having this kind of awesome, detailed, in-depth, free, better-than-professional analysis to read, that trumps any payed information.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Kyle Kalis||
Can't wait to see Kalis mow down everyone as Fitz and Denard run for another 1500 yards each.
I'm also excited about Pipkins, but I hope he doesn't do anything... eye-opening... off the field.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Well||
He basically referenced the failure of the Polish army during, I assume World War2, when the entire country was invaded by two powers, torn apart, victimized by, much of the country destroyed or used as a battleground, widespread famine, marched off to Siberia or Nazi work camps, etc etc.
There are better things to reference than an extremely tragic and painful memory to Polish people everywhere.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Weird||
I remember his freshman year he was step in step with some of the best receivers in the Big 10.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Nice||
the other guys look like they're torn between laughing and wondering if they'll get in trouble.
I think Brady would laugh and then tell him to make sure he goes to class.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Well||
If already have landed top lineman is a detriment, then we have no chance at all with Garnett :)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Hate to say it, but||
If Fitz has a good year in 2012, he's gone to the NFL. He's already been here 3 years, and with the short shelf life of runningbacks, it's hard to see him stay 5 years in the Big 10.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Anyone||
think the number 77 will become legendary like our #1? Jake Long and Taylor Lewan would be to 77 what Anthony Carter and David Terrell were to 1.
If only CWood, Marlin and Hall had worn the same numbers, we could have gone for a trio haha.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||...||
"No, I payed for this tattoo you dumass. Thats Jared you're looking for."
|1 year 28 weeks ago||By the way,||
Did Yuri visit for the Ohio game?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Lifelong free education||
I'm not the first one to say this, but give the athletes a lifelong free education. You want another balchelors? Come right up. Oh a masters? Thats even better, we'll foot everything. A doctorate? Sure! Just make sure you're accepted.
Now, the person who applies will obviously have to be accepted into the program, and there has to be some upper limit, like 10 years of free education. But if he is, I don't see any reason why the university should not pay the full tuition amount. Plus a low rate loan for room and board.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Man,||
Just looking at this picture you never would have guessed they're some of the largest and most fit people alive.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||We already||
We already have St. Louis through Illinois, and Kansas City through Nebraska. Mizzou doesn't bring any new markets.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Hey guys, remember one thing||
Sure, ND would be a great football addition, but from the academic side of things, they bring absolutely nothing. Weak graduate programs, not part of the AAU, and very little reseach whatsoever. I know that doesn't matter to a lot of us, but if we bring in a school that actually contributes to the CIC, that would be a LOT more helpful towards the school, the students, alumni, and eventually athletics as well. Think about it, Michigans research expenditure was 3 billion that past 5 years. Thats roughly 6~7 times our football revenue.
We're the Big 10. ND would be nice, but if they want to go elsewhere, hey, be my guest.
One more thing, this may be a negotiating ploy to get a better offer from the B1G.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Isn't popular,||
But I like Rutgers. They have by far the most fans in New York, and can deliver the 9 million people in New Jersey(sort of). Then, combined with Michigan, OSU, PSU, and perhaps ND should be just enough to get the BTN on basic tier in NY. Christ, if that happens, we should rename ourselves the "STFU and pay me" conference.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Ah well||
Good luck to the kid. has every right to make his decision. Lets not show sour grapes like certain other fans down south.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I know the season is young,||
I know the season is young, but Hoke displays manball toughness with that ruthfulness needed when things get tight. Couple that with his calm demeanor on the sidelines after Denards interception, and controversy-less voice(that Harbaugh lacked a bit) behind the microphone, and we just may have made the best hire ever(including Harbaugh). The only thing left to see is if our offense can be tough but explosive like Stanford or Auburn.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Considering this is their 3rd||
Considering this is their 3rd straight heart breaking loss, I thought the announcers were pretty classy. Gave Michigan all the credit and didn't lose composure although you could tell they were obviously crushed.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||After the last td: "I||
After the last td:
"I hope the fire department was able to put Gary Gray out in time before the fire spread"
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Is it me or are the picture||
Is it me or are the picture links broken?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Try Irishenvy.com. Almost||
Try Irishenvy.com. Almost feel bad for them
|1 year 40 weeks ago||ND fumbled, and our guy||
ND fumbled, and our guy barely broke the endzone before he fumbled. I think it was a TD, but as you said, doesn't matter.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Mr. Thomas, welcome to the||
Mr. Thomas, welcome to the best 3-5 years of your life!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Just wow just wow||
Just wow just wow
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Good point. I wonder if its||
Good point. I wonder if its worth it for their olympics team to travel north though.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Wow||
As always, just amazed at the details in the UFR! Interesting that Jibreel and Roh didn't seem to have produced as much, but its still just one game played in epic hail with a brand new coordinator. Maybe they were just amazed by the absense of a beaver on the sideline.
Also, its pretty encouraging that Brink and Heininger seems to have done a decent job.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I agree that good programs||
I agree that good programs should be produced, but by the BTN, not the Longhorns, IMHO. Who's to say the SEC or P12 won't whisper in UT"s ear to change conferences? If UT is producing all the content anyway, they would have very little difficulty jumping.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Thats what I dont get.||
If Texas HAS to share the revenues equally with a conference anyway, wouldn't they be better off sharing it with the B12? Great local fit, king of the conference with enough respectability to get the the BCS championship. And who knows, maybe in a few years Colorado/Nebraska may decide to return to an equal revenue B12, minus some of the deadweights(you know which schools I'm talking about).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If Texas is able to retain||
If Texas is able to retain the Longhorn Network, even if there is equal revenue sharing with the Big Ten, there will always be rumors that Texas may leave the Big 10, etc etc
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I'd also buy it if it was a||
I'd also buy it if it was a one time thing. But it seems targeting asian-americans is fine with America. That sort of mindset is just wrong.