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|25 weeks 5 days ago||"Research" determines what it||
"Research" determines what it is that students are educated about. Those textbooks don't write themselves. So, yes, "research" is education. And it affects everyone being, you know, educated.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I think on 60 minutes they||
I think on 60 minutes they said something about a $40M indoor rowing facility? And don't worry, DB will find something, anything to renovate, or demolish and build something entirely new. Want a state of the art indoor ultimate frisbee facility to go along with that shiny new bicycle polo arena? You got it! - courtesy of the BTN and conference expansion
And if you're not building a new facility now, please believe that you will be soon. Didn't DB say something about filling in the south end of the stadium with seats to the top of the scoreboard by the end of his tenure? PSLs won't pay for that.
For better or worse (put me in the "worse" column), college sports are a zero sum game, unlike most professional sports that have salary caps and inverse draft order based on performance to help level the playing field and maintain some semblance of a competitive balance. There are a limited number of blue chip recruits and WE MUST HAZ ALL TEH REECRUUTZ!!
When looking at potential schools as a recruit, knowing you'll be spending north of 30 hours a week in the athletic facilities, would you rather those facilities be shiny, new and full of flatscreens? Or would you rather spend the majority of your time in a building that's old, dingy, probably has some asbestos, and have multi-media carts that get hauled into the filmroom because they're shared with the basketball team?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||More money builds better||
More money builds better facilities. Better facilities attract better recruits. Better recruits play better. Better players win more games. More wins brings more money and better recruits.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed I did. I am an expert||
Indeed I did. I am an expert at answer questions that weren't asked. Ask my wife.
First, I don't see 4 superconferences as an inevitability. I imagine the playoff bracket will grow to 8 the next time around which leaves room for 5 conf champs and 3 at large bids. Plus, I don't think the ACC is at any real risk of breaking apart here. Maryland's athletic department was woefully mismanaged which brought about this move. Unless the B1G starts picking off UVA and/or UNC, I'm not sure that any more teams will leave. They've got a $50M buyout, plus the difference in payout between the ACC and B12 is roughly $3M. That takes several years to get an ROI.
Another reason is I can't see the Pac taking any of those teams. BSU and BYU are the only ones that are close geographically, and there isn't the academic fit there. I think Stanford and Cal would leave the PAC before voting either of those schools in. If the PAC expands, I think they're taking Texas and a few other B12 schools. And at that point we're looking at picking apart the B12 and the list looks very different.
Wait, I sitll haven't answered your question.
Ok. B1G takes: UVA and UNC
SEC takes: NC State & VT
B12 takes: Louisville, Clemson, FSU, Miami, GT & BYU
PAC 12 takes: ??? and this is where the 4 team superconference logic breaks down.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. Because so many B1G||
Yes. Because so many B1G alums live in the DC and NY area, when their schools come to play Maryland and Rutgers, you can expect that Maryland and Rutgers' attendance and season ticket sales will rise accordingly.
I think adding Maryland means the BTN is a lock for basic tier status in Maryland and the DC area. I think adding Rutgers means the BTN is likely going to get basic tier status in NJ. When you add UM, OSU, RU, PSU, NW, etc all together, and have them playing in the shadow of NYC, then I think basic teir status in NY becomes possible, but I don't think even that is necessary for this to be a net positive move for the B1G, financially speaking.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Pitt Notre||
These are the only teams on that list with AAU membership (+ ND, because they would get a pass), so this is what you're looking at as possible membership, if you expect the B1G Chancellors & Presidents vote to invite a school into the B1G.
Other possible schools include:
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Right, but those estimates||
Right, but those estimates are without considering basic tier rights in the Baltimore/DC (holy lock) NJ (lock) and NY(we'll see) markets. So these teams are adding considerable value. #'s 15 & 16? I'm not so sure. But if you're bringing in the markets in VA and NC, my guess would be that there's a net positive there as well. And the populations of those states are growing.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||The reason MSC is not doing||
The reason MSC is not doing that is because the B1G is different than most other conferences in that all of the graduate programs accross the conference collaborate and share resources between the departments of each institution. The ACC does this to a degree, but no other major conference does. It's one of the things that makes the B1G a special snowflake in the barren post-apocalyptic wasteland that is the remains of conference realignment. So not only does the addtion of Maryland, a large flagship research institution deliver another TV market (or markets), but it incrementally adds to the resources of the research side of the institution. This is one of the reasons (if not the reason) that B1G membership is so coveted. Not only do you get a pile o' cash for your sports programs, which makes your alums very happy and willing to donate more money, but your faculty and graduate programs now have more resources to pool from, creating more opportunity for increased prestige through discovery.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||As much as I despise ND and||
As much as I despise ND and their self-proclaimed Irish Exceptionalism, it appears more and more that this is a real thing, and that there will always be a place at the table for ND.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think we're too far||
I don't think we're too far off from seeing the power conferences (whichever combination of B1G, SEC, PAC, ACC/B12 are remaining at the end of this) break off from the FBS "mid-majors" of Big East, C-USA, Sun Belt, MAC and MWC. There's clearly a gap in competitiveness, both on the field and financially, and those smaller schools would benefit from not having to compete (and lose - again, academically and financially) against major college programs.
This is a good thing in my opinion. Goodbye MACrifice, goodbye Appy State, hello 8 team playoff for the 60 or so teams left in the Major Tier of CFB with autobids for the 4/5 conference champs and 3/4 at-large bids. Please play at college campuses, please please please.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||This thread is a good||
This thread is a good reminder that, even if another 19 teams across 7 time zones join the Big Ten and we only play a given team once every 28 years, all teams will share a common bond of laughing at sparty.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||unless "coeds" is also in||
unless "coeds" is also in said sentence
|25 weeks 6 days ago||This seems to be the only way||
This seems to be the only way to mitigate the patent unfairness that the protected crossovers create. Division Champions determined by:
1. Divisional Record
2. Head-to-Head winner
3. Conference record (in event of 3+ way tie)
4. Each teams' AD guesses the number of hairs that comprise Jim Delany's eyebrows (closest without going over wins)
|25 weeks 6 days ago||20.5 hours. Way to go,||
Way to go, Delany!
|27 weeks 4 days ago||32-17 MEECHIGAN||
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Chaps are, by definition,||
Chaps are, by definition, assless.
|1 year 1 week ago||As long as he keeps his cell||
As long as he keeps his cell padding level down his vspace could reach negative numbers.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||If you're implying that MSU||
If you're implying that MSU had the goofier uniforms when we played them, well... I disagree.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||His response to that question||
Is Gorgeously Tremendous!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Ace, did your picture change||
Ace, did your picture change shirts today?
+1 for breaking the fabric of timespace
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Difference being that Desmond||
Difference being that Desmond still caught that ball and it was ruled incomplete with no flag. One of the all-time jobs.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I am lucky enough||
to have one of these jerseys framed and on my wall. My dad was sitting first row at an away game and AC tossed him the torn one that he just took off.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||...falcons, jets, giants,||
...falcons, jets, giants, dolphins w/orange uni's, Seahawks. But that's about it. Oh, and the rams.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It's Peggy and the Vikings,||
It's Peggy and the Vikings, so Ziff is right. Right?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||And when the OP of a post||
And when the OP of a post regarding bowl game preferences says this:
"Bowls are meningless in the big scheme of things."
I know I'm done reading.
The same thing that makes me want M in one bowl game more than another is the same thing that makes you want to beat OSU and MSU more than "Could give a shit". Tradition.
And yes, still pissed that we held Bo Jackson and Auburn without a TD and still lost.
I was 2 years old when this game was played. Glad my dad taped the game. I'd hate to be a guy who watched an old Citrus Bowl on VHS when he was a kid. Those kids are called "Illinois fans" now. No thank you.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||And now I get it...||
Never understood why aTm was always considered one of the most maladjusted fanbases, but this examples explains the argument perfectly.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Shapiro's is the name of the Deli||
If you want Breakfast on Saturday, go to City Cafe. Best Eggs Benny on the planet.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Lucky for you, you control||
Lucky for you, you control two middle fingers.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||38-13 Meechigan||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I'm also curious about this||
I'm also curious about this one