the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|3 weeks 1 day ago||sam mcguffie to the raiders||
sam mcguffie to the raiders
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes i have a problem with it,||
Yes i have a problem with it, even i graduated 2 years ago and was never late from 2007-2011 (yea 5th year), went to away games etc, so this change doesn't affect me
I believe having the whole student section GA is better than assigned seats. But I also think there are other tweaks and improvements, such as Brian's suggestion with MCard swipes, that could avoid the various problems suggested by multiple posters in the related threads.
We are the leaders and best and should not settle for a simple solution like implementing a full GA like MSU, while just accepting the shortcomings of that system like our little brother does.
While seniority may lead to "entitlement", I feel that there is actually some entitlement that could be deserved, say if a student is a member of other athletic teams/ have excellent record in MCard attendance of football games etc. Whatever that combination of achievement/record might be, i leave that for the AD. But simply viewing this as a seniority/entitlement issue, instead of a chance to reward students' contribution to the school, could lead to what Brian suggest - losing future fan interest.
Even a simple thing like priority by sections/blocks, GA by rows could be better than simply going full GA.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||this still doesn't render the||
this still doesn't render the suggestion invalid. Just raise the bar to, say 12 games, or not reward trasnferred tickets
|3 weeks 5 days ago||life isn't fair. But it||
life isn't fair.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I still don't get why||
I still don't get why everyone here is supporting going full GA or assigned seats.
How hard is it to implement MCard swipes to track attendance/on time record.
Then enforce GA by block. By the time the band takes the field (~20 mins before kickoff?), if a good seating block isn't filled up, then other students can move in and take those seats.
Boom. No line problem. No entitled students who show up late.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Since there's so much||
Since there's so much opposition to either have all assigned seats or having all GA
On the other hand, within that block (say 20-30 rows), then you have GA within that section.
There are multiple downsides with a full GA, and a few posters of this thread act like going full GA will solve everything and "punish those entitled students".
Isn't it better if we can combine a point system (e.g. MCard swipe to track attendance/time), with other factors (credits, class standing, being a member of glee club/solar car team/swimming team etc) to let students choose which block they want to apply for when they buy tickets.
Then say 15 minutes before/after kickoff, if a certain block is not full, maybe an usher can hold up a sign to indicate to other students ppl are free to move to that block?
I know there are flaws to everything and 'm just throwing ideas out there, and it does take more resources to get a system in place. But at least this can eliminate the early lining up problem stated by some here, for a full GA, and also preserving some sort of seniority and recognizing student contributions on campus. But it also ensures people have to get there early to get a good seat within their block, or risk losing their assigned block if they are like 15 minutes late (or whatever cutoff time is for ppl to move freely between blocks). This makes sure within say 10 minutes of kickoff, all the “good seats” should be filled up, and people who do care, will show up early, avoiding the disastrous scenarios that we saw in the pictures with 30-50% empty.
i still think this is much better than the current debate of having all assigned seats, or acting like Full GA is the solution (if it is, try doing it for the entire stadium, like the spring game - o right, even that the recruits/parents and other VIP get a better section)
|23 weeks 5 days ago||http://espn.go.com/college-fo||
multiple sources saying it's Hazell after all (Espn, fox, Feldman from CBS)
Maybe Wiscy hanging around made Purdue upped their offer
|23 weeks 5 days ago||scroll to the latest comments||
scroll to the latest comments in the link from OP to see the saga unfold
Not sure how to embed tweets, but Goldandblack (purdue's rivals site) also tweeted about the holdup and at one point tweeted that Hazell told KSU players he's not leaving for purdue, but has taken down the tweet since then.
The holdup could be because of contractual negotiations, but could also be Hazell waiting out on other openings (potential opening at cinci - Hazell is Ohio guy and probably want to stay in state and join/be successor of Meyer; also potential offers from Cal, Wiscy or Pitt if PC is gone to Wiscy)
There's still ppl claiming that the negotiations will get done today and Purdue has scheduled the press conference for tomorrow, but they really should try to seal the deal ASAP with dominoes falling at wiscy and with Butch Jones deciding soon
|23 weeks 5 days ago||umm... twitter is saying Not||
umm... twitter is saying Not so fast, my friend
|25 weeks 5 hours ago||borges got away with it both||
borges got away with it both times
until there's some sort of end of season summary press conference that I'm not aware of, i guess the next time we'll see borges is capital one bowl prep against georgia
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't the coordinators press||
Isn't the coordinators press conference only exist before a game?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing you're directing||
I'm guessing you're directing this towards international students.
Well, i think the first thing is they have to be introduced to the sport first.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||i sat in the 56 or 57th row||
i sat in the 56 or 57th row as a sophomore in 08.
i think the question is since they expanded the student section (i think twice, once in 07 and also once sometime after that), did they actually sell out the allotment?
There could be bad planning where they moved the expanded number of students for a couple of years to section 33 and onwards towards the endzone. Then as demand goes back down the size of the sections stay the same. hence the empty seats.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||i mean... had we not been||
i mean... had we not been able to come back, wouldn' t the Beyer penalty be the focus of post game talk? I'm glad we won the game but there's not even a single discussion of this penalty (whether it should be called / how it could be used as a coaching point for hoke etc...) in the post game press conference.
Pat Fitzgerald's reaction after the penalty is certainly something that changed my opinion on him as a coach too.
and i'm just suggesting this could be areas the media could focus on rather than standard questions that you know hoke would give a non-answer.
|27 weeks 8 hours ago||not a single question with||
not a single question with regards to Beyer's late hit, or Fitzgerald's reaction?
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||Well he's also the QB coach,||
Well he's also the QB coach, and " The expectation is for the position".
so no, it's not totally his fault. But I do believe the performance tonight is worrying in terms of QB development by Borges.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Al Borges is also the QB||
Al Borges is also the QB coach, where Bellomy is under the system for over a year.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||i was a copyeditor back in||
i was a copyeditor back in 08. Pretty sure we didn't handle arts or sports sections, only news.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||PSU vs Ohio 2011||
Just curious, SIAP, why is PSU's 2011 win over Ohio also taken away? if i understand correctly this won't give Ohio a win but will also result in one less loss ?
The coach for PSU was Tom Bradley for this game.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well they couldn't even win||
Well they don't even have the best division record
Eagles got hot at the end of the season too with 4 straight wins.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||mgoblue tickets had the sugar||
mgoblue tickets had the sugar bowl (vs Va Tech) up a few minutes earlier. but now the system is down....
|1 year 24 weeks ago||i think that it might||
i think that it might influence the voters too. a 40-34 win and 44-34 win is a big difference, and that might have been a part that factor into Wisconsin jumping us in the rankings this week
|1 year 25 weeks ago||that would lead them to not||
that would lead them to not buying the season tickets all together. again, very few people bought it and just because of the above reasons, decide not to go and ALSO not to sell them.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||people's failure to||
people's failure to acknowledge the cramming down factor is amazing. you need a ticket to enter the stadium, you were assigned a seat, you left your seat and join others in lower rows. of course the top rows are empty.
do you seriously believe it's a coincidence that its the top row students that don't show up, while lower rows are much more excited and "brought their friends" ? so where does the friends get the tickets to get in the stadium? Yea i know i know this happened "back in the day". so explain to me, back in the day, those fans still needed a ticket to enter the stadium and they had their assigned seats, right? they must've left their orignial seats empty !
if the numbers add up, you can't complain. blame the athletic department for how they assign the seating and how they enforce it.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||the reasons you gave were||
the reasons you gave were reasons why students were late in the previous games. However, for it not being full, i think it's like many other posters here said, people just crammed into the lower rows. back in my soph year in around row 60, people are already moving down from the top rows, and i believe those rows were actually 10-15% more occupied than it should have been. for the past two years, i'm in row 30 or better, and you will have trouble sitting down during halftime (everyone stands sideways during the games). for those rows it's probably 50% over its original capacity. put those people back up with one person per allotted seat then you'll have a full section, just like the alumni. I don't know if you realize but for games like notre dame and nebraska, you can see students standing during halftime just because there's no room for people to sit.
btw what's the excuse for people missing basketball games then? for the towson games there's barely anyone there other than the students
|1 year 29 weeks ago||does that mean if okie state||
does that mean if okie state lose any games, then boise state will be in the national championship game?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I have an extra, see ticket||
I have an extra, see ticket spreadsheet. willing to sell to anyone who can pick it up in aa these couple days.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||former coaches||
So are news about moeller or carr OT?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||pretty sure it's true||
Another interesting bit, the N220DF plane shared by Brandon and Domino's (again, see the orange bowl plane thread for explanation), had just visited Chicago Executive airport, one of the closest airport to evanston, IL .... Not saying that it means pat fitzgerald but certainly interesting.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||long time first time, pls delete if contain private info||
actually found a link about an agreement about brandon still using domino's aircraft
"he keeps the right to use his “Yearly Aircraft Hours” on the company’s plane through the end of FY 2011, or until he stops serving on Dominos’ board."
also this site can search FAA by register name, or company name, or register location etc.
from this former post http://mgoblog.com/content/rich-rodriguez-has-left-stallworth-house
During my search for "chase equipment", i think i found WMU's recruiting plane too
I know this might be a bit creepy, and it's my first post too (usually just read, don't post), but i'm too boring in a hotel in san francisco (ye i visited stanford stadium lol) during winter break, heading back to aa tmr for another semester