i find this extremely interesting
- Member for
- 3 years 37 weeks
- Current value
- You could cut everyone’s tuition by $608 or around 4%
- You could pay the tuition of 1,799 students (4.2 percent of the student population)
- You could provide a full ride scholarship to 946 students
- If you used the money for a scholarship fund (earning 6%) you could provide tuition only scholarships to 108 students or full rides to 57 students for the foreseeable future
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Is the Big 12 happy at 10?||
They don’t get a conference championship game. While they have a large TV contract I don’t think it has the growth potential offered by conference networks. As the SEC, Big Ten and Pac 12 continue to see revenues increase based on cable subscriptions I wonder if Oklahoma and others will feel they are major programs missing out on the gravy train. If Texas A&M is successful in the SEC while raking in 30 million a year from the SEC network that may also lead to some discontent.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Bellevue WA||
Just got into town for work. Never been here and looking for a recomendation for where to watch the game. Any ideas near downtown?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Time for||
Some hard fouls on the inside. At least make them hurt when they drive to the basket.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Need to stop||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This is their punishment||
For missing out on the Soviet era charm of three people living in a South Quad room (built for two) with no air conditioning that had not been renovated since the 1950’s
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Does this help?||
These guys would have the intestinal fortitude to make free throws at the end of a game. Feel better?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||F you||
That is all
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I hate||
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Salary Cap||
The owners of professional sports teams can't just vote to have a salary cap. They collectively bargained for it with the union. If the union did not exist a salary cap would be illegal since they are separate businesses. Amateur student athletes are not employees and as a result don't have a union and don't require pay. If they did get pay they would be employees and could form a union. I suspect they would want compensation well above what they receive now in return for allowing a salary cap. If schools started to pay athletes, they would be employees. As soon as the schools attempted to set a salary cap across the NCAA they would be on the losing end of a giant lawsuit.
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||Pulte||
Pulte is a big builder that will give you a production home that meets code. From a quality perspective they are the same as any other big builder (Horton, Meritage, Lennar, etc.) You will get a nice home but not a high quality home. I don't know the other builder but it is not hard to determine If they offer a higher quality level. From a structural level go look at their homes when framed but not drywalled. Does the other builder have a floor system with TJI's that are larger and closer together then Pulte? If so it is a sign of higher quality. Also look at the standard finishes. Base board size and thickness is another good indicator. Do they trim out around all four sides of the windows? Make sure you compare these items in homes under construction and not the models.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Why?||
Does the wakeup call game, which we all knew would happen eventually, have to come against Ohio?
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Comparing to other business models||
Is not really valid. Pro sports in the US don't operate like a free market. Salary cap and draft limit the ability of players to market their skills. I see the revenue split as a price the owners have to pay for the lower risk offered by the salary cap and other provisions. If the owners did not want to have a defined revenue split they could get it but then everything would be an open market.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Can they||
Can they get to 600 yards rushing?
|28 weeks 3 days ago||No||
See 1989 tournament performance
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Do you think||
Do you think the marketing consultants they hired to run and analyze this survey will relay my comments trashing the marketing consultants that came up with division names and logo?
|29 weeks 22 hours ago||How this plays out||
How this plays out will have a big impact on who fills out the Big Ten. I would agree that Florida State and Clemson would be first to bolt if a settlement with Maryland comes in low. At that point you probably have ND looking towards the big 12 and then North Carolina and Virginia become targets of both the SEC and Big Ten. Gorrgia Tech would be ours for the taking as the SEC is not interested in adding teams in exisiting markets.
|29 weeks 22 hours ago||ACC vs. Big 12||
With the Big East headed towards mid major oblivion it seems like the only question is who is the fourth major conference? Unless Texas sinks the whole thing, a possibility, it is probably the Big 12. I was talking to a UNC alum and there is talk that whatever happens with Maryland’s buyout could have big implications for the ACC. Many expect Maryland to get out for around $20 million, as opposed to $50. If this happens many expect Florida State and Clemson to bolt for the Big 12 (they can’t go to the SEC due to an agreement about not adding schools in existing states)
At that point many at UNC feel that the ACC’s core problem of being too focused in North Carolina, particularly in an era when cable subscriptions drive revenue, becomes catastrophic. At that point UNC and probably UVA look to make a move to the SEC or Big Ten. Academically the BIG 10 is a better fit for both schools and would probably be the choice of the faculty. Working against this is the whole southern thing. Many of the old guard in North Carolina and Virginia, who tend to be in charge at these institutions, resent the influx of northerners that has occurred over the last decade or two. As a result they may be more inclined to go in the direction of the SEC.
UNC also has the problem of its little brother with an overinflated sense of its worth. It is likely that any move by UNC will result in NC State going crazy and trying to create problems in the state government. Obviously the Big Ten should have no interest in NC State so UNC will need to find away to end their relationship with them. Duke is a question but all I could get out of my UNC friend about this issue was “F… Duke”. Since this does all seem to be about cable money anyway there is no reason for the big ten to take any more than one team out of North Carolina.
Overall I would be happy with both UNC and UVA in the Big Ten. Not great football schools but overall both are high quality institutions and Big Ten basketball would become firmly entrenched as the preeminent conference. This also has the benefit of screwing Notre Dame and eventually forcing them into the Big 12. Notre Dame and Texas trying to get along with terrorizing their conference bothers with unreasonable demands would be entertaining.
|30 weeks 21 hours ago||This made my day much better||
Don't have the points to make a new topic
We should really be taking more joy out of how badly the bowl ban has screwed Ohio this year.
|30 weeks 23 hours ago||Does how we use the money matter?||
Michigan is on the back half of a huge spending spree on facilities. Despite this I found a report that indicates the athletic department had a profit of $26.6 million in 2010-2011. At this point the athletic department appears to by finding anything they can upgrade to make use of the money. I would have less problem with this money grab if we were using it to fund the main mission of the institution which I think is still supposed to be educating people.
So what could you get for $26 million?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||You should visit the west sometime||
Driving your non revenue teams to other mountain west schools is not really an option
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Seems like we need a Russian||
At least someone would have gone into this with an actual plan
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Mary Sue?||
There has been a fair amount of discussion about Brandon’s role in this. In the end the final say, and Michigan’s vote, comes from Mary Sue Coleman. If you are displeased with this move she would probably be the place to start.
Not that it will make any difference but it is a place to register your opinion. She won’t read it of course but there may be a staffer that gives a count of for and against e-mails to her.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Did they say||
Stanford kicker is 12 for 28. Also fumble
|30 weeks 3 days ago||50 is still too much||
Looks like they would get an extra 4 million per year from the BIG (assuming the pot grows enough to fund 14 teams at the same rate as 12) this would be a 12.5 year payback assuming they don't have to finance the buyout. If you discount the cash flow the appropriate price is significantly below 50 million.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||50 million?||
I know that things get ridiculous around college sports but the ACC buyout is $50 million. How could you possibly justify paying that to move conferences? It seems like all hell would break loose when they issue yet another tuition increase next year.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Gardner at WR||
I have always thought that the Gardner to WR was motivated by two things:
|32 weeks 3 days ago||That||
Did not take long.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||The whole SEC thing||
Will be in full effect. This will include endless arguments that a one loss SEC team deserves to be in the championship game over an undefeated team. It will also include some voters putting the team ahead of undefeated teams.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Swimming||
In the flooded streets. That would freak me out.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Weather underground||
Jeff Master's (Michigan Man) blog has a good run down of what to expect and why you should be concerned. Overall they do a good job of covering things on that site. www.weatherunderground.com. He is estimating a 50 percent chance that the storm will flood the NYC subway system.