"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 years 24 weeks ago||He's stuck in conversation on||
He's stuck in conversation on the MLB realignment thread.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||This just made my morning.||
This just made my morning. Coffee, studying, and a good old 3 week reminder. Thank goodness for Michigan football.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Yeah, it's possible. It'll||
Yeah, it's possible. It'll be interesting if there's pressure in a few months/years/whathaveyou for a championship game. If the NCAA lets the 10 team exemption go, then they're happy. The fact is that game brought some cash to the conference. Perhaps a TV network can fill that in, who knows....
|5 years 23 weeks ago||He has ties to the Pac 10 and||
He has ties to the Pac 10 and the Pac 10 thought they had those schools. So, he reports it as "imminent". Not a big deal. Also, he reports it on Twitter. It's half news.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Seriously...as if there was||
Seriously...as if there was any question that they ran the show in the Big 12 anyway. Now with the future of the North in the hands of the likes of Missouri and Iowa State, whoever wins the South has an even clearer path to BCS. It'd be interesting if/when/who they choose to replace the 2 who left. BYU? Utah? New Mexico? I'd lean towards Air Force and BYU, but that's just me. They already have a presence in Colorado, so USAFA is not that far of a reach....
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Ask the MAC Aggies (until||
Ask the MAC Aggies (until about 1950) "...fight right through that line of blue, Michigan is weak'ning"
|5 years 24 weeks ago||We've talked about this||
We've talked about this before - the SEC has better academics than the Big 12. Vandy and Florida are both better than UT, which is the "best" the Big 12 has to offer. Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are two of the worst academic schools in the BCS.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||TomVH confirmed on the||
TomVH confirmed on the twitter.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I'm psyched to go to Lincoln||
I'm psyched to go to Lincoln for games. I had a buddy in undergrad who was from Nebraska, and we'd have never-solvable arguments about game-day, '97, etc. Now that there's a reason to spend the money, I'm headed to Lincoln to experience it myself the first chance there is.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||That's true - but it sounded||
That's true - but it sounded like he had a bunch of family around to help. The 2 -3 year old is a tough thing, especially in the cold. I wonder dad's (and the kid's) stance on hot chocolate with marshmallows. And again, in the end, you just have to know when to leave.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I dunno man, I went to my||
I dunno man, I went to my first football game when I was 2 weeks old. Outside of making me super awesome, there were no lasting effects. Point being, there's no such thing as too young - you just have to know when to leave and accept it. Take pictures - after all, this is for you, not your son, and you'll want to remember it. And then one day, you can show him the picture, as well as Coach Jack Johnson/Coach Mike Hart when he's being recruited to play at U of M.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||"If Wyoming can keep Dave||
"If Wyoming can keep Dave Christensen around for a few years,"
So says David from Wyoming. Hm....
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Absolutely they should,||
Absolutely they should, especially if what ESPN is reporting is true:
|5 years 24 weeks ago||They will be looking for the||
They will be looking for the meteor that will inevitably be coming to end the world.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||*Detroit Perfect Game.||
*Detroit Perfect Game.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||That was kind of my point,||
That was kind of my point, poorly expressed by me. I was just saying that the independence they have isn't actually their own - it is actually tied to everyone else - and if the "super" conferences suck up the BCS bids, ND has no choice but to join. Looking at some of their numbers, they rely heavily on conference affiliation. EDIT: Which is why the concept of an unstable Big East is a threat to them.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||You can't necessarily say||
You can't necessarily say they are going to divide by state. Delany said so himself.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||That'd sure be interesting||
That'd sure be interesting Re: ND. If ND can get their act together and stop being such assclowns about their perceived "independence". One thing I fear, however, is that ND is going to get an autobid the first year in the league, considering USC is going to be in shambles. Big Ten Schedule, plus Army, Navy, 2011/2012 USC = Straight to the top.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Tougher - yea, probably.||
Tougher - yea, probably. However, I hope that Nebraska's first Big Ten game is against Michigan. I think it would be smart for the conference. 2nd choice would obviously be OSU, and then Iowa. If they do East/West conference alignments, the Big Ten East is going to be tough:
Beast of a conference, friends.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||http://www.huskers.com/liveEv||
EDIT: Video for those with patience.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||You should probably get that||
You should probably get that checked out. And notify all your partners.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I'm not totally against the||
I'm not totally against the shorthanded icing...especially considering the change to a hybrid rule. There could be some really interesting strategy that goes on now - High lofts down the ice with an instant attacker could actually result in more shorthanded goals than before. It will also shake up, in my opinion, penalty killing lines. Could actually turn out to be very exciting.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I see what you're saying, but||
I see what you're saying, but If those teams get added, most likely OSU will be in a different division than they are, thus making it less likely they will play them every year.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Also, a lot of non-revenue||
Also, a lot of non-revenue teams don't play your traditional Team A vs. Team B on Friday at 5. There are a lot of tournaments and gathering of teams. For instance, in swimming, you could have 3 teams swimming at once, and at the end of it each team technically swam 2 different teams, counting as 2 wins, 1-1, or 2 losses. Saves money on travel and site preparation.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Thanks for the awesome quick||
Thanks for the awesome quick analysis. My buddies and I like to talk about dream scenarios, and his one big dream is to make Big Ten Baseball matter more than it does. He thinks that Nebraska + Texas = $$$, to the point where Wisconsin would field a team and there would be major shifts among teams in the conference. I slide toward the "It would make us better but not awesome" end of the spectrum.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Haha - I totally felt like it||
Haha - I totally felt like it was fake or something. I was waiting for the laughter to start. I realize that it's Pete Carroll, and nothing is genuine. What a creep.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Chip says no truth to rumors||
Chip says no truth to rumors about ATM and UT to Big Ten, but SEC and ATM is under consideration.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Now there are just ridiculous||
Now there are just ridiculous rumors and conjecture mixed up as news. Talk of A&M splitting ways. Potential VaTech + A&M ---> SEC heating up.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||BTW, they are pulling out||
BTW, they are pulling out flight tracker on the Big Ten rumor...
Private flight from Chicago to Austin early this morning. Means nothing but additional fuel to the fire, but still....
|5 years 24 weeks ago||My freaking head is about to||
My freaking head is about to explode over all of this stuff. Too much excitement, man, too much excitement. I can't look away, though. This whole situation reminds me of a Homer Simpson quote:
"Forty seconds? But I want it now..."
Regardless, the wife and I were laughing that, in all of this excitement, it is still going to be about two years until this all goes down. Don't forget there's still a 2010 football season ahead of us!