|1 week 2 days ago||All the websites have been updated.||
http://btn.com/ has the new logos and the East/West split
...not bigten.org though. Huh.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Eh - ours looks ok after this year.||
I wouldn't sweat it too much.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It's not all or nothing ...||
But it really seems like most of the Brandon haters have no problem with all the new construction that is happening around south campus, the increased spending on coaches, and all the modern flair that the increased revenue is allowing Michigan to partake in but have issues with EVERY SINGLE way that revenue is being generated.
That is beyond hypocritical.
Did they make missteps with the way they dealt with student tickets last year? Yes. Does that invalidate every other thing the new AD has brought in? No.
Let's get real here and try to have some reasoned discussion instead of bashing every single single f'ing thing that the AD implements
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Did all the Brandon bashers hate UTL I and II?||
I really hope so just so that you guys are consistent with the bashing.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Attend classes.||
We're not UNC.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||I dunno||
Between UCF and Colorado that's at least one bowl eligible team
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||2016 looks pretty good to me||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||bowl ordering is different now.||
Pinstripe, Music City/Gator, and Fight Hunger all share the Big Ten 5-7 teams.
That sounds about right of we go 8-4.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||OMG WE CAN STILL HAVE GOOD THINGS||
I'm not ready for this.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm talking about students||
I'm talking about students and athletes in aggregate, not just Basketball players.
A good chunk of the student base of Big Ten universities are based on OOS students, Michigan included. This number balloons up even higher if you include graduate students. There's also alums who moved out of the midwest who would love to attend games closer to them.
Thinking that everyone would prefer Indianapolis to DC is nonsense.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||thats why this will be on rotation with||
thats why this will be on rotation with Indianapolis. Many athletes and students come from the east coast and they will welcome a tourney closer to their home as well
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I like it||
some of you guys forget how many of us no longer live in the Midwest.
DC has one of the largest concentrations around of Big Ten Alums - attendance will be fine.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty much.||
This is less of a factor now that media deals drive much of the revenue for FB but it still comes out to a $2-4M gain for a school like Purdue and Indiana - that number would balloon up if PSDs were removed entirely.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Main benefit||
Is that PSDs are not subject to Big Ten gate sharing policies where up to 40% of the gate is shared with the visiting Big Ten team.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||So I looked into Michigan's future schedules for even years||
...and it looks like 2014 is the oddity vs it beginning a trend of crap home schedules in even years.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan really needs to schedule a||
home & home with a big name team for the alternating years - I guess the closest we have is Arkansas in 2018.
I see that we got Wisconsin in 2016 as well though with the 9-game schedule...so maybe 2014 is the oddity vs the new standard of crappy home schedules.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||On a more positive note...||
next year's home schedule looks pretty darn good - best in quite a few years easy.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think we'll be a bubble team -||
probably about 6th or 7th in the Big Ten.
Of course, this is the thought I had this year once McGary got injured so if this means that we'll be staring down another Elite 8 appearance I won't be complaining either!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||There's actually a Michigan connection here...||
Advance Digital, the parent company of this paper, also owns MLive.com.
At least one child of the family that owns the company is a Michigan alum - I met him last year. Nice guy.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Ever since the business minor was announced at Ross...||
I always wondered how much of that was motivated by athletic concerns - certainly doesn't seem to hurt!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Generally speaking there's the T14 and the rest.||
Tiers matter for certain graduate discplines - Law and Business the two main ones that come to mind.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||So no divisions!||
I remember that was thrown about as a possibility - there were some surveys last year from the AD on if fans thought that was a good idea or not.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||We should add scoring judges||
A panel of 5 judges to grade each score and give them the ability to award additional points based on on each component like proper vertical take off and rotations prior to dunking.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||So what's the actual switch?||
The announcement by itself doesn't mention how the specific responsibilities are different from last year...
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Depending on how old/well behaved your kids are..||
you might be better off staying local and going to Winaries in the South Bay. There are quite a few in the Santa Clara mountains and some of them have great views down the mountain into the bay.
You can probably hit a few and then go down to Santa Cruz or Half-moon bay or something.
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||I was half expecting...||
a trolling post for a planned visit to Miami. Glad it's for the good guys!
|23 weeks 15 hours ago||A bit of a nitpick..||
but it'll be great if you can re-format this a bit to make it more clear that it's the different writers having their own sections answering the same questions vs them asking the questions to Seth who then writing all the responses back.
I was a bit confused until I was half down the article :|
|24 weeks 2 days ago||What about a play from the 1-yard line?||
Easier than the 2-pt conversion but not a guarantee to score.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I suspect...||
that what we'll find out is that his base salary is in the $800K range, but if he hits all the incentives (e.g. win the Big Ten + make the Playoffs) that figure will balloon to the point where he will be in the Top 5.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Oladipo took Eastern's award BTW...||
Good showing by the former Big Ten stars
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the suggestions!||
I'll check some of it out :)
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone local to Arizona have thoughts on how to...||
spend the day prior to the game? I'll be traveling with my wife so we'll be skipping the tailgating scene and will be taking the light rail in from downtown Phoenix.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Do we really need 10-8 in conference?||
I was thinking that the Big Ten was looking like a 8-bid conference this year, which may mean that even a 8-10 might be enough to get a bid.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The problem with the Big Heart Race was ...||
that it was marketed as if it was affiliated with the school even though it wasn't.
That means that anything potentially shady that happens over there could have negative impact on the school itself, which is a risk that that the school shouldn't have to take on.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||This statement is really just a way to say||
that the staff at Michigan will always look at the holistic performance of a given player to decide if they will be on the 2-deep or not instead of looking at seniority, etc.
We hear it often in the context of some highly touted recruits so I think it's more of a way to assure them that they will get a chance to start...if they live up the expectations that the coaches have.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Just wait a year...||
and your wishes will be granted :)
|31 weeks 6 hours ago||This is just a rumor - I||
This is just a rumor - I would hold off on speculation until collarborated.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||It ranks up there only if...||
we put in the context of the dissaapointing 2013 season and how much heart the team showed in playing better than ever have been this season (at least on Offense).
Taken by the game as a stand-alone event I think it loses its luster a bit, although it probably will rank as one of the better games in the rivalry.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Wouldn't Nebraska be a shoe-in for this game?||
At least, that's what I was assuming given their Big 12 ties.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||When do we find out for certain?||
I have made New Years plans but depending on the location I'll consider a flight out.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's reasonable to expect...||
that our defense to be better next year compared to this year since we don't lose much in the way of senior talent and we get Peppers(hopefully).
Offense is an interesting question since we lose Gallon and Lewan. I think our running game will be much improved but our passing game may take a step back. It'll all depend on how much Drake Harris and Amara Darboh live up to their billing. Hoping a more experienced & healthy Gardner will be the difference maker.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I would love to be proven wrong...||
but a Gator bowl trip is almost guaranteed at this point.
|35 weeks 3 hours ago||How does the data look like...||
if we remove the tackles and just look at the interior line? I think that's the real crux of the issue.
Once you add the tackles in Michigan looks a lot better because we have a lot of experience there.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't there a cap on early enrollees?||
I thought the cap was 6 but I guess I'm wrong here.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Wasn't this the main reason||
that Miller started out as center?
Gotta take the good with the bad, I suppose.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like we're still ranked in Coaches..||
|39 weeks 3 days ago||From a pragmatic perspective||
I like the idea in theory but in practice this can really screw up teams that lose a lot of players from coaching turmoil/injuries. The inability to use true-freshman to pick up slack for those type of teams will mean potentially playing with less than 60 scholarship players at any given time.
If this is coupled with higher scholarship limits (maybe 100 instead of 85) then I think this is a reasonable move.
|42 weeks 6 hours ago||This means that it'll be on ESPN3?||
If so then I guess it's fine...
|42 weeks 2 days ago||After re-watching the game...||
It looked like the D-line actually got decent push - the problem was that they all seemed to push into the same point and basically all cluster around the center of the line, making it easy for the QB to step out of the pocket and make a play or, even worse, tripping over each other and taking themselves out of the play.
It looked like they're so focused on beating their man sometimes that they don't have enough awareness of what's going on around them :|
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Wow - jumping tackle Woodson did||
1) Super impressive
2) Is it legal?
|42 weeks 3 days ago||This image disagrees|
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Eh, disagree.||
Michigan's performance aside Wisconsin got robbed of a possible win and some of the losses were much more competitive than I thought it would be - especially Illinois.
The ones that really hurt were ours and Nebraska :|
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Is it just me...||
Or is the Big 12 utter garbage this year?
|44 weeks 3 days ago||The last time something like this was hinted at in Twitter...||
it was a story about fly fishing with some SEC HC.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Green looked a bit gassed after just a few reps though...||
think he still need a bit more conditioning to be an every down back although he was in good in the reps that he did get. I think Smith is ahead of him for now.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Considering they moved to GA for all students..||
this is a good way to ensure that at least they'll get to their seats quicker
|47 weeks 2 days ago||How small is the 2015 class expected to be?||
Smaller than the 2014 class?
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Why would||
Why would he take a step down in power to take a NCAA head role?
|51 weeks 18 hours ago||I believe the match up is against ACC...||
I wonder if that's the only tie in or if it'll also be part of a 3/3 rotation with some other conference.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I think I see how parity schedule will work based on this..||
Seeing as how the crossovers will be 1 home&home + 2 rotating, it looks like the top schools from each division will be guaranteed home & home games with each other whenever they are available.
Notice how Michigan skips Nebraska on the 2017 schedule, suggesting that they will be part of the h&h in 2018.
I'm 90% sure that the 2019-20 schedule crossover for Michigan will be
2019: Neb, @NW, Illinois
2020:@Neb, Iowa(next h&h), @Minn
|1 year 1 week ago||No offer, although maybe one would come later if||
No offer, although maybe one would come later if they shifted on someone
|1 year 1 week ago||Just repainting the whole thing costs $6M...||
so this is pretty much what I expected.
|1 year 1 week ago||I hear they're both early enrollees...||
if so, sounds like we still have room for 4-5 more?
|1 year 1 week ago||It's usually not a full-time position...||
so you usually get an annual stipend of $10k or so on top of your teacher's salary teaching some other subject.
I have heard that you tend to start higher on the teacher salary ladder though.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||They can both be right....||
hope not though :|
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Apparently he's also trying out for QB||
in his HS team this upcoming season...I get the feeling we'll see him in some weird fake FG situation sooner or later.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||A fair number of students already do it.||
...in FB, BB, and Hockey games.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Just wait another few years -||
once ND rolls off the schedule and everyone gets used to not playing them anymore it'll go away naturally.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I'm guessing the format will be a bit different||
so it's more of a hybrid system than a pure on-line course system. Otherwise I don't see the value of going through the trouble of internal development when U-M's already part of Coursera.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||As I understand it...||
Transfers to another school is counted against the school (-2 points?) but leaving early to the NFL do not if they would've have been eligible to play.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I'm always surprised...||
when the Kentucky connection comes up before the Giants.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I think the move to mark more of the endowment funds||
...is a good one. If you look at the admit rate / yields you see that the main reason why Michigan has to admit so many students is due to the low yields for OOS students. The numbers I saw was something like 70% for in-state and 25% for OOS.
While there is are number of OOS students who probably wouldn't go to Michigan either - there is still a large number of students who simply cannot afford Michigan's tuition rates. If Michigan can fix that the yield can probably get closer to 50% pretty quickly and will help push the overall admit numbers even lower.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I forget...||
is this the year that ESPN is the most accurate recruiting service or the worst one?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||The only situation I can say Michigan > Harvard||
is if she really wants to stay in the Midwest after she graduation and a big-time sports atmosphere is very important for her.
Otherwise, Harvard all the way. As someone else mentioned it probably won't even be that much more expensive than Michigan (aside from living expenses)
Of course, you have to get into both schools first to really have this discussion ;)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Brandon's already on record||
saying that most future games are going to be at 3:30 aside from a few late season games that will start at Noon (including The Game).
3:30 should be the default expectation going forward.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I never understood the appeal of college baseball||
the MLB season is more than long enough to last me a life time.
...of course, I'm the type of viewer who doesn't pay much attention to Baseball until the July or so I'm probably not the target audience.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I personally think that...||
the "you guys vs y'all" map is the cleanest break of Southern vs non-Southern states. It even correctly identifies Southern Florida as non-South ;)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't know that much about lacrosse...||
but I remember reading somewhere that the bulk of the talent comes from the NE. Is that true?
I wonder how this impacts the decision making process for players a few years from now - I think Michigan's supposed to finish their new lacrosse facilities in 2016 so that timing works out pretty well for us too.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It's valid from a % perspective...||
that said, if you go by absolute numbers, population in the Midwest + MD/NJ is on par with most Southern states.
However, VA, NC,GA, and FL (+TX) are growing at a ridiculous pace with no signs of slowing down for the next decade or two.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I think it'll be #6||
after Holiday and Gator/Music City. Holiday is supposedly going to up their payouts so I think it'll go after Capital One and Outback.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I think this is a great add -||
hopefully Michigan will start fielding decent teams in the near future - we lose quite a few close games last year so hopefully going .500 isn't too far off.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Damn it!||
I can't believe we're losing recruits to high schools now!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Even if Gee loved Cincinnati||
Why would the other 13 schools agree to it?
It will never happen
|1 year 6 weeks ago||That's why they need the 9th conference game.||
Playing 8 conference games in a 14 team league + crap OOC schedules can lead to some pretty crappy match ups for ticket holders
|1 year 6 weeks ago||On the academics side...||
I think this is less true than it was a decade or two ago.
My family's from the NYC metro area and my younger sister is just graduating high school now (she's 13 years my junior) so I have some perspective on how the different schools around here are perceived and the general sense is that Rutgers (and some other state flag ships around the tri-state area) are on their way up at the expense of the mid-tier private universities around the NE area.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Its relevant, but it's not grounds for firing her.||
That's why I don't think it's a scandal.
They definitely should've done their HW in hiring her but starting a new search for another AD over this would be making a bad situation even worse.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I read the story...||
I don't think it's the type of something to get someone fired over and it's already been resolved legally in 1997.
It's embarassing to be sure, but I wouldn't expect a new AD search to begin over this.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'm all for Rutgers bashing...||
but where's the scandal? It's just some old embassing skeletons in the closet that was resolved over a decade ago.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Does this mean Malik Zaire gets a shot now?||
Or back to Rees? I remember Zaire looking good in the QB camps...but yeah, True Freshman and all that.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Ouch...this is getting a bit ugly||
Surprised to see our team struggle so much on offense though.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I don't think we'll ever see a long-term series again||
Doesn't give enough scheduling flexibility to lock in an opponent now that we're at 9 conference games a season.
I personally would like to see a rotating home-home series across the 4 Pac-12 California teams though - this would mean that I can actually attend a few games now that I'm living out here.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Is the conference break down||
based on the new conference makeups or historical?
I think the most interesting dynamic that's going to play out now is what's going to happen to North East talent going forward. 4 of the top 5 conferences have a base in this area and I'm really curious how this is going to play out in the recruiting trail...
Big Ten : Penn State / NJ / Maryland
Big 12 : West Virginia
ACC : Boston College / Syracuse / Pitt / (Virginia/Va Tech)
AAC : U Conn
|1 year 7 weeks ago||So does this mean that||
none of the bowl match ups will be outside of the "Power 5" (or whatever they call it nowadays) conferences unless the opposing side runs out of eligible teams?
I like it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'm a bit surprised that all the analysts||
had him going to Michigan.
I remember reading a few articles about him the past few weeks and they noted that his family has strong ties to ND and he's the only(?) of the brothers to get an ND offer...didn't realize all the predictions were him to Michigan, to be honest.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Whats your budget?||
There's been a slew of new development downtown and around South U recently but they cater to people willing to pay top $$$ for modern design and amenities.
The general market for housing in Ann Arbor sucks though due to high demand from students - a lot of old houses and apartments still charging you over $1000+ for a 1 bedroom and this gets higher for places near downtown.
I personally like the area around Kerrytown - but if your fiance's masters program is in North Campus the graduate housing units (Northwood) might work well. They're a bit dated but the fact that all utilities are included really saves you money in the long run...especially in the winter where heating alone might run you $150+ month.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||There's some development going on there||
but you're right in that it's not a main dev center.
You should check out Menlo Innovations. They're a pretty interesting group and while I think they hire mostly contractors to start, you can convert that to a full-time position if they like your work and they're pretty plugged into the AA Dev scene so you'll be able to plug into the local network.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Scheduling wise it looks like||
Penn State has the best slate : 3 bye weeks, with only the Michigan game in between byes, they get OSU, NW, and MSU at home.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I guess they wanted to make sure that Michigan||
doesn't do road trip to both Rutgers and Maryland the first year.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||247 has all predictions to Ohio State...||
then again, we have been how accurate those can be from MGoBlog's front page...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Time to update the score for the 2010 class...||
If the stats on this post is still accurate:
2010 Class Size : 27
Left Team : 17
Suspended for 2013 Season : 1
Marginal Contributors : 3
White Receiver : 1
Devin Gardner : 1
Other Meaningful Contributors : 4
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It sounded like Michigan doesn't want to do more than 2||
night games a year and we're already maxxed out from the ESPN/ABC side of things so this is no surprise.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I would be surprised if we do worse than 8-4||
That said, if we are 5-2 or worse going into the second bye week we're probably in trouble.
It does look like Nebraska and Michigan State have the easiest paths to the CCG though.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I guess the warmest appealing location would be||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I think it'll slow down for a few years...||
until the Big XII's GoR is up for renewal. I can see the Big Ten making another run at Texas and see how that turns out.
Personally I would like to see a modified verson of the Big Ten - Pac 12 alliance to be back on. Now that the Big Ten has more teams than the Pac 12, I would imagine they would be more amenable to a setup where each side commits to 6-7 games a year instead of insisting on a full 12 game slate, which was the big hang up originally.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It would be hilarious if...||
...they announce the joining of additional schools during that announcement.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I wonder how the break up is between Non-con and Conf games...||
I went to the UMass game and those games had a marked worse attendence than the conference games - hopefully the future years will be much better since we're playing more interesting match ups.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Easy answer...||
the second one is photoshopped - take a close look at the lettering.
Fern's letter is real though, AFAIK
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think this is the Lacrosse team's first true D1 win, right?||
If I remember correctly the team that Michigan won against last year was also a newly christened D-1 team like Michigan.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||It's based off of a Businessweek article||
that uses self-reported data from PayScale (big flag #1)
There's a lot of areas to poke holes here but the two biggest
1) They are assuming that Student Athlete ROI = Regular Graduate ROI
2) They are adjusting the ROI by the GSR to try to split the difference between White and Black athletes. Not only is this a stupid way to go about estimating this, the orgiinal Methodology uses GSR to calculate the original number, so they are double counting this metric.
Generally speaking, the schools that do the best in these analyses tend to do have a have a higher % of students in STEM+Business majors. All this really shows is that is ND has a lot of those guys (as a % of student population), which makes sense since Michigan offers a much wider breadth of study areas.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||He's Greyshirting||
...so he'll count for next year
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Technically true...||
I remember going through the numbers a few years back and half the cost is due to legal fees fighting anti-death penalty lawsuits over that period.
If those lawsuits went away, then the cost is more in line and more cost effective
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Didn't Arizona just foul while in the bonus?||
Why no 1 and 1?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Maybe they expect attendance to go down||
...after they start playing the The America 12?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I didn't realize that Temple was A10||
I thought this was their first year in the Big East for some reason - and that they were playing in the MAC before that.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This article is funnier now||
that Kentucky got knocked out by NIT 8th seed Robert Morris.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Aren't they playing in the early afternoon though?||
I doubt they'll stick around just to heckle Michigan...then again, who knows...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Having gone through the process...||
my sense is that Ross is stronger for general tech placement and has better presense in the West coast - plus, most of the Columbia grads I know who work in tech companies tend to stay on the finance track.
That said, if you're seriously going for management consulting as your main then you should know that hiring is mostly region based and you have a much better shot of getting into a NYC/NE office from Columbia than from Michigan, which places people more into Chicago/Detroit/DC
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The one thing that skews this slightly...||
is that Ross students graduate about a month earlier than most other B-schools. I would expect it to be higher if the dates are standardized, although Columbia may still have an edge here.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Columbia's B-school||
is slightly better ranked and if you want to break into I-banking it is definitely a better choice than Ross - if you're looking outside of finance and if you're more flexible in your job location after graduation than I would strongly consider going back to Michigan.
If it's NYC or bust than it's tougher to do it from Ross, although many students have done so in past by putting their networking skills to use.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||So he's leaving Purdue in less than 2 months?||
Can't say I blame him given the upgrade in terms of the school and position, but a bit of douchy move
|1 year 19 weeks ago||He got a year off||
So he's a 5th year senior in HS.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I think he took last year off to recover - should be playing||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||There is technically a way to add an exhibition game||
in during the school year.
NCAA rules state that
1)All eligible players can participate in a maximum of 12 regular season games (+ exceptions of CCGs, international games, Hawaii games)
2)A regular season game is defined as a scrimmage against outside competiton
This means that a intra-team scrimmage that is open to the public can be held as long as the starters (maybe the entire 2-deep) don't play.
How enticing is a Fall 'Spring game' where the starters don't play? No clue, but it'll be good practice for guys who have already burned a red-shirt and I'm sure enough people will show up for the school to not lose money on it.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The best hope for Michigan this year...||
is to hope for a 3 or 4 way tie similar to last year.
I think Michigan can go 5-1 to round out the final 6 remaining games to finish 13-5. In order for MSU and Indiana to be in the same boat, they'll need to drop a few expected win each...yeah, will be a tough order this year.
That loss to Wisconsin really sucked :|
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thinking about this a bit more...||
This announcement probably means that the Big Ten is going for a 10 game conference slate (and almost guarantees further expansion sooner than later).
Assuming a 14 team league at 9 conference games, there would be 42 (14x3) OOC games to schedule annually from a pool of 110 teams. My gut feeling would be that it would be hard to arrange matchups against 1/3 of all eligible opponents annually.
Then again...I suppose 1 MAC, 1 Big East, 1 Real opponent might work...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||This makes sense and actually be ideal.||
I thought they wanted to be in East with Michigan and OSU but if that's not the case - what's there to discuss? Indiana vs Purdue?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||When is the timeline for this? 2016-17, like the conference||
game increases? Otherwise there's a Michigan game in 2014 that might need to be canceled...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Only hope now is that we don't run into||
a lot of big, defensive minded teams in the tourney early - recipe for disaster
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That's assuming that that the current metric holds w/ the||
selection committee. I understand that it might, but 3 of the 5 conferences have 9 game schedules once the Big Ten changes its structure so I doubt it'll be a huge factor
|1 year 21 weeks ago||So who's #1 next week? Duke?||
All the other teams in the top 5 have at least one loss this week...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'm a bit hesitant to call TE a source of strength||
Funchess looked good against MAC level competition but he really seemed to struggle later in the season.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That's interesting - so despite the smaller class next year||
Michigan will still potentially have close to the same number of Michigan kids in the class as last year.
In your article you mention 7-8 prospects and even assuming Michigan loses out that's still 5-6 kids. Not too far from the 8 prospects from this year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Happens all the time||
His only mistake is saying it in an interview.
That said, ill be interested in how he feels a few years from now. Living the rivalry is very different.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Not last year where we had no QB depth||
This year, though...we have Russ Bellomy again.
...here's to hoping that he improves the off season.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Looking at MGoBlue's tv special||
It looks like the official board has 27 slots that they are filling up, so it doesn't look like there will be surprise commits here...unless Sypniewski isn't a scholly player
|1 year 23 weeks ago||One of the weirder rumors I heard...||
was from a Maryland site (I think the one on 247 sports) that spoke about a possible C7 - Big Ten alliance where C7 will get a TV deal through BTN + a scheduling alliance similar to the ACC/Big Ten challenge.
Sounds crazy enough that it can come true.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I wouldn't mind seeing PSU sanctioned be lessened||
Seeing the cases for UNC and now Miami being what it is, the NCAA might as well undo all the damage they have done the past few years and start afresh.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Pretty hilarious end to the PSU-Neb game||
PSU goes 1-6 on the FT line in the last 24 seconds to lose by 4
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Eh, I think it's more likely that Te'o lied to...||
...cover up the fact that it was a 100% online relationship than anything malicious. Still a pretty embarassing spotlight on their star player though.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think it's June...||
probably the same time when they announce the names of the new divisions (if they do change it at all)
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I really think that||
the Inner-Outer division split that was on the poll is going to be the final divisions when the whole thing is set in stone...I guess we'll find out soon enough!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think the bowl list is too short||
With at least 14 members in the B1G by 2014, and with no signs of the # of the bowls decreasing, the conference will probably average 10 eligible teams a season.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||How many spots are left? 3?||
So is the most likely combo Green, Dawson and Hunt?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Operational cashflow and discount rate tends to be play||
the biggest role when it comes to doing these type of valuations - power schools that seem lower than expected most likely have either higher than typical risk that may impact future earnings of the program (Miami, Penn State) or has a lot of money tied up in either debt to pay for stadium expansions or payout fired coaches. I suspect the $65MM expansion of Memorial Stadium is pushing down Nebraska's valuation.
A school like Iowa, on the otherhand, is highly stable with no major FB investments in the past few years (that I am aware of anyway) so it stacks up very well in this type of ranking
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You forget that Florida got totally blown out in the bowl game||
ND will probably still be in the top 5
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I thought I would be rooting for ND going in...||
but watching ND getting thrashed has been way too entertaining. Hope they get shut out!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Unfortunately I have to agree -||
In an ideal world both teams will lose but the idea of 3 of SEC's top teams all losing this Bowl season puts this over the edge to make me root for the Irish.
That said, I have a hard time seeing them pull out the W...
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Bowl Season's great...||
but I feel like it drags on a bit too long. I wish it was over right around New Years Day.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I gotta say||
I did enjoy seeing all those USC players on the sidelines looking banged up near the end of the game...Michigan definitely did not get 'out physicaled'.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Live sports is well positioned to||
cash in even if the model hours ala carte... Prices will probably go up quite a bit though.
the biggest losers will probably be talk shows and niche programming.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Does that mean that one of the '28-29' openspots will come from||
Interesting turn of events, to put it mildly.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Is the misspelling of Binghamton intentional?||
It's hard to tell because the different posts go back and forth on the spelling....
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Isn't Molk with the Chargers now?||
It'll be fun to see those guys play together again
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Binghamton is a pretty depressed city...||
But the university is actually not located in Binhamton but in nearby Vestal, which isn't horrible.
Theres a lot of old money lying around from back when IBM was based out of there but its been trending downward ever since.
Still a big defence presence though...Lockheed was a huge employer back when I graduated.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Ah - my undergrad alma mater||
Unfortunately the Bearcats have pretty much been consistently horrible (except for that nice run a few years back that was broken up by a drug fueled scandal) ever since we moved up to Div I a decade or so ago.
Mich will have a field day with the team -
Mich - 90
Bing - 45
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Looking at the USA Coach Salary DB...||
Bielema was already making about $2.65 mill - certainly not chump change.
If he really is heading off ro Arkansas I expect them to pay at least in the $3.5M range, which would make him one of the best paid in the SEC as well - right around Spurrier's salary level.
Avg pay in the top 3 conferences:
Big 12 - $3M
SEC - $2.7M
Big Ten - $2.3M
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I understand that Ross is thinking about...||
adding a business minor pretty soon - I wonder if some of that is driven by the desire to give more access to athletes...it's a shame to not be able to market the top quality B-school due to the nigh impossibility of juggling both workloads (unless you're Zoltan Mesko, BBA '09)
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It would be really cool...||
....if each team had 2-3 protected rivalry games and all other conf games were drafted at the beginning of the season and the two top teams are in the championship game.
Will never happen though.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||So one thing that I'm not sure of||
...would a Big 12 Championship game have changed any of this or will Oklahoma be left out regardless?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||What's with the Big 12 having 4 games today?||
I wonder if delaying the games by one week helps game the ranking system...
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Assuming Nebraska wins tomorrow...||
which is a better match up for them, I wonder?
I know they lost to UCLA earlier in the year but that was a very winnable game for them that they crapped their way to a loss...but Stanford's style of play may more to Nebraska's strengths.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If we go up to 10 conf games||
...then I won't mind this too much.
Of course, 10 conf games will probably only happen if the playoffs guarantees the conf winner access...make it happen Delany! So sick of MAC schools.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It's for his brother||
read his other tweets
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I just caught the 4th quarter...||
but really sloppy play by Rutgers. I have a hard time seeing more than 2 conference wins for them in the near future...and that's including a win over Maryland.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If I'm counting right I see 15/27||
who are Hoke era recruits...would be interesting to see how next year's team looks on the field.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I'm surprised to see||
Georgia missing from both analysts as a potential SEC vs Big-Ten match up...too bad, since I think that would be a fun game to watch
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Why does a first round pick||
Matter? Even the QBs he mentioned weren't first round picks and I think they are doing ok
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Shocking||
Did not see that coming. At. All.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Holy mother of god...||
Is Laquon also joining the Big Ten as an all sports member?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I agree||
I always considered the Big ten to be the de facto east coast conference and now we make it official - and strengthening recruiting grounds too.
For those who think that this move weakens the conference - think about all the new talent the big ten teams can pull in now. Not so much an issue for UM and OSU, but I expect other schools to get a talent boost in the next few years.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I really hope||
that we at least go up to 9 conference games after all this is said and done. 8 is BS.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I blame the PAC12||
Expansion wouldnt have happened if the alliance held. Fuck USC
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Just so I'm understanding this right...||
you're agreeing with the others in saying that Pitt doesn't add much, right?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I suspect a heavy dose of||
Survivorship bias - they probably don't factor incoaches that were replaced before they were 4 years in so they will be analyzing 'good enough' coaches by definition
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I'm shocked||
that they didn't take the Big Ten's lead in using non-geographic names for the divisions.
Forgotten & Irrelevant
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Damn...||
I'll be there for the Thursday game but not the Friday one :|
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Wait...IUPUI stands for||
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis?
I'm suprised that the school has its own sports program and isn't rolled up into one of the other two schools
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Wasn't there talk of...||
moving some of the non-BCS bowls to have more of a West Coast presence?
I remember some comments from Delany during the playoff discussion mentioning that the Big Ten bowl tie ins are too Florida heavy and that he was looking into moving some of those to NYC and the West Coast. Probably won't happen for the top bowls though.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||There's going to be new fundraising initiative next year||
to boost these numbers even further :
My guess is that they'll be targetting $4B.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I actually left early during UTL last year...||
When ND scored in the last minute I was so pissed that I stormed out - actually got outside of the Big House when I heard the screams and cheers telling me that something was up. I turned around and watched the last play of the game through one of the big screens that was still visible over the fence.
It was still a fun experience though, especially since I was actually watching with some ND fans who left a bit early beat the rush, feeling that victory was secured. :)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||A long shot, I know...but is there any shot at||
an at-large berth to a BCS bowl if Nebraska, Michigan, and OSU remain undefeated going into The Game?
I'd imagine Michigan will be about 20th if we beat both NW and Iowa and Ohio will probably be in the top 5 in the Coaches poll if they are 11-0. I can't help but feel but there's a chance that Michigan can jump to the top 14 if they pull out the win.
Of course, a lot of things will have to roll our way (and Rose bowl will be preferable) but it's an interesting scenario.
Even if this BCS doesn't happen, I think there's a good chance that we'll jump Nebraska in the rankings if this scenario does play out despite the extra game that Nebraska plays as well - I'm sure the internet will go crazy in either case :)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||So a next week win against NW will make us ranked again?||
I can live with that.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Regardless how poorly this season ends up being...||
I doubt Borges' seat will be that hot for another few years - he's not running the offense that he was brought on to do due to Denard's skillset and it won't be until he has proven his ability/inability to develop a pro-based attack in a few years that we will seriously be having this discussion.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Unngh. I saw that coming a mile away||
knew it the moment he passed
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Schadenfreude strikes early||
for the Ohio defense
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I'm a Comcast subscriber in AA..||
and have no issues. Phew!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Surprised that MSU got knocked off completely||
Both should be ranked for the match up in two weeks though.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||One theory I have...||
I didn't count all the plays but at least a handful of Fitz's carries seemed to be an option from Denard where he makes the hand off decision based on the D.
...but I think more often Denard's trying to decide if he should run or not instead of passing, so the handoffs Fitz gets are ones that Denard doesn't think he has running room...so why would we expect Fitz to do better?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Damn||
I got excited thinking that my undergrad school was playing Michigan :(
|1 year 41 weeks ago||. yes .||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Haha- Bacon was just on NPR||
Reading this exact article
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Looks like they need to update their number of||
|1 year 42 weeks ago||From a conference level,||
I think changing the rules to move up conference play up a week and allowing one non-conf game in the middle of the season would help things out a lot in the rankings game.
The other conferences seem to have learned how to game the schedule to increase the chances of their top teams making out unscathed but the Big Ten hasn't mastered it yet.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Holy crap I drove past that a few weeks ago...||
I seriously was considering stopping at Wall Drug by the time I was close to Wall...ended up just going to Badlands National Park instead.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Doubters of this year's team...||
probably wont be satisfied unless we outdo last year's beating that Michigan gave to the Gophers
|1 year 43 weeks ago||With Wisconsin, Arkansas, Neb, Ok. St losing...||
Uh oh - double post :(
|1 year 43 weeks ago||With Wisconsin, Arkansas, Neb, Ok. St losing...||
Michigan probably moves up a few spots while Arizona breaks into the top 25. I'll say Michigan #17, Arizona #21
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'm still puzzled by how Borges is using Roundtree||
Why not make him run shorter routes? He's currently a non-factor the way he's being used.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm not gonna lie||
I thought this was a thread complaining about the lack of a MGo blackberry app.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Someone voted us #1?||