It will RUIN the absolutely best and most unique thing about the UM athletic program -- having the Michigan - Ohio State game at the end of the year and meaning so much whenever either team is good. Delaney doesn't get it or even care. He is and always will be an ACC basketball player. How can be expected to understand the Michigan - Ohio State tradition? All he cares about is finding money, no matter what else is lost. Even national people get it. In USA Today on Friday Mike Lopresti had an article about what it will be like 20 years from now to explain to kids what sports used to be like. Fairly far down in the article, after suggesting a number of things, including the extinction of the Big 12 and Bowl Games, he adds the following:
"A lot of tradition sank that day. The Big 12 had great history and the Big Ten had an interesting event called the Michigan-Ohio State game. But the people in charge had big dollar signs in their eyes, so those things were pretty much sacrificed for the cause.
Michigan-Ohio State became just another date on the road to the conference championship game, and the Big 12 ended up like Atlantis and the carrier pigeon." See
I wish he weren't so right, and I will always blame Delaney.