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09/19/2014 - 11:24pm We were becoming a basketball school

back in the mid-late 90's.  Just didn't have the bodies to compete in football.  

09/19/2014 - 9:48pm More than 1

Go Ramblers.



09/03/2014 - 10:45pm 48 - 28 Michigan wins

Go Blue.

10/05/2013 - 2:01pm Nice Trivia Question on AF - Navy Game

What two schools have produced a president, Heisman winner, and Naismith winner?



10/20/2012 - 9:13pm We had safeties in each of those 1998 games



03/16/2012 - 11:39am 177


12/23/2011 - 7:33pm Too bad he suggests taking

Too bad he suggests taking them off tv, a ridiculous penalty that punishes their opponents as well as them.   Scholarship reductions and bowl bans could maybe be effective if they are actually severe - how about a bowl ban for any team on probation?

11/29/2011 - 8:54pm Brandon has already stated

Brandon has already stated that it won't be MSU.  With Air Force, UMass, Illinois as the other non-Nov home games, I'll guess no night game next year.

Will probably take a year off and have ND in 13 and PSU in 14.  Would be nice if we could get the Nebraska game moved up earlier in the later years.



11/04/2011 - 11:50am 772


09/16/2011 - 11:55am 749

go blue.

03/18/2011 - 11:15am 191


03/04/2011 - 3:21pm 228

Go Blue.

12/31/2010 - 12:44pm 549

12/28/2010 - 1:07pm 249


11/12/2010 - 3:28pm 513


11/05/2010 - 1:31pm 512


10/29/2010 - 12:05pm 610


10/18/2010 - 9:13pm says they will be says they will be mailed in early November.

10/15/2010 - 1:52pm 389

Go Blue!

10/01/2010 - 2:08pm 440


09/24/2010 - 12:38pm 281


09/02/2010 - 10:49pm 8-5


09/01/2010 - 9:56pm 1) Only cross-overs last week

1) Only cross-overs last week is the Game and Ill-Minny, others are played earlier in the season.

2) Didn't address, though both Brandon and OSU AD mentioned they like the opportunity to play in the title game a second time.

3) Didn't address, but the first thing was to ensure we play OSU at home in 11 and at State in 11 (vice OSU getting PSU at home in 10 and 11).  Not preferable, but we've been doing it with PSU & OSU the last couple.  Expect us to drop the ND game some years (particulary in 15 and after) since it is on the same cycle (and ND doesn't want to change that with their USC game alternating nicely for them).

08/27/2010 - 10:52am Keeping Rose Bowl Big/Pac 10

Keeping Rose Bowl Big/Pac 10 - More $

Big Ten Network - More $

Conference Championship Game - More $

Possibility of 2 UM/OSU games in a year - More $

- These things are about increasing revenue and it seems they will use tradition as an excuse to get them supported. 

08/26/2010 - 6:36pm I think a "SAVE THE GAME"

I think a "SAVE THE GAME" chant is more appropriate - perhaps during every tv timeout to send a message.

08/26/2010 - 2:26pm The idea of UM/OSU playing

The idea of UM/OSU playing off-campus indoors in front of 30,000 corporate shills with the few true fans stuck up in the end zones is disgusting.   An October date is sufficient to break my streak of attending the game.


08/25/2010 - 1:34pm Clarence Williams


12/15/2009 - 11:10pm Tough to believe too much, but who knows?

The ABC/ESPN deal is $1B for ten years (08-18), this includes the bball and fball games.

The B10 Network deal is for 20 years with estimates of S112M/yr average (each team appears to have got $66M in 08).

CBS basketball also, not sure the numbers there.

Of interest, ND gets ~$11M from TV (9 from NBC, 2 from Big East BBall).

Pitt really brings little to the table. They are in a market already covered by the B10 network, they aren't a big draw for the ABC/ESPN contract, but do provide something for CBS w/bball.

This would be more for convenience than forward looking and revolutionary. It has potential to lock the B10 in with another mediocre member that leeches off the big 3.

I'd rather see the B10 merge with the B12 and form a 20 team super league and use a four team playoff.

12/15/2009 - 9:58pm Exactly

There are very few teams which make sense to change the denominator from 12 to 13.

In FY09, each conference team got $17.5M from the B10. Adding another team reduces that to $16.2M. That means the title game (and other revenue) has to bring in $1.3x13 = $17.5M to break everyone even.

Assuming you can sell 100k tickets at $75/ticket = $7.5M [minus expenses].

Now find $10+M/yr in additional revenue with only 13 extra football games (12 of which are one team) and 30 basketball games to sell.

ND's NBC contract that ended in 2008 gave them $9M/yr.

* Numbers based off quick google search but should be in the ballpark

Of the ones Brian listed, the "0" willingness ones are the only ones worth getting.

07/02/2008 - 12:14am karp [bill martin & B10 Network nazis - earmuffs please] I have the low end fios, 2Mbps I think (they may have moved us all in VA to 5 but of course myverizon is down now so I can't check). I'm happy to help if no one with a bigger 'tube' steps up, just let me know (can we PM here - seems like we can do everything else in mgoblog 3.0). Although it might be best to invest in a BluRay burner and just sell the few worthy games a year to us for archive purposes. [/earmuffs]
07/01/2008 - 11:24pm Also feel your pain While I refuse to miss games for weddings, the last two near conflicts were The Horror (I went to the game and then attended a 1/2 Sparty wedding that night - demolished the open bar) and the 1 v. 2 OSU game (skipped the ceremony/dinner to watch the game, then demolished the open bar). If you want memories of guys huddled out around the bar tv or someone's phone, have a fall wedding. Otherwise pick any of the other 40 Saturdays and hope the Wings/Pistons/Tigers aren't playing a playoff game.