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I suppose, but how hard is it to carry enough cash to cover concession stand purchases? When they don't even sell beer (which I believe is a NCAA policy)?
When they don't even sell beer (which I believe is a NCAA policy)?
I'm just not sure how to solve it when conferences keep getting bigger and bigger and schedules are (probably) limited to 12 games. I suppose if you had 18-team conferences with two divisions, each team could play 8 games against ONLY its division. But then you'd probably have to lose some traditional rivalries.
However, the Big 10 would have a neat way around this. If they added four more teams (for the sake of an example, let's say they pillage the Big 12 and add Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa State), they could have "Big 10 Classic" as one 9-team division, and "New Big 10" as the other 9-team division. Big 10 Classic could take the original 10 members and jettison, well, let's say Northwestern (MSU is by far the most recent addition, but I think they would be missed more than Northwestern), which would move to the New Big 10 with Penn State, Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers, and the Big 12 teams.
I wonder how feasible it would be to set up a system where the top 3 performers in each division from each year are forced to play each other the next, while keeping everyone's one big rivalry game. I'd guess that if a husband and wife team can make the entire MLB schedule, the Big Ten Network can rub enough nickels together to find someone who can figure it out, but I should never underestimate the Big Ten's cheapness.
Feels like UW got a pretty nice upgrade by having Steve Sarksian hired away from them.
Depends whether "one big rivalry game" means "biggest cross-division rival" or "biggest rival, period." The latter could be worked out by hand in a matter of hours, given the caveat that Indiana and Northwestern must swap divisions. The former can't be done.
Absolutely latter. I never understood the desire to split up rivals across divisions, simply because that meant you could go a couple years never seeing a certain opponent in the other division. And it seems the Big Ten fixed that with the new arrangement. You're going to have one cross divisional rivalry with an odd number of teams in each division, but there's only the one. Though I'm not sure where you're going with the Indiana-NW swap.
Notre Dame accepts bid to Pinstripes Bowl.
Texas has no chance of winning, because our quarterback is a noodle armed #### that would never have sniffed a scholarship at Texas if his brother didn't play here. He's a ####### case study in nepotism.
It's not just Auburn and Missouri, though. South Carolina beats Georgia 41-30. LSU beats Georgia 44-41. Texas A&M beats Arkansas 45-33.
Ohio State better blow Michigan State out of the water tonight or Auburn is going to jump them.
After this season, I hope we can retire the trope about "tough SEC defenses".
You know FSU is good when they're up 14-0 in the first half vs a ranked team and that's considered substandard.
Craig Bohl is the new head coach of Wyoming. Is this a Bobby Hauck type move?
Auburn vs. Florida State
Orange: Clemson vs. Ohio State
Sugar: Alabama vs. UCF
Fiesta: Mizzou vs. Baylor
Rose: Michigan State vs. Stanford
UCF vs. Alabama in the Sugar Bowl is gonna be great.
Bowl Date Location Matchup PredictionBCS Title Game Jan. 6 Pasadena, Calif.. BCS vs BCS Florida State vs. AuburnOrange Jan. 3 Miami, Fla. ACC/BCS vs BCS Clemson vs. Ohio StateSugar Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. SEC/BCS vs BCS Alabama vs. OklahomaFiesta Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. Big 12/BCS vs BCS Baylor vs. UCFRose Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCS Michigan State vs. Stanford
Damnit we better not get Central Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Damnit. Damnit. Damnit. I hate this season. We are better than Auburn.
Given how horrible Arkansas has been again this year (if they keep this up for another season or so, & with a Big 10 coach I'd say there's a decent chance they will, I'll be able to rid myself of my interest in football, period ... here's hoping!), I've paid next to no attention to the league all season long. Is Alabama's kicking game truly as awful as it was against Auburn? I'm assuming that was an anomaly.
Cade Foster I think was 11 out of 12 on the year going into the game, but I don't think Alabama fans ever felt really confident about him. He reverted to LSU '11 Cade Foster in the game though.
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