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Comment 03 May 2017

Looking through some of the rosters the Syracuse and Vanderbilt teams look solid. The Syracuse team has a lot of guys that played key roles on some really good teams while the Vanderbilt team has something like 3 former SEC players of the year.

Comment 16 Feb 2017

I clicked on this topic thinking we were going to talk about who our middle linebacker would be next year. Shows how much I care about baseball...

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I guess you didn't read the article. He's not saying that a 3 loss team will make the playoff under the current 4 team setup. He's comparing back to the FCS playoff where a 3-loss WKU got hot at the right time and won the championship while beating a team that they lost to by 25 in the regular season.

If the playoffs expand (like most people want), this scenario could conceivable happen.

Comment 14 Dec 2016

I'm going to attempt translation:

I think he's saying he'd like to see the BIG eliminate divisions like the Big 12 does and play a more round robin format. Since we can't play everyone every year, they would set the schedule based on the previous year's standings, sort of like how the ACC/BIG Challenge in basketball does it. This way you then pick the top 2 teams in the conference to play in the championship game regardless of any division standings and you eliminate weird situations that occurred this year.

I could be completely wrong though...

Comment 29 Nov 2016

Chip Kelly suspended LeGarrette Blount for pretty much the whole season after he punched a fan storming the field when Boise State beat Oregon in week 1 of 2009. Michigan should consider a bowl ban at the very least.

Comment 06 Oct 2016

Start drinking before you get into town and don't sober up until you leave town is the best way to experience State College. In all seriousness, for parking, Id' recommend getting a parking pass for the intramural fields off someone from Craigslist. Those are the best tailgate spots. I'm not sure why everyone talks about urine and batteries because I've been the past 2 times we've played at Penn State and everyone was pretty nice. The traffic after the game is no joke though, we didn't leave the lot until 12:30 am or so at the earliest.

Comment 26 Sep 2016

I've given my student tickets to my parents before and they got in no problem without ID's. I second staying away from the south gates even if that's where your seats are, you can always walk around. Lastly I've found that if you enter right before the band is about to do ramp, that's when everyone else is trying to get in and the ushers won't stop a line with hundreds of people behind you because you have a valid ticket with no id. 

If you ever do get into a pinch, just run. That strategy worked for me when they patted me down and found 5 beers in various pockets...

Comment 19 Sep 2016

Big Ten is 8-3 in games against Power 5 schools. The SEC, ACC and Pac-12 all sit at 5-5, while the Big 12 is a forgetful 3-6.

Not sure how this math adds up. If you are only counting games between power 5 teams, the records should add up so the overall record is .500 since each game has a winner and loser. Unless you are counting Notre Dame victories in there for the Big 10 and Big 12 but they're technically not Power 5.

Comment 24 May 2016

That formula only works if the initial rate (r) is a nominal rate. If you're starting with an effective rate, you don't have to divide it by the number of compounding periods (n) in a year and can just raise the accumulation factor to whatever power gets you to the time period you want.

The formula given for continuously compounding interest (force of interest) is correct if you have a constant force of interest. For a variable force of interest you need to divide a'(t)/a(t) and evaluate over the specific time period to get the correct compound interest. 

You can also express compound interest as a function of the discount rate (d) depending if you are comparing to the value at the beginning or end of the compounding period.

Comment 01 Mar 2016

If you think LSU is comparable to OSU financially, the Ohio State football budget is 0.1% of the total school's budget. While the team may make money, its pennies compared to what's needed. Food for thought.