Nebraska was only above average - to - mediocre in their last decade in the Big 12 (no top 10 finishes since 2001). Their fall from grace has more to do with piss poor athletic department management than conference affliation. They've always had to rely on a coach/staff that could recruit nationally regardless of conferences.
I was talking about The Game. I chose not to remember the title game.
Mine too. South Campus after the Game of the Century was the most chaotic I've ever seen. Felt like it was one step away from the drunken riot. Beautiful memories.
Competition is good anywhere. That said, Das Boot is nearly flawless on extra points and Urban doesn't settle for long FG attempts. Doubtful he gets beat out.
Mike Bobinski must love engineering schools with apathetic football fans, occassionally relevant basketball programs in a state where his school is maybe the third most popular. He'll fit right in.
They got absolutely punked by Stanford. Shocked they wouldn't want a rematch.
They should have just titled this list "The 24 Best B1G Champions and '06 TTUN." All four of Urban's squads should be on this list and ranked highly.
That was a boss move and backing it up with a win was huge. Congrats and I hope she has a long career.
Thank you for the background information but that's not relevant to the point I was attempting to make. Athele compensation (scholarships, stipends, health care, post career benefits) is a completely different discussion. My point was that the public demanded action on player safety because players, at every level, were largely left to fend for themselves after their playing career ended. Football's general response, again at every level, was to make the game "safer" in place of providing players with health benefits later. An argument about how the NCAA specifically distributes the billions of dollars it generates is a whole different discussion.
This situation would be a lot more precarious if Urban didn't have a track record of open competition. Clark (or any prospect at any position) has to know that starting spot isn't guaranteed. Even if they are the only recruit taken at their position in their class.
I agree with almost every thing you said. Player safety should have always been a concern. My point was that the general public didn't really start to care until they saw popular players like Junior Seau kill themselves. NFL coverup aside, people got concerned because their sports heroes (most of which didn't make a ton of money before the 80's) were dying too young and nothing was being done about it. Kudos to the NBAPA for setting up health insurance for former players. NFL players association is should do the same.
I disagree with you on one point. The NCAA isn't a cash strapped nonprofit. They could provide players with whatever benefits that they wanted. They would rather chose to tinker with rules. Which is their prerogative because that's the cheapest (yet partially effective) way to solve this problem.
The game and the score were the only positive parts of the trip. Outside of an older couple (that also thanked us for not scoring 100) their fans were awful, their tailgate was miserable, their bars were subpar, and the city was generic/forgettable. Anyone driving through Indiana would be better served by hitting the auto-sim to get to their destination.
Went to the Purdue game in 2013. Should've stayed home.
I don't think player safety would be this big of a concern if the NCAA and NFL provided some kind of health benefits for players after their careers ended. Public outcry didn't materialize until former players started to hurt themselves after being left to deal with CTE issues themselves.
Lost my wallet at a strip club once. Woke up to $300 in charges at a Speedway. Never forgiven that gas station chain.
Bobby Carpenter - He seems to be the consensus pick of the Tressel era.
Michael Wiley's short NFL career is still baffling
In 2013, I think we would have played Florida State, not Notre Dame, in the Rose Bowl / 2014 BCS title game.
Really only the medal count. I'll probably watch some basketball and maybe a few swimming events. I've a become a much bigger fan of the winter games.
3 Time B1G Champion (the vacated wins count)
3-0 Against TTUN (the vacated wins count)
2-1 in BCS Bowl Games including our last Rose Bowl and our first bowl win over the SEC (the vacated wins count)
Welcome back TP
1) I've never clicked on a WMD link. I can't watch videos at work and i'm half afraid one of them will get me fired (as i'm typing while at work right now).
2) In college, turned down a few opportunities to visit Marion with one of my good friends (he's from the city/area). Really nice folks but their insanity scares me.
I drunkenly chanted #FireMatta at the hotel bar after 2012 Final Four loss to Kansas even though I believe we won't find a better coach than Matta. I really haven't had fun watching the BasketBucks since the 06-07 season.
Herman proved that he'd only leave Houston for a blue blood/top tier program (sorry South Carolina). What happens in either Austin or College Station this year will determine where he's coaching in 2017.
IMO, Non-Power 5 teams have a better chance at the reaching the Playoff/National Title Game than under the BCS. All it takes is a team like Houston/Boise (mid majors with a track record of success versus quality competition) going undefeated in a year with multiple 1 or 2 loss Power 5 conference champions. See years 2009 & 2010. It could be argued that we would have seen a non-power school in the playoff for two straight years.
I didn't know students/fans were expected to participate. I would mimic them half drunk at a bar because weird hand movements are funny.
Art Briles should never coach again, and any team that hires him is a joke.
Looking at you Purdue.
Sounds like he'll be focused on recruiting better personalities, not just better athletes.