No. and Of course it was.
I'm not in cbus so can't help you out but FYI I've often gotten into the stadium with student tickets without having to show a BuckID. Always better to have one with you of course but, if you can even remotely pass as a grad student (ie not gray-haired) and you pick the right line (usually the ticket scanner who is moving fastest) then in a pinch you can probably make it inside without one, or with a red credit card peeking out from under the ticket when you hold it out to scan.
current students can weigh in on whether they have cracked down on IDs at all but as recently as last year I used student tickets without having to show one
I was at the Sugar Bowl and one of my favorite experiences there was Bourbon Street after the game...it was basically game day Lane Ave transported to Nola. The very few non-Buckeyes I saw out that night were just kind of staring around in awe/horror
obviously he meant it as an insult but I don't see "basic" as a bad thing necessarily. Why change what's working.
Just a guess but I wouldn't be surprised if "undergraduate reputation" and Faculty and Financial Resources were a bit higher for Penn State. Like someone mentioned above, undergraduate reputation lags behind because reputations are hard to change and OSU's rise has mostly been in the last 10 years. Also, I have no numerical proof but my impression has been that OSU has awesome outside funding and support for all things medical science but that a lot of other disciplines are still working on boosting their research funding, faculty endowments, etc. Penn State on the other hand has some very close ties to a lot of industry (oil, environmental, ...others than I'm blanking on) with some very deep pockets to fund research and faculty. I would think that those 2 sources kinda balance out in overall $$ but wouldn't be too surprised if Penn State was a bit ahead. just my $.02
NRG Stadium was the loudest place they've ever played?!? Hoo boy! do they have a surprise coming for them if OSU fans travel in usual numbers this weekend!
Oh, Penn State
Penn State got acclimated to a new conference in which it saw Ohio State as a new rival (with the Big Ten helpfully assigning it an actual rival in Michigan State)
...that's such a B1G thing to do.
although I think it would be great if PSU/Pitt could get their rivalry going again. Rivalry games are always fun and it would finally distract them from nipping at our heels eternally
wow someone has a downvote vendetta against Jackson Hole
upvotes for everyone because I was just in Jackson & Tetons over the weekend and I miss it and want to go back already
I love that the stadium sounds feature so heavily in your memories.
People can complain all they want about "atmosphere" but there is nothing like the roar of a college stadium when the fans realize they are on the way to a big win. My heart rate skyrocketed just reading it.
really I'm ok with both of those droughts continuing through this year. Michigan going 0-2 against 20% of the top ten to end their season would be glorious and the COY award just feels like a consolation prize at this point, I'd rather end up with the real prize
The NFL gets good ratings for Thanksgiving because its been ingrained into everyone's traditions at this point - mention Thanksgiving and everyone thinks turkey and football. NYE and CFP just isn't the same, maybe it could have been if they had a couple really stellar matchups in a row the first 5 years but last year's games blew that chance
if you like the stories, check out the story behind the newest Olympic team, you'll find them in the Opening Ceremony right ahead of Brazil because they have no country name.
(mods, I know this is probably toeing the commenting policy line, delete it if you feel its necessary)
I love the Olympics, I'll watch literally everything, I usually just have the live events running in the background whenever I'm at home
Sports I will specifically search out to watch - water polo and rowing, because those were my HS/college sports and the Olympics is the only time they are ever on TV
I've had NON-alumni/OSU fans correct me when I say I went to "Ohio State" which pisses me off to no end! "You mean THE Ohio State University?" I specifically did NOT say THE Ohio State so no dude, don't try to mock me for our arrogance when I intentionally removed myself from that! UGH
This is off topic a bit but I've been wondering if the new alumni ticket sale method this year will do anything for atmosphere. My thinking is that since actually buying alumni tickets took more effort (you actually had to sit online the morning they went on sale and scramble for the first come, first serve batch) vs in past years when getting into the lottery just meant clicking one of the dozen or so reminder emails they sent out and waiting to see what you got, maybe this year we will end up with alumni who want to be there more and were willing to put effort into getting tickets instead of the "well we have tickets, I guess someone should go to the game" crowd? Not sure if it will make a difference in the end but the optimist in me is hoping we notice a crowd who actually seems like they want to be there.
it depends on how they run it. If they focus the entire show on the game they are at, then yea, snooze-fest for half the season. But if they highlight the game they are at plus some decent coverage on the rest of the B1G games happening that day, plus a few minutes of whats happening in the rest of the country, it could be quite good. Especially if they pick strategic games the first year or so that have plenty of interesting material beyond the 2 mostly mediocre teams about to take the field (I'm think B1G games with rivalry trophies and the history/stories behind them, stuff like that to take some time away from endless Indiana highlight reels)
They don't have to compete vs Gameday nationwide, I think it would be a success (not to mention a huge step towards the growing image of the conference) if it can compete on half the weekends, say whenever a big B1G matchup is on or Tailgate heads to a prominent school (ie OSU, Michigan, Sparty). Lets face it, the people who don't have BTN now aren't likely to get it just for Tailgate, at least not anytime soon. But its certainly a step in the right direction
known to the locals as "Pennsyl-tucky"
There are women reading everything in this thread. And commenting in this thread. I see it as a bit of a show of their restraint that some of the comments haven't been down-voted into oblivion. Or maybe they are just reluctant to take on fights when they are outnumbered.
Honestly, this thread is WAY more civil than most of the Stanford rapist related comment sections on the internet and I commend the quality of the 11W readership for that but wow, still a long ways to go for some people.
I never specified accused or convicted, please don't put words in my mouth and also maybe consider why you felt the need to jump to the defense of a hypothetical wrongfully accused man when that was not a part of the conversation
but on the other hand, its been widely shown that a scary high number of sexual assaults go unreported. If you're going to critique the studies for what they (maybe, sometimes) include that you think isn't "true" sexual assault then you should also acknowledge that the data gathering method is flawed and therefore they are probably missing plenty of cases as well, especially with an issue as taboo as sexual assault.
Related to that, people constantly defend rapists by saying "well what was she expecting by acting like that/getting drunk?!"
A hangover! She was expecting a hangover.
questioning how it can affect the team and the game is natural (along the lines of 'I wonder how they will cope without him'), the problem is when that is automatically your FIRST thought instead of sympathy for the victims or rightfully acknowledging that the man is a piece of trash. The BIGGER problem is when fans justify or argue for less punishment because of HOW IT WOULD HURT THE TEAM or the athlete themselves. If you find yourself doing that, STOP IMMEDIATELY and silently apologize to the victim for putting a game above her health and wellbeing
I've noticed though that the people who regularly voice their disbelief of this stat also say that they don't know anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted (not trying to accuse you, BrutusAndBeers, just pointing out my anecdotal observations)
Personally, for years I was convinced that this statistic was inflated or erroneous because (by my reasoning) I didn't know any sexual assault victims so how could it be that high? Well, then I found out that 2 different women very close to me had been victims of sexual assault that I hadn't known about previously. Suddenly the statistic seemed a lot more believable.
The only Big Ten stadium that can hold a candle to the Horseshoe is Wisconsin's Camp Randall, with Purdue's majestic Ross-Ade Stadium trailing in a distant third.
careful DJ, if the Penn State fans hear they aren't top 3 in something you're likely to get mobbed by a hoard of drunk undergrads screaming "WHITE OUTS!!!!"
personally, I agree with your list