It I would be interested to see a lawyers take on this. At first assumption I think this law is actually useless. The reason not to compensate players now is NCAA rules, not the absence of a state law allowing it. If the NCAA doesn’t cave, I don’t see this as anything new. Universities can choose to stay in the NCAA or leave and compensate their players. With or without a law. (I may be missing a key detail).
How long could a California only college sports league survive? Long enough for other schools to want to join?
Vandy. Big. Like TTUN starts having positional players trying to pitch because it is 37-0 and they ran out of relievers.
Your wires are crossed. Biakabatuka was 95. We scored 23 points and lost by 8.
93 we were also heavily favored and lost 28-0. That was the year with a significant ND loss to BC (ND was #1 in the country and had won a 1vs 2 matchup against Florida State the week before)
I think the fun would diminish quicker than we think . . . a home and home with Texas or USC or Oklahoma is fun and gets us through September, but that enthusiasm can't be matched every week of every season. Yes, we just won a great game against LSU . . . no time to enjoy that, we have to get ready for @Clemson.
I also like meaningful regional conference championships . . . Us being 9-4 non-champions of the super conference isn't much better than the TTUN being 5-8 non-champions of that super conference. Them not having won even a share of a big ten title since 2004 is awesome, and it clearly gets under their skin. I have fonder memories of 2017 and 2018 (conference champions, major bowl game winners) than 2016 (playoff participants, but no conference championship or bowl game win).
I don't love the awkward marriage of kids who have no interest in getting a degree and college football. If the 2035 NCAA football teams are filled with MAC and DIII talent by 2018 standards . . . I'll still root for the Buckeyes. And if the 5-stars want to make $100k per year playing minor league ball - more power to them. And if they want to pay their way through college later, that's great too.
TTUN literally won a Rose Bowl in 1902. In most gross accumulation stats that go back that far, we trail them. Those are just objective facts. I think we are down to just 4 conference championships down. The all time series rivalry is within reach, which is insane to think about considering we were 20 in the hole 15 years ago. I intend to be happy when we tie those marks too.
Back when the Rose Bowl was the highest possible goal, Big Ten and Pac 8/10 alternated home unis. TTUN playing in Columbus was followed by a Big Ten Away Unis Rose Bowl. 1980 as posted above (1979 season) was last trip in Scarlet. 1974 was the last win in Scarlet. 2010 should have been Scarlet, but the Rise Bowl featuring non Big 10 Pac 10 match ups by then switched to better ranked team in home unis.
I don’t see the need to overreact after one year and abandon divisions. Usually 8-1 teams in Big Ten play (including a 6-0 within their division) don’t couple that to 0-3 out of conference record with an Akron loss.
If the Big Ten isn’t trying this, they are dumb. Adding Texas to the conference is a win on all fronts, and Oklahoma adds significant football value. I’d keep divisions, personally. The west plus UT and Oklahoma minus Purdue (2018 massacre aside) is really pretty balanced. I don’t like the idea of how to tiebreak 3 teams at 8-1 who haven’t played each other.
If you really want to affect change, you boycott every company that advertises on the Disney family of networks. And get a lot of friends to join you. And you let the companies know you are doing it and what specifically your demands are.
Thinking Georgia is the third best team in the country is reasonable. They score poorly in the “deserving” metric, but my money is on UGA over ND and Oklahoma.
12-1. Big Ten Champs. Historic butt kicking in The Game. Could easily have lost a few of these games. I’ll take it.
Probably. But if it is really 4 best and not 4 most deserving - nobody on that committee bets ND over Ohio State.
Last year they pulled out the rug from us when they said before championship games that we were "razor close" to Alabama, we add a neutral site win over a top 4 team and Alabama sits at home eating cheeseburgers, and then in the final rankings they were "definitively better than us". At least this year we aren't being directly misled (although perhaps Oklahoma is).
If the Big 12 game goes classic Big 12 at noon (51-49 Oklahoma), if we are up comfortably during the entire second half (say enter the fourth quarter 42-14), I think Gus and Joel will be riffing for a whole quarter about us being more deserving. There is a chance.
We are vulnerable to high end speed (Moore, McFarland) in space. Famous last words, but that doesn't feel like Northwestern to me
Also this is what can happen when man-heavy teams try to switch to zone (before halftime, to boot)
I like seeing them sad in person. If I thought they were human beings worthy of basic dignity I might feel a little bad for those whose pain was immortalized for eternity by bad luck . . . Why is that one kid the eternal face of the punt disaster against MSU in 2015? They had 100,000 shocked and dismayed faces to choose from, why him?
Remember that these Michigan Men and Women have a deeply ingrained belief that they are morally and intellectually superior to us. Fuck ‘em all. Relish the sadness.
In 4 games, Jimmy has allowed 169 points.
During the entire 10 year war, Bo gave up 105.
What an asswipe.
If he is able to seriously have a positive outlook on his season following the worst UM defensive performance in the history of The Game it really shows what a loser he is. No way Vrabel, Fickell and Finkes were “What a run” that day in 1995. I think they are still pissed.
1981 and 1982 were mild upsets. Neither team was elite.
2001 and 2004. 04 was their last conf championship.
The parameters make it sound more dire than it is. Since 01 we are 2-1 in the scenario you are asking about. Really that is pretty damn good.
I don’t really see the need for extra time at the facility this week. Our defensive struggles have not been due to lack of wrinkles or elaborate details in scheme. It has been poor pursuit angles, poor gap integrity, poor tackling, inability to shed blockers, lack of speed. Those aren’t things that are going to be fixed with extra time by the coaches at the facility.
That being said, I am hopeful. TTUN tends to play in a phone booth more. I like 8 against their 7 in the box vs 6 against their 5.
You’d have to go all the way back to 2018 when the Ohio State vs. Oregon State game had a combined 108 points (77-31)