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Comment 06 Mar 2020

Just taking a quick look and it appears that only MSU is above .500 in road conference games at 6-4 and they went 4-0 in their last 4 road games.  And it doesn't look like any other teams will finish better then .500 in road conference games.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

See this link for details of how retired numbers are handled.

But basically if a current player wants to use a retired number they ask the former player or their family for permission to use it

Comment 07 Dec 2017

Was doing the same thing.

Looks like you might have missed some of the middle one, here is what I got.

I wished to proceed with our football protocols as rapidly as possible. Delays make players slower and more hesitant and also more prone to injury. The pizza of defeat was to be avoided. IT IS ALWAYS TO BE AVOIDED. 

Comment 06 Dec 2017

The Miami (OH) was originally supposed to be the second half of the home and home with TCU. But that was changed to be only a neutral site game in 2018.

It looks like the change was made earlier this year, happening so late probably limited who we could fill that hole in the schedule with.

Comment 03 Dec 2017

When assigning teams to sites, the committee will place the top two seeds at the most advantageous sites, weighing criteria such as convenience of travel for its fans, home crowd advantage or disadvantage and general familiarity with the host city and its stadium.  Preference will go to No. 1 seed

From selection committee protocol

Comment 27 Sep 2017

Pretty interesting NYT article about it.  Thanks to Colossus for original link.

But those with deep knowledge of N.C.A.A. rules say that the case is not so clear cut. North Carolina has not self-imposed punishments — the customary tactic for colleges that know they have been caught dead-to-rights. It is fighting back relentlessly. And, according to several experts, it may escape punishment.

To summarize, UNC is claiming fraud was confined to academic side and that the NCAA has no claim. 

North Carolina even has cited N.C.A.A. President Mark Emmert, who in 2015 said, “It’s ultimately up to universities to determine whether or not the courses for which they’re giving credit, the degrees for which they’re passing out diplomas, live up to the academic standards of higher education.”

Comment 24 Feb 2017

Check out this article from last year, explains the changes made for numbers

Numbers are no longer retired, but honored.

Specifically in regards to Hilliard wearing 47

3. Technically, the numbers retired previously also can be used. If a player wants to wear an older retired number, a call is placed to the former player or his family to ask permission if a current player can wear it.

If permission is granted, it's worn. If not, it won't be worn. This happened when star linebacker recruit Justin Hilliard asked to wear No. 47 last season and Urban Meyer called Harley's family to ask about it. Hilliard got the number.

Comment 12 Nov 2016

He was but got injured when he ran the go ahead touchdown in.

Didn't come back after that and has ice on lower part of hamstring.

Comment 19 Oct 2016

I think OSU would have the best chance out of anyone to get in without winning the conference.  Of course things would have to fall just right.

We'll have already beaten whoever Michigan plays in the BIG Championship (Wisc or Neb), and if Oklahoma runs the Big 12 we'll have a victory over another conference champion, who also wouldn't have played in a conference championship game.  So I don't see how Oklahoma would jump us.  

Then if Clemson or Washington were to lose in their conference championship, I think our resume would be comparable if not better than everyone else being considered for that final spot.

Comment 31 Mar 2016

No, D-League players don't get payed  that well.

As you may know, salaries in the D-League have three tiers: $13,000, $19,000 or $25,000.

In the NBA 

 a 10-day contract was worth close to $30,000 in 2014-15.

Those numbers are from the 14-15 season. If a D-League player gets called up that is when they can make some money.