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Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:24 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 6:26 pm
 
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Asked if the Big Ten would play a championship game in 2011, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany just said: "I presume that we will."

Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said earlier that the Huskers are leaving the Big 12 after this season. The move puts the Big 10 at 12 (and leaves the Big 12 at 10).

Delany also said that the league would "pause" after today's move but that expansion was still on the table.

"I don't think that the change that is in play [nationally] will abate," he said.



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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2010 12:51 am
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

 

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SERIOUSLY? new york has no interest in the big 10 whatsoever so were just gonna hand them a bunch of money for ALLOWING us to play agame there? are you ever serious? You new york slappies are sumthin else!



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2010 1:15 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

In discussing Northwestren, all you need to know is it is in Chicago.  Big TV market.  Doesn't matter how they play, that Big 10 network is on the cable tier because of Northwestren.



Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2010 12:28 am
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

I WOULD LOVE IT TO BE OUTSIDE!!! I wouldn't mind it being at Soldier Field but it'll be smaller than 9 of the school's football stadiums. Sure not everyone's going to go to the game, but it'd be nice to have more tickets available! I'd go to the game if I had money for it... No matter where it was. But I'd love it to be outside, not as cold as the ice bowl, but something that you can remember for years and years!



Since: Jun 13, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2010 11:38 pm
 

Northwestern

I have a question involving the BigTen that never comes up in discussion. Whats the deal with Northwestern?  Whats holding them back from becoming a marketable workable asset in the conference? I never see the fit oustide of that lucrative BTN cheque. During football season watching BigTen teams play @ Northwestern is liking watching a CFL game - depressing. If its such a great school, with a great BigTen history, in a great market - why not get with the BigTen program and market and build their football/basketball program? The resources should be there, all faculties of the university would benefit... Otherwise, they seem like they are dead weight when discussing super conferences....


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Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011


My guess, there is a brand new stadium in New Jersey.  The Big Apple hosting the Big Ten Championship is where I see it going.  New York has far more to offer than any other city out there.



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2010 1:06 am
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

"I case you can't read, that means that those greedy S.O.B's at your proud university wanted to reap the benifits of it's conference.......BY CUTTING EVERYONE ELSE OUT OF THE MONEY!!!! How hypocritical is that?"

Kinda like NU cutting all their long time Big 8 buddies out by bolting.  You must have also glossed over Osbourne's statement about MU, KU, KSU & ISU, the one where he said his obligation was solely with NU, no one else, so sorry.  So effectively, every man for himself.  So again, who's the hypocrite?  Texas looking out for their interests is bad, but NU running to the Big whatever isn't.  Texas didn't run out on anyone.

You are the one that is clueless. If you think any university is going to look out for anyone other than themselves, you are delusional.  It's their job.  Thousands of people depend on them to do what is best for the university, so there will be a university. 

What I don't understand is why NU or anyone else believes that these broadcast rights are shared property and are entitled to them, just because you are in the same conference.  What next, throw in all gate money from every game and spread it out equally to members?  That's basically what you are saying.  Get real!!  I'm sure NU would love to share it's gate money with Baylor and ISU, who cant even get 40K people to their games, while OK, NU & TAMU get in excess of 85K and TX 100K. See how THAT goes over with Perleman and Osborne.

Just because the Big 11 started their own network and was sucessful, doesn't mean the Big 12 would have been.  The Big 11 didn't have Baylor, ISU, KSU, CU, and KU ( to a lessr extent, they have BB, I know) as an achor around the networks neck.  Texas, OK and NU would not have gotten good value from this set up and Texas has a fiduciary duty, just as NU does, to it's institution to get the best deal possible. So from that perspective, Texas was doing NU a favor, even if they are too business illiterate to recognize it.  So, I would say NUs move to the big 11 was no different than TX with it's media rights.  They both wanted a better deal.  Period. End of story. Just say it and move on.

As far as greed goes, just exactly what do you think Osborne meant by "Stability"? Financial stability, that's what!  They wanted in on the big 11 gravy train and that is that!!  Wait a minute, maybe they aren't as business illterate as I thought, just maybe they realized THEIR broadcast rights are worth more in the new BIG 12 than in the old one and they bolted.  Who's the greedy SOBs now BEEEOOOTTTCCCHH!!!  All this other stuff is to just make them look like the victim, which they are anything but!  They will make out better than anyone else in the old BIG 12 and they know it.

Getting back to hipocrisy and the original post about the title game, In the old Big 12 NU says Title Game bad, but in the New Big 12 Title game good.  Where's the outrage????  NU was against putting additional revenue into the confernce coffers and that is why the vote was 11-1, the other 10 schools obviously recognized the benefit, Texas didn't have to bully anyone.  This is exactly why this "bullying'" is all perceived and in no way a reality. 






Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2010 7:52 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

So, now the Big Ten will have a champion that has not played, what, as many as 3 conference teams! With the possibility of playing 1 conference opponent twice?

And with the need to still have a system of tie breakers, it will NOT definitize a champion. Never does. Never will, at least not year in and year out.

Just before the naysayers start clamouring...

3 teams A, B, and C end division play at 5-1 (2 divisions of 6 teams). A beat B and lost to C. B beat C and lost to A. C beat A and lost to B. No clear division winner. Only one can go to the conference championship game. Which team gets the nod?

No matter what scheme is devised, it does not eliminate the "wrong" team from getting in or being left out, it does not eliminate the need for selecting teams and having tie breakers, and it does not guarantee that the best team is crowned every time.

All these hyped mega-super-hyper conferences accomplishes is having the conference champion less validated because the team will not have played that many more conference opponents.

The purpose of these conference title games? Bread and circuses.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2010 6:13 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

looks balanced to me.   2 superpowers in each division.   1 very good program (iowa, wiscy) in each division.  wisconsin swapped for michigan is the geographic anomoly.So no mention of Nebraska already? They are a top 5 program of all time but now iowa and wisconsin are listed as better programs,lol.

 I don't understand why conferences can't just have the two best teams play in the CCG and if it comes down to a tie breaker for 2nd that can't be decided by heads up then go to the divisions as the second tie breaker, does that make sense to anyone else?



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

no indianapolis dome!   no college ball should EVER be played in a dome.  digusting.   play it at soldier.  chicago is the geography center of the big 10.

as far as the divisions, even though michigan is towards the east, they should put them in the west division and ohio state in the east divsion, that way the can play every year and maybe play again if the both advance to the championship game.  i would do this

michigan
nebraska
iowa
minnesota
illinois
northwestern


ohio state
penn state
wisconsin
mich state
indiana
purdue


looks balanced to me.   2 superpowers in each division.   1 very good program (iowa, wiscy) in each division.  wisconsin swapped for michigan is the geographic anomoly.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:30 pm
 

Big Ten to probably play title game in 2011

I wish they would play a BCS bowl in Lambeau Field.  For once the Big Ten could play a home bowl game.  I would love to see Florida, Alabama, LSU or USC play the Big Ten champ at Lambeau Field in January.  I think they would learn it is a lot harder playing on the road for a bowl game like the Big Ten does every year.  I know it will never happen because everyone wants to go some place warm for the bowl game, but I can dream.

 

 

Great idea , As a Husker fan I know what your talking about. I dont know how many times we had to go play teams from Florida, in the Orangre Bowl back in the old days of the Big 8.





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