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Um .... Auburn is 2-0 (not 1-1 as you have listed above) in conference, beating both LSU and USC.
4 months ago on SEC RPI Watch - 1/14/13
@DanielLaFrankie it's the money that the grant of rights is worth. Certainly $ can be negotiated to get out, but you have to pay (and in future worth, too). Some people call this a golden shackle. The ACC has a $50M buyout, the Big12 a grant of rights for a long time. The Big10 has a grant of rights, but it rolls every year. Not sure about Pac12, but you see that as you get to the top of the $, the schools need less to keep them together.
5 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 1)
I don't normally comment, but this one I'll give a shot. Those who think the NCAA over-reached are far outnumbered by those who think that this was a fair, or even, too-little, punishment. But really, this punishment was essentially about the Presidents attempting to regain/take (depends on your point of view) of college athletics, and the enormous amount of money that CFB now generates. MR. SEC (John Pennington) can say this is uncharted territory and a slippery slope, and maybe it is. All precedents are such. But that can't stop you from acting. When a University cannot fire a coach because he is "too big," and when a cover-up of such awful crimes is based on letting a coach obtain the most wins in CFB, then that University has crossed a line that most of us cannot stomach. What is to say that in the future similar behaviors are covered-up because of the $$$$? What would you say then? Is this competitive advantage? I think it is. I love this site, and read it often, but you and your like-minded media outside of academia are wrong in your conclusion.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on The NCAA Is About To Make A Big Mistake With Penn State