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If I was an NC State football season ticket holder, I would demand a lowering of prices in 2012:

South Alabama

The Citadel

Florida State

Virginia

Wake Forest

Boston College

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If I was an NC State football season ticket holder, I would demand a lowering of prices in 2012:

South Alabama

The Citadel

Florida State

Virginia

Wake Forest

Boston College

Is the USA Jaguars even in Division 1 FBS yet?

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If I was an NC State football season ticket holder, I would demand a lowering of prices in 2012:

South Alabama

The Citadel

Florida State

Virginia

Wake Forest

Boston College

Is the USA Jaguars even in Division 1 FBS yet?

They are still transitioning-they are playing a full I-A schedule, but are classified as I-AA.

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Another interesting article about Oregon... they just admitted to committing recruiting violations.

Man, I bet Chip Kelly wishes he took the Bucs job now, huh?

No. Trust me, he doesn't. Coaching a college program that's on probation and banned from bowl games is still WAY better than having to coach the Bucs. Hell, coaching SMU in 1987 and 1988 would be more productive than working for Malcolm Glazer.

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An Aggie conspiracy?

There will not be a female Yell Leader at Texas A&M.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas ? Samantha Ketcham?s quest to become Texas A&M?s first female yell leader ended abruptly Wednesday when the university?s election commission said no runoff would be needed after it discovered a vote-tabulation error. Ketcham was hoping to be elected to the five-member group, which A&M has instead of cheerleaders and has always been comprised of men at the formerly all-male military institution. Yell leaders are among the most visible students on campus.

The commission released results Tuesday night that showed Nelson Ingram had been elected senior yell leader, with Ketcham and three other students facing a runoff for the two remaining positions. A day later, the commission said "the percentages were tabulated incorrectly" and that Drew Nelson and Hunter Skoog had won the other two spots.

"I?m disappointed that there won?t be a runoff, but happy for the people who won," Ketcham said soon after learning the news.

While all the yell leaders are male, a majority of them are also members of Texas A&M?s military organization that includes about 2,100 students in The Corps of Cadets. About 200 students in that group are women.

Ketcham, who was one of two women running for the position this year, received 22 percent of the 14,580 votes cast. Though she finished fifth out of six candidates, she thought her showing was encouraging since she isn?t a member of either group that normally wins the positions.

"I knew it was a very long shot in the first place as a non-(Corps member) and a female," she said.

Texas A&M was founded in the 1870s and women were allowed only after a court fight in the 1960s. Much has changed at this campus of more than 45,000 since then and 46.6 percent of its current enrollment is female.

Despite the change in the makeup of the student body, some aren?t quite ready to see some of the university?s long-held traditions end. An all-female dance team has been a recognized student organization since the mid-1990s and performs at men?s and women?s basketball games, but isn?t allowed to set foot on Kyle Field, where the football team plays.

An editorial in The Battalion, Texas A&M?s student newspaper, had urged voters to "preserve all-male yell leader tradition." Tim Bardin, a senior finance major who wrote the piece, said he believes the dance team should be kept away from football games and that yell leaders should always be men.

"If we allow the dance team on Kyle Field, or a woman to hold the position of yell leader just to get with the times and modernize, how are we different than any other school in the nation," he wrote. "If we allow one, what is to stop the other from happening?"

Ketcham isn?t worried about people who think a woman should never be a yell leader.

"The outpouring of support has been huge and overwhelming," she said. "I?ve received hundreds of notifications on Facebook since the election."

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If you invite one Arizona football player to a party, you had better invite them all.

Or else they will punch you in the face like the fine, upstanding citizens they are.

Damn, man...suddenly I'm kinda wishing Kevin W. was still around here....

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For the first time since Kyle Field expanded in the late 90's, Texas A&M has sold out season tickets for the upcoming season. Pretty big deal for them.

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Wisconsin has exploited the "grad student transfer rule" to pilfer another ACC QB.

My link

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Wisconsin has exploited the "grad student transfer rule" to pilfer another ACC QB.

My link

Damn. That has to be at least 20 players totally exit the Maryland program since Edsall came on board. Kind of odd.

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Who knows...maybe they were running away from those atrocious Under Armour uniforms?? :P

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Arizona State University Announces New Look For Sun Devil Stadium

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Patterson and Graham met with media, fans and staff on Wednesday to share some of the basics of the revitalized stadium in addition to some of the initial renderings of the updated and upgraded stadium, which will remain in its iconic location in between the Buttes in Tempe.

The renderings are not finalized, but the tentative plan would create a shade canopy over the stadium that will allow the passage of natural light and the passage of air into the stadium while also allowing the Sun Devils to play day games earlier in the year to accommodate Pac-12 Network obligations.

The addition of the shade canopy, in addition to other alterations, will decrease seating to an area between 55,000 and 65,000 seats. As such, larger seats will be provided with more leg room and the potential of more seats with a seat back.

The stadium will be updated with a state-of-the-art sound system, video board and scoreboards, and ADA amenities and features.

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The cost of the stadium has not been determined at this time. There are also two different options available for the build: one that would allow the team and fans to stay in Sun Devil Stadium during construction or another that would move ASU out of the stadium for a season or two that would allow time to complete the project faster. The stadium can be built in up to five stages, but a timetable has not been establish as yet.

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Shade? Seat backs? Improved amenities?

Thank Jesus.

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The cost of the stadium has not been determined at this time.

$Texas

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Arizona State University Announces New Look For Sun Devil Stadium

Patterson and Graham met with media, fans and staff on Wednesday to share some of the basics of the revitalized stadium in addition to some of the initial renderings of the updated and upgraded stadium, which will remain in its iconic location in between the Buttes in Tempe.

The renderings are not finalized, but the tentative plan would create a shade canopy over the stadium that will allow the passage of natural light and the passage of air into the stadium while also allowing the Sun Devils to play day games earlier in the year to accommodate Pac-12 Network obligations.

The addition of the shade canopy, in addition to other alterations, will decrease seating to an area between 55,000 and 65,000 seats. As such, larger seats will be provided with more leg room and the potential of more seats with a seat back.

The stadium will be updated with a state-of-the-art sound system, video board and scoreboards, and ADA amenities and features.

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The cost of the stadium has not been determined at this time. There are also two different options available for the build: one that would allow the team and fans to stay in Sun Devil Stadium during construction or another that would move ASU out of the stadium for a season or two that would allow time to complete the project faster. The stadium can be built in up to five stages, but a timetable has not been establish as yet.

LINK

Shade? Seat backs? Improved amenities?

Thank Jesus.

Got the opportunity to see these earlier in the week at a meeting...seems like than plan/photos are initially well-received by the public.

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I mean, I love the place because it's my school, but Sun Devil Stadium was in need of upgrades. At the very least, they were going to need to update the amenities, video boards, and seating area. And if they can really get that roof up to work, that'll be amazing. Day games will be tolerable anywhere in the stadium. Right now, day games are damn near a death sentence.

I'm excited about it.

The cost of the stadium has not been determined at this time.

$Texas

Yeah it's going to cost money, but I remember there was some special bond measure/taxing zone in the stadium area that was voted on and put into place? AJM? Gary? Any other ASUs?

EDIT: Found it

Including the canopy, cost could run as high as $300 million, although the price tag is not yet fixed. What is certain, though, is that the university has an ongoing funding source for athletic capital projects in place through the creation of an athletic-facilities district.

Approved by the Arizona Legislature in spring 2010, the 400-acre district covers ASU-owned land from Tempe Marketplace to College Avenue and Tempe Town Lake to University Boulevard. Developers will pay a fee similar to a property tax to provide revenue not only for Sun Devil Stadium but improvements at Wells Fargo Arena and on other athletic facilities. ASU remains in negotiations with the Chicago Cubs for the school's baseball team to share the Cubs' new spring-training facility at Riverview Park in Mesa starting in 2014.

"We know the key thing in developing of the district is this world-class sports arena," Crow said. "We don't want to say what we're thinking about doing, we want to say this is what we're going to do. We want major developers to know we're moving ahead with the stadium. It's all interconnected. We know we can get it done, it's just how do we get it started?"

LINK

So yeah, is it going to cost some money? Yes.

Is there more than enough ways to pay for it? Yes.

The new AD was basically responsible and involved in every stage of building Reliant Stadium in Houston. Now obviously the NFL and ASU are far different things in some areas, but I think he has the ability to get it done.

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Not the best week to be Bobby Pertino.

Credit: The Big Lead

Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle Sunday night. The initial reporting glossed over a small fact that emerged in the police report, the motorcycle had a passenger who was not his wife. Riding on the back of Petrino?s motorcycle was 25-year-old Jessica Dorell, a 2010 Arkansas MBA graduate. A university bio lists her as the ?Razorback Foundation Assistant Director.? She had just started to work with the football team. Dorell is engaged and slated to be married in June.

So, EMS was not notified of the accident. Petrino is brought to an intersection. Dorrell is sent away. Petrino was then brought to the hospital alone by an Arkansas State Police captain. The report conflicts with Arkansas? official statement claiming the accident involved ?no other individuals.? The report conflicts with Petrino?s remarks to the media, where he claimed he went for ?a short ride after dinner.? He was asked specifically about a passenger, made no mention of one and claimed there was a ?lady who flagged down a car.?

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Oh, wow.

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Oh goddamnit here come ALL THE FOIA REQUESTS.

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I mean, I love the place because it's my school, but Sun Devil Stadium was in need of upgrades. At the very least, they were going to need to update the amenities, video boards, and seating area. And if they can really get that roof up to work, that'll be amazing. Day games will be tolerable anywhere in the stadium. Right now, day games are damn near a death sentence.

I'm excited about it.

The cost of the stadium has not been determined at this time.

$Texas

Yeah it's going to cost money, but I remember there was some special bond measure/taxing zone in the stadium area that was voted on and put into place? AJM? Gary? Any other ASUs?

EDIT: Found it

Including the canopy, cost could run as high as $300 million, although the price tag is not yet fixed. What is certain, though, is that the university has an ongoing funding source for athletic capital projects in place through the creation of an athletic-facilities district.

Approved by the Arizona Legislature in spring 2010, the 400-acre district covers ASU-owned land from Tempe Marketplace to College Avenue and Tempe Town Lake to University Boulevard. Developers will pay a fee similar to a property tax to provide revenue not only for Sun Devil Stadium but improvements at Wells Fargo Arena and on other athletic facilities. ASU remains in negotiations with the Chicago Cubs for the school's baseball team to share the Cubs' new spring-training facility at Riverview Park in Mesa starting in 2014.

"We know the key thing in developing of the district is this world-class sports arena," Crow said. "We don't want to say what we're thinking about doing, we want to say this is what we're going to do. We want major developers to know we're moving ahead with the stadium. It's all interconnected. We know we can get it done, it's just how do we get it started?"

LINK

So yeah, is it going to cost some money? Yes.

Is there more than enough ways to pay for it? Yes.

The new AD was basically responsible and involved in every stage of building Reliant Stadium in Houston. Now obviously the NFL and ASU are far different things in some areas, but I think he has the ability to get it done.

While there is an stadium thread, part of the tax zone you did not mention.

In November, Maricopa County did set up the special tax zone on ASU owned commercial property. This will most likely be challenged in court.

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Oh goddamnit here come ALL THE FOIA REQUESTS.

Well that was the police report, so if the unioversity decides to do more, those will come by the hundreds.

However, the wedding page for Jessica Dorrell is now inactive.

Also, when Petrino spoke this week, why was he wearing a hat from the Allstate Sugar Bowl, a game he f'ing lost two seasons ago?

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Just read news on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website that the Georgia State Panthers have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt in 2013. Big news. They've only been playing football for two years.

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Just read news on the Atlanta Journal Constitution website that the Georgia State Panthers have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt in 2013. Big news. They've only been playing football for two years.

Glad to hear.

I know their coach Bill Curry took the job out of favor to the state in order to help get the school to the D1A level and I know he's done alot to try to help promote the program so I would say he deserves thanks above anyone.

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Oh goddamnit here come ALL THE FOIA REQUESTS.

Well that was the police report, so if the unioversity decides to do more, those will come by the hundreds.

However, the wedding page for Jessica Dorrell is now inactive.

Also, when Petrino spoke this week, why was he wearing a hat from the Allstate Sugar Bowl, a game he f'ing lost two seasons ago?

1. Because its the flipping Sugar Bowl

2. Because playing in the Sugar Bowl was kind of a big deal for Arkansas

3. Because locals can pretend its a forfeit win after Ohio State's "troubles".

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