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Looking at some of the big games coming up next year:

 

WEEK 0 - 29AUG2020

Notre Dame vs Navy (Dublin, Ireland) 

 

WEEK 1 - 05SEP2020

Alabama vs Southern Cal (Arlington, TX)

Michigan at Washington

Baylor vs Mississippi (Houston, TX)

 

WEEK 2 - 12SEP2020

Ohio State at Oregon

Texas at LSU

 

7 November

Clemson at Notre Dame

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

Looking at some of the big games coming up next year:

 

WEEK 0 - 29AUG2020

Notre Dame vs Navy (Dublin, Ireland) 

 

WEEK 1 - 05SEP2020

Alabama vs Southern Cal (Arlington, TX)

Michigan at Washington

Baylor vs Mississippi (Houston, TX)

 

WEEK 2 - 12SEP2020

Ohio State at Oregon

 

7 November

Clemson at Notre Dame

Week 3 has Florida State@ Boise State.

 

FOX is working on now only bringing Big Noon Kickoff there, but having it as their Noon game, aka 10 AM local time.

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Just now, dfwabel said:

Is the PAC-12 watching? Because they are still considering 9 AM kickoffs. Bringing Big Noon there would be a coup, but playing a game at 10 AM is a bad idea. And I don't think Florida State will be that much improved next year either. 

 

Also of note, the SEC got rid of playing FCS teams the week before their rivalry games this year. LSU will play Auburn before taking on Texas A&M and Alabama plays Texas A&M before playing Auburn. Arkansas plays Mississippi before the last game of the year in 2020.

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4 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Is the PAC-12 watching? Because they are still considering 9 AM kickoffs. Bringing Big Noon there would be a coup, but playing a game at 10 AM is a bad idea. And I don't think Florida State will be that much improved next year either. 

 

Also of note, the SEC got rid of playing FCS teams the week before their rivalry games this year. LSU will play Auburn before taking on Texas A&M and Alabama plays Texas A&M before playing Auburn. Arkansas plays Mississippi before the last game of the year in 2020.

FOX has moved on for now. They wanted Michigan@Washington for

Week 1, but PAC resistance ended that idea.  The conference basically wants to see how it works with others before trying it themselves as Larry Scott said during Heisman Week that they are still looking into it but a school needed to volunteer.

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1. RB Travis Etienne to stay at Clemson for his senior season.

 

 

2. NCAA attendance continues to decline

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From 2014 to ’18, attendance across the FBS fell by 7.6%. Last year, on average, 41,856 fans went to games. That’s the lowest turnout since 1996; even major programs like Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss suffered declines of greater than 5%. The NCAA has yet to release its full report on 2019’s numbers, but pictures of nearly-empty stadiums, from big to small programs, popped up every fall weekend on Twitter. During bowl season, as games moved to neutral sites, the stands were so empty it looked more like spring football. Even athletic directors will openly admit it: College football is facing an attendance crisis.

 

While the pews might be emptying out, devotion is not diminishing. A 2018 Gallup Poll found that Americans care about college football more than any professional sport besides the NFL. And while TV ratings fell in recent years, they’re once again on the rise. People care and people watch. They just aren’t going as they once did.

 

3. Poor Pac-12 Networks...

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The spring production schedule for the Pac-12 Networks was distributed to staff last week and it created a buzz among longtime production staff. Particularly, because it comes with a jarring change. There is only one traditionally produced, fully staffed, on-site broadcast event on the schedule -- the Oregon Ducks’ spring football game.

Andrew Walker, the conference’s vice president of communications, said in a statement on Tuesday:

“Pac-12 Networks will be producing the same amount of live events this Spring at the same high quality that we have in prior years. Pac-12 Networks has been a leader in pioneering efficient remote production over the past years, and every year we have become more efficient in our production while maintaining high quality for our fans and schools. This includes increasing each year the number of events in which we use best-in-class emerging technologies to ensure the most efficient, and high-quality, production possible."

Offered one longtime Pac-12 Conference staffer: “The network continues to sabotage itself.”

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There’s great public interest in the health of the conference network given the number of publicly funded universities vested in it. I’m interested in just how lean the network will run and whether conference leadership believes it should still own and operate its own television network. I reached out to Walker, the conference spokesperson, on Monday with specific questions for Scott and Pac-12 Networks head Mark Shuken.

A) How viable/healthy do you believe the network is?

B) Is the network budgeted to run more cost effective this spring vs. prior years? If so, where did the cuts come from?

Neither Scott nor Shuken were made available.

Walker’s reply came back:

"Both Larry and Mark have made many public statements about the health and strategic value of the networks, along with the significant interest our strategic discussions with potential future partners have generated. So, I would refer you to previous quotes from Mark and Larry on that question.

“Regarding financials, we are constantly working to be as efficient as possible in realizing our objectives, and per our normal practice we will be providing an update on our financial performance later this year."

 

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Boise State sues Mountain West Conference

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Boise State recently stated they were unhappy with the handling of their TV deal with the Mountain West Conference. The Broncos joined the conference with the ability to negotiate their own TV deal with networks and the conference.

 

By Boise State negotiating their TV deal separately from the rest of the conference, the school is able to showcase their home games on FOX and road games on CBS. Essentially, this gives Boise State more TV revenue.

 

However, Boise State stated with the new TV deal in place, it would be the last time the Broncos would be allowed to have a separate negotiation. The threat of the school leaving the conference is beginning to pick up more steam.

 

 

 

Full lawsuit HERE

 

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Realistically Boise couldn't even leave the MWC until after 2026. Correct?

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The College Football Playoff (CFP) Management Committee has appointed Tom Burman, athletics director at the University of Wyoming, Rick George, athletics director at the University of Colorado, and John Urschel, former All-American lineman at Penn State University, to the CFP Selection Committee, it was announced today by Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the CFP.

The new members will begin three-year terms starting this spring. They will replace Frank Beamer, Chris Howard and Rob Mullens, whose terms have expired.

Hancock also announced that the Management Committee has appointed University of Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta as selection committee chair for the 2020 football season. Barta replaces Mullens, the athletics director at the University of Oregon, who served as chair for the past two seasons.

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1 hour ago, Wings said:

Realistically Boise couldn't even leave the MWC until after 2026. Correct?

Pretty much. But pretending they had as much power as Texas seems petty as well as sad on their part. They were better off staying in line with the league instead of trying to make themselves stand apart from the rest of the league. 

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Bo Pelini resigning from Youngstown State to return to LSU as DC.

Rocky Long returns to New Mexico, this time as DC/LB coach.

 

Larry Fedora to Baylor as OC.

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1 minute ago, dfwabel said:

Wow! I'll be interested to see what other changes are happening here. Seeing that he's dealing with a wrongful termination suit that alleges multiple violations I'm guessing we may hear something from the NCAA in the future as well. 

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

Wow! I'll be interested to see what other changes are happening here. Seeing that he's dealing with a wrongful termination suit that alleges multiple violations I'm guessing we may hear something from the NCAA in the future as well. 

Folks were looking at January 15 since that was when his contact was vested for $4.3M.  He was deposed just five days before he received the bonus too. His deposition lasted nearly six hours. 

https://www.mlive.com/spartans/2020/02/lawsuit-alleges-mark-dantonio-michigan-state-may-have-committed-ncaa-recruiting-violations.html

 

Oh yea, he also plans to stay within the athletic department?  What?

Seems like they wanted him out at HC, but aren't going to pay him NOT to work.

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30 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

Does going to the “pro model” make sense when the pros are transitioning away from that model?

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Urban Meyer's legacy just took another hit.

Two Ohio State students and former football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping.

 

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Court records show the alleged crimes happened on February 4, 2020. 

 

According to a criminal complaint filed in Franklin County Municipal Court, the woman who reported it began having consensual sex with Riep but decided she did not want to continue.

 

She told police that Wint entered the room and Riep asked her if Wint could join. At that point, she stated to police that Riep grabbed her by the neck, forcing her to have sex.

She also said that Riep pinned her in place while Wint forced oral sex on her.

 

According to court documents, after both parties ended, they forced the woman to give her name and say the sex was consensual on a video recording.

 

She also told police that the suspects forced her to take a shower before Riep drove her back to her residence.

 

Wednesday night, head coach Ryan Day said Riep and Wint were dismissed from the football program.

 

 

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Not sure how players doing stupid :censored: a year after unban Meyer had exited the program tarnishes Meyers legacy any more. This doesn’t even tarnishes the current coaches record since he kicked them off the team after it broke. You can’t know that someone will be a rapist down the road when recruiting a kid in high school.

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