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Big Ten to no longer schedule FCS opponents

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Ron Mexico, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico New Member

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    wow, bold.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    8 game conference schedule. 1 game will probably be against a BCS school. So will that result in 3 games against MAC or similar schools? I can't imagine that most BIG schools would schedule 2 quality BCS out of conf games.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Has it been decided for sure that it will be an 8-game conference schedule? Thought I read they were going to nine.
     
  5. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    If they go to nine and are averse to FCS games, does that possibly revive the P12/B10 scheduling partnership?
     
  6. DavieJM

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    The Big Ten has always had trouble counting so I don't think anyone knows the number of conference games that will be played.
     
  7. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Thanks App. State!
     
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    Big Ten is considering 9 or 10 games:

    http://btn.com/2013/02/12/dienhart-get-ready-for-9-or-10-game-league-schedule/

    If it's ten games, that might make them very adverse to playing BCS conf home and homes.

    P12/BT partnership wasn't killed on the Big Ten side - it was on the P12 side (mostly USC, stanford and ???). Delaney has been pretty open about wanting more valuable content for his network and adding extra teams, playing more conference games and killing FCS games does that. Conference games help because they can plan out when to have the interesting games and balance that throughout the season. Both changes may hurt a school like MICH or tOSU's bottom line because they can sell 100k+ tickets for a few BS OOC games, but for the rest of the schools, it means a lot more TV money and better attendance.
     
  10. Ron Mexico

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    Thanks for correcting me but now you can go suck my left hairy one:finger:
     
  11. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Ramnation Ron Mexico?
     
  12. buffsyko

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    I was thinking the same thing, if it is **** him.
     
  13. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I'm sure it's a tooooootally different Ron Mexico. There's got to be thousands of Ron Mexicos, right?
     
  14. lawdogg

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    fify
     
  15. Ron Mexico

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    I am unaware of this "Ram Nation" Ron Mexico in which you speak. I have an affinity for pit bulls and need medication for my UHHH canker sores but hanging out sheep is not my thing.
     
  16. BehindEnemyLines

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    That was pretty funny.

    With regards to your OP, it's gonna suck for the fuskers when they can no longer schedule Southeastern Funkadelic Tech.
     
  17. DBT

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    Doesn't this hurt the FCS teams who pick up a game against a major in order to make money for the program? Is that a negative to this?
     
  18. BlackNGold

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    No. There is a reason they have different divisions.
     
  19. PhillyBuff

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    And that relates to money... How?

    I think it really hurts them. They want the 400-700k for playing those games.
     
  20. leftybuff

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    Lighten up Francis...I was just joking around.
     
  21. DBT

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    That was my point. They get a ****load for playing the majors. This will hurt 'em.
     
  22. Duff Man

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    The FCS teams will just have to find a way to survive by playing teams in other conferences.
     
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    It's a matter of time and money until a BCS conference states that teams can't schedule non-BCS teams. Forced separation in an attempt to widen the schism.
     
  24. Ron Mexico

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    And I think this is where you will see a major shift into 4 or 5 true elete conferences. Pretty much every school will now have to "man up" and play each other opppose to just playing sh** -box school's like K State & Nebraska would play. It was a solid strategy for those schools IMHO but hopefully you will be docked moving forward.

    + the FCS route never helped CU (Sac State/Montana State/Drake)
     
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    B1G goes to 9 conference games. Good.
     
  26. BlackNGold

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    You are looking at it upside down. They have different divisions so teams can effectively compete within their budget limitations - the lower divisions have less scholarships and operate on a much lower budget. The lower divisions never use schedule with the Div 1A teams, this is a more recent thing. It was driven by two things - 12 game schedules and the teams with huge soldout stadiums not wanting to do home and home deals. The people who got hurt were teams like CU with mid-sized stadiums (not sold out) and the fans. The lower division teams actually are taking opportunities away from teams like CU. That is why we were forced into a one and done with Ohio State, we had no negotiating power.

    CU use to schedule home and home with Out of Conference teams like Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington, Illinois, etc. which made for great games and got fans value for their money. The lower division teams have been coming up and basically undermining the business model for Div 1 football by taking games on a one and done basis for less money than what the market value should be if two div 1 teams were playing each other.

    With the multi-billion dollar TV contracts the networks do not want to have content generated that has little value in the larger market place. Nebraska playing CSU - Pueblo is not very marketable from a Television standpoint. I see the Big 10 doing this to help pump up the TV value.
     
  27. wsp4820

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    No doubt. SEC couldn't be happier about this news. They'll be able to pay less for body bag games with less competition.
     
  28. Uncle Ken

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    And the Sun Belt teams won't have to travel as far. Everybody wins.
     
  29. Hugegroove

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    I'm sure ksJuco will oblige them
     

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