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I can see 9 but 10 is over kill i think
Just curious what your guys thoughts are on this
Goal in life is to make the Huskers Illustrated Hall Of Fame
I dont like only 2 ooc games at all, do not like9 is ok I guess
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Yeah it'd be most likely 2 crappy teams while were at it
So would a 10 game schedule equal the end of the Iowa ISU game?
Maybe i would think, i just think it would be impossible to have 10 conference games without making the schools play more games during the year with taking the SOS now into consideration because schools are going to want to play cupcakes in the non-con
I do think a ten game conference schedule would really remove most of the incentive of playing challenging nonconference games. That being said, if the trend is to continue adding more and more teams to the conference, then the only way to determine a true conference champion is to add more and more conference games.
Meh. I'm indifferent. I don't like the idea that the only two games we would play is a FCS/MAC school, than ISU...
But every team would honor their OOC rival game so at least we have an excuse for playing a weak ISU team every year. We just don't have an excuse for losing to a weak ISU team every other year. For Iowa it wouldn't be so bad but MSU, Mich, & Purdue will be playing ND religiously (pun intended) so that would be rough to them.
Iowa under KF hasn't scheduled a FSU, Miami, SMU, Texas Tech, or some other school in a hot bed state of recruit talent. In fact we can't even schedule a Missouri so really I don't see this effecting us too much. A team like Michigan that plays ND than also wants a school like Bama on their schedule could be a grueling task at the NC but than again we are moving to 4 team playoffs so if they win the B1G and stay close in the big time OOC games I don't see how they don't get a 4 seed slot.
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I think the only reason they're floating the idea of a 10-game schedule is so that when they move to 9 games, fans will be less upset. The Big Ten can say, "at least it isn't 10" to those fans who complain about the expanded league calendar.
Should have done something like that with the Legend and Leaders names....
Wait nothing can be worse
The good thing about that would be that we'd at least get true division champs, and then the two division champs would face off in the conference title game. But as I've said before, what's the point of being in the same conference if you don't even play nine of the other conference teams in any given year?
Do not want, do not want, do not want.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
"Nine (conference games) is challenging because of the statistical advantage for the home team over time," Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said. "If you have some teams with five home games and others with only four, do you really have a true champion? To some people, that is a stumbling block." But a 10-game schedule would bring its own share of obstacles. Such a plan leaves only two nonconference games and could make schools less inclined to play home-and-home intersectional matchups versus big-name opponents. For example, Ohio State has already scheduled several high-profile series for the future, including home-and-home deals with Oregon, Texas and TCU. But with a 10-game conference schedule, the Buckeyes would have only six home games in years when it traveled to play opponents like the Ducks, Longhorns or Horned Frogs--assuming it decided to keep those series. "Most of us need seven home games in order to make our local budgets," (Ohio State athletic director Gene) Smith said. "Is there a way to overcome that? I don't know. We'll have to look at that. The conference is aware that it's an issue."
Whether it's 9 or 10, the B1G is going to have to step up its competitiveness because of the priority that's about to be put on SOS. And with at least 1 fewer OOC game, that means bumping up SOS has to come from within the conference because scheduling quality OOC teams to home-and-home series is going to be harder and harder because it means fewer home games and that means less money. With 10 B1G games, no team will ever have more than 7 home games in a season (5 B1G + 2 OOC) and some years they may only have 6, which means the "local budget" that Smith references will fall 14% short; with nine, they could have at least 7 home games and as many as 8.
Like everything else the B1G does, this will come down to money. For that reason, I don't see the B1G ever going to 10; what they'll do is use the Big 12 and Pac-12 as examples to justify the "statistical disadvantages" that will come with playing 9 B1G games.
Big Ten athletic directors will meet several times over the next few months to hammer out some key decisions for the 2014 season and beyond. The most
I hate this idea, but then I hated expansion past 12.
If it goes to 10, then Iowa will play ISU homer-and-home and might as well help out little brother by scheduling UNI every year in Kinnick. At least it would be a good crowd.
10-game league schedules could have an even more severe impact on MAC schools.
I could see it going the other way as well. B1G teams might be more likely to schedule two non-BCS nonconference games, which would give the MAC teams more opportunities to play in those games and make more money.
Yeah call me old school but i love the 12 & making geographical sense
Iowa - ISU. MSU, UM and Purdue will hang on to ND. OSU seems committed to one big NC opponent and then their tour of Ohio MAC schools. The rest could easily load up on MAC-tastic games.
So is the point of this so every B1G team will then have 5 home conference games?
Yeah sounds like it
Like others i dislike the idea.
Only thing I like about it is that 10 game conference schedule would end the isu-iowa series. No reason Iowa should be playing in Ames every other year. Missing out on revenue.
The fact that they have to pay ISU like it's a non BCS school when they come in is such BS
Ohio State OOC in 2014: Navy in Baltimore, Kent State, Virginia Tech and Cincinnati.
Ohio State OOC in 2015: Northern Illinois, at Virginia Tech, and 0-2 open slots pending resolution of the new B1G scheduling.
If the B1G goes to nine conference games starting in 2014, Ohio State would have to drop one of the four OOCs between Navy, Kent State, Va Tech and Cincinnati. If it's (God forbid) 10 B1G games, two would have to be cut. Virginia Tech would become a prime candidate because of the economics, which means that we wouldn't be going to Blacksburg in 2015. And people will scream that we're dodging a big time opponent when there's nothing OSU's fans would enjoy more than getting beyond our steady diet of MAC teams.
As part of its agreement to join the ACC for all sports outside of football and hockey, Notre Dame agreed to rotate five ACC teams per year on their schedule after Pitt and Syracuse join the ACC this year. In the wake of the ACC deal, their current series with Michigan will terminate after the 2014 game--ND cancelled the 2015 through 2017 games and the two schools had previously agreed to take a hiatus from 2018-19, which means after 2014, they won't have an opportunity to play again before 2020 at the earliest. ND's deals with Purdue and MSU are supposedly TBD. Unlike the Michigan rivalry, both of those games are "trophy games" that the schools may want to mutually continue for the sake of the hardware.
Works for me....1 with a MAC/SunBelt/FCS and 1 with ISU....(or we could 'man-up' and ditch the cupcakes and play a PAC or SEC school, then ISU).....that's more than enough of an OOC
Never go that way, and I am not sure they would keep ISU. They need 7 home games
At least every other year...
I'm sure the 10 conference games idea is a "knee-jerk, let's show'em how we can really it up" reaction to the lost income of the 9 game idear. If it must be upped...go to 9, and then each team will just have to alternate 4 home conference games one year, and 5 the next. Keep at least 3 OOC games. Then a team can do its "home and home" scheduled with their conference games. Ex.) 4 home conference games? Then you're home for the "home and home" series...5 conference home games? Then your away for your "home and home". Or it can do the "Iowa" thing and get its 3 home cream puff schedule...or do its home and home with ISU...
At the end of the day, this is the B1G doing what's best for the entity that is the B1G and not for their member schools.
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I agree 100%. I think they'll end up going with 9 despite the "competitive disadvantages" an uneven schedule poses for the teams that only get four home games. They'll cite the fact that the Pac-12 and Big 12 are playing 9 and the ACC may end up going that way soon once ND, Pitt and Syracuse are layered in so they'll find a way to excuse 9 as the new norm.
The B1Gs with the largest stadiums--Michigan, OSU, PSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, MSU, and Iowa--won't be happy but it will allow them to protect their OOC schedules, which will only further downgrade everyone's SOS because they'll be forced to avoid the home-and-home series with BCS teams in exchange for a steady diet of one-off home games against non-AQ schools from the MAC, Sun Belt, MWC and C-USA teams.
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