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In basketball, Nebraska could fall off a map it's barely on, given heavyweights Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue. Only A&M and Iowa State will keep playing Nebraska.
There were about 10-11 schools on Mike Blakely's release from #UF. Some of them were: #FIU, #USF, #UCF, #IowaState, #Temple and #Clemson.
(Speaking of invention ... it really is incredible to see just how far ahead of the curve the Big 12 was when it came to the spread. Of the top ten teams above, four were from the 2008 Big 12 alone. That was truly the perfect confluence of innovation and skill position experience.)
More details are emerging about Fox' planned cable rights deal with the Big 12, which sources say is worth an average of around $90M over 13 years. At that rate, Fox would pay a 350% increase over its current fee of $20M per year. But as part of the deal terms being negotiated, Fox wo...
No Nebraska? No problem. Person familiar tells me Big 12 set to get over $1.1b ($90.1m/yr) over 13 yrs from Fox for 2nd tier tv rights
Staten, a 6-foot-1 blur who has narrowed his college choices to Iowa State, Florida and Minnesota, scored 21 points and was named captain of the all-tournament team. It was quite a turnaround for a player who was criticized by some when he transferred from Sioux City West after a 4-17 season.
I once said Big 10 hoop is like watching fat people have sex - it scars you and there are no good parts ...psu-Wisconsin tonight exhibit A
The weirder it gets, the more lovable they become.
While Baylor looks like a dumber version of Kansas — tall, gifted and careless with the rock — these Cyclones seem more and more like the Cleveland Indians from that first "Major League" movie, the perfect patchwork of young and old, one heartbeat.
Individually, they’re not much to look at. Collectively, they’ll run you ragged.
Whether it’s confidence, faith, or some crazy combination of the two, this is an easy bunch to like because it has flaws, knows its flaws and simply schemes around them. The Mayor’s "Magnificent Seven" — the five starters plus Bubu Palo (one steal) and Calvin Godfrey (nine points in 18 productive minutes) — have more feistiness than a box of angry badgers.
They won’t always be this pretty. But the more you see of this team, the more you start to believe that there will be more days, magical days, just like this one.
"I have decided to . . . transfer to another school," Phillips, a junior, said in a statement released by Iowa State. "I want to thank the Iowa State coaching staff for all of their help and guidance during my time in Ames.