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Ball tweeted, "Danny o brien just messaged me this.. 'let's do this'... it shall be done then my man. #wiscONsin."
I hate the move if it does happen. Maryland even with the Armour guy, are in huge debt from the decisions the AD has made. If you are going to open a spot, aim high. This just looks like pulled a name from a hat. They might look good in the books, but they have some bagage with them.
Maryland has $50 mill exit fee baggage. Rutgers has had a good football year.
Both are in prime Midatlantic recruiting areas with big populations to sell the B1G Network. Big alumni bases for other B1G schools. Better than Missouri. Much closer than TX.
ESPn reports Rutgers and Maryland will join the leaders with Illinois shifting over.
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
@BTNTomDienhart: Leaders: Rutgers, Md., Ohio St., Penn St, Wisc, Purdue, Indiana
Legends: Mich. St., Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, NU, Minn, Ill.
Per FOX sports:
"Maryland this year cut seven sports programs because of budget concerns and has been having a hard time filling its newly renovated football stadium."
Anyone else think this sounds like desperation on the part of Maryland?
so this is what a crap sandwhich taste like
The B1G gave each school almost 25 million per school. To continue that level of income will require an additional $50 million in revenue from TV and other sources.
Maryland is going to be that team that UW plays in the first 4 games where they come and get the but handed to them for 400,000. After seeing them play, where is their 1st conference win coming from in the next couple of years? It sounds like the coach is half out the door, so in comes a new staff.
Besides the market, what does Maryland bring to the conference?
they must be crossing their fingers they get either illinois, Iowa or Minnesota in their first year. With the coach possibly on way out than maybe it opens the door for Doerren and adds to his possible Big Ten openings if others come open at the end of the year.
I just hope to hell that Hammock stays at Wisconsin for years to come because with the addition of these 2 schools comes increased awareness of the Wisconsin brand and an opportunity to get more east coast kids.
Broblakemills, Hammock would be the one that worries me. I would get rid of Canada before losing him, just for what he brings in the recruiting . UW can't keep losing these coaches.
Just catching up on this. Is it me, or is wisco getting the shaft in all this? Essentially every road game is in different time zone, not to mention several hundred additional miles away for some games. Half the fun of the conference is going on weekend trips to road games, this just makes it unrealistic for so many people. Big disadvantage to the team and more importantly the fans....but hey, who really cares. At least they can charge an additional 5 million people subscription fees to their network.
From a football recruiting standpoint you look at the division UW is in and it's great. UW gets to play teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland each season so you get to tell those kids that you'll play a game in their home state at least twice in their college career. There is a ton of talent in those states. On the flip side the only other states with a lot of talent in them that we wouldn't play every year are Illinois and Michigan and in Illinois a majority of the talent there is within 3 hours of campus. All things considered that works out pretty well for UW.
Maybe Maryland instead of having 30 some different uniform combos, just keep a couple and use the rest for other sports?
By the way, shouldn't UW think about bringing back mens baseball ?
Can the ad's say they will take Maryland as long as they promise not to wear those awful uniforms. Best part is that nobody is talking about....now that they will be in conference we will not be able to take one of their quarterbacks again!!!
This a net negative for UWs NJ recruiting. We're already going after a lot of those kids and so is Rutgers. Now their stability and prestige gets a bump so those kids can play B1G football in their own backyard. Many of the kids Rutgers doesn't get now already end up at B1G schools. The access-to-new-recruiting-territory theory only works in states that put out far more talent than can be absorbed locally or where the B1G is not currently a big pipeline where the kids haven't historically considered. That's not NJ.
Honestly though, I'm pretty sure they are happy we ended up with him seeing as how DOB 2.0 seems to be the true version.
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