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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #600 on: September 08, 2018, 10:16:00 PM »
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #601 on: September 15, 2018, 12:28:30 PM »
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/hurricane-florence-is-moving-postponing-several-college-football-games-in-week-3/

Hurricane Florence (now Tropical Storm/Tropical Depression/Huge Rain Event Florence) is affecting many CFB games scheduled for today.  Some of the bigger cancellations involving Top 25 teams are: #18 UCF at North Carolina; East Carolina at #13 Virginia Tech; #14 West Virginia at NC State.

Ohio University's game at Virginia got moved from Virginia's Charlottesville campus to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #602 on: September 15, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »
Big Ten - what's going on today?

-- BYU upsets #6 Wisconsin 24-21 in Madison
-- Kansas throttles Rutgers 55-14 (although Rutgers didn't have their starting QB - he got injured during the OSU game)
-- Temple stuns Maryland 35-14 (bizarre first loss for Maryland; they beat Texas week 1 and rolled BGSU week 2 - while Temple was 0-2 going into this game)
-- Troy stuns Nebraska 24-19 (Scott Frost era begins 0-2)
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #603 on: September 15, 2018, 08:01:07 PM »
#12 LSU makes game-ending FG to win at #7 Auburn:  http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=401012273

Props to the LSU's Cajun Coach Ed Orgeron and former OSU QB Joe Burrow.
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #604 on: September 16, 2018, 12:28:56 PM »
Big Ten - what's going on today?

-- BYU upsets #6 Wisconsin 24-21 in Madison
-- Kansas throttles Rutgers 55-14 (although Rutgers didn't have their starting QB - he got injured during the OSU game)
-- Temple stuns Maryland 35-14 (bizarre first loss for Maryland; they beat Texas week 1 and rolled BGSU week 2 - while Temple was 0-2 going into this game)
-- Troy stuns Nebraska 24-19 (Scott Frost era begins 0-2)

The first two weeks had some ugly upsets against the Big Ten as well as more losses than wins in marquee matchups, too.

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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #605 on: September 16, 2018, 03:08:33 PM »
Big Ten - what's going on today?

-- BYU upsets #6 Wisconsin 24-21 in Madison
-- Kansas throttles Rutgers 55-14 (although Rutgers didn't have their starting QB - he got injured during the OSU game)
-- Temple stuns Maryland 35-14 (bizarre first loss for Maryland; they beat Texas week 1 and rolled BGSU week 2 - while Temple was 0-2 going into this game)
-- Troy stuns Nebraska 24-19 (Scott Frost era begins 0-2)

The first two weeks had some ugly upsets against the Big Ten as well as more losses than wins in marquee matchups, too.

Yesterday, 7 Big Ten teams lost to unranked opponents.  Northwestern also got zapped 39-34 by the Akron Zips in a late game.

However, the top 3 teams in the B1G East - OSU, PSU & UM - looked strong yesterday.  While Minnesota and Indiana both improved to 3-0 with wins over MAC teams yesterday, plus Iowa is 3-0 with a win over Northern Iowa.
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #606 on: September 17, 2018, 01:15:24 PM »
The MAC has a badass new tradition for every time it beats a Power 5 team.

YAAARRRRR.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/7/24/17607700/mac-pirate-flag-yaaarrr

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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #607 on: September 17, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »
It reminds me of one of those LEGO Pirate boat sails.
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #608 on: September 22, 2018, 01:53:43 PM »
Columbus Business First (part of the Biz Journals publication network) linked to this recent analysis by the Memphis Business Journal about the biggest spending programs in college football:

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/15/ohio-state-in-top-10-for-spending-on-football-but.html



Above is a link to the full article and a screenshot of the slides showing the top 31 spending programs.  Memphis Business Journal used college athletics spending data from the U.S. Department of Educationís Equality in Athletics Data Analysis tool.  Then they ranked the programs based on the biggest four-year expenses on college football from 2014-17.

The slides shown above list the total expenses for the most recent data year and then the total four-year expenses for 2014-17.  Because of the thumbnail format, it lists the top spending programs in reverse order - so it goes from 31st ranked UCLA with $105 million in four-year expenses to #1 ranked Alabama with $211.2 million in four-year expenses.

Although the Memphis Business Journal analysis is very interesting, it doesn't list every CFB program.  They elected to focus on programs with over $100 million in four-year expenses (of which there are 31).  Still, within this top 31 group, there were some interesting things:

-- Alabama's $211.2 million four-year spending was significantly higher than every other program.  The closest to Bama were Auburn at $174.4 million and Florida State at $154.9 million.

-- Auburn and Florida State were on a tier between Alabama and the rest of the $100+ million pack - starting with a trio of programs at the $141 million level - Penn State, Texas, Michigan.

-- Ohio State was only 10th in overall spending at $131.7 million - and only 3rd in the Big Ten, behind Penn State and Michigan.  Although, it could be argued that the difference between $131M and $141M is somewhat negligible.

-- OSU's opponent last week - Texas Christian University (TCU) was somewhat a surprising high spender at 7th with $137.5 million.

-- Another surprising high spender was Arkansas at 11th and $130.4 million. (Maybe not so surprising since Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a prominent alum/booster)

-- A surprising lower spender was Tennessee at only 29th with $106.9 million.

-- And it seemed surprising that Oklahoma State and Oregon didn't crack the $100 million mark.  T. Boone Pickens gave a record $165 million lump sum donation to Oklahoma State in 2006 and Nike founder Phil Knight has given around $200 million to Oregon athletics since 2007.  However, its possible that big chunks of that money have already been spent and are not reflected by this 2014-17 data.

-- All of the 31 programs spending over $100 million were members of the Power Five conferences: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), BIG 12, BIG TEN, PAC-12 and Southeastern Conference (SEC).

In addition to those 31, Memphis Business Journal also listed some schools in the non-Power Five American Athletic Conference (AAC) - which the University of Memphis is a member:

- University of Central Florida: $74 million
- Temple University: $66.6 million
- University of Connecticut: $65.8 million
- Southern Methodist University: $64.2 million
- University of Cincinnati: $57.7 million
- University of Memphis: $54.8 million

It would have been interesting to see where some of the Power Five schools not spending over $100 million ranked.  For instance, within the Big Ten - Maryland, Rutgers, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois and Northwestern did not spend over $100 million and so were not listed.  But they still might have spent more than the AAC schools listed by Memphis Business Journal.  The same might be true for any ACC, BIG 12, BIG TEN, PAC-12 and SEC program not reaching their $100 million threshold.
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Re: NCAA Football: General News & Discussion
« Reply #609 on: September 22, 2018, 08:41:34 PM »
ODU's upset of #13 Virginia Tech might be one of the biggest upsets in college football history. ODU lost to Liberty, a team recently added to FBS, 52-10 a few weeks ago. They were 0-3 prior to today's 49-35 victory:

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/09/22/old-dominion-gambling-upset-virginia-tech-college-football