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Wednesday morning buffet

Kibbles and bits from around college football:

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Driven to drink.

At least nobody’s blamed Grantham like this.

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Conference expansion and game theory?

Jeebus, is there a more pompous twit in college athletics than Jim Delany?

During this relatively quiet time, the Big Ten began to analyze the college sports landscape and attempted to determine what was ahead of the curve that their rival conferences weren’t seeing. They played game theory and asked themselves what would be both the obvious and unintended consequences if they expanded again. They eventually came to the realization that there was far more risk in defending the status quo than being proactive and making a new acquisition. What might not have made a lot of sense fifteen years ago made imminent sense now. For the Big Ten, it became clear that it wasn’t a question of whether the conference should expand anymore, but rather what school they should add.

So that’s how you get to Maryland and Rutgers.

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The best things in life are free.

The Big Ten tries to assure everyone that spending more money doesn’t guarantee football happiness – except when it does.

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Sunday morning buffet

Wakey, wakey, football fans.

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Thursday morning buffet

Time to nosh.

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Thursday morning buffet

Plenty of goodies to get your day started with:

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Mike Slive’s defensive tackle can beat up Jim Delany’s honor student.

What is it with Jim Delany coming off like a suburban mom driving a Chrysler minivan sporting one of those “my kid is an honor student” bumper stickers?  He’s done it before and he’s doing it again.

Despite the championship drought, the Big Ten’s core objective hasn’t changed.

“Being viewed as the gold standard of athletic and academic balance,” Delany said.

Such a mission statement might draw eye-rolls among college football fans and some media, but the Big Ten will continue to trumpet its success with graduation rates, broad-based athletic programs and other traits that are overshadowed by the race for the crystal football. Delany certainly wants more titles in the major sports, but he notes, “Sometimes when you win championships, you may lose sight of [the core message].”

Yeah, that’s it.  The Big Ten gets smoked in the postseason because its players are too smart.

If that gold standard is how Delany wants his conference seen in the public eye, there’s another Bowl Delany could bring to the Big Ten Network.

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Tuesday morning buffet

Smells good.

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”When in doubt, throw him out.“

The Big Ten’s catch phrase for how its officials are expected to handle the new targeting rule is almost as catchy as “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Whatever happened to the once popular “do your effing job”?

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