- Only seven D-1 schools’ athletic departments have managed to stay in the black on their own for the past five years: Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
- 21st century name recognition: “Although the team lost its opening round game in overtime to second-seeded Villanova University, traffic to the university’s Web site increased 40 percent and the school ranked among top trending topics on Twitter.”
- Tony Barnhart speculates about conference expansion after hearing a bunch of other people speculate about conference expansion.
- I’m guessing one of the people he didn’t talk to was Jack Swarbrick: “The only things that could make it happen are the sorts of radical change in the industry that would cause upheaval and impact a lot more (schools) than Notre Dame,” he says. “You wind up with only three conferences. You wind up with two tiers of conferences. Now, all of a sudden, it’s not three divisions in college; it’s four. It’s the big change. I don’t see that happening.”
- Making money off of open records requests.
- Gene Chizik is on the fourth warmest seat in the SEC? I obviously don’t understand how Pete Fiutak’s scale is calibrated.
- Last year, Corch Meyers wowed the more gullible members of the press with tales of the I-formation and Tebow under center. This year, it looks like he’s opting to go with the two-quarterback story.