I know this isn’t a particularly profound observation on my part, but nobody – and I mean nobody – in college athletics has more chutzpah than Jim Delany.
Filed under BCS/Playoffs
Would it make Delany feel better if the NCAA gave out participation and self esteem trophies to all the Big Ten schools. If a Big Ten team is good enough, they will make the CWS. Sounds like the same whining that we heard from the non automatic qualifiers in CFB.
Maybe B1G could use some of that fat cat B1G Network money to get competitive?
Oregon State thinks this is bull-poop.
You don’t see the Southern teams bitching about competitive disadvantage in collegiate hockey.
That’s because we aren’t smart enough to. This is complete crap, if you are relevant you get to go. This guy is too good to have to deal with anyone else and wants to break up other conferences and set precedence and receive preferential treatment. What a jackass.
Syracuse University, with none of the vast monetary resources currently available to institutions of the Big 10, built a domed multi-purpose stadium for football and basketball.
Perhaps if the Big 10 actually gives a damn about college baseball, her member institutions should build some domes. That would seem a bit more fair to me than promising two slots in Omaha based solely on a weather forecast.
Hell, you might even move to the head of the line in recruiting with players clamoring to play in your shiny new stadium.
“Why would I go?”
I always thought it was because Jim had trouble hitting a breaking ball.
Delaney needs to convince all of his members to even play intercollegiate baseball first before he starts spouting off about the sport, don’t you think?
Didn’t they win most of basketball at one time? Could it be that many athletes from the South played more outdoor sports due to weather and didn’t spend as much time in really good gymnasiums? Don’t they have indoor facilities for football practice?
“Build it and they will come” isn’t a reference to houses of prostitution.
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