Today, in doing it for the kids

This seems fine.

But… all that money!

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35 responses to “Today, in doing it for the kids

  1. kokainmothershed

    I’m afflicted with the tendency to read “doing it for the kids” to the tune of the Doobie Brothers’ “takin’ it to the streets”.

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  2. miltondawg

    A conference “source?” Everyone with a damn brain realized when it was announced that the USC and UCLA athletes would be traveling an astronomical amount.

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    • dawg100

      Virtually as much as Hawaii.

      Insane.

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      • Ozam

        Excellent analogy. No doubt the B10 will be spitting that out soon.

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        • godawgs1701

          Hawaii, of course, doesn’t have much of an alternative. If only UCLA and USC could have found universities of similar size and scope against whom to play sports without having to fly to New Jersey.

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      • Down Island Way

        Alex, “What is airline cancellations for $200, please”….At least Hawaii could be considered a destination, of sorts, nothing in the big14 is considered a destination, unless you like ’em cornfed on datenight and that highstepping cow pie dodging marching band from badgers territory on saturdays…

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  3. 69Dawg

    Jet lag for the win!!!!!

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  4. Women’s soccer team going from LA to Piscataway, NJ and back over a weekend … just wow.

    The Pac 12 schools and the other western schools should absolutely tell USC and UCLA that they will not schedule them in any sport and make them travel all of the time.

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  5. ugafidelis

    And here we are complaining about the travel time to Jacksonville.

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  6. uga97

    Today’s Athletic Article brought to readers by “No shit Sherlock” .

    And Oregon is warming up to a piece of that ass… https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaaf/oregon-big-ten-preliminary-expansion-discussions?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=BrettMcMurphy

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  7. practicaldawg

    Hey, I hear the USC/UCLA fanbases are really fired up for a chance to make the trip to Northwestern, Indiana, Rutgers, and other celebrated big 10 venues. No one living on the west coast wants to go to an away game on the west coast when they can fly Bloomington, IN and New Jersey. This is a win for everyone.

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  8. moe pritchett

    Can’t wait till we get a late November game of USC at Camp Randall.

    “A nice chilly 12* 7:00pm kick off here at Camp Randall as the USC Trojans take on the Badgers.”

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  9. Faltering Memory

    I’m warming up to the California system regents stopping UCLA’s move or taking a huge chunk of the money for the system. UCLA loses big time.

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  10. drunkenmonken

    Do they fly charter or can they let the SAs have the frequent flyer miles?

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  11. DC Weez

    Wonder what is the over-under on the number of minor sports eliminated by USC and UCLA in the first 5 years after joining the Big 10?

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  12. I thought those Cali commies were all about decreasing travel due to greenhouse emissions? What’s that you say? Money trumps everything else?

    I suppose they really are going green.

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  13. godawgs1701

    Those kids who signed up to play soccer in southern California are going to be surprised by the late fall weather in Piscataway for sure.

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  14. PTC DAWG

    College Sports had a good run.

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    • stoopnagle

      Hey, it’s not like they’re asking them to play 11 games in 14 days or anything just to promote the school.

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  15. The world has gone slap damn crazy ……

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  16. trbodawg

    I wanna know who gets to keep the Air Miles?

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  17. stoopnagle

    Yes, but the B1G and the Pac are the “academic” conferences full of AAU institutions and they say academics are important (unlike in our football factories that, oh by the way, have lower admission rates and better student inputs than most of their schools) and so it is because they said so and oh hey get on this plane, yo. We’re going to West Lafayette!

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  18. mg4life0331

    Well then let those sports act as separate entities and join whatever conference they choose. It also means they don’t get subsidized by the other sports anymore either

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  19. Hobnail_Boot

    Cry me a river. Those “students” get tutors, chefs, and palatial gyms.

    Sleep in the bed you made.

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  20. Get some luxury buses, equipped with satellite internet for online study/classes, and head out across the country Labor Day weekend barnstorming to return by Christmas. Declare “home” status at the Big1G schools as needed…crowd mix will be about the same anyway. Should be awesome recruiting tool for the non-revenue sports: “Come to USC and see the country!”

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