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    PAC-12 considering 9am start times for football

    This article says that the PAC-12 wants to have 9am (Pacific) start times for football, so their teams can be on TV at noon on the East Coast. While this could hurt attendance and tailgating, the article says the PAC-12 schools don't have big attendance or tailgating crowds to begin with. Only...
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    Men's Ice Hockey Realignment: 7 members of WCHA start process to form new men's league

    https://www.wzzm13.com/article/sports/hockey/7-members-of-wcha-start-process-to-form-new-mens-league/69-cae047b4-4d93-447f-a600-ac9d886556b7 The seven schools leaving the WCHA to start a new men's ice hockey conference that is yet to be named include: Bemidji State Minnesota State Mankato...
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    Conference changes that took effect on July 1

    From Wikipedia - NCAA Division I conference realignment - Wikipedia Akron Zips - reinstated baseball - MAC Akron Zips - added women's lacrosse - ASUN Bloomsburg Huskies - wrestling moved from EWL to MAC Boise State Broncos - added baseball - MW Bryant Bulldogs - field hockey moved from MAAC to...
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    Nebraska celebrates eighth anniversary in Big Ten Conference

    https://www.klkntv.com/story/40732354/nebraska-celebrates-eighth-anniversary-in-big-ten-conference "Eight years ago, Nebraska officially joined the Big Ten Conference. Since that time, the Huskers have won 16 combined conference championships, either regular season or tournament, in all sports."
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    Looking back at Maryland’s best sports moments since joining the Big Ten five years ago

    https://dbknews.com/2019/07/01/maryland-sports-best-moments-since-joining-big-ten/ "In that time, the Terps have been one of the most successful schools in the Big Ten, winning five national championships and claiming 32 Big Ten championships. There have been numerous All-Americans, Big Ten...
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    2018-2019 Leaderfield Directors' Cup - Big East vs. American

    Here are the final Directors' Cup standings for the Big East and American. Just an interesting comparison between our current and new conferences: American 60. Houston 402.83 62. UCF 393.50 72. Navy 307.00 (football only, so not sure if they should count here) 77. UConn 290.50 92...
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    Big Ten passes SEC in total revenue by $132 million in 2017-18

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/big-ten-passes-sec-in-total-revenue-by-more-than-100-million-in-2017-18-a-report-says/ According to USA Today, the conference raked in a revenue of $759 million during the 2018 fiscal year, up 45 percent from the $512.9 million from the previous...
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    Rutgers surpasses fundraising goal of $100 million for new athletic faclities to compete in Big Ten

    R Big Ten Build Hits $100 Million Milestone - Rutgers University Athletics Rutgers has entered the Big Ten Arms Race.......... New construction includes: The Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center - The Center will serve all student-athletes and provide a range of resources...
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    Money madness: See how much revenue Big Ten schools bring in from their basketball programs

    Football is the driving force in conference revenue, but basketball is providing a nice little payday for the Big Ten as well......... https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/03/15/money-madness-see-how-much-revenue-big-10-schools.html
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    Gonzaga strikes a deal to get more out of NCAA Tournament success

    Gonzaga strikes a deal to get more out of NCAA Tournament success Interesting article that discusses how the Mountain West Conference wanted Gonzaga as a member and how Gonzaga used that as leverage to get the West Coast Conference to give it more money from the tournament revenue it generates.
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    Big Ten revenue and spending per school for '17-'18

    This is kinda sorta related to realignment............The Big Ten reported on revenue and spending for the 2017-2018 school year. Rutgers and Maryland are at the bottom of the list in terms of revenue (they do not yet receive equal shares from the conference). This was the first school year in...
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    Big Ten Source: League targeting OU, Texas for 2024-25

    From the OU Insider........ Big Ten Source: League targeting OU, Texas The article says the source has targeted Oklahoma and Texas for addition to the Big Ten in 2024-25. The Big Ten will coordinate with Oklahoma when OU negotiates its third tier rights so that the next third deal rights...
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    Conference realignment moves that took effect July 1, 2018

    Below are all of the conference realignment moves that took effect as of July 1, 2018. For UConn, women's lacrosse leaves the Big East and joins the American as the conference begins sponsorship of women's lacrosse. School Sport(s) Former Conference New Conference Year Belmont Bruins Men's...
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    Forbes: Big Ten's Rights Deal Threatens To Widen Financial Gap Between Even The Biggest Conferences

    Interesting article......... Big Ten's Rights Deal Threatens To Widen Financial Gap Between Even The Biggest Conferences According to Wilner’s projections for 2018, distributions of more than $50 million would give the Big Ten a sizable revenue advantage over schools from the SEC...
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    ACC Network looking more like a sinking ship than the rising tide

    ACC Network looking more like a sinking ship than the rising tide Interesting article talking about how cash-strapped Virginia Tech is. "The soon-to-launch ACC Network is already over budget, and the return on the investment might not improve the outlook much."
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    The ACC is worse off without Maryland than the other way around - Washington Post

    Perspective | The ACC is worse off without Maryland basketball than the other way around
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    Bowl Game Payout by Conference

    College Football Playoff Payouts By Conference for 2017-2018 Bowl Game Payout by Conference: 1. Big Ten - $89.5 million 2. ACC - $87.5 million 3. SEC - $70 million 4. PAC 12 - $62 million 5. Big 12 - $60 million Notre Dame - $2.65 million AAC - $4 million for The Group of 5 New Years...
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    Gonzaga to the Big East? Keep an eye on it

    Gonzaga to the Big East? Keep an eye on it Interesting article. I'm not sure if the Big East would want to go coast-to-coast, but Gonzaga would be a great fit other than geographically.
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    July 1, 2017: Official Conference Realignment Moves

    Here are all the official conference realignment moves as of July 1, 2017: School * Sport(s) * Former Conference * New Conference Appalachian State Mountaineers Field hockey Independent MAC[21] Arizona State Sun Devils Women's lacrosse Club team Pac-12[22][23] Binghamton Bearcats Men's swimming...
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    Directors' Cup Standings with UConn in B1G

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nacda/sports/directorscup/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/D1final2017.pdf 2 Ohio State 6 Michigan 8 Penn State 16 Wisconsin 30 Minnesota 36 Northwestern 37 Nebraska 38 Illinois 41 Purdue 47 Indiana 50 Maryland 51 Iowa 53 Michigan State 116 Rutgers 92 UConn...
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    If Big Ten expands again in a few years, keep an eye on Kansas and Oklahoma

    If Big Ten expands again in a few years, keep an eye on Kansas and Oklahoma Here is another new article on conference realignment............ "But what if a 16-team Big Ten essentially became a loose alliance of two 8-team divisions – two leagues within a league? A prospective Big Ten West...
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    Save the date: All eyes on 2023 for conference realignment

    Save the date: All signs point to 2023 for conference realignment Here is a new realignment blog posted by Adam Rittenberg at ESPN.
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    Nebraska to receive full Big Ten benefits after six years

    UNL to receive full Big Ten benefits after six years Interesting article on the conference payout arrangement that Nebraska had with the Big Ten after joining the conference. Starting with the upcoming 2017-2018 season, the first season of the Big Ten's new media rights contract, Nebraska...
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    With upheaval in cable market, Power 5 bet on Silicon Valley to keep rights revenue flowing

    Really interesting article on the possible future of media rights........... Power 5 counting on Silicon Valley to keep them rich The one story any Nebraska or Big Ten football fan should read " Staples talks to conference commissioners, including the Big Ten’s Jim Delany, about the...
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    Berry Tramel: Would the Big Ten welcome OU?

    Berry Tramel: Would the Big Ten welcome OU? Pretty interesting article. It makes points about how Michigan State was not a member of the AAU until 11 years AFTER it became a member of the Big Ten and how it was known Nebraska was likely to lose its AAU membership when voted in. A lot of focus...
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