- Nov 11, 2008
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100% agree.What the hell, let's throw in Faber College and Hogwarts while we're at it.
I understand this is all about money but personally I just can't get excited by this. I'm getting old I suppose but it sure seems like this drains a lot of the appeal from long standing regional rivalries.
The rate of deterioration of college athletics is astounding, imo.
Yes. And as I age I agree with the old man call -It really is. We had modest realignment in the 1990s (Penn State, a few others around the country), it accelerated a tad in the early 2000's (Nebraska, Colorado, a few others, fine). Then Big Ten Network comes in and college sports is changed for the worse forever. Expansion rapidly increases, NIL, Portal, expansion increases again and here we are, with Oregon and Rutgers in the same conference. Sigh.
What made college sports special was regional rivalries, tradition, etc. This is not "old man yelling at clouds" this is a self-inflicted seismic change in the landscape of college sports, all driven by TV deals.