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    https://www.cornnation.com/2018/4/12...ig-ten-network

    Someone will pick it up...but at what cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    https://www.cornnation.com/2018/4/12...ig-ten-network

    Someone will pick it up...but at what cost?
    What? They don't have AT&T DirecTV in B1G country? Of course, you would have to give up the Pac 12 network but that is a sacrifice I would be willing to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    https://www.cornnation.com/2018/4/12...ig-ten-network

    Someone will pick it up...but at what cost?
    Sounds like they will still offer BTN inside the Big Ten's footprint. So if you're in Utah, say goodbye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Sounds like they will still offer BTN inside the Big Ten's footprint. So if you're in Utah, say goodbye.
    Where are you seeing that? The article seemed to indicate that Comcast dropping B10N wouldn't impact local Nebraska fans as much since Comcast doesn't have much of a presence there. But I don't see how you could read this passage without concluding that the Big 10 footprint will definitely be affected:

    While this may not be a huge blow for the fans back in Lincoln and Omaha who mainly deal with Cox and Spectrum as their cable providers, it affects the rest of the Big Ten in a large way. Many Nebraska graduates who live in Chicago have Comcast, along with those residing in other midwestern states such as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, etc. Losing access to Big Ten Network would be a blow for not only the football team, but also other sports such as volleyball, and basketball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Where are you seeing that? The article seemed to indicate that Comcast dropping B10N wouldn't impact local Nebraska fans as much since Comcast doesn't have much of a presence there. But I don't see how you could read this passage without concluding that the Big 10 footprint will definitely be affected:
    Its in the UPDATE: section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Its in the UPDATE: section.

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    So you are telling me I"ll have to drive to B1G country to watch Illinois play Rutgers in football?
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    So Nebraska is not in the Big 10

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    https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/sports...mpression=true

    “BTN is now facing our biggest challenge since the launch of the network,” Silverman said at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “Our 10-year agreement with Comcast expires at the end of August. A few months ago, BTN was removed from out-of-market cable systems on Comcast, which is the leading cable provider in the country. … It’s extremely concerning.”

    Comcast isn’t just the No. 1 cable provider in the country; it’s No. 1 in the 11 Big Ten states – five of those (Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey) rank in the top 11 nationally and have a combined population alone of 56.1 million. If the channel stops being carried, not only will fewer fans be able to watch games through cable television, a lot fewer dollars will come into the Big Ten.

    And if Comcast can do this with the Big Ten, then why not the SEC and others?
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    The real question is when are the leagues (or individual teams) going to turn to Twitter, Facebook and Netflix ... and also come to the realization that only those teams that have a broad enough appeal, beyond their local media footprint, will draw eyeballs? Teams like Illinois, Kansas, Rutgers and Utah etc. in your league are simply dead weight.
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    You know who carries the Big Ten network on their basic tiers? Hulu Live TV and Youtube TV. Both cost $40. If you pay $5 more than the basic tier on Playstation Vue, it's also available there. My hatred of Comcast remains to this day after The Mtn debacle. I hope every Big Ten fan affected by this (I'm unclear whether it also affects the customers in the Big 10 footprint) cuts the cable with Comcast and goes streaming or to satellite.
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    Saw this and lol'd. As the author admits, the last part of his plan is a hot mess, but it's an 'interesting' idea:

    https://www.seccountry.com/sec/the-m...ouve-ever-seen

    Quick highlights:

    1. Build a 16-team super conference.
    2. Build two more 16-team super conferences (includes BYU and Utah)
    3. Install a relegation system (and a Big Dance).

    Maybe it's just crazy enough to work ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Saw this and lol'd. As the author admits, the last part of his plan is a hot mess, but it's an 'interesting' idea:

    https://www.seccountry.com/sec/the-m...ouve-ever-seen

    Quick highlights:

    1. Build a 16-team super conference.
    2. Build two more 16-team super conferences (includes BYU and Utah)
    3. Install a relegation system (and a Big Dance).

    Maybe it's just crazy enough to work ...
    That is pretty crazy but I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Saw this and lol'd. As the author admits, the last part of his plan is a hot mess, but it's an 'interesting' idea:

    https://www.seccountry.com/sec/the-m...ouve-ever-seen

    Quick highlights:

    1. Build a 16-team super conference.
    2. Build two more 16-team super conferences (includes BYU and Utah)
    3. Install a relegation system (and a Big Dance).

    Maybe it's just crazy enough to work ...
    I'm still waiting to find out that our program is NOT on life support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I'm still waiting to find out that our program is NOT on life support.
    NOT on life support!

    Honestly, after last season, I didn't know what to expect. The so called experts who attended our practices talked about the glaring gap in talent on our team compared to P5 teams. I wonder how much money this one win against Wisconsin is worth to the program in future tv contracts? Also, how far does it go in helping us into the P5 in the next round of realignment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    NOT on life support!

    Honestly, after last season, I didn't know what to expect. The so called experts who attended our practices talked about the glaring gap in talent on our team compared to P5 teams. I wonder how much money this one win against Wisconsin is worth to the program in future tv contracts? Also, how far does it go in helping us into the P5 in the next round of realignment?
    I’m sort of worries it will make good football schools avoid scheduling us. Who wants to get wisconsined?


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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I’m sort of worries it will make good football schools avoid scheduling us. Who wants to get wisconsined?
    The SEC counts BYU as a P5 game, so maybe we start getting more of that treatment from other conferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    I’m sort of worrie[d] it will make good football schools avoid scheduling us. Who wants to get wisconsined?
    Or Oklahomaed or Alabamaed or Arkansased or Michiganed or . . . .

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