- Sep 11, 2013
I'm sure they'll do some creative scheduling where teams will do like a Thursday/Saturday back-to-back with USC & UCLA, to minimize travel. That way teams only have to do 1 Cali trip a year.
I'm really going to hate those Wednesday night 10pm tips.
On the gigantic plus side, maybe BTN can poach national treasure Bill Walton.
Goes from the conference where there isn't any truckstops, to the one with world's largest. Bill Walton's whole existence got flipped upside down today.Had this exact thought. But I am not a Bill Walton Experience fan. I know we don't have to go over it all because we did that last season.
However, I'd laugh hearing him do a game without saying conference of champions.
On the football side, that definitely could happen. NCAA doesn't control the media rights at all for football and NCAA right now basically does zero enforcement on football as there is no incentive for them to step in. Football has been growing ever more autonomous since the 1980s when the conferences got their own media rights for football. And NCAA is completely cut out of media package for the playoff.I think the B1G and SEC will say goodbye to the ncaa and will have their own organization instead. Probably will happen fairly quickly too.
BT should do what the PAC 12 already does for the most part in scheduling. You play USC and UCLA in the same week (Thursday/Sat). The scheduling is more problematic for UCLA/USC coming east but with the money they make, the extra flights and costs will be the least of their worries for sure. In part that is why I believe there will be more coming out West. The Pac12 TV deal scheduled through 2023 will now be considerably less than before and it was already about half of the BT to begin with.
Tuition not affected by this. Just the TV $$$$$$$$ alone will cover many new baubles for the ADs in the B1G.Wonder how much a gallon of jet fuel is. Just for a conference game the cost to send your team, well, it's going to be much more expensive. These schools have way too much money. No wonder tuition is so high.