hard to imagine that the two schools would tip the scales from favorable to unfavorable, but with the Big 12 allegedly interested in Arizona, ASU, and Utah, and with the LA schools already off the board, maybe the full slate of PAC leftovers just contains too much fat?... I wouldn't be surprised if regents, presidents, and chancellors are muddying the waters with the social ideological issues. There's a huge gap societally between California, Oregon, Washington, and Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia.
Not that it matters, anymore with the LA - B1G merger, but the Big 12 already reaches into the ET time zone and soon into the Mountain time zone as well. I find it hard to watch the west coast late night games.
Posted 19 July 2022, 1:35 p.m.
I understand your argument for trying to maximize TV sets by not selecting multiple schools from individual states/TV market areas. However, I hate separating historic and natural rivalries. I assume that from a purely advertising/TV money perspective it would make more sense to build the conference the way that you propose. Oklahoma leaving for the SEC and replaced by Cincinnati may actually end up being a slight net+ from that perspective since OSU keeps those TV viewers from the OKC and Tulsa TV markets, but losing Bedlam just feels wrong. Just like it felt wrong for Mizzou to leave. And it would also feel wrong to separate KU and KSU. Sure, eventually it may end up being financially better, but from my perspective the weakening of the in-state rivalries by separating schools is overall a loss for the larger community, because those rivalries are healthy for communities and for society and the stronger the rivalry the more, in my opinion, they bring people together for common interest.
my hypotheses may all be wrong, but I have been able to develop connections with people from KSU and from Mizzou that I otherwise wouldn't be able to make except for the common experience of the rivalry. I can't form that same kind of connection with less natural rivalries such as Kentucky or West Virginia or even ISU.
Posted 19 July 2022, 11:12 a.m.
Good for him! If he remains healthy then he stands a good shot at earning a guaranteed NBA contract.
Posted 19 July 2022, 8:27 a.m.
sounds good to me. I still don't like the thought of KU going to the Big 10 or any other league. Despite the obvious financial incentive to being in the Big 10 or the SEC, it just doesn't feel right. And somehow it still feels considerably better to be a part of a vastly different Big 8/12/16... even without Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and some schools from Texas (after all we've still got the wildkitties, as well as ISU, and OSU... and now the odds are not bad for Colorado coming "home", that would make for a majority of the old Big 8).
Maybe I'm irrational. Maybe I'm too nostalgic, but if the "four corners" schools can save the conference then I'm in. After all I prefer the travel destinations of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado much better than Lincoln, Columbia, and Norman (or even Tuscaloosa, Gainesville, Columbus OH, or Ann Arbor.
Posted 19 July 2022, 8:23 a.m.
sounds like the Jayhawks performed well all around, save for Braun's 1 for 7 shooting from deep. We know he's better than that though.
DMac had a pretty typical DMac stat line, 10 and 6 in 19 minutes is a solid contribution, assuming he didn't go off script and shoot the ball 15 times. If he is consistent it could very well be enough to earn a two-way contract.
Garrett also stuffing the stat sheet with his all around play.
Posted 11 July 2022, 8:08 a.m.
I've owned several guns. The BATFE knows this because they somehow have managed to keep records of the all of the form 4473 background checks for the past 20 years or more.
Unfortunately I lost all of them in a series of tragic boating accidents... I'd be sad for all of my lost firearms, but all of those boats were worth much more. Good thing my cars don't go on the water. Of course they are much more deadly than the guns, but aren't nearly as useful for home defense.
Posted 8 July 2022, 7:31 a.m.
But anyway, I only remembered about the California bill because I read about it on this site, KUSports.com
Posted 6 July 2022, 7:28 a.m.
there's an obvious cynicism to the justification that public funds can't be used for travel to other states, but they can be used to pay the salaries of the people who are scheduling the travel and participating in the travel and to pay for the salary of the person who's job it is to raise private funds to pay for the travel.
Posted 5 July 2022, 2:13 p.m.
I didn't know that Godot looked like Quasimodo
Posted 5 July 2022, 1:42 p.m.
I guess the travel ban doesn't matter anymore though seeing as how UCLA is going to be joining the B1G and Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio were also on the banned list
Posted 5 July 2022, 1:27 p.m.