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who you got kait...for Monday nite
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never went in the college thread...but do you and gary get into ncaa?
what's yalls teams?
Tough call, both teams are 3-0. New Orleans is a softer 3-0, so I think the Dolphins win. NCAA Football or Basketball? I usually work on Saturdays, so I don't watch much college football. I follow, but very casually. I follow college basketball more closely, even if it is a hollow, drunken shell of it's self. Gary and I live in
ACCcollege basketball territory. The college game is bigger here than the NBA.
I don't really care about NCAA football either, no. I'll watch some big time matchups occasionally, but that's it.
I wish the Terps do well, but I don't really support them in earnest. Especially when you can't even count on them being on live television on a weekly basis.
Maryland has never really had a big football program. I've never really had much interest. They are playing pretty well this season. They crushed WVA, first time they've been the Mountaineers in seven years, iirc
They actually won two national championships in the 50s, and them moving to the Big Ten is a move to improve their program, or at least try to. But no, never been the focal point.
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The move to the Big 10 is about money, not about football. The Maryland sports program was on the verge of bankruptcy. Big 10 Network money will help restore solvency. The Big 10 also has an academic money sharing program, giving the academic side of the University a boost. The Big 10 is better academically than most of the ACC. That money could indirectly lead to better football, if they invest in new facilities. Big 10 football is so much better than the ACC that, in the short term, it should make Maryland Football worse.
I meant improving it financially. All they talk about is who'll be playing games at Byrd Stadium and how many tickets they'll sell to Penn State fans, for example.
When and if they get any better is anyone's guess.