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847badgerfan

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 01:45:22 PM »
What I see happening is that if/when B1G schools started adding FCS games, the MAC schools will tone down the demand for a return game and just take the guarantee. They will probably come begging for it, to be honest. They've priced themselves out.
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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2017, 02:39:41 PM »
What I see happening is that if/when B1G schools started adding FCS games, the MAC schools will tone down the demand for a return game and just take the guarantee. They will probably come begging for it, to be honest. They've priced themselves out.

I hope that's the case. While I know the paycheck games are good for the FCS, and I understand why the B1G made the change the way they did (teams want 7 home games every year), I don't like playing FCS teams. Even if they're the only teams Purdue can reliably beat any more, I still think they devalue our schedules in general.

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2017, 02:41:25 PM »
I hope that's the case. While I know the paycheck games are good for the FCS, and I understand why the B1G made the change the way they did (teams want 7 home games every year), I don't like playing FCS teams. Even if they're the only teams Purdue can reliably beat any more, I still think they devalue our schedules in general.
It's amazing how quickly it devolved.  I remember UM being mocked for playing EMU, and that was just like 2000ish.  The floor went from something above MAC to MAC to FCS in like 5 years.

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 03:23:01 PM »
The reason given by Delaney for this change in policy is that it became difficult to find a team to schedule.

He didn't say it was because MAC schools were holding the Big Ten for ransom, but the FCS schools have always done so.

I think it is good for the State of Iowa that UNI play Iowa once every 4-years. It keeps the money in-state. And it is quite often a competitive game. UNI is no slouch. Ask Wisconsin.

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 03:45:42 PM »
Fortunately, this is irrelevant for Michigan (save your App State jokes), which has had recent and/or up-coming guarantee games against Colorado, BYU, Oregon State, UCF, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Air Force, Army, SMU, San Diego State, and UNLV, in addition to a few MAC/CUSA teams, and I expect that to continue.

Obviously, most schools don't have what I call scheduling leverage, but Ohio State and a few other power programs, have scheduled similarly, to their credit.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 10:17:26 PM »

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2017, 11:22:12 PM »
Boo this move. 1-AA tomato cans need to stay where they belong, down in 1-AA.

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Re: FCS Teams no longer prohibited
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2017, 11:28:05 PM »
If you made me Big Ten czar, I'd go to a 10 game conference schedule, and allow every team to play one Group of 5 game and one P5 game, no FCS.

Also no Friday games, but that's a different issue.

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2017, 07:37:01 AM »
If I were the NCAA Czar, I'd have 6 conferences with 11 schools, and every conference would play 10 games. There would be 3 OOC games - 2 of which would be against P6 schools and one at the pleasure of each school.
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