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“It’s the best deal in the country.”

Ohio State’s Gene Smith is all in with Jim Delany’s vision of Big Ten expansion.

“I know that change is hard,” Smith said. “The reality is that the Big Ten needed to change in order to position ourselves for the 21st-century model of intercollegiate athletic competition.”

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"It's our job to teach them how to make a living at the university and not to give them their living at the university."

Brian Cook does a nice job skewering David Shaw’s company man defense of the collegiate model here.

The system has been very good to David Shaw.

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Bob Bowlsby, champion of the little guy

The Big 12 Commissioner, we are told, “came to the defense of the collegiate model” at Big 12 media days Monday.  It was a touching performance. 374 more words

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It's not really player compensation if it keeps him playing for us.

Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M’s extremely talented offensive tackle, could have gone pro, but elected to come back to school for his senior year.  One reason for that is… 318 more words

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Georgia Tech embraces the new paradigm.

Tech’s getting a nice bump in TV money.

The distribution from the ACC increased by 32 percent, from $17.9 million to $23.6 million. The distribution largely comes from ESPN, and the boost is a result of the ACC’s renegotiated contract with the network after the addition of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the grant of rights and the upcoming college football playoff.

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