Friday, December 19, 2008
- Jack Bogaczyk of the Charleston Daily Mail explains how WVU may be due some more dough from the Meineke Car Care Bowl
- Pics from USF's 2008 Awards Banquet, courtesy of usfnation.com (scout.com)
- A nice write-up about Pitt's Scott McKillop in Oregon's Register-Guard
- Mike DiMauro of Connecticut's day.com says you need to trust UCONN's Randy Edsall when it comes to recruiting
From Olin Buchanan's mailbag on rivals.com -- Addressing Notre Dame's conference affiliation issue (Big East mentioned):
From: David in Canton, Ohio: What is keeping Notre Dame from joining the Big Ten?
In 1999, Notre Dame had serious discussions with the Big Ten about joining, but ultimately chose to remain independent in football.
Why? Several reasons, but the bottom line is money. You'd be thrilled if you made $1 million. But what if you made $1 million, then had to share it with 11 others?
By remaining independent, Notre Dame keeps all the revenue it generates in football, while conferences share revenue.
I don't know if Notre Dame ever will change its stance. If the Irish football program remains stuck in mediocrity for another decade, loses some of its national appeal and loses its TV deal with NBC, then maybe it would look into conference affiliation.
Even then, there would be no guarantee the Irish would join the Big Ten. Perhaps in that scenario, they would join the Big East because Notre Dame already is a member in other sports.