- Joe Paterno is still bitter over getting rejected from the Big East decades ago, but that won't stop him from once again stumping for Rutgers as an Eastern travel partner. Bonus weird story: what if the Big East and C-USA teamed up in 1990?
- Seth Davis had an excellent rebuttal of Taylor Branch's article in The Atlantic on college sports. As I've argued in the past, athletic departments lose money. Branch's piece had excellent research, but his central thesis was awful. The only problem with Davis's article is that he is incorrect in stating that most football programs lose money. Davis gets so much right in that piece, and yet somehow conflates football programs with entire athletic departments, even with a mountain of NCAA research to the contrary.
- Hoops Weiss makes a good case for adding Temple to the Big East. If the league has any chance of surviving, it has to split immediately. Temple, UCF, and Houston would then make good additions for a ten team all-sports conference.
- Wait, Al Golden gave his practice schedule to Rutgers?
- As of last week, Big East football was looking good by popular statistical metrics. This one should be updated in a few days. Sagarin loved Ohio, so Saturday's win got RU into the top 50 there.
- Tim Brown is back with Winnipeg of the CFL. That's good to see after his injury scares in the spring.
News and links roundup for 9/27
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