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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Good for them...

    But it'll go nowhere.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    From the Senators' letter...

    Rather it appears that invitations are being extended because of the major media markets where they are situated.
    Is Nebraska considered a major media market?


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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    From the Senators' letter...



    Is Nebraska considered a major media market?
    Omaha is smaller than Des moines/Ames, by just a little bit. 74 and 78, or something. Of course the Big 10 feels they have that sewed up with Iowa.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    From the Senators' letter...



    Is Nebraska considered a major media market?
    When you can span an entire state by picking up one school, that's a lot of TV sets.


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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Not to derail:

    1. I find it hard to believe that Nebbie will pull their "revenue weight". The only thing the BTN concretely picked up is the #78 TV market and whatever Lincoln is. (700,000 subscription paying households @ apx. $1/mo = $8.4M/year)

    2. I also find it hard to believe that with nearly every conf. digging in for a slice of the "TV revenue" pie, the BTN will continue to provide $22M for each school in years ahead.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Good for them...

    But it'll go nowhere.
    It said the letter was dated June 10th. Maybe it already had the effects it was going to have by halting more expansion at this time.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by delt4cy View Post
    Not to derail:

    1. I find it hard to believe that Nebbie will pull their "revenue weight". The only thing the BTN concretely picked up is the #78 TV market and whatever Lincoln is.

    2. I also find it hard to believe that with nearly every conf. digging in for a slice of the "TV revenue" pie, the BTN will continue to provide $22M for each school in years ahead.
    Wrong. The Big Ten picks up the ENTIRE state of Nebraska. Not just omaha and lincoln.


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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Please keep the politics in the cave.


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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by delt4cy View Post
    Not to derail:

    1. I find it hard to believe that Nebbie will pull their "revenue weight". The only thing the BTN concretely picked up is the #78 TV market and whatever Lincoln is.

    2. I also find it hard to believe that with nearly every conf. digging in for a slice of the "TV revenue" pie, the BTN will continue to provide $22M for each school in years ahead.
    Nebby agreed to none equal revenue sharing when joining. The only way that Nebby will get $22 million a year is if adding them to the big ten creates that much additional money. Nebraska was guaranteed as much money as they were getting in the big 12 this year.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    It said the letter was dated June 10th. Maybe it already had the effects it was going to have by halting more expansion at this time.
    "The day before the university presidents voted to admit Nebraska to the conferene".

    It was a unanimous vote, right?



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    "The day before the university presidents voted to admit Nebraska to the conferene".

    It was a unanimous vote, right?
    It was but it stopped there also when speculation was it could continue.



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Wrong. The Big Ten picks up the ENTIRE state of Nebraska. Not just omaha and lincoln.
    So that's what? Another 50K?



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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Omaha is smaller than Des moines/Ames, by just a little bit. 74 and 78, or something. Of course the Big 10 feels they have that sewed up with Iowa.
    My buddies are saying the Big ten now stands for Ten States.


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    Re: Harkin and Grassley Questioning Big 10

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    It was but it stopped there also when speculation was it could continue.
    Or, that's as far as it was going. 11+1 makes a nice round number. That's my take.

    This did little to nothing. And if the Big 10 ignores this (which I think they did) and goes to 16 or whatever, as does the Pac 10, this still goes nowhere. WAY too much money on the line.



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