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    OWH: Conference Won't Stop Erstad

    Great attitudes by the other Big 10 coaches (NOT!):

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20120602/BIGRED/706029893
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    The geographic disadvantages are obvious, until you observe that 30% of MLB teams also play ball within the conference footprint.

    Is the season calendar inequitable? Absolutely. But the B1G hasn't done itself any favors by lumping on additional competitive restrictions -- max travel days, no oversigning, etc. -- on top of the disadvantage. The conference needs to get out of it's own way and increase its competitiveness before it will be taken seriously in any NCAA meeting.
    "This is not about what we want to do; this is about giving [the players] the best tools to play fast and win games." Mike Riley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    The geographic disadvantages are obvious, until you observe that 30% of MLB teams also play ball within the conference footprint.

    Is the season calendar inequitable? Absolutely. But the B1G hasn't done itself any favors by lumping on additional competitive restrictions -- max travel days, no oversigning, etc. -- on top of the disadvantage. The conference needs to get out of it's own way and increase its competitiveness before it will be taken seriously in any NCAA meeting.
    But realize also that every MLB team holds spring training in either FL or AZ.

    Otherwise, yes, the Big Ten does itself no favors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerWeatherman View Post
    But realize also that every MLB team holds spring training in either FL or AZ.

    Otherwise, yes, the Big Ten does itself no favors.
    Do you think there is any chance the conference institutes some meaningful reforms?
    "This is not about what we want to do; this is about giving [the players] the best tools to play fast and win games." Mike Riley

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    Do you think there is any chance the conference institutes some meaningful reforms?
    If this was football, the reforms would've been done yesterday.

    If Delaney cares about baseball, this should happen tomorrow.
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