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Yes those states would be part of the requon I talk about. So primarily New england and the great lake states.
 
Michigan, tOSU and PSU sponsor 14 men’s sports in the B1G plus tOSU and PSU have 4 and 2 more sports not part of the conference. Indiana, MSU and Wisconsin sponsor 11. Heck Rutgers sponsors 12 if you include 2 non-B1G sports.

The only schools with less men’s sports than NU is Minnesota, Maryland and NW.

NU is still middle of the pack with 11 women’s sports as well.

We lag behind Michigan, Penn St, tOSU on facilities.

NU is middle of the pack on revenues, tOSU has nearly 40% more revenues than NU. Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and MSU also have more revenues. I’m not saying add sports just to add them. Personally I’d like to see NU add E-Sports to their roster as it would tap into the technological side of academics as well.
We have esports as tidiculous as that is. Coached by a man named Green you may have heard of.

I am not opposed to adding sports. Just not sure what others would make sense. As there is no history of the sports in NE. I would like to see Rugby added. But I am under no illusion that it will happen. Although a lot of the kids who grew up playing football would love it. First time I played I loved it. But fpr the same reasons it would be hard to get support.
 
I think the biggest impediment to adding things like hockey is Title IX is it not? Not money. As for facilities the new football complex will take care of that, especially as it will support the entire AD with the training table etc. The new basketball facility is nothing to sneeze. Hands down the BEST volleyball venue in the country and a very nice basketball arena, of course funded by the city (although would have NEVER passed without NU as a tenant).
 



I think the biggest impediment to adding things like hockey is Title IX is it not? Not money. As for facilities the new football complex will take care of that, especially as it will support the entire AD with the training table etc. The new basketball facility is nothing to sneeze. Hands down the BEST volleyball venue in the country and a very nice basketball arena, of course funded by the city (although would have NEVER passed without NU as a tenant).
Mens hockey would require women’s hockey as well … should satisfy Title IX. The problem is mens hockey can be very profitable, ask UNO, but women’s hockey not so much.

As a side note … with the “professionalization” of collegiate athletics I wonder if Title IX ever goes away? That could be interesting.
 
We have esports as tidiculous as that is. Coached by a man named Green you may have heard of.

I am not opposed to adding sports. Just not sure what others would make sense. As there is no history of the sports in NE. I would like to see Rugby added. But I am under no illusion that it will happen. Although a lot of the kids who grew up playing football would love it. First time I played I loved it. But fpr the same reasons it would be hard to get support.
I do think E-Sports is a rising thing, if done right. Not only does it attract super nerds like @Hville but it attracts related industry and tech related businesses not only as sponsors but as potential employers.
 
I do think E-Sports is a rising thing, if done right. Not only does it attract super nerds like @Hville but it attracts related industry and tech related businesses not only as sponsors but as potential employers.
I’m not even sure what esports are but I’ll take you on for 18 holes at any golf course.
 




Why? I didn’t call you out for being an esport nerd?
I’m just jousting with you .. responding to your response … you did call me out on Woche … not trying to be argumentative or adversarial either. FWIW I suck at golf but regularly play and coach basketball so thus my counter offer!
 
Michigan, tOSU and PSU sponsor 14 men’s sports in the B1G plus tOSU and PSU have 4 and 2 more sports not part of the conference. Indiana, MSU and Wisconsin sponsor 11. Heck Rutgers sponsors 12 if you include 2 non-B1G sports.

The only schools with less men’s sports than NU is Minnesota, Maryland and NW.

NU is still middle of the pack with 11 women’s sports as well.

We lag behind Michigan, Penn St, tOSU on facilities.

NU is middle of the pack on revenues, tOSU has nearly 40% more revenues than NU. Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and MSU also have more revenues. I’m not saying add sports just to add them. Personally I’d like to see NU add E-Sports to their roster as it would tap into the technological side of academics as well.
I thought Ahman Green was leading esports at NU...
 



Notice that Iowa is $245M. Barta retiring might be the best thing to happen to them. There has always been some shady stuff going on in that athletic department and football program. Just came across the article when KF broke nepotism rules and hired his son in 2012…Barta later claimed he made the decision to hire him.


Quick and dirty calculation tells me they’ve spent $100M on KF since 1999, $10M on BF since 2012, and $18M on Barta since 2007.

Any truth to the rumor that the remaining $117M of that total debt was spent searching for a file labeled “offense” in Brian Ferentz’s house and storage unit?
I wonder if the $50 million loan to keep the athletic department afloat they took from the University in 2020 is included in that figure? To date they’ve only repaid $3 million. Barta needed help to keep the lights on during the pandemic and turns around and gives KF another big raise and extension.
 

Interesting to me of the top 25

  1. 5 are B1G schools
  2. 8 are SEC schools (incl UT and OU)
With all the revenues coming into to those two conferences … how can they be so in debt?
Another point … We Husker fans are celebrating no debt, and the positive impact NU Athletic Department has on the school but are we, by being so fiscally conservative, leaving some opportunity out there?

tOSU and Alabama being on this list gives me pause for concern.

Because they don't have Husker Volleyball and Baseball.

Most schools have thriving attendance at football and maybe men's basketball games, and the rest of the athletic department is a massive money pit. All the cash drained by gymnastics, rifle team, bowling, and so forth cannot be offset by a semi-profitable football team.

At Nebraska, many of our "lesser" sports bring in some revenue to help pay for themselves. And Husker football saves everyone's bacon.

At places like Ohio State or Texas, they make a ton on football... and then spend it on football; wrestling be damned.

Inside Buckeye athletics, the rich get richer (Football) and the poor get poorer (Track & Field, etc).

Inside Cornhusker athletics, the middle class (Bowling) make decent-ish money and the rich (Football) pay for everything else.
 
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