Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep 28

Iowa State in the NCAA record books

Saturday, one of the losingest programs in college football history takes on one of the winningest. It’s a crude (and perhaps ungrammatical) way of putting it, but it’s an ugly truth. The numbers don’t lie. And with Missouri’s conference future … Continue reading

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Sep 27

Conferencepocalypse II: Missouri compromising

In 2011-12, the Big Ten has 12 teams, and the Big 12 has 10 teams. It’s stupid, but at least it’s symmetrical. But Texas A&M’s intention (now apparently realized) to join the SEC as unlucky 13 not only broke that, … Continue reading

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Sep 25

Conferencepocalypse II: Weekend roundup

So, besides the fact that members of the Big 12 are supposed to be mending things up but instead are engaging in dueling press conferences, what do we know? Not much. USA Today put everybody in the up-for-grabs conferences on … Continue reading

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Sep 22

Conferencepocalypse II: Crisis averted?

So by the conventional doomsday clock, we were probably at 11:59, if not 11:59:15, and by my “Titanic clock” as I was using in my Night to Remember snippets we were at about 2:17:30 (right before/at the breakup). Either way, … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Rick Perry, Iowa State, and 2012, part 2

From the Atlantic, but possibly written before Tuesday night’s events: Saving the Big 12 would help him in Iowa. Among the biggest losers of Big 12 disintegration would be Iowa State. The Cyclones haven’t been very good at football since … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Big 12 not dead yet

But it’s not really alive yet, either. The Pac-12 is staying put, shutting down that escape hatch. Both the Longhorn Network and the academics of Oklahoma State and Texas Tech appear to have been issues. But the AP article also … Continue reading

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Sep 20

Conferencepocalypse: M-I-Z S-E-C

By the way, if you parse the SEC’s statement Monday, there was nothing in there that didn’t say “…but we will be more than willing to look at Missouri if and when the Big 12 collapses.” — Me, September 14 … Continue reading

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Sep 20

License Plate Countdown – YQA

First one I’ve seen printed in black, as the DOT said it was going to do some months ago.

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Sep 20

Oxygen deprivation

On the football field, the Big 12 Conference is a combined 23-2. In fact, by one metric right now it’s the nation’s best conference. Iowa State is undefeated after three fourth-quarter comebacks and will face undefeated Texas in a game … Continue reading

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Sep 19

Conferencepocalypse: Afternoon links

Seen and unseen, the great and unknown tumbled together in a writhing heap as the bow plunged deeper and the stern rose higher… . The muffled thuds and tinkle of breaking glass grew louder. A steady roar thundered across the … Continue reading

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