I just realized this, but today is my official 2 year anniversary here at RCT. Just wanted to say a big thanks to Owen for giving me a shot to write here and keeping me on as long as he has, as well as a thanks to everyone who has read anything I've written, whether you thought it was good or sucked or somewhere in between, and especially to you commenters who make RCT what it is
Along with inviting Notre Dame, the ACC also says it has increased its exit fees for the conference's schools to three times the annual operation budget -- which would currently come to more than $50 million.
— So much for FSU and Clemson conspiracies. Maybe these contracts will slow down the realignment hype.
ISU & TTU fans will (continue) screaming about Ubben being wrong, but I've not known him to be extreme. To hear him give this commentary is almost as depressing as the "What we learned in the Big East" article.
"It's going to be another long year in Lawrence. What's more troubling? Kansas losing this game? Or Kansas being just a six-point favorite against Rice, which had never beaten a team from the Big 12 since the league was formed? The Jayhawks looked the part of an inexperienced team that didn't know how to win on Saturday, squandering a 24-13 lead late in the third quarter and losing a game it had no business losing. Dayne Crist's second interception of the day was a back-breaker, giving Rice the ball near midfield to set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. Crist is better than KU's alternatives, but he hasn't played well to this point. He finished just 16-of-28 for 144 yards with a touchdown and two picks. I thought Kansas would be better this year. The Jayhawks may improve by season's end -- Saturday proved they've got more room to do it than any team in the Big 12 -- but good grief, losing to Rice at home? I don't care what the circumstances are. That's terrible for a Big 12 team. This is the worst KU loss since the 6-3 North Dakota State disaster that kicked off the Turner Gill Era in 2010."