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www.knoxnews.com Debate over: SEC endorses Tennessee as the real 'UT' of the conference over Texas

Whether it knew it or not, the SEC seemed to have ended the ongoing debate between Tennessee and Texas of who is the real 'UT' on Friday. Here's more:

Debate over: SEC endorses Tennessee as the real 'UT' of the conference over Texas

Never really was a debate, we were a school before they were a state and they wouldn't even be a state without us...

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Maya ball court at the city of Uxmal, modern-day Mexico
  • You telling me the game from The Road to El Dorado is based in reality?

  • hip dog
  • Hence the Magnolia cover, thank you!

  • hip dog
  • Can someone make out the song/artist/cover? I think I recognize the second word of the song as "Me"

  • Couple goal rules
  • Don't do this to me

  • Couple goal rules
  • Similar story here, my youngest just graduated college. And apparently my family sat in front of one of his neighbors who I met later at the a house party. And he goes "I'm pretty sure I sat behind you at the ceremony. I sat down and the first thing I heard was 'god bless those Australians, they took one look at a whole onion and said 'I bet you we can fry that and Americans will eat it''"

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    Controversial Thesis
  • Even so your ability to ingest new data and change your opinion should be commended!

  • Controversial Thesis
  • And this is where I absolutely will cross the aisle and agree with you. I obviously care for sport and think it can be massively beneficial. But I too see some of these smaller schools breaking their own back (and bank) trying to get some of that p5 football money. The school I am a fan of won't even blink at a 7 or 8 figure bill for a sports complex upgrade, because they absolutely will make that money back. But the school I attended tried something similar (way smaller bill) and there was widespread outrage amongst the student population and rightfully so. This gets into that dick measuring contest I mentioned and I fully agree with you, that should not and can not be allowed to negatively impact academics. Sports are a net positive, but like all things not named heroin, they should be pursued in moderation.

  • Controversial Thesis
  • So before I get into this, know that I'm biased as a colligate sport fan and a former NCAA athlete. But this is a bad take. Sports provide all sorts of benefit both internally and externally for the university. It is true that some athletic budgets are insane, and for what it's worth I agree that the salaries that get paid are insane. But this is simply the price of an arms war. These colleges want the best facilities and coaches. And it's not just for the dick measuring contest, though make no mistake that is absolutely part of it. But all sorts of studies show that general contributions and academic donations in particular increase with athletic team success, notably championship winning teams. People like to belong to a community, and sports fandom is one of the most tried and true sources of community. Plus the tv contacts for the so called revenue sports would make an oil tycoon blush. The presidents of these schools continue to invest in these programs because they continually prove to be an excellent roi. And I firmly believe that these same presidents know more than either of us about running their universities. And all of that is aside from what these sports provide to the most important stakeholders in a college, it's enrollees. Again recognizing my bias here, but the only reason I made it through school to get my 2 degrees that I use professionally was the sports team I trained with. These teams provide structure to the college life, something that can be hard to maintain as you essentially start a new life. Plus, sport and exercise prove to boost academic performance both on the short and long timescale. Most institutions report higher average GPAs in the athletic department than the general population. Ever notice that elite academic institutions also tend to have elite athletic programs? This isnt always obvious as it's often non revenue sports outside of the state schools that are in the aforementioned dick measuring contest. And even schools that aren't know for athletic or academics will still tend to offer intramural sports as again they are a massive boon for the students but I feel like at this point I'm straying from the original point. All in all these athletic programs are good for both the institution as a whole, and those that study at them.

    tl;dr Sports good for college

  • USA | Rail cars carrying hazardous material derail and catch fire in North Dakota
  • Implying there are non remote areas of North Dakota.

  • SEC stadium rankings: Newcomers Oklahoma, Texas lag behind legacy league members after conference expansion
  • I want to argue with the Swamp being above Neyland, but it's hard to argue with that swamp voodoo. Bryant-Denny has no place being ranked top 5 let alone 2nd, it's honestly not even the rowdiest stadium in alabama.

  • Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC
  • A little surprised there wasn't a shot at FSU/clempson et al trying to leave the ACC.

  • Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC

    SEC shorts is back, that means it's almost time!!!

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    The Amazon Paper is fighting Degrowth now
  • And is this supposed to convince me that -75% emissions for -5% growth is a bad trade? Cause that seems like a great deal to me.

  • www.espn.com NCAA votes to ease limit on 'countable' coaches

    The NCAA on Tuesday approved a rule change that will allow any staff member to "provide technical and tactical instruction to student-athletes during practice and competition."

    NCAA votes to ease limit on 'countable' coaches

    I didn't even realize there was a limit, because no way in hell have there been only 11 coaches on a sideline for years now

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    Heatwave is no joke...
  • Yeah it's a really good thing global warming is a liberal conspiracy, otherwise I'd be starting to get reallllll nervous right now.

  • Daisy Ridley's 'STAR WARS: EPISODE X - A NEW BEGINNING' will begin filming from September 2nd, 2024 in London, UK.
  • Honestly tfa is my least favorite of the trilogy. Just refused to break new ground, and did a lot to sully what it retreaded. tlj at least took risks and I didn't like it, but I respect it. And ros was the best theater experience I've ever had (had the full theater to myself so I was free to exclaim about the bullshit to my hearts content, and I had bottomless spiked milkshakes, so I did exclaim to my hearts content)

  • Is the Buc-ee's Big 12 an acceptable name for you?

    www.cbssports.com Big 12 mulls selling naming rights, opening door for conference to be rebranded with corporate sponsor

    The deal would be the first of its kind in college athletics following the House v. NCAA settlement

    Big 12 mulls selling naming rights, opening door for conference to be rebranded with corporate sponsor

    Discuss

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    Big 12 considering private equity investment of up to $1 billion for as much as 20% of conference
  • Mark my words history will eventually recall two days where the us president saved college football. Seriously short of an executive order controlling the money in the sport how can we possibly un-fuck this sport?

  • Anon loves pickles
  • The intro to this being "tell me about it" is fucking priceless

  • Elon Musk threatens to ban Apple devices from his companies over OpenAI partnership
  • Watching people struggle to choose between the tesla t and the apple apple would be so satisfying for me.

  • Josh Pate Realigns EVERY College Football Conference (Late Kick Cut)

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    Somewhat delayed reaction to this, because I don't obsessively listen to Pate. I think he says a lot to say a little, but that's podcasts for you. I do at the very least appreciate his traditionalist approach to the sport. And this is one of those instances where I really do agree with what he's saying.

    tl;dr 7 conferences (plus indies) of no more than 10 teams

    • SEC
    • Big 10
    • Big East
    • SWC
    • Big 8
    • Pac 10
    • ACC

    SEC:

    • alabama
    • Auburn
    • florida
    • Georgia
    • kentucky
    • LSU
    • Mississippi State
    • Ole Miss
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee

    Big 10:

    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Michigan
    • Michigan State
    • Minnesota
    • Ohio State
    • Penn State
    • Purdue
    • Wisconsin

    Big East:

    • Boston College
    • Cincinnati
    • Louisville
    • Maryland
    • Pittsburgh
    • Rutgers
    • Syracuse
    • UCF
    • USF
    • West Virginia

    SWC:

    • Arkansas
    • Baylor
    • Houston
    • Oklahoma
    • Rice
    • SMU
    • Texas
    • Texas A&M
    • Texas Tech
    • TCU

    Big 8:

    • Colorado
    • Iowa State
    • Kansas
    • Kansas State
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • Oklahoma State
    • Utah

    Pac 10:

    • Arizona
    • Arizona State
    • California
    • Oregon
    • Oregon State
    • Stanford
    • UCLA
    • USC
    • Washington
    • Washington State

    ACC:

    • Clemson
    • Duke
    • Florida State
    • Georgia Tech
    • Miami
    • NC State
    • UNC
    • Virginia
    • Virginia Tech
    • Wake Forest

    Independent:

    • BYU
    • Northwestern
    • Notre Dame
    • UConn
    • vanderbilt

    Like I said I honestly like this. I would maybe keep vandy in the SEC as they were a founding member and push SCar to ACC or something. And if we're changing some names then I refuse to allow the big 10 and 8 to exist. Somebody has to change that name. But like Josh says, with this system I would almost be okay with an 8-12 team playoff. Thoughts?

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    www.cbssports.com Utah's Cam Rising, Tennessee's Bru McCoy among top players with extra year of eligibility from NCAA settlement

    Athletes previously deemed ineligible under the NCAA's Transfer Eligibility Rule will receive an extra year if they opt in

    Utah's Cam Rising, Tennessee's Bru McCoy among top players with extra year of eligibility from NCAA settlement

    I mean I'm pretty sure Thomas Jefferson said students should stay in college until they feel like they've learned all they need to...

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    www.cbssports.com Georgia QB Jaden Rashada sues Florida coach Billy Napier, among others, over botched $13.85M NIL deal

    Also named in the bombshell suit are a former Gators football staffer as well as a prominent booster

    Georgia QB Jaden Rashada sues Florida coach Billy Napier, among others, over botched $13.85M NIL deal
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    Top 15 Worst Plays of the 2023 College Football Season

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    Get in here sickos

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    www.wataugademocrat.com University: App State football student-athlete dies

    BOONE โ€” Appalachian State University student-athlete John โ€œJackโ€ Murphy passed away on Friday, April 26.

    University: App State football student-athlete dies

    You absolutely hate to see it. There's no proof and it's likely unhelpful to speculate, but based on the article I suspect suicide. Y'all look out for each other out there.

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    Congratulations u/<your name here> you've just become the next NCAA president...

    Because this was so last second, you've been awarded a single action item that will be accomplished immediately without litigation or bureaucratic red tape. What do you do to "save" the sport?

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    Big East veterans as well...

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    Clemson sues ACC

    If the ACC falls apart, I don't want any of em

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    sports.yahoo.com With College Football Playoff format and future revenue in flux, here's what's on the table

    The CFP is barreling toward a new format and revenue model that skews toward the new Power Two, creating a more formal divide in the top tier of college athletics.

    With College Football Playoff format and future revenue in flux, here's what's on the table

    Just more proof that the cfp was a bad idea. None of the options outlined here seem fair to me (or productive). Let's just go back to regional rivalries y'all

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    Welcome to the SEC

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    Sweet Graffiti and other acts of wholesome vandalism @slrpnk.net g0d0fm15ch13f @lemmy.world

    Is this folk punk?

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    NCAA looks like they may have overplayed their hand. While I've been done with the NCAA for a while, this may truly be the beginning of the end.

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    Welp...

    www.espn.com Sources: Chargers hiring Jim Harbaugh as coach

    Jim Harbaugh, who returned Michigan to glory with the program's first national title since 1997, is becoming coach of the NFL's Chargers with a five-year deal, sources told ESPN.

    Sources: Chargers hiring Jim Harbaugh as coach

    Shocked, shocked I tell you. Nusm called it

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    www.tuscaloosanews.com Nick Saban retires as Alabama football coach after historic, unparalleled career

    Nick Saban has retired as coach of Alabama football after 17 seasons and a career that included seven national championship.

    Nick Saban retires as Alabama football coach after historic, unparalleled career

    Sources say he was also historically stinky

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    c/cfb Post Season Poll

    forms.gle c/cfb poll

    Make sure that you haven't repeated any teams! Honor system 1 ballot per voter per week (I don't want to collect email addresses to limit it on my end)

    c/cfb poll

    Well that was an absolute banger of a season. Upsets, playoff controversy, heartbreak, ecstasy and whatever the hell CU was doing. This poll will likely stay open for a week or two to let people who may not visit a cfb community as much in the postseason still have a chance to submit a ballot. It has been an absolute pleasure hanging out with this tiny community, and hopefully it continues to grow. Speaking of community, shout out to @[email protected], who very nearly predicted the final score of the NC game with a prediction of 35-17, you can almost pick my lottery numbers anytime.

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