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B1G Network: Net-Negative for Iowa Fans?

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While it's very much Iowa and Big Ten focused, this is an interesting read examining whether or not fans are actually benefiting from the Big Ten Network's apparent success or not.

EDSBS Crabgate Article with Taiwanese Video

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I don't know what's better: the Taiwanese animation video of Winston stealing crabs or the EDSBS "Nole fan hear" reaction.

Big 10 and new Big East basketball scheduling alliance

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Starting in 2015, the Big 10 and the new Big East will play 8 games against each other over the course of the first 4 days of the college basketball season. It'll be called the Dave Gavitt Tipoff. This is an interesting development. The new Big East didn't create an alliance with the ACC for fairly obvious reasons, but it does sting a little that the new Big East teamed up with the Big 10 instead of the ACC.

Someone wrote a legitimate thesis on LOLCats

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"Lolspeak, which I characterize as an internet dialect of English that is used in conjunction with images of cats, exhibits distinctive variations and patterns which differ from those of standard English. Lolspeak has influenced other language use and may have a significant impact on the English language, due in part to the internet‟s role in the evolution of English ..."

ACC Welcome Guide for Louisville

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Go hang out with our conference cohorts over on the SB Nation main site, and chat about beer and restaurants while laughing at Clemson...

Essential Reading Over on EDSBS Today

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Jane Coaston brings up a conversation that has gone unaddressed for far too long. Worth a look for sure.

SU ranked #21 in ESPN's way-too-early top-25

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Our #21 ranking comes with the assumption that Grant will return. We took a big hit in ESPN's eyes with the loss of Tyler Ennis.

SB Nation's Guide to Fall Weddings

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Simple: Don't have one. As I've mentioned before, I'm missing the Notre Dame game because of a wedding this year (sure as hell not mine). I'm not pleased.

Barking Carnival: "Elite" Basketball Programs, and Managing Expectations Accordingly

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Cool read from Barking Carnival about college basketball expectations and how programs perform accordingly.

Could Syracuse football players be considered employees?

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Surely everyone here knows about the situation at Northwestern by now. The article I'm linking essentially makes the case that Northwestern players are right in trying to unionize, and that what is occurring at Northwestern could spread to other private schools playing big-time football - like Syracuse.

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