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Old 01-02-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The Big Ten is bar for the darling conference?
Yes. It is the darling conference. It is venerated (hyped) in much the same way the ACC is in college basketball.

 
Old 01-02-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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I grew up in Philadelphia. We've produced some fine players (Marvin Harrison is a Roman Catholic HS product). However, we don't have speed and talent across the board the way southern states do. Miami teams were always faster and stronger than our teams. The South shines when it comes to athletic defensive fronts and skilled positions.
There will always be a few stud football players from the Northeast like Harrison. But, generally speaking, the best athletes in the Northeast mega-cities focus on basketball.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Hopefully this will put and end to the ridiculous notion that the S-E-C is the greatest thing since slice bread and shut up the S-E-C homers up. You don't root for a conference you root for your team.
But, you can do both. You can root for your team first, and if they don't make it and another team from the conference makes it instead, then you can pull for the conference that your team belongs to. No matter what conference you like, you can also be a fan of a conference.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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tennessee !!! tennessee !! HA !
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Right, in the SEC there is obviously more focus on athletic achievement and less emphasis on education. SEC universities are willing to spend more on athletics (and do pretty much whatever is necessary to win) when compared to other conferences, so you have more programs winning championships.
I think you might find it interesting to see which schools spend the most money on athletics.

USA Today | Sports | COLLEGE

Top 20:

#1 - Texas

SEC - 7 schools
Big 10 - 7 schools (3 in top 5)
Big 12 - 2
PAC 12 - 2
ACC - 2
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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I think you might find it interesting to see which schools spend the most money on athletics.

USA Today | Sports | COLLEGE

Top 20:

#1 - Texas

SEC - 7 schools
Big 10 - 7 schools (3 in top 5)
Big 12 - 2
PAC 12 - 2
ACC - 2
That's a summary of official spending. The monies on the book, that are accounted for.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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tennessee !!! tennessee !! HA !
Don't look now but the Vols might actually have a team in another year or two. They've been doing some mad recruiting lately. Jury's still out on the coach, but he's definitely an improvement over Junior Dooley.
 
Old 01-02-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: somewhere on I-35 in-between Austin and San Antonio
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I think you might find it interesting to see which schools spend the most money on athletics.

USA Today | Sports | COLLEGE

Top 20:

#1 - Texas

SEC - 7 schools
Big 10 - 7 schools (3 in top 5)
Big 12 - 2
PAC 12 - 2
ACC - 2
According to the list on your link there are actually 8 SEC Schools in the top 20.

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Old 01-02-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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Don't look now but the Vols might actually have a team in another year or two. They've been doing some mad recruiting lately. Jury's still out on the coach, but he's definitely an improvement over Junior Dooley.
i can live with that i`m a bama fan first then an SEC fan ..
 
Old 01-02-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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I think you might find it interesting to see which schools spend the most money on athletics.

USA Today | Sports | COLLEGE

Top 20:

#1 - Texas

SEC - 7 schools
Big 10 - 7 schools (3 in top 5)
Big 12 - 2
PAC 12 - 2
ACC - 2

Look at the B10 athletic programs. Wisconsin for example. They fund a much larger number of sports than the SEC schools. The money in the SEC is concentrated in fewer sports, so they're spending more on those sports.
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