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(Google)   Big Ten Network, which debuted with promise of showing up to 60 hours per week of Big Ten-related academic programming when not televising sports, shifts course, will show 60 more hours of sports instead   (google.com) divider line 39
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2012-05-22 05:28:40 PM
Well, really, who the hell really wants it for the academia, that doesn't sell subscriptions.
 
2012-05-22 05:30:11 PM
Fooba!!!!
 
2012-05-22 06:09:49 PM
What's next, replacing the programing on the History channel with reality TV and shows about aliens?
 
2012-05-22 06:35:13 PM
"It's kind of hard to rally around a math class."

Coach Paul Bryant
 
2012-05-22 06:38:11 PM
MATHLETES, REVOLT!
 
2012-05-22 06:38:56 PM

ShawnDoc: What's next, replacing the programing on the History channel with reality TV and shows about aliens?


I'm not saying it's.......
 
2012-05-22 06:44:33 PM
Chess club members are athletes too, dammit!
 
2012-05-22 06:53:16 PM

ShawnDoc: What's next, replacing the programing on the History channel with reality TV and shows about aliens?


Are you mad? There's barely enough time for documenting all the things Hitler did that Nostradamus predicted!
 
2012-05-22 06:53:24 PM
Either way, it has to be better than midget gypsies baking cupcakes.
 
2012-05-22 06:54:58 PM
Of course they are. Why would they deliberately choose to air programming no one watches?
 
2012-05-22 06:56:16 PM
Ah sports. So glad I went to a school were the education mattered more. Well slightly more probably.
 
2012-05-22 06:56:51 PM
Where, even.
 
2012-05-22 07:08:34 PM
I don't disagree with what the Big Ten is doing. I mean, no one subscribes to the Big Ten network for its academic programming. However, I have to call bullshiat on the excuse that the universities don't have the money to fund 60 hours of academic programming each. I mean, these schools make $20 million on football alone. Come on. Especially since they don't even have to pay the players responsible for generating all that football money.

Really, I don't understand at this point why college administrators don't have worse reputations for trustworthiness and honesty than lawyers.
 
2012-05-22 07:14:42 PM
What exactly is academic programming?
 
2012-05-22 07:17:48 PM

Beluga Heights: Where, even.


You know those are different budgets, right?
 
2012-05-22 07:19:01 PM
That should have been this quote:

velvet_fog: I mean, these schools make $20 million on football alone. Come on.


I have no idea how Beluga's was quoted.
 
2012-05-22 07:20:54 PM

BigJake: That should have been this quote:

velvet_fog: I mean, these schools make $20 million on football alone. Come on.

I have no idea how Beluga's was quoted.


No worries. My posts, like me, are magnetic.
 
2012-05-22 07:28:41 PM
60 hours per year. That must have really farked up their schedule.
 
2012-05-22 07:31:06 PM
I'd be willing to watch some Big 10 women's volleyball.

Just sayin'.
 
2012-05-22 07:32:17 PM

theurge14: I'd be willing to watch some Big 10 women's volleyball.

Just sayin'.


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Gosh I'm mature.
 
2012-05-22 07:35:01 PM

Beluga Heights: Where, even.


heh
 
2012-05-22 07:42:48 PM

maddogdelta: 60 hours per year. That must have really farked up their schedule.


Per school. So 720 hours
 
2012-05-22 07:43:32 PM
Also, everyone knows PAC-12 volleyball is where it's at.
 
2012-05-22 07:45:36 PM

theurge14: I'd be willing to watch some Big 10 women's volleyball.

Just sayin'.


Going in person is better....

just sayin.

Stanford volleyball players are amazing.
 
2012-05-22 07:52:57 PM
If they air 0 hours of academic programming per week, they would still have aired "up to" 60 hours of the same.

/technically correct
//the best kind
 
2012-05-22 08:02:54 PM
In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.
 
2012-05-22 08:17:14 PM

King Something: If they air 0 hours of academic programming per week, they would still have aired "up to" 60 hours of the same.

/technically correct
//the best kind


Whew, I thought I was going to have to be the one to make that comment. Kudos to you, sir.
 
2012-05-22 08:27:25 PM

Highway: In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.


It means you have a lot of Big Ten alums. I'll assume you probably don't hang out with them much. (They probably sit in their houses watching the Big Ten network).

/No one watches the Big Ten academics stuff. Undergrads make the shiattiest programming of all time.
//Put something that may get some advertisers and the school will make more money.
 
2012-05-22 08:44:06 PM

velvet_fog: I don't disagree with what the Big Ten is doing. I mean, no one subscribes to the Big Ten network for its academic programming. However, I have to call bullshiat on the excuse that the universities don't have the money to fund 60 hours of academic programming each. I mean, these schools make $20 million on football alone. Come on. Especially since they don't even have to pay the players responsible for generating all that football money.

Really, I don't understand at this point why college administrators don't have worse reputations for trustworthiness and honesty than lawyers.


Because they do it for the childrens...no really. For sooth!
 
2012-05-22 09:44:06 PM
If they showed something like Harvard's "Justice" class, I'd watch that.
 
2012-05-22 10:47:14 PM

Highway: In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.


I don't know much about Vancouver, but I'm sure that the DC Area is pretty far up there too. New York probably too (at least as far as U.S. cities go, don't know much about Canada except what I've picked up from a Facebook friend who was raised and still lives in New Brunswick).
 
2012-05-23 12:12:23 AM

Highway: In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.


No one can be indifferent to womens gymnastics. just sayin.

/although, I guess you ARE Canadian...
 
2012-05-23 08:58:37 AM

jkl65s4: Highway: In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.

I don't know much about Vancouver, but I'm sure that the DC Area is pretty far up there too. New York probably too (at least as far as U.S. cities go, don't know much about Canada except what I've picked up from a Facebook friend who was raised and still lives in New Brunswick).


The DC area has a lot of PSU alums. UM/MSU are oddly pretty well repped in DC too (though that may be just among people I know). And with the many recent grads in the area, all college sports are pretty big.

There is probably a lot more indifference on the west coast.
 
2012-05-23 09:04:11 AM

jkl65s4: Highway: In Vancouver we have about 30 HD channels and one of them is the Big Ten Network. I've never understood that. I don't think there could be a more indifferent city to US college sports than here.

I don't know much about Vancouver, but I'm sure that the DC Area is pretty far up there too. New York probably too (at least as far as U.S. cities go, don't know much about Canada except what I've picked up from a Facebook friend who was raised and still lives in New Brunswick).


DC, NYC, and Vancouver all are places which entice highly educated people to move to them. The B1G has some really good schools in it (Michigan, Wisconsin, Penn State, Northwestern in particular) and the graduates tend to move around the country a bit. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Penn State grads tend to like their sports.
 
2012-05-23 09:37:56 AM
Here is one of the academic programs on BTN about 2010 chemistry Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi. He is also on my PhD committee. I am just now watching it for the first time and realize my bench-top (~3:10) and me holding a book (~4 min) is in the video.

/csb
 
2012-05-23 12:05:56 PM
Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.
 
2012-05-23 02:46:41 PM

InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.


InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.


Yeah, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Purdue are TERRIBLE schools.
 
2012-05-23 10:15:29 PM

meanmutton: InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.

InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.

Yeah, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Purdue are TERRIBLE schools.


He's trolling or very, very ignorant.

AAU is basically a who's who of major research universities.
 
2012-05-24 09:31:10 AM

kbotc: meanmutton: InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.

InmanRoshi: Not surprising. If any of the major athletic conferences have an overly inflated opinion of their academic worth, it would be the Big X. Sorry to deflate your delusions of grandeur, but to anyone who doesn't have a degree for a Big X school you're just the Rust Belt version of the SEC, but not as good. No one gets starstruck because you have a degree from Michigan State or Iowa.

Yeah, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Purdue are TERRIBLE schools.

He's trolling or very, very ignorant.

AAU is basically a who's who of major research universities.


A lot of people don't know the importance of research on the unversity level, or which ones are most active in it.

Also, a lot of people don't know which engineering schools are good and don't understand that a large state school with excellent engineering (UM, U of I, Wisconsin) still has to support a lot more liberal arts than a school like CalTech or MIT, which lowers them in various rankings (but not the rankings of hot coeds - then it helps).
 
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