2 great videos
Take your pick.
We normally would go with Hatch throwing plates around like they're nothing "that was actually my 100th rep"; but we think he'd agree with us on this one, the video at the bottom might be slightly more impressive.
Big 12 schedule released
After much deliberation over the past few weeks, the Big 12 schedule for 2012 was finally released earlier today.
Charlie Weis and Kansas will kick the Big 12 slate off against TCU at home on September 15th, and Bill Snyder and Kansas State will look to keep their Big 12 momentum going when they open up with Bob Stoops and the Sooners on September 22nd in Norman. Defending Big 12 champs Oklahoma State will face their first conference opponent September 29th against Texas.
Take a look at each teams conference schedule below, including new member West Virginia, who opens their conference schedule up with Baylor.
|Baylor||Iowa State||Kansas||Kansas State||Oklahoma|
|Sept 22||at Oklahoma||Kansas State|
|Sept 29||at West Virginia||Texas Tech|
|Oct 6||at TCU||at Kansas State||Kansas||at Texas Tech|
|Oct 13||TCU||Kansas State||Oklahoma State||at Iowa State||vs. Texas *|
|Oct 20||at Texas||at Oklahoma State||at Oklahoma||at West Virginia||Kansas|
|Oct 27||at Iowa State||Baylor||Texas||Texas Tech|
|Nov 3||Kansas||Oklahoma||at Baylor||Oklahoma State||at Iowa State|
|Nov 10||at Oklahoma||at Texas||at Texas Tech||at TCU||Baylor|
|Nov 17||Kansas State||at Kansas||Iowa State||at Baylor||at West Virginia|
|Nov 24||vs. Texas Tech ^||West Virginia||Oklahoma State|
|Dec 1||Oklahoma State||at West Virginia||Texas||at TCU|
|Week||Oklahoma State||TCU||Texas||Texas Tech||West Virginia|
|Sept 15||at Kansas|
|Sept 29||Texas||at Oklahoma State||at Iowa State||Baylor|
|Oct 6||Iowa State||West Virginia||Oklahoma||at Texas|
|Oct 13||at Kansas||at Baylor||vs. Oklahoma *||West Virginia||at Texas Tech|
|Oct 20||Iowa State||Texas Tech||Baylor||at TCU||Kansas State|
|Oct 27||TCU||at Oklahoma State||at Kansas||at Kansas State|
|Nov 3||at Kansas State||at West Virginia||at Texas Tech||Texas||TCU|
|Nov 10||West Virginia||Kansas State||Iowa State||Kansas||at Oklahoma State|
|Nov 17||Texas Tech||at Oklahoma State||Oklahoma|
|Nov 24||at Oklahoma||at Texas||TCU||vs. Baylor ^||at Iowa State|
|Dec 1||at Baylor||Oklahoma||at Kansas State||Kansas|
* Game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium; Dallas, Texas
^ Game Played at Cowboys Stadium; Arlington, Texas
It takes money to make money
Next season, Charley Molnar and UMass are scheduled to travel to Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin in their first season as a member of the Mid American Conference.
Their game against the Buckeyes puts them in line for $1 million payday, and the game at the Big House will earn the Minutemen $650,000.
The payday for their game against Wisconsin has not been formally announced, but we can guess that payday will be pretty hefty as well.
The athletic department also recently announced a $33 million fundraising campaign, which will aim to enhance capital, fundraising, endowments and sport specific goals over the next six years.
Update on renovations to Kyle Field
Texas A&M President, R. Bowen Loftin recently met with a local radio station to talk about some renovations and possible expansions to to Kyle Field.
Loftin said that they are currently looking to renovate the 90 year old lower decks of the stadium, and are also considering the concession and rest room areas. Loftin said that they will take input from all areas of campus including faculty, students, and alumni on the possible changes.
"Many college fans want more amenities than they once had," Loftin said. "We're going to look at a large variety of options from a selected vendor, well known in the sports venue field."
Loftin expanded by saying that they will not use any state or tuition dollars for the renovations, and stressed to the students that any construction will not effect availability for student tickets "Typically you'll find 6-8-10 thousand student tickets available, usually in the corner or end zone for students to utilize but that's not how it works here." The Aggie students take up approximately 30,000 of the 85,000 seats at Kyle Field.
Signing Day NAIA Style
Signing day at Southern Oregon isn't all that different from what some of our guys have been through at some smaller D1 programs. Clearly, this program is on the rise!
Well done video by quarterbacks coach Matt Adkins.
The most interesting man in college football
Honestly, we go back and forth...is it Les or is it Leach? For this one day, we believe we have the answer...
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman wrote up a very interesting interview with Mike Leach. You should really read the whole thing...but a couple of quick ones...
Leach is starting to settle into the environment up in Pullman, even though he has yet to see the house that his wife picked out for them. "I've heard it's nice." Leach said.
Bohls asked Leach when they would be ready to beat the Oregon and USC and win the Pac 12, to which Leach responded "It depends, during the season, if you ask me on a Sunday how we're going to do, I'd say I don't know if we can beat Pullman High. By Friday, I'm pretty sure we can beat the Giants."
Possibly the most "Leach" thing in the article is a brief note that Leach rode his bike 3 miles to his first interview with Washington State AD Bill Moos. On this day, we proclaim Mike Leach the most interesting man in college football.
The ball is now in your court Les!
Missouri seniors carry on conditioning tradition
Bright and early yesterday Mizzou players began the winter conditioning program, and all of the past seasons seniors showed up in a show of support...and some to rub it in a little bit.
It has become a tradition for seniors who have played their last down at Missouri to show up for the first day of conditioning as a show of support and reflection (the coffee and the breakfast in the video below were just to rub it in).
NCAA proposing rule changes
The NCAA is recommending a few rule changes for the upcoming season.
The proposed changes include:
All rules change recommendations must be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which meets via conference call Feb. 21. The proposals will first be sent to the NCAA membership for comment.
These changes are all being proposed for immediate implementation for the 2012 season.