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Saturday offseason one-liners

Blair Holliday

Some links from around college football on a Saturday… 

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  1. raysfan1 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:53 PM

    The thing with a TV ban nowadays is that it does punish the banned school’s opponents. Even in 1995, when Ole Miss became the last TV-banned school, most major universities’ had maybe half there games on TV (other than ND of course). If one of a school’s games would have been televised against the banned team, there would still be 4-5 games not scheduled for TV that could replace it and not overly affect their overall exposure. NOW, however, with all the regional networks, cable outlets, etc, virtually every FBS game is televised. There is no way to avoid harming the opponents of the school being punished, and the TV partners too.

  2. stairwayto7 says: Aug 5, 2012 9:26 AM

    Notre Dumb will be lucky to get 6 wins next season!

  3. mdak06 says: Aug 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    I’d like to see the bylaw rewritten so that it provides for a “local to the offender” and “nationwide” ban, but not a ban in the area of the opponent.

    For example, let’s say it’s Penn State vs. Michigan, and PSU is penalized. TV broadcasts of the game would be allowed all throughout Michigan and perhaps in northern parts of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. There would be no TV broadcasts anywhere else, either in Pennsylvania or any type of nationwide broadcast (e.g. major broadcast networks, DirecTV, ESPNU, online, etc.)

    It would still allow the player to “get on TV” … they just might not be able to get on as much TV as they otherwise would. The opponents’ fans (at least those in the same region as their team) could still watch the game.

    It would be a bit tricky for teams that are geographically close, but perhaps the NCAA could allow a limited number of local broadcasts if there are two teams within the same area (e.g. the 5 Philly basketball schools), if one of them is penalized … maybe a “no more than 10%” rule.

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