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It's almost time for college football's opening kickoff. Get caught up on #USC and #UCLA's shocking announcement about their move to the Big Ten.…
In early April, a “nobody” was the first to indicate #USC had contacted the Big Ten. How did he know?

It's a tale about money. NIL. Power. #USC recruiting Notre Dame. And the behind-the-scenes discussions driving
@USC (and @UCLA
's) move to the #B1G…
Lincoln Riley arrives: Patience and a well-timed recruiting pitch helped @USC_FB lure Riley away from Oklahoma, sending shockwaves through the college football world.…
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Here are my takeaways from yesterday about the @Pac12 and realignment prospects based on the various interviews conducted yesterday with @Kliavkoff . …—->
The first takeaway is fairly obvious: the #B1G is running the show here. So, the future of the @Pac12 and @WSUCougars status as a Power 5 program follows whether the Big 10 decides to add schools when they finalize their tv deal next month.
As I have noted previously, I don’t think that the #B1G is going to expand beyond Notre Dame. The reason: they don’t need to. They’re already the second best conference &!the additions of the LA schools provide their member schools with ONE all expenses paid trip to LA each year
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So it appears as if the #B1G may hold off on further expansion until atleast 2024 (why 2024?, ND/NBC contract expires in April 2025 & the BigTen won't make a move w/out a definitive answer from the Irish). Let's take a look at what Pods may look like from the new 16 team B1G.🧵
Pod 1

Travel is going to be a nightmare for USC/UCLA. The #B1G would be wise to try and ease that as much as possible. The easiest/closest travel from LA would be to Chicago hence Northwestern. Illinois comes along as NW's biggest rival.
Pod 2

This Pod is fairly self explanatory. Preservation of the historic Iowa/Minnesota/Wisconsin rivalries is obtained and the new additional rivalries w/ Nebraska are nurtured. #B1G shouldn't spilt these four.
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We are roughly 2 months away from the start of #CFB season! Lets talk expectations. Ill go through each team & give what my model predicts as the % chance each team gets to bowl eligbility, and also the % chance each team gets 10+ Ws given their respective schedules. Lets go!🧵
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws)

#Alabama #RTR 99.9%/89.5%
#Arkansas #WPS 55.3%/11.0%
#Auburn #WarEagle 36.9%/1.8%
#Florida #Gators 81.0%/17.4%
#Georgia #UGA 99.9%/93.3%
#Kentucky #BBN 66.7%/7.3%
#LSU #GeauxTigers 81.8%/29.1%
#HailState 47.8%/2.6%
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws) (cont)
#Mizzou 69.2%/11.6%
#OleMiss 96.9%/41.4%
#SouthCarolina 31.2%/0.8%
#Tennessee #Vols 95.3%/35.6%
#TAMU #GigEm 99.0%/75.1%
#Vanderbilt #AnchorDown 2.3%/ <0.1%
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Ready for the #CFB Analytics Spring Top 40? Here we go. This Power Ranking is derived from a model which utilizes full Coach Staff efficiency metrics, roster talent, & returning production among other metrics. No opinion here, I just regurgitate the numbers. #NoOpinionJustNumbers
40 #Kentucky #BBN #SEC Power Rating: 61.726
Returning Production for the Wildcats may be a problem. At 39.72%, it puts them at 113th in the country. The schedule is manageable tho drawing Ole Miss & Miss State out the West. #CFB
39 #Washington #PurpleReign #Pac12
Power Rating: 62.271
Really like the new coaching staff in Seattle. Should put them in a better position to win. Roster talent purge from the prev regime will have an early effect (last 2 classes were 39th, 86th) but the ship has been righted.
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Spoke with #B1G commissioner Kevin Warren today on @SIRIUSXM about conference realignment. I asked him about contact with schools outside the Big Ten.

“I have not had any conversations myself about reaching out to schools or any schools reaching out to me.”
With expansion, Kevin Warren said the Big Ten will take a thoughtful, methodical approach.

“Sometimes more is better. Sometimes more may not be better. But you have to think through all of those issues. What does this do for our academic mission… our athletic mission…
… from a television network standpoint… these are things that you have to be very thoughtful about.”
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The #B1G Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of October 23-24, 2020.…
Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse: “The Big Ten’s presidents, chancellors, and the ‘return to competition task force' deserve credit for reevaluating and concluding that we can responsibly bring back football."
Sasse (R-NE): "We need to keep working to beat this nasty virus, but today’s decision is a good signpost that, with prudent practices and rigorous testing regimes, we can keep moving back toward normal.”
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#B1G presidents and chancellors voted 11-3 to postpone the fall season, the league confirms in a brief responding to #Nebraska players' lawsuit. Brief also outlines that decision based on multiple medical factors applying to all 14 schools. Two groups of experts advised league.
League sources tell ESPN that #Nebraska, #OhioState and #Iowa are the three schools that voted against postponing the fall season. This will surprise absolutely no one who has followed the story.
The #B1G's brief filed today targets "three incorrect and unsupportable assertions" in the players' lawsuit, mostly around the vote (it happened) and threshold for approval (60% according to bylaws, league got 78.6%). Also pushes back on claim that one study fueled postponement.
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Each day in February I intend to tweet about Spartans, past and present, I'd like you to know about as we honor #BlackHistoryMonth. #SpartanFamily
Day 1: William O. Thompson was the first known African American graduate of Michigan Agricultural College in 1904. Originally from Indianapolis, he was hired as an instructor at Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute in Alabama two years after graduation. #BlackHistoryMonth
Day 2: Myrtle Craig Mowbray was the first African American female to graduate from Michigan Agricultural College in 1907. The Mowbray Scholars Program @MichiganStateU was established in her honor in 1990.… #BlackHistoryMonth @MSUHC
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