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The Reads: Everyone Is B1G

Some people like their wood barkside up. Some like it barkside down. Some want to be B1G. Nah, just kidding, everyone wants to be B1G. It's where the money is.

I was just looking for an excuse to use this photo. Bark. Yeah.... BARK!
I was just looking for an excuse to use this photo. Bark. Yeah.... BARK!
Jon Johnston

Norwegian prime time TV show about firewood sparks division over stacking technique - TNT Magazine

"We received about 60 text messages from people complaining about the stacking in the program," author Lars Mytting told the New York Times.Mytting's bestselling book inspired the show.

"Fifty percent complained that the bark was facing up, and the rest complained that the bark was facing down."

"One thing that really divides Norway is bark."

Is Bark = Taylor Martinez or is Bark = Barney Cotton?


Conference realignment: Evaluating every ACC team's Big Ten compatibility -

Don't blame us when you're totally unprepared to assess Clemson-to-the Big Ten rumors.

Maryland? Rutgers? Virginia? Georgia Tech? North Carolina? Clemson?

Hell, why not invite them all? Everyone should be B1G, right? I mean, hell, why exclude any possibility? Jim Delany isn't.

Warren Sapp continues criticism of Ndamukong Suh - Yahoo! Sports

"I haven’t seen the kid getting better," said continued Sapp. "The last time I checked, I’m an analyst. If you ask me what I know about this game, it’s that position.

"When was the last time you saw teams show up and they ran the ball at Joe Greene? When was the last time when they went at any great player?" Previously, Sapp has offered to counsel Suh, just like he did with former defensive tackle Tommie Harris and others. They have yet to get together.

I love Ndamukong Suh, but I'm not so sure he doesn't have a point here. I'm not sure if Suh is getting better. On the other hand, maybe he peaked early or maybe the constant "dirtiest player in the NFL" crap is harming his play on the field. Or Maybe it's Detroit.

Hot seat hypothetical: Is Texas or USC the better potential 2014 coaching vacancy? -

We're not advocating the removal of either Lane Kiffin or Mack Brown. We're simply sharing our place in the sewing circle.

Was it back in middle school, that old line about "Which would you rather do, eat a bowl full of boogers or swim through a pool full of snot?". I don't know why I thought of that line when I saw this headline, but I just wanted to share it with you.

B1G provides comfortable fit for Husker athletics | TheGazette

As for rivalry, Nebraska could strike the first blow at Iowa in basketball. Currently Nebraska (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten) languishes in 11th place, while the Hawkeyes (17-9, 6-7 Big Ten) have NCAA tournament hopes. But the Cornhuskers have ample opportunities to wreak havoc on their eastern neighbors. Saturday, they play in Lincoln. The teams finish the regular season March 9 in Iowa City. They even could open Big Ten tournament play against one another March 14 in Chicago.

I would like to beat Iowa in basketball. Have I said that already? Seriously, though, it'd be wonderful to knock the Hawkeyes out of the NCAA tournament. Now, that would be a successful first season for coach Tim Miles.

Tim Miles winning fans, if not games, at Nebraska - San Antonio Express-News

Dave Hoppen of Omaha, the Huskers' all-time scoring leader and a season ticket holder, acknowledged he didn't know what to think when Miles was hired to replace the fired Doc Sadler last March.

Tim's personality has brought people into the program to give it a look," Omaha radio show host Gary Sharp said, "and to think that maybe this time they have the equation right. "If Miles gets an NCAA tournament win someday, he'll be the best postseason coach in Nebraska history," Reid said.

It won't take that much to be the best coach in Nebraska history (forget the "postseason" part of his sentence). Winning in the Big Ten, though, that will take quite a bit. Let's hope Sharp is right and that this time the equation is right.

Nebraska fans really need something to hold their attention for a while besides football. It's just too damned much pressure on one sport.

Football Coaching Resources | Smart Football

Below is a collection of some of my favorite football coaching resources, broken down by topic. Rather than list everything I’ve ever read or watched, I’ve tried to streamline it to my favorites. Make sure to check frequently — I’ve got a link to this page at the top — as I will be adding new resources over time, and feel free to email me with further suggestions. Enjoy!

When Chris Brown offers up his favorite football coaching resources, and you're someone who really wants to learn about the ins and outs of football, you pay attention.

NCAA Sues Over PA Law To Keep PSU Fine In State - AP

The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state, filing a federal challenge to the legislation hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law Wednesday.

There has to be about four people within the entire NCAA that aren't lawyers.

Minnesota wrestler forced by NCAA to choose between making music and competing -

Minnesota Golden Gophers wrestler Joel Bauman has a 25-12 career record. He's also a musician, as you can see above. He is not allowed to be both things if his music features his real name and is available commercially, as it is on iTunes.

Joel Bauman is not a lawyer and therefore he does not win.

2013 NCAA Regional Projections (Feb. 20th)

After one week, it's Indiana to the NCAA baseball tournament! Nothing shocking about that given they're the only team in the conference with a winning record so far.

Tubby Time has expired in Minnesota - Off Tackle Empire

A late-season swoon is showing the cracks in Tubby Smith's coaching foundation and another underachieving campaign means it's time for a change in Minneapolis.

This was before they were only down by six but then lost by a gazillion to Ohio State last night. Minnesota fans will be howling, but they're going to make the NCAA tourney. Do you still fire him then?

The Associated Press: Pot tourism in Colo.? Marijuana regulators OK idea

Marijuana tourism is on the way to Colorado, under a recommendation made Tuesday by a state task force to regulate the drug made legal by voters last year.

Colorado unveils $170M plan to upgrade facilities - College Football -

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The University of Colorado presented a $170 million proposal to upgrade the Buffaloes' football facilities to the board of regents at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT.