Paul Kwestel

Big Ten Expansion Provides No Downside for the University of Maryland

on November 20 2012 12:52 PM
Big Ten Expansion Provides No Downside for the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland’s Board of Trustees voted to accept an invitation to become the Big Ten’s 13th member on Monday. Rutgers is then expected to announce their move to the Big Ten on Tuesday, which will round out the conference with 14 schools. From the moment the rumors of a potential move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten began about a week ago, Maryland fans were starting to form their opinions about leaving their beloved ACC.

On paper, the move to the Big Ten makes perfect sense for Maryland. Their athletic program has been bleeding cash in recent years, and the Big Ten offers far more revenue for the school then the ACC does. The Big Ten also has the added luxury of the Big Ten Network to further increase revenue, and that their other TV deals expire in 2017, giving them a chance to negotiate a new deal far sooner than any other conference can.

Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Why Nani's Me-First Attitude Is Punching His Ticket Out Of Old Trafford

on October 25 2012 2:45 PM
Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Why Nani's Me-First Attitude Is Punching His Ticket Out Of Old Trafford

Manchester United winger Nani could be set to leave Old Trafford as early as the January Transfer Window. The Portuguese winger has not only fallen out of favor with Sir Alex Ferguson, but is also reportedly upset that United won’t pay him what he feels he is worth.

            The United winger has had what can best be described as an inconsistent career since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer of 2007. When he first arrived, the winger drew comparisons to his compatriot, and at the time United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, with many tipping Nani’s stardom to rise just as Ronaldo’s did.

            While even Nani’s harshest critics will admit that the comparisons to Ronaldo were unfair, many fans have still been underwhelmed with his performances for the club. While Nani still comes out with a performance every now and then that remind people of all the talent he has, and makes him look indispensible to the club, he seems to have far too many matches where he leaves fans and teammates frustrated.

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