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Kansas State again lightens scheduled load

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08:15 AM ET 09.10 | Kansas State is dropping another football series with a nationally ranked program. The Wildcats reached a mutual agreement with Virginia Tech to cancel the home-and-home series scheduled for 2014 and 2016, according to a letter from athletic director John Currie posted on K-State's athletics website. K-State will not owe a financial penalty. K-State also canceled a home-and-home series against Oregon that was scheduled to begin next season.

The Topeka Capital-Journal

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September 10, 2010  08:45 AM ET

This is called the Bill Snyder Effect.

September 10, 2010  08:48 AM ET
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This is called the Bill Snyder Effect.

No kidding. At least Nebraska usually played one good ooc game. This is what the B12 north is left with.

September 10, 2010  09:28 AM ET

Tennessee it another team trading down and lightening the load. Where's the T&R article on that?

September 10, 2010  09:42 AM ET

They're all trying to make their schedules look like Boise State's.

September 10, 2010  09:46 AM ET

Schedule West Virginia!

September 10, 2010  09:52 AM ET

Fear the Hokies! (Sigh, I guess we'll just have to keep playing the eventual National Champs every year...) ;-)

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September 10, 2010  10:07 AM ET
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I'm thinking the whole conference has an uncertain future.

ABC has the most to lose if the conference disbands and I think ABC will pester Beebe until he gets the situation resolved.

September 10, 2010  10:21 AM ET

I wonder who will replace these two nationally ranked opponents on the K st schedule, at least they won their opener against UCLA, I cant believe KU lost to N Dakota st, the Yellow Jackets come to Lawrence this Saturday, Oh My !!

September 10, 2010  10:30 AM ET

Wildcats are almost as chicken as the Vols are.

September 10, 2010  10:32 AM ET

Most college teams schedule down so that they can all have winning records and go to a bowl game however meaningless.

September 10, 2010  10:35 AM ET

Dr B-f-g.....are you serious.....you are trying to bringin Tennessee with this? And....who does the second rated UT (Texas) play that makes you immune to your own b.s????

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September 10, 2010  10:54 AM ET
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Dr B-f-g.....are you serious.....you are trying to bringin Tennessee with this? And....who does the second rated UT (Texas) play that makes you immune to your own b.s????

Check the news. Tennessee paid $750K to UNC to get out of the series. Their AD makes no bones about the desire to lighten the load while they're rebuilding.

And for the record ... second rated Texas plays the same "cupcake" for the 2nd year in a row thanks to Arkansas, another team from God's conference, backing out of a scheduling agreement. Slim pickings when filling a hole in your schedule at the last minute.

Like I said, check the news.

September 10, 2010  11:01 AM ET

Amazing how they take the bait isn't it JRM & FJJ?

September 10, 2010  11:02 AM ET
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Check the news. Tennessee paid $750K to UNC to get out of the series. Their AD makes no bones about the desire to lighten the load while they're rebuilding.

I don't think Tennessee has bought out of the series yet. Last I heard, UNC wanted to go ahead and play it.
I hope the games are played-- it's embarrassing that Hamilton even discussed buying out of the home/home.

September 10, 2010  11:09 AM ET
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Oh yeah forgot about that but not Stanford. They have an H and H with Cal in 15-16. Plus Mississippi is on the schedule.

It's funny. Texas is finally on board with scheduling better OOC games and Oklahoma is starting to re-think it. I hope they don't change but it seems like an odd twist.

September 10, 2010  11:11 AM ET
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It's funny. Texas is finally on board with scheduling better OOC games and Oklahoma is starting to re-think it. I hope they don't change but it seems like an odd twist.

I wouldn't call Ole Miss an upgrade.

September 10, 2010  11:13 AM ET
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Probably figures you are in a tough rebuilding mode right now and need to "lighten the load".

Yeah, that's the reasoning, but I think the VAST majority of Vol fans don't care, and want to play the games as scheduled. If Dooley and his staff are worth keeping, then they will win 6+ games next season even if they lose to UNC. A meaningless win over Buffalo won't help the Vols rebuild, IMO.
(I don't think AD Mike Hamilton is worth keeping.)

 
September 10, 2010  11:23 AM ET
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Tennessee it another team trading down and lightening the load. Where's the T&R article on that?

Came and went.

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