5 days until Creighton opens exhibition play against EA Sports Sunday night at 7. Can't wait. Of course, my dad, who went to Drake and goes to many of their games in Des Moines, only has 4 days to wait. The Doggies open up Saturday night against Simpson, and as he's told me several times, he and my mom will be there. God bless him, he honestly thinks the Doggies can compete in the MVC this year.
With Klayton Korver, I'd have given him 16-17 wins, a top-division finish, and an NIT bid. With Korver injured and out for the season, I'll give them 13-14 wins, a sixth place finish and a 20th consecutive season with no postseason bid.
I'll have a ginormous Creighton preview later this week.
Ever since I moved to Nebraska 8 years ago, a common gripe among Husker fans has been that so few of their games are on TV, while Iowa gets every game on TV.
For instance, this year Nebraska has had 4 of 8 games on TV. Iowa has had all 8, and they're even shown here in Omaha. Actually, Iowa has had 50 games IN A ROW on TV.
The common gripe is "Why does Iowa get all of their games on, and we only get half of ours? That sucks, man!" More cerebral fans ask "Why doesn't NU negotiate a better deal, or sell the rights to the games to a local station?"
Its a pretty simple answer, actually, made clear by this article in today's Des Moines Register
after Iowa State fans have begun making the same gripe. Its not ISU, or NU's decision to make. The Big 12 just has a crummy TV deal, and that's not Iowa State or Nebraska's fault. What's happened, essentially, is the Big 12 takes a higher paycheck in exchange for granting exclusive TV windows to their partners, while the Big 10 takes a smaller paycheck in exchange for greater exposure and the ability to show every game.