Mashup: Bowl Math & More

May 9, 2011

Written by Jon Miller

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Mike Hlas of The Gazette writes about the money Iowa made from the 2010 Insight Bowl in this piece…he points out some mathematical inconsistencies in the math as well, and offers up some expenses that were not listed in the bowl payout, but perhaps should be considered.

As much as I like stats, math makes my head hurt so I don’t want to pick nits on some of this stuff.  The coaches bonuses being a part of the bowl payout is debatable, but as Mike suggests that money does come from somewhere.

One aspect of Mike’s piece that I definitely agree with is that it’s good to be in the Big Ten…the league helps offset some bowl costs that other leagues don’t do.

Putting where the bonus money comes from aside, Iowa did well compared to their peers in the bowl payout business; both Auburn and Oregon LOST money by playing in the national title game…however, when you factor in the television exposure they received, the recruiting advantages that go along with it and more, they will definitely show a nice ‘program profit’.

Hey, there is a new term for you…earning some program profit.  Hard to track down, but things like that exist…

Sean Keeler had a follow up item from his interview with new Hawkeye Anthony Hubbard.  There was more talk of redemption and second chances, in addition to Hubbard’s thoughts on what he might hear on the road in the Big Ten this year, given his past police record.

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“It’s probably going to be tough, man. I’m sure I really feel like, if a person is a real fan of Iowa, that they’ll support me and understand that I don’t need more, I guess — I don’t want to call it haters — but more scrutiny, I guess, from a team that I feel is my home team. Hopefully, they’ll come to some away games, so I don’t have to hear (the chants at) Michigan State.”

Yeah, Hubbard is likely going to hear some catcalls or read some signs that he might not like once the Big Ten season rolls around.  That will also be the first time Iowa will play out of the state, as all of their non-conference games will be played between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers…that game in Ames might be a little dicey, too.

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Another interesting quote from Keeler’s piece was Hubbard talking about how he plans to stay away from the nightlife scene in Iowa City.

I wrote a while back that I felt since Hubbard is 26 years of age, in addition to having a second chance at life and a future, he may just choose to stay away from the Ped Mall and the college bars because he’s closer to 30 than he is to 20.  That, and he has dreams of earning a living playing the game of basketball.  This is a business trip for him, I wrote.  Give Keeler’s piece a read to see what Hubbard had to say on this topic.  I was pleased with what I saw….

Tyler Gabbert, brother of Blaine, who had a real nice game against Iowa in the Insight Bowl, is leaving Missouri. He is a quarterback. Looks like he was not going to get the starting nod this fall, so he’s gone. His dad has said there are other factors at play. Iowa once recruited him, so some are wondering if they might not be in the mix again…not sure I would place a lot on that horse, but who knows.

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