Bells Beer Connoisseur
Where is the B10 Network based? Chicago.Score one for The Daily Northwestern.
I once served as a sports reporter there.
FW made the winning point about Chicago's soft sports media.
Northwestern spent big money with the four or five major sports media outlets promoting "Chicago's Big Ten team."
The advertising money served as cover for the school.
Fitzgerald was praised constantly for his achievements and rarely, if ever, criticized for his shortcomings (the team finished 1-11 last season including a loss to FCS- representative Southern Illinois).
And don't expect the Big Ten Network to cover the NU hazing scandal.
The television arm of the powerful conference looked the other way during Joe Paterno's troubled times at Penn State, proving the employees of the Big Ten Network are publicists, not journalists.