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I mean, the school clearly wants to win at all levels, and is arguably more committed to football than all of the B1G Ten but Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin & Nebraska. Geographically it fits, but doesn't add anything in terms of television revenue eyeballs; to its credit, it adds value in terms of a strong basketball program with tradition. I mean, hey, it's not Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Duke or UNC, but it's certainly a better candidate to be a valuable football member of the conference when you look at Purdon't, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Maryland.
This post was edited by Frozen Buckeye 19 months ago
Badger Alumni, Lifelong Buckeye.
I guess, we're letting everyone else in. I wish ND would just join already.
Lowers academic standards..... NEXT!!!
This post was edited by dkerns 19 months ago
No new eyeballs or BTN markets (TV Money). No big research programs (Grant Money). Poor academic rep (201-300 per AWRU). Average to a little better than Average CFB program. Clearly a stepping-stone (not a destination) job for CFB coaches. Bball program on the decline since Huggins left.
Why exactly would we want to offer them?
This post was edited by JarheadBuck 19 months ago
Syracuse, Pitt, Cincinnati, Louisville, Boston College, Houston, Tulsa, Miami, etc.
City schools. Erratic histories on the field, regional/local in appeal, limited alumni bases outside the regional area, none are flagship schools in the state( no, don't even go there with BC...they are no big deal in Boston), research budgets at the schools are very small relative to a B1G school.
5 of the above-mentioned teams are in markets where MLB and NFL franchise are located, and 3 where there is a NBA franchise.
What's not to like?
Within 110 miles of Nippert Stadium we have the campuses of OSU, Indiana, UK, and Louisville. This town also loves ND.
We( B1G) have the TV eyeballs already, as does the SEC, as does NBC/ND.
To correct one thing. Cincinnati is a top 25 research university in the country. One main reason they are one the the schools being considered for aau status if they add.
And you can't say they wouldn't fit in due to quality of sports on the field when the big ten just took Maryland and Rutgers who haven't been near UC in success in basketball or football the last 5 years.
This post was edited by shaunsimpson 19 months ago
You must be losing focus.
“Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.”
I was going to reply. No need to now. You said it all.
... Adds nothing academically
... Does not extend BTN footprint
... And TOSU does not want UC to turn into a MSU / Scum situation for them
... They ARE our little brother and everyone at TOSU wants to keep it that way
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