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Ohio State fans, I am entering my slow season at work and decided to do a little college athletics experiment. If each school could hand-pick their own independent "rival" schedule to play in all sports and have a collegial relationship in academic matters, who would Ohio State choose? You would choose 9 schools that you would play annually in football, home-and-home in basketball, and whatever seems appropriate for all other sports. There are no conferences or political influences, so break away from the "common knowledge" thinking about the ways things always have been and always will be. Ohio State has complete control over all revenue streams in partnership with their particular opponents, and bowls/national playoffs are on a performance basis, not conference affiliation or simply going undefeated or one loss. You still can play a handful of other programs on an individual sports basis to fill out a full season, but you are not in an all-sports agreement with them.
Based on the latest NCAA revenues report and cultural, geographically, and overall fit hunches, below is who I think you would choose to partner with. Please let me know if you agree or if there are changes that should be made. No one knows your culture better than you. I plan to do this exercise with all of the major program fan pages and eventually post all the results. Since Ohio State is #2 in revenue behind Texas, you get first picks. Remember, this is an overall partnership that will be include all facets of your athletic and academic partnerships; make them count.
2. Penn State
3. Michigan State
6. Notre Dame (wasn't sure about this relationship, but makes sense in the scenario I describe above.)
7. Kentucky (don't immediately dismiss. Think all sports and generally collegiality, not just football.)
8. Virginia or Virginia Tech... who would your fan base choose? This would be great for competition, exposure to good recruits, and great revenue to fund more things at your school.
9. ??? Need help with this one. Do you highly value Illinois or Purdue? How about a new partnership with Maryland? Do you think what I assume you do about West Virginia?
Thanks for your feedback.
Land The Plane
2. Notre Dame
4. Penn State
Thanks for the quick feedback. Remember, you can play USC, Texas, and Florida just in football, and I'm sure those schools would love to play OSU. These 9 schools should be who you want to play in everything, from football down to women's tennis, and also fit with your overall academic level (which is why West Virginia would make sense athletically but maybe not in other areas).
2. Penn St
5. Notre Dame
6. Va. Tech
7. West Virginia
the rules are too complicated. put me down for michig@n for all 9 with #9 the potential rubber match if we split the first 8.
This post was edited by GoBuxGo 15 months ago
Calipari is a cunt...have a nice day.
This post was edited by RenegadeBuck 15 months ago
Your work has a slow season?? Christ I'm in the wrong profession.
Ha! Well, thought I would try some collegial conversation across boards, but I stumbled on one with vinegar and commonplace insults. I'm getting good feedback from other boards, and a lot of people from Texas actually would be willing to travel to you guys to play in all sports because they respect the school and program. Anyone who wants to give helpful feedback on the original question is more than welcome.
But you told me we could only play Texas in football, now you're saying Texas fans have said they would play us in any sport...so which is it? Because that's how I did my list--9 schools I would like to play in ANY sport. The best playing the best.
IU is only on my list for basketball. But Florida's good in basketball, Texas is good in basketball. And Florida, USC, Texas and Alabama are all pretty good in baseball.
I would have taken Stanford as my #10--why only 9?--since they're the Director's Cup winner year in and year out as the best overall sports program so why not put our non-revenue sports and Olympic sports up against theirs?
2. Penn State
3. Notre Shame
7. North Carolina
With the success Purdue has had against us the last decade, they have to be on the list.
The biggest and baddest in their respective states.
The biggest and baddest in their respective states. I was thinking about academics a lot vs just sports.
This post was edited by DollarYo 15 months ago
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