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Big Ten and other Conference Expansion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.


Which Teams Should the Big Ten Add? (please limit to four selections)

  1. Boston College

    28 vote(s)
  2. Cincinnati

    17 vote(s)
  3. Connecticut

    6 vote(s)
  4. Duke

    17 vote(s)
  5. Georgia Tech

    50 vote(s)
  6. Kansas

    44 vote(s)
  7. Maryland

    66 vote(s)
  8. Missouri

    91 vote(s)
  9. North Carolina

    27 vote(s)
  10. Notre Dame

    193 vote(s)
  11. Oklahoma

    69 vote(s)
  12. Pittsburgh

    40 vote(s)
  13. Rutgers

    38 vote(s)
  14. Syracuse

    16 vote(s)
  15. Texas

    116 vote(s)
  16. Vanderbilt

    13 vote(s)
  17. Virginia

    38 vote(s)
  18. Virginia Tech

    56 vote(s)
  19. Stay at 12 teams and don't expand

    24 vote(s)
  20. Add some other school(s) not listed

    14 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Senior

    We can use the money. Remember, we're only a few years away from barely breaking even on all that revenue, and there is a lot of speculation that the AD only stayed in the black due to some accounting shuffling of a portion of its debt load onto the general university books. We're still paying for Geiger's building boom, and we still fund more varsity sports (all with full scholarship compliments) than comparable big revenue athletic departments.

    We may be second in revenue, but ranked on profitability, we're somewhat down the list.
  2. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur


    I wait with bated breath for the 1PM update, when all shall be revealed...lol
  3. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

  4. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    True, but tOSU purposefully spends the money on non-revenue sports, etc. in addition to revenue sports to field a very robust roster of olympic sports (how many schools boast national titles in fencing, pistols, gymnastics AND football in the same decade?) and to make sure its facilities, services to student-athletes are the best across the board, not just for football or men's basketball.
  5. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    UVA is very dysfunctional. Don't get me started. Nobody at that school seems to know what the fuck they are doing. There is nothing I would love more than for Ohio State to beat the crap out of them every year. That said, they still would be the best add from the ACC, IMO, especially with Carolina.
  6. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    In the grand scheme of things the Tarheels are the best add from the ACC and it's not close.

    Oh and hella noes IRT BC.
  7. Tits McGee

    Tits McGee ...Ron Burgundy and Tits McGee

  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    This is a business. Money is always an issue.

    Sam Covelli donation

    He's a Panera franchisee (former McDonald's franchisee).
  9. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    Wait, they're tearing down St John?!

  10. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster

    Where the hell is the bball team going to play?
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Correct, lots of people that we have never heard of have donated 8 figures. However, I actually have heard of this guy (he deserves a mention here):

    In 1999, Richard J. Solove, a personal friend of Dr. James and a prominent local businessman, donated twenty million dollars to The James' Threshold of Discovery campaign, the largest private donation that The Ohio State Medical Center ever received.
  12. Dryden

    Dryden Head Coach in Waiting Staff Member

    Muck likes this.
  13. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    One fun thing about the re-alignment madness is seeing how fans of various schools/conferences react in completely different ways to the same news.

    ACC abandoning their previous stances by offering ND a sweetheart deal & accepting an academic outlier like Louisville is seen by many fan bases signals weakness within the ACC and is a sign of more escapees in the future.

    Some ACC fans? They see it as signalling that ND will one day be a full member, *Louisville is a sleeping giant and it all points to the ACC soon being the most powerful conference in the land.

    Any guesses as to which narrative my money is on?

    *In all seriousness while I think Louisville is peaking right now (rather than having lots of room to grow), Tom Jurich has done one hell of a job as AD and is a guy I'd love to see in the mix as Smith's successor. As it stands right now their athletic department revenue would place them 6th in the B1G. Not too shabby when your neighborhood is the Big East.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  14. CincyInterloper

    CincyInterloper Sophmore

    Uh, Value City Arena?

    BUCKYLE Bearded Hipster

    :lol: Going to have to I guess.

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