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Old 11-19-2016, 03:18 PM
Location: H-town, TX.
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I don't think Rutgers thinks it belongs in the B1G, but that's a stupid invitation to turn down. Especially if nobody would block their addition, like Penn State could to Pitt or Iowa to Iowa State...

Besides, someone has to be the doormat.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:41 PM
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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I agree, Missouri would have been a natural fit for one of the expansion schools. In a dream scenario, if they could have found a way to get Notre Dame to join, that would have obviously been a home run, although they had been trying for decades to get ND to join and they couldn't work it out contractually (due to all of their rich independent football contracts).

Realistically, as for the second expansion school in addition to Mizzou, I would have preferred Pitt. They would have fit nicely into the B1G in terms of geography and football cultural. I even think Syracuse would have been a decent backup option if Mizzou/Pitt didn't work out, but that's all hypothetical since TV markets/revenue drive these decisions.
Notre Dame is an ACC School in everything but name. IN fact they are contracted to play at least 5 ACC teams per year if because of their affiliation with the conference.

if they wanted to join a conference for football, it would be the ACC.
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:16 AM
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With Big Ten money now in hand, Rutgers should get much better with each passing year.

Consider the considerable advantages it possesses over Indiana, which competes with Notre Dame and Purdue for in-state talent.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:20 AM
Location: Bronx, New York
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Rutgers B1G pro.......
NJ/PA football recruiting corridor one of the best in country
Will benefit from CFP and New Year's Six bowl revenues that get distributed over the conference

Rutgers B1G con.......
Not much football historical impact (outside of Princeton-Rutgers 1869 and Paul Roberson)
Can Rutgers budgets keep up with other B1G schools.....?
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