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Old 04-08-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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What is it with these Catholic colleges and basketball? It's the same with Duquesne in Pittsburgh.
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Generally Catholic Schools are much smaller than state schools (on the orders of 4-7k students), so schools like St. Johns, Villanova, Providence, Marquette, Creighton, St Bonnies etc have resources and fan base for Basketball but not football.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado - NFL, more specifically, the Broncos. We have all 4 major sports but no team is more beloved here than the Broncos. College, not so much.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Ohio where Football is king, Football is a religion where I grew up the obsession is near on par with Texas and Florida.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Unfortunately, Missouri is a baseball state.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: SC
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  1. You are not going to get any statistically reliable information here.
  2. You would have to read every post, from now till the end if you were to make any headway with this.
  3. I am sure there are other sites that have already collated this data, you'd be better of looking it up than trying to chart it yourself.

Here is an example:
United Sports of America map: If each state could have only one sport, what would it be?
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Alabama - football (but NASCAR is nearly as big)
Alaska - dogsled racing (Iditarod)
Arkansas - football
Arizona - football (but I won't argue if someone said basketball - U of A hoops is pretty strong)
California - football, but it's a plurality rather than majority. Lots of hoops, baseball, and soccer fans
Colorado - football. If you count skiing it would be tops
Connecticut - basketball
Delaware - football
Florida - football
Georgia - football
Hawaii - football
Idaho - football
Illinois - football
Indiana - basketball
Iowa - football (a case can be made for wrestling)
Kansas - basketball
Kentucky - basketball
Louisiana - football
Maine - hockey (I'm just guessing there)
Maryland - basketball (probably a toss-up though)
Massachusetts - football (at least professional)
Michigan - football (but hockey is very strong too)
Minnesota - hockey (fishing would be huge too)
Mississippi - football
Missouri - football (by default. Mizzou is usually above-average on the gridiron, and they still have a pro team in KC)
Montana - football
Nebraska - football
Nevada - basketball
New Hampshire - football
New Jersey - football (just taking a wild guess. while they don't officially have any pro teams outside of the Devils, several venues are technically in NJ)
New Mexico - basketball
New York - baseball (because of the Yankees and only because of the Yankees)
North Carolina - basketball
North Dakota - hockey
Ohio - football
Oklahoma - football
Oregon - soccer
Pennsylvania - football
Rhode Island - football (taking a complete shot in the dark)
South Carolina - football
South Dakota - football (lots of Vikings fans in the eastern half of the state)
Tennessee - football (the Vols aren't a top tier program anymore but they still fill the stadium)
Texas - football (high school football alone makes it #1)
Utah - basketball
Vermont - skiing
Virginia - basketball
Washington - soccer
West Virginia - football
Wisconsin - football
Wyoming - basketball
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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I think VA is a football state more than basketball.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:24 PM
 
Location: The City
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Generally Catholic Schools are much smaller than state schools (on the orders of 4-7k students), so schools like St. Johns, Villanova, Providence, Marquette, Creighton, St Bonnies etc have resources and fan base for Basketball but not football.


at this point I believe the whole Big East is all smaller catholic schools.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The City
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Generally Catholic Schools are much smaller than state schools (on the orders of 4-7k students), so schools like St. Johns, Villanova, Providence, Marquette, Creighton, St Bonnies etc have resources and fan base for Basketball but not football.


also Nova does have football team but the next tier down


has produced a few good NFL players including


Howie Long
Brian Westbrook


and a few other decent ones but definitively not a football school like it is in basketball


Nova would be more known for producing Wall Street fund managers then NFL players




I did find it interesting in a recent link that PA was Field Hockey - the state does seem to index high in this sport like MD and VA do in lacrosse


on the whole PA is a football state with huge NFL followings for the Steelers and Eagles and a very strong college football following for PSU
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Virginia is definitely a football state.
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