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Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Rutgers is moving to the Big 10 for all sports. Wadda ya got ? ? ?

I think it is a bad move. The Big 10 is on the decline as well as their population. Unless Global warming steps it up a few notches, I cannot imagine people flocking back. With population decline comes decline in athletic talent. And this is happening at a rapid pace. \

Another thing is I dont feel Rutgers will mix well with Big 10 culture. It is hard to describe. The big east schools are more of an urban feel, and culture as opposed to the rural settings of the big 10 aside from Northwestern and Minn.

I think a move to the ACC would be better. The D is not as stingy as the SEC, and already has BC, VT, Miami, which we are familiar plus Cuse and Pitt are there now. Recruiting will be better down there. Plus would a home grown northeast kid rather his parents travel to nice cities like Boston, Miami, and Atlanta (GaTech) and sunny florida, or a rural, out of the way campus in a cold enviro of Big 10 country?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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As both an alum of an ACC school and a native New Jerseyan, i don't really have any respect for Rutgers sports. The Big Ten is the best move the school could have taken.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:35 AM
 
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College football is about money so this is easily the best move for Rutgers.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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It was a no-brainer both money-wise and a good fit with other large, public research institutions. Just be ready for years of middle-of-the-pack mediocrity. You're not going to compete with OSU, Michigan, Michigan State or Nebraska.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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RU moving to the B1G was a slamdunk. To not understand why means you don't have a grasp of the changing landscaping in college football. We match perfectly academically. It is a homerun for football. Homerun for wrestling. Great for both basketball teams. Olympic sports will now be on BTN. Total and complete homerun. We will compete right away in football and even if we go 7-5 we end up playing an SEC school in Florida on New Years Day for 4 million dollars in bowl payouts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:13 AM
 
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It's good that RU is making great moves from an athletic standpoint. Hopefully they can bring their academics back up to Rutgers College levels. It's quite embarrassing for the state, really.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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It's good that RU is making great moves from an athletic standpoint. Hopefully they can bring their academics back up to Rutgers College levels. It's quite embarrassing for the state, really.
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RU has been debating whether it should go either the public ivy or the big time sports route for at least 40 years. I hope entrance in B1G doesn't further diminsh RU's academic reputation.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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RU moving to the B1G was a slamdunk. To not understand why means you don't have a grasp of the changing landscaping in college football. We match perfectly academically. It is a homerun for football. Homerun for wrestling. Great for both basketball teams. Olympic sports will now be on BTN. Total and complete homerun. We will compete right away in football and even if we go 7-5 we end up playing an SEC school in Florida on New Years Day for 4 million dollars in bowl payouts.
The only problem is 7-5 can easily be 5-7 in the Big 14. Wins against MD, IL, IN, NW and perhaps Purdue can be expected. The rest are tougher. Again, a no-brainer to join the Big 10 but Rutgers has never-ever played a full season against real competition from game 1 through the end of the season.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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the ACC doesnt have a good academic rep???? UVa, VT, BC, Clemson, GT, Duke, Wake, UNC are all top notch academies.

I will also go out on a limb as say population wise Rutgers is closer to the ACC schools. We dont have the 60-80K students some of the flagship B1G campuses. New Brunswick-Piscataway is more like Blacksburg, Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech in size.

The demographic issues leads into the culture issue. B1G college towns are very school centric. There is nothing out there besides the school. The everyone's lives revolve entirely around things that have to do with school, and not always academically. The Uni is all important and takes precedent over the individual. Think Sandusky scandal.

Rutgers is in the suburbs of NYC. There is always something else going on. The students dont put the Uni above themselves.

I dont think money will be in issue with the ACC. The ACC is trying to expand, and generate more revenue too. The have great basketball as well. Football and Basketball are what make money, not wrestling.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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the ACC doesnt have a good academic rep???? UVa, VT, BC, Clemson, GT, Duke, Wake, UNC are all top notch academies.

I will also go out on a limb as say population wise Rutgers is closer to the ACC schools. We dont have the 60-80K students some of the flagship B1G campuses. New Brunswick-Piscataway is more like Blacksburg, Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech in size.

The demographic issues leads into the culture issue. B1G college towns are very school centric. There is nothing out there besides the school. The everyone's lives revolve entirely around things that have to do with school, and not always academically. The Uni is all important and takes precedent over the individual. Think Sandusky scandal.

Rutgers is in the suburbs of NYC. There is always something else going on. The students dont put the Uni above themselves.

I dont think money will be in issue with the ACC. The ACC is trying to expand, and generate more revenue too. The have great basketball as well. Football and Basketball are what make money, not wrestling.
Academic research is king. RU's hard and medical sciences will benefit from CIC membership.

The ACC doesn't have a research consortium. That's why Maryland, which is run by former B1G administrators, bolted.
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