Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini
I don't understand why the B1G is taking in Rutgers. I understand it's party of the NY market but there's so many schools in that area plus college football isn't a huge deal up there. I can understand Maryland although the football team sucks. I'm afraid this hurts the overall brand.
Top 11 in population - which means a big chunk of change for the Big Ten Network
Top notch academics - they are a Big Ten school clone
Big Ten schools love to recruit NJ - Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, etc.
Big time sleeping giant in football - Big Ten should jump start them
NYC will watch when Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State come to town