Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry
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
I'll give you population and academics. As far as recruiting I don't think New Jersey is a hot bed for college football recruits you get some here and there.
If you are going to dilute the conference you might as well go further south instead of north. Would have been better to see them go after the research triangle thus adding a pipeline to recruit in the south where much of the talent in college football comes. Not only that but you would also have the best college basketball conference and it wouldn't even be close.