C'mon Sparty....finish the deal in the second half.
A win would be a huge boost for the conference and would help set the tone for a 2009-2010 Renaissance season for the Big 10.
I think its important that during a season where the league was clubbed--without evidence--that it was a bad league, it would be cool to see a Big 10 team in a Big 10 city for the Final Four. It would cap a nice postseason for the league.
But, more importantly, the Big 10 needs to look as strong as possible.....strong enough that a .500 league mark will get you into the tourney....and with all the talent coming back into the league, on the heels a nice post season with a final four participant.....i just think it would set the league up for a great year.
Of course, maybe the best reason is that if MSU wins, my total wins bet on the Big 19 in the tourney will cash.....already have 7, so there's no risk of losing, but a win is obviously so much better.