once again, all of you are forgetting the real reason why Rutgers is being targetted. its is to capture the nyc market, but not to capture rutgers fans there. the big ten doesnt give two shits about the rutgers fans in the nyc area (all 6 of them). no, they care about getting all big ten alums living in the area to put pressure on local cable companies to add btn to their basic packages. the big ten doesnt need rutgers to draw their own (by own i mean scarlet knight) fans. the big ten needs rutgers so that it can leverage preexisting fans in the area.
the big 10 wants those four road games in the nyc area. and since rutgers would be in the east division, that would mean they play penn state (for sure), and either michigan or osu (maybe both), at home, at least every other year. at least one of the big tens biggest cash cows playing in the nyc area every year. now that is what the big 10 wants.