The Buckeyes just won the mens NCAA volleyball title.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Total Number of Big Ten Championships as of spring 2009:
Ohio State 185
Michigan State 81
Penn State 50
Nebraska 0 (obviously)
Funny how Penn State is catching up to Purdue and Northwestern.
And Michigan State, honestly. They've still been a member of the Big Ten for 60 years. At this rate, PSU will exceed their current number in less than 2/3 the time.
Do you have a link for that? I would love to be able to toss that around to friend and foe alike.
Here is a link to an updated one (I think my stats are from 2009)
Wisconsin surprises me. They were bad at both football and basketball for a long time, before turning both around in the 1990s. What have they historically been good at?
I'm surprised at the huge gap between Indiana and Purdue, too.
I thought they used to have a pretty good baseball program (as far as big ten standards go) as well as swimming and diving teams.
Running, running and more running. I'd say their program is either number one or two in the nation; Stanford is really the only other school in its class.
Is Michigan similarly ahead of everyone in NCAA titles?
sorry but...I don't care about the suckeyes
I recommend the death penalty for the whole buckeye program. No sports, no tattoos, no $0 cars for a whole academic year. Maybe then we'll get their attention.
Hey, don't knock OSU for the car deals - they're just trying to stimulate the economy by extending cash for clunkers.
Is that some sort of Justin Boren joke?
There's a men's volleyball team?
It's UNAMERICAN and UNACCEPTABLE to acknowledge the existence of athletic accomplishment outside of the football arts. Basketball is gravy and can be disregarded as chump change if need be.
.....is that the average OSU sports fan is not aware that A) volleyball is a sport, and B) men are in fact allowed by law to play this sport. Is that where this is going? If so, I agree, having met enough OSU fans in my time.
As long as they are given free Smart cars, with Hello Kitty stickers on them. That will teach them a lesson.
Does OSU sponsor more varsity sports than us? I know they have men's volleyball and lacrosse and they also have hockey so what don't they have? No gymnastics? Or do they just offer 2 or 3 more varsity sports?
They have a ton - like 35 varsity teams.
They also have 14,000 more students than Michigan. I'm not saying its easy to get in there, but that's more than MSU, and we all know how easy it is to get into MSU.
Loved the title.
Great piece too.