Reports are coming out that Rutgers is going to announce it's move here on Tuesday
Rutgers will announce move to Big Ten on Tuesday, sources told @espn— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 19, 2012
It has begun.
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This is when the whores come in.
This is why we can't have anything nice!
Rutgers fans seem really excited:
"What a great day for Rutgers. Now let's run the table and hopefully go into the Big Ten in 2014 as back to back Big East and hopefully Orange Bowl champs!!!"
"Perhaps the biggest day in Rutgers athetic history!!!! What a windfall for the school. Perhaps now we can get those canceled sports back too?"
"During my days on the banks, we were an all boys school and our biggest game was Princeton. To see the Scarlet line up against the likes go Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State on a regular basis is a dream come true. We've come a long way baby! "
"In a perfect world, it would have been nice to see Big East succeed, but RU was always the red headed step-child there. Heck, they didn't even want us when they decided to add football - it was years before they let us in for hoops. It was originally and always will be a basketball league first. So is the ACC, which is why they can't pay their teams what the B1G can. Football drives the TV deals."
"I can't believe this...sports culture at RU will completely change overnight. Awesome."
"Rutgers football is already better than many of the Big-10 programs."
that someone is excited about it, that is.
To see the Scarlet line up against the likes go Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State on a regular basis is a dream come true.
Hmm...what's wrong with this picture?
Has the media hype over the past few years really brainwashed the entire country into thinking that Sparty is an elite program? Leave out Nebraska but include MSU? Really?
Make it stop.
Let's all burn the messenger... neg his ass!!!
sparty vs scarlet knight: battle of the mascots who wear skirts.
One reason to not base your opinion of an entire school on, "what the mascot looks like".
Can I judge them for being in New Jersey? Or will it be nice to see some phony spray tans once every couple of years.
Even Sparty couldn't take being part of MSU anymore...
but I'm too busy buying a train ticket from Philly to New Brunswick for 2015.
Just the selfish side of me but Philly to New Brunswick and Philly to MD is good news for me.
I know many on this board don't approve of this expansion, but for the many thousands of alumni on the East Coast this is awesome! I cannot wait to take the family to games at MD & RU!!
And, for what it is worth, I think both athletic programs will compete better than many are expecting.
Agreed. Michigan games in NJ every other year? Yes please.
Rutgers joining the Big 10 is like bad weather - if it's inevitable, just lie back and enjoy it.
That's only if they end up in the same division. Otherwise it's once every 12 years, at least if the SEC's current 14 team model is used.
They'll play each other once every 6 years. Less often than Michigan plays each of the directional Michigans. Totally the same conference though.
So is that it? Can I come from out of my basement now?
I kind of wish they waited until after the football season to do this/announce this.
But I think we can at least all agree that the league is fast becoming a leader in helmet diversity...And I will say that I would have loved those Rutgers helmets when I was ten.
So this week the B1G has gained crab cakes and slutty Jersey girls. Lucky for you Delaney I am in to both of these.
mmmmm.....slutty Jersey girls.
I just saw this recently, so it was the first thing I thought of when I read "crabs."
that we at least go up to 9 conference games after all this is said and done. 8 is BS.
We were already going up to 9 in a few years. (2017 if memory serves me correctly)
Rutgers played in the frist college football game ever in 1869.
since then, not much.
if you don't laugh, you'll cry.
YAY! Stereotypes are FUN! Can I do Texas next?!
So if I can't stereotype you (or laughs or for real), why do you get to stereotype others?
Just thought the Jersey Shore thing was funny (still think so). Tell ya what, you get one free stereotype at my expense. Even Steven? Damn wish I knew more about Wyoming LOL!
And Rutgers reinforced it when they paid snookie to speak at graduation. You don't like the stereotype? Complain to the state and the university for promoting them.
Toni Morrison also spoke that year and they paid her a smaller fee
Dude, don't get all wrapped up in the justice/fairness angle. "Don't Mess With Texas" is just plain ol' good advice.
I always thought it was funny that slogan came from an anti-littering campaign.
It helps to bring some more Big Ten presence to the East Coast, as much as I hate us deviating too far from what we've been about for so long. The ACC and Big East have traditionally had a very dominant footprint on the East Coast as far as athletics go. Maybe we can add another two schools to get to 16 someday with at least one of them being within a couple hours of I-95. That way we'll be a truly midwestern and northeast/mid-atlantic conference as opposed to being a midwestern one with some east coast sprinkled in.
What's wrong with tapping into BC over Rutgers? I wonder if other ACC schools were on the table, but they couldn't afford that $50m exit fee.
I think NW likes being the only private school in the conference.
Great. I can't fucking wait for the Rutgers game that replaces games against Illinois, Wisconsin, etc.
Or, there is an added big ten game and Rutgers or Maryland replaces a directional Michigan team.
I don't know why 14 teams necessarily means nine conference games. It doesn't for the ACC. We're talking about people who think it's a good idea to add two extremely mediocre non-Midwestern teams to the conference because they think it will make the TV network more lucrative. Competition issues be damned. What makes you think they'll add any conference games?
Because larger conferences are brand new ideas and the details are being worked out as the expansions happen. What makes you think we are stuck forever at 8 games?