I’m not arguing that Rutgers’ admission into the B1G was a good move — it was unquestionably a mistake. However, that mistake is much more the result of the egregious contract given to them by the B1G than it is a foundational issue with Rutgers athletics.
According to NJ.com, from 2014-2020:
“The 11 established conference members (not counting other relative newcomers Maryland and Nebraska) will have pocketed $177 million more…than Rutgers.”
177 million over 6 years is huge.
Chris Ash makes 2 million a year and their OC and DC make a combined 1 million. Don Brown alone makes 1.6m..
Again, not defending Rutgers, but when you give a program the Treaty of Versailles you can’t expect them to be anything but dilapidated. A program builds on momentum and the B1G and Delaney did everything they could to stifle Rutgers’.
Go blue! 57-3