November 19th, 2012 at 1:37 PM ^

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."

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November 19th, 2012 at 3:36 PM ^

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?


November 19th, 2012 at 12:02 PM ^

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.

Go Blue!

Wolverine Devotee

November 19th, 2012 at 12:06 PM ^


  • Adding 2 lacrosse teams to the B1G now most definitely ensures a B1G Lacrosse conference in both men's and women's (Men with 5 teams now, women with 6).


  • It's still rutgers. They are awful to average in every sport. 


November 19th, 2012 at 12:08 PM ^


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.




November 19th, 2012 at 12:09 PM ^

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. 


November 19th, 2012 at 12:27 PM ^

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?