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Delany can't hide his OSU love..
Maryland's president told the school's board of regents that the Terrapins and fellow Big Ten newcomer Rutgers would play in the Leaders Division, wit
This post was edited by CaliSpartan0606 20 months ago
I think you mean Illinois to Legends.
The Leaders would be STACKED in bball. OSU, Wisky, Purdon't, Indiana, and Maryland?
No divisions in basketball, right?
Good now we can avoid Ohio State for even longer.
They should flip Wisc and scUM if they go with those divisions.
Rutgers is at least better than the Illini in football.
The simple fact that Doug Karsch is crying about this ensures that the idea has my full support.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I know, I was talking hypothetically.
The new setup basically guarantees OSU or Wisky in the b1G title game every year for the next decade..
It's a joke
The beginning letters of the teams in the Leaders division are now an anagram for Pro Wimp. True story.
As long as we keep our bitter rivalry with Indiana, it's all good.
PSU ----------------- NEB
RU ???????????? Northwestern
MD ??????????? Illini
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
You do realize Illinois is freaking awful in football. Rutgers is better than Illinois. So overall the Leaders got tougher in comparison to the Legends.
This post was edited by Spartan Punk 20 months ago
I wonder how they'll redo the protected games. Northwestern and Illinois was one of the matchups. Do Rutgers or Maryland have any football history with teams in the Legends division?
I assume this is a joke...
The Leaders will be filled with mediocrity outside OSU/Wisky for the next 10 years..
Illinois blows this year- but over the past 5-10 years, they are by far a better program than Rutgers
Right now RU > MSU
Debatable at best
Even if that's a wash.. the Leaders then gets Maryland who blows and with PSU's sanctions, Purdue and IU- there's not even a remote chance a team outside OSU/Wisky wins the division anytime in the future..
There's 0 competitive balance
Illinois has a .363 winning percentage in the last 10 years (that does not even include this year in which they are 2-9 and more than likely end 2-10). They are one of the worst BCS teams in college football. Just because they lucked into a Rose Bowl one year does not make them good. Rutgers has a .550 winning percentage. It may be the Big East, but they are still better. I think you are a little off on Illinois football.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by scott91575 20 months ago
2012-Rutgers-9-1 Illinois-dumpster fire
2011: Rutgers-9-4 Illinois- 7-6 fired coach
2010: Rutger 4-8 Illinois-7-6
2009: Rutgers-9-4 Illinois-3-9
2008 Rutgers-8-5 Illinois 5-7
2007 Rutgers-8-5 Illinois 9-4
2006-Rutgers-11-2 Illinois 2-10
2005 Rutgers-7-5 Illinois 2-9
2004 Rutgers-4-7 Illinois 3-8
2003 Rutgers-5-7 Illinois 1-10
It looks like Rutgers has been better to me over the past decade
I'm not so sure about that. Rutgers since 2001 (counting this year) is 76-67. Illinois is 56-90. That includes 2001 when Illinois was 10-2.
The numbers just don't back up your claim.
This post was edited by Goud21 20 months ago
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
Illinois has had more dumpster fire years over the past decade than Rutgers and Maryland combined. To do what you'd want, they'd have to start from scratch. As is, giving the Leaders the two new schools (one of whom is having a great year) while giving the Legends the worst from the Leaders is probably the easiest move for now.
Well, nobody ever accused him of being anything other than a crybaby.
Not so sure about that. Outside of a few seasons here and there, Illinois football historically is mediocre at best.
Moving Illinois to the other division has nothing to do with Delaney protecting OSU. The divisons were already lopsided and this move didn't really change that.
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