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Maryland was 75-50 from 2001-2010. They were 9-4 last year and are 4-7 this year. So, since 2001, they're 88-61. I'd hardly say they blow. Always helps to have facts to back up your opinions when posting things here
This post was edited by Goud21 17 months ago
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
Why are people complaining?
We get a game against Illinois every year now
Rogue Leader= Obese coward who didn't attend MSU and has no college degree
Seriously it had to be a guaranteed game against Illinois, Rutgers, or Maryland. Out of those 3, give me the school that has been a trainwreck for the past decade.
Strictly for selfish reasons, I would love to have Maryland.
I like what they did for the most part. I would switch michigan and wiscy though, and give us a protected rivalry with michigan.
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I don't understand why they just didn't put one team in one division and the other in the other division. Easy.
Edit: Nevermind, nothing about what I posted made sense after I took a second look at the divisions, but they still should have put Maryland in the division with the other Ms and Ns
This post was edited by goState18 17 months ago
They wanted Maryland and Rutgers to play each other and Penn State every year.
So just by looking at wins and not who they played makes reason for why one team might be better than the other??
Translation: the data doesn't support my idiotic argument.
At least it's some basis for an opinion instead of throwing out blanket statements that someone was better than someone else (especially Illinois, who has won 3 games or less in 6 of the last 10 seasons). Honestly, if you don't win more than 3 games in any year, you're not good, no matter who the competition was that season.
Can hardly wait to see the renewal of the PSU v Maryland rivalry. Often overlooked as one of the top rivalries in college football...........even though PSU is like 35-1-1 vs the Terps.
I can already see how this is going to work out for our basketball schedule - we'll get to play Rutgers only one time a year while having to play Maryland two times each year.
Holy shit. I had to look that up and that is exactly the record. That's insane.
It's not like Illinois was playing 4 BCS teams in the non-conference every year while Rutgers and Maryland were going 4-0 against FCS teams in their non-conference, thus drastically skewing the records. You could argue that the bottom of the ACC and the Big East are weaker than the Big 10, but those two conferences aren't the Sun Belt either. With IL going 56-90 while Rutgers was 76-67 and Maryland 88-61, I'd say Rutgers and Maryland have been better. Also, with Rutgers having a good year this year, they've shown at least somewhat that their success wasn't all Greg Schiano (although they'll have to keep winning as the players he recruited graduate).
Also, I don't have any idea on the condition of Rutger's and Maryland's athletic facilities, but chances are they are better than Illinois'.
Which is better for an MSU team in the long run (i.e. the NCAA tournament). Playing Rutgers twice in a season or playing Maryland twice in a season?
Can we give Roushar back to Illinios? Trade him for like some old balls or pylons pretty much whatever.
They aren't going to rearrange the divisions every 24 months because Team A goes on probation or Team B hires a new coach. Programs that have been traditionally strong and have 100,000 seat stadiums are going to be presumed to be strong at some point in the future.
or Maryland-Rutgers, 9 games total.
Rutdgers is 3-2 against MSU all time and 9-25 against big ten teams having only played 4. Most losses are against PSU where their record is 2-22.
Rutgers appears to be the leading candidate from the Big East to get an invitation to join an expanded Big Ten. So just how have the Scarlet Knights f
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I'd blow up the whole Leaders and Legends and go East/west and do divisions for Bball too. I'd imagine travel is going to have to wear Maryland down during Basketball too. Every week your flying half way across the country for basketball games.
Way, way off.
I'm with you, but I'm sure all divisional alignment plans start with delaney wanting to have two um-o$u games a year.
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It's like a 1 hour 15 minute flight from Baltimore to Detroit
Maybe 2 hours to Chicago
Travel will hardly be an issue
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