Like I said, the TV market thing mattered during Peak Cable, and the point when the Big Ten added Rutgers and Maryland was the tippy top of Peak Cable.
That’s not how you decide whether a school is valuable to your league. But since you think it is, do Rutgers first.
Update from Gene Smith:
The season is lost, and Ohio State isn't getting it back. But could it schedule games against other willing Big Ten opponents like Penn State or Nebraska? Ryan Day called it a "fluid situation," and the Buckeyes aren't giving up completely on the fall yet. https://t.co/251fGCwUIr
Not sure highlighting students returning to dorms today was the smartest move right now.
I've ignored a bunch of these, but seeing a former Rutgers head coach amplifying/celebrating the professional con artist who tried to destroy the man responsible for his entire career ... well, it's 2020, that's what it is.
Even reporting on this and expecting it was coming for a while, it’s still a gutpunch now that’s it real. Heartbroken for the guys who worked so hard and had a chance to do something truly special this season.
RT @schlegelvellie: This is beyond a doubt the worst day in my sports fan life. No @OhioStateFB football & the @BlueJacketsNHL go down in the 5th overtime. The players & coaches fought & will continue to fight & I put my fan hope in that! Proud that our teams are lead by elite men #GRIT #LetThemPlay
I’m not arguing for Rutgers or Ball State to have a season. Whatever ends up happening shouldn’t look like anything we’ve seen before because we’re dealing with an unprecedented situation. But Ohio State is too prolific of a team to fall in line with smaller programs.
For the first time since 1871 -- Ulysses S. Grant's administration -- football won't be played on the Rutgers campus this fall. I have a bunch of thoughts, starting with this one: This is simply depressing as hell. https://t.co/mqu7P8Va4E