why do people write columns that they know are wrong and preempt it by saying hey this is just just ballpark
if it's just ballpark, well then no NJ is near NYC. waste of time
rutgers shittyness is why no one has grabbed them YET. but there is not a snow ball chance in hell that they get tossed into the also ran conf, the details of why i have explained numerous times in many other threads.
storz could be left out. they are surrounded by or are in the bc, Syracuse and rutgers market. theyre a nice hoop only who when combined with nova and st johns makes for a great start to a hoop conference.
What works against Rutgers is that neither the Big Ten nor the ACC have any interest in diluting their value. The only reason the ACC expanded was to head off losing anyone to the SEC, and the only reason the Big Ten took Nebraska is because they added a national profile and strength to the football brand against the SEC.
Rutgers and UConn do neither. The ACC added Pitt and SU because we fit the academic profile, we bring strength and a national profile in the sport in which they care most.
Rutgers brings zero for football, zero for the only sport that NYC cares about, basketball.
They are so .