Adding Nebraska has been the Big Ten's worst mistake in its history

GSUsTALON

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If you think Nebraska will be down for 3 more years you would be wrong.

Right now Nebraska brings in more money in TV, for the B10, and filling their stadium for their program, than you could wish for.
 
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Vandy

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If you think Nebraska will be down for 3 more years you would be wrong.

Right now Nebraska brings in more money in TV, for the B10, and filling their stadium for their program, than you could wish for.
I could swear you said you were done posting here after the GSU game. We get enough troll tripe here from certain others.
 

PMWinSTP

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Nebraska is at the bottom of the Big Ten in academics, way at the bottom. Culture wise? What do we have in common with Nebraska? The U is an urban school and Lincoln is in the middle of nowhere.
You realize Lincoln is larger than probably half of the other B1G schools? Don't disagree that overall academically it brings up the rear but it also has more Academic All-Americans than any other school.
 

MnplsGopher

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Have a buddy from Missouri, still follows Nebraska closely and roots against them. The hate still runs runs deep for Nebby in the Big XII.
I can see it more so in Big 8 country. K-State, KU, Iowa St, Missouri, I believe have all played Nebraska 100 times or something like that. Oklahoma had a great rivalry with them, but OU has zoomed way past them now.

Texas schools were late to the Big 8 party, and I can see they don't really notice the loss of Nebraska as much.
 

salzie

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MINI G - "They were supposed to deliver an Ohio St level football program."

What did you major in?


You should be happy. Now the Gophers can step up, take Nebraska's place and show the B10 that you are worthy of staying in the B10.

Are you speaking about football? They fill their football stadium, about 75,000, even when they play their spring game. You should be happy that the "N" raises the big 10s attendance levels

I doubt you could qualify to attend Nebraska in any real program. You're a short term thinker vs a long term realist.

Gophers are a charter a member of the B1G, we're not getting kicked out. MN is very successful in B1G athletics overall, it's just the important ones we struggle with. Academically MN is superior to Nebraska. MN is upper half, on par with Wi just behind NW and Michigan
 

PitinoFan

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I could swear you said you were done posting here after the GSU game. We get enough troll tripe here from certain others.
Talon’s girlfriend is a Nebraska fan. My guess is that’s her posting on his account.


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paulser21

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Nebraska has a great and devoted fan base. I’ve been to several games there (sister in law is a season ticket holder) and if there is one thing that Nebraskans love its their Cornhuskers. But for as passionate as they are, they always treated me and other opposing team’s fans well. Our program/fans should take some notes from them and their overall success. They are “down” right now but I don’t agree that they weren’t a good add to the conference.
 

salzie

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Nebraska has a great and devoted fan base. I’ve been to several games there (sister in law is a season ticket holder) and if there is one thing that Nebraskans love its their Cornhuskers. But for as passionate as they are, they always treated me and other opposing team’s fans well. Our program/fans should take some notes from them and their overall success. They are “down” right now but I don’t agree that they weren’t a good add to the conference.

In general from what I've seen MN fans are good hosts. Some IA fans get a little pissy with the who hates Iowa chant though

I tried to thank few SDSU fans on their way out, they wanted nothing to do with it. Too pissed with the L. Stubbs was fun after, neither fan base was happy
 

Go Gophs

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People talk about Nebraska being a "horrible" research school and that is absolute garbage. They are still a very highly regarded research university. The reason the AAU kicked them out is because the hospital is a separate campus and they do not count USDA sponsored agricultural research. They were and are a good fit, even if they didn't bring 100 million TV's like Rutgers and Maryland. I'd argue culture-wise a much better fit than Rutgers or Maryland.
Does it really matter?

No one cares about anyone being a "research" school except those of us that have terrible sports programs. Conferences are all about sports and money.
 

Go Gophs

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Gophers are a charter a member of the B1G, we're not getting kicked out. MN is very successful in B1G athletics overall, it's just the important ones we struggle with. Academically MN is superior to Nebraska. MN is upper half, on par with Wi just behind NW and Michigan
Again, doesn't matter what you do in other sports. Football and men's basketball are what matters.

The other sports are money drains, not adds. More people watch those 2 also than they do all the others combined. Academics is nice and actually really what is important in life. However, it doesn't make much difference if your school
is crap if your athletic department is fantastic. The money will flow in heavily by having a nationally prominent athletic department much quicker than it will for having great academics.
 

Go Gophs

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Nebraska was a great add IMO.

Don't get the love affair with Pitt here though. They are a nothing school and nothing athletic department, similar to what we have towards the middle to bottom half of the Big Ten, which is where they would preside had they come here.

Rutgers is just garbage to me. The only thing they are good for is a guaranteed win in almost every sport. Nice to just have to show up and win with your eyes closed, but they really water down the conference IMO.
I can see how adding Missouri would make sense. Pretty good athletics and they "fit" geographically. As a state though, Missouri ranks towards the bottom for me. Kinda dumpy nothingness down there.
 

PMWinSTP

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Nebraska has a great and devoted fan base. I’ve been to several games there (sister in law is a season ticket holder) and if there is one thing that Nebraskans love its their Cornhuskers. But for as passionate as they are, they always treated me and other opposing team’s fans well. Our program/fans should take some notes from them and their overall success. They are “down” right now but I don’t agree that they weren’t a good add to the conference.
Agree, by far the best traveling fans I have met at The Bank.
 

Word

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So can we all agree that G4L's (MnplsGopher's) OP was a pretty crazy take and that Nebraska is likely a net benefit for the Big Ten?

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4four4

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Does it really matter?

No one cares about anyone being a "research" school except those of us that have terrible sports programs. Conferences are all about sports and money.
I know what you mean the Gophers lately have won the Big Ten point standings in all sports.
 

Nebraska Gopher

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I like it, but I live in Nebraska too. However, I grew up in Wisconsin (a Badgers fan, I know ugh) but I grew up watching the badgers and huskers a lot. To me it seemed like a natural fit especially based on Midwest “nice” and location in general.


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