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Old 02-01-2010, 04:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Pitt fans, how do you feel about possibly joining the Big Ten?

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Originally Posted by RodWoodsonwasprettycool View Post
Disagree

Big Ten Basketball has been pretty damn good over the past couple of years. You got Michigan St., Ohio St., Purdue, Illinois Wisconsin all in like this gridlock to challenge for the Big Ten title. All but Purdue have made the NCAA final four within the last decade.

Pitt wouldn't dominate IMO, they'd just be another dog in the fight for the league title.
Today, Pitt would win that conference 4 out of 5 years. I don't doubt it. They are down this year and are still playing great in the Big East. however jumping to the 10 would hurt their long term recruiting of the kids out of Brooklyn and the rest of NYC. That's key to their recruiting right now, so in about 6 years, when those kids stopped coming to Pitt then I agree, they would just be another dog in the fight.

But as of right now, the only team in the Big 10 in basketball that I really respect is Michigan State because they are consistantly very good. Illinois is up and down, OSU has a good year every 6 years or so, Purdue, yeah ok, one good year, Indiana hasn't done anything worth a dang since Bobby left, Michigan, have they really been a threat lately? Wisky is pretty good, I like them too, Wisky and Mich State and Pitt would dominate that conference until Pitt starting losing its recruits to Cuse.
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