B1G Logos Installed at High Point Solutions Stadium

June 26, 2014 at 10:50a    by DJ Byrnes    
26 Comments

Their stadium is seriously called "High Point Solutions Stadium."

To me, Rutgers joining the Big Ten is neither a high point or a solution.


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brandonbauer87's picture

There close to being official members....

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Hovenaut's picture

High Point Solutions.

Mmph.

So...what are their problems?

(best researched using your 11W signature sarcastic eyewear)

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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AngryWoody's picture

They got 99 problems and a....Well, you know the rest.

Our Honor Defend!

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AndyVance's picture

We should have put a doomsday countdown clock on the front page, ticking down the minutes until the conference implodes with the addition of the one FBS program worse than Purdue...

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Wake Forest is joining the B1G?!

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

My curiosity was aroused so I went & looked up the records for all teams during the BCS era (1998-2013):

60     Purdue     0.508     101-98     
61     Virginia     0.503    99-98
65     California     0.487     95-100     
66     Northwestern     0.485     95-101
67     Arizona     0.485     94-100
69     Minnesota     0.482     95-102
74     Rutgers     0.474     92-102     
76     Washington     0.469     92-104     
77     Mississippi State     0.467     91-104
78     Wake Forest     0.461     89-104     
79     Syracuse     0.459     89-105     
83     Colorado     0.434     86-112          
84     North Carolina     0.430     77-102
86     Iowa State     0.421     82-113     
89     Washington State     0.406     78-114
90     Kentucky     0.404     78-115     
92     Illinois     0.398     76-115
94     Kansas     0.393     75-116     
97     Baylor     0.384     73-117     
108     Vanderbilt     0.353     67-123
110     Indiana     0.332     62-125
117     Duke     0.254     48-141

Wake Forest is actually much higher than I expected.

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AndyVance's picture

Wow, I'm not sure I realized how much worse than Purdue Illinois and Indiana really are... Perhaps the Boilers should have held on to that mustache magic they had going in the Tiller/Hope era.

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mobboss1984's picture

Wow, I;'m actually shocked by some of these. 

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

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BuckeyeSouth's picture

3 SEC teams on that list?  Why, that just can't be.

Embrace it.

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AkronBuckeye13's picture

That just shows how tough the SEC is, if those teams were in the B1G they would be the top three teams in the conference every year.

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Jpfbuck's picture

these win pct get even worse when you eliminate games against FCS schools

Purdue - take away 8 wins so against FBS they are 93-98, or .487

NW 7 wins 1 loss for 88-100, or .468

Minny - 9-3 for 84-99 or .459

Rutgers - 12-2 so adjusted 80-100 or .444

Illinois - 10-0 adjusted 66-115 or .365

Indiana - 10-1 adjusted 52-124 or .295

note that each of them has played at least 8 such games in the last 18 years and they all still suck

now note the upper half of the conference

OSU - 3 games 3-0

UM - 3 games 2-1 (haha) with another this year

Neb - 7 games 7-0

MSU - 4 games 4-0

PSU - 5 games 5-0 (ignoring vacated games)

Wisky - 9 games 9-0

Iowa - 8 games 8-0

now MD - 12 games 12-0

so I think it is safe to say that the eastern teams have played much tougher OOC schedules than everyone else (minus Rutgers and MD) OSU, PSU, UM and MSU have played only 15 such games going into the year or 3.5 per team

the rest have played 99 such games or nearly 1o each

night and day if you ask me

Earle's picture

Great googly moogly.

Italics are for emphasis.

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GoBucks713's picture

This is the team that Urbz will get that third digit on the scoreboard. Welcome to the B1G Rutgers. You suck.

-The Aristocrats!

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Fatpants's picture

Congrats Purdue, Northwestern and Minnesota. You now have a whipping boy.
 

#relegaterutgers?

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mrspray's picture

Part of me has always wanted to see OSU play a high school team, just to see how much of a difference there is... Florida A&M seemed close last year, but I think OSU should try to best that 76-0 "contest" with Rutgers.

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BierStube's picture

Now this article makes more sense ... use students for this game and save the wear and tear on the players!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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TMac's picture

We still need to hang a hundred on somebody......

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I know the idea was TV markets, so why not NY and Boston?  Get Syracuse and BC, I think both would have been better options imo.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Rutgers has delivered the NY market. Deals have already been signed with the major providers to get the BTN on basic cable in the city. Having Ohio State, TSUN & PSU regularly playing 30 miles from Manhattan is going to be a much bigger draw in NY than games at Syracuse.

Leaving the AAU has also effectively killed any chance Syracuse has of joining the B1G.

From everything that I've seen nobody in Boston cares about BC.

I'm no more thrilled about Rutgers than anyone else, but from a business standpoint it really was a good long term addition. I just wish it didn't come attached with people from New Jersey.

On a positive note, now the B1G can claim to be where football originated (Rutgers & Princeton in 1869 is generally considered to be the 'first' college football game).

Buckeyeneer's picture

At least "The Boss" is from Jersey . . . so everything about it isn't bad.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I like Springsteen a lot but the worship of him by Newjersites is ridiculous.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

You ain't kidding.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

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toad1204's picture

What would it take to schedule them the one of the first three games of the season for the warm up?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

MN Buckeye's picture

The video is pathetic, but it could be the highlight of their 2014 season.

Klytus21's picture

I agree.  I wanted to learn something today, and how to blow dry turf was not what I had in mind.

NJBuck

BroJim's picture

Maybe New Jersey seeing the buckeyes play will help with crootin' 

I season my simple food with hunger