Forbes: Ohio State the 7th Most Valuable Team in Men's College Basketball

By DJ Byrnes on March 24, 2014 at 12:27p

OSU's men's basketball team has been valued at $22.9 million by Forbes Magazine, good for seventh on their list of most expensive college basketball teams. (For comparison, the football team was recently valued at $83 million.)

These numbers are a testament to what Thad Matta has been able to build here, and although he's fallen short of claiming the sport's ultimate prize, it's clear Ohio State is committed to maintaining a nationally-respected program


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703Buckeye's picture

I'm genuinely surprised Duke and Syracuse aren't higher and that Indiana is so high.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

+1 HS
jbcuky's picture

Looks like they are relying heavily on home ticket sales.  Cameron Indoor seats like 9k so Duke's ticket sales would be small.

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703Buckeye's picture

That would make sense for Duke but Syracuse beats everyone in attendance.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

+1 HS
Mortc15's picture

I think you should remember that Indiana is considered a basketball state and while there are many D-1 schools in Indiana, from knowing people from the state, IU is regarded as the favorite school in the state.


Toilrt Paper's picture

Duke isn't higher because of the Mickey Mouse Cameron Field House..

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Respect to Wisky and Indiana.   Much as I hate Bo and Crean, it's nice to see the B1G represented.   

Sparty?  Why you no here?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Damonbuckeye's picture

Have you been to Lansing??? Because when you do go your question would have been answered...

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Patriot4098's picture

You'd think they would change that too...

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

DenBuck's picture

Does this get us anything :)

Buckeye For Life

Ugly Hour Chazz Bear's picture

You guys realize that a majority of the basketball's team worth takes into account all of the team's assets right?  Basketball gym is a big one.

I like the bux.

rlyon's picture

Then why would Kentucky and Louisville be ranked so high? Their gyms belong to the city. Just wondering about the methods used to rank the schools.