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

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

Buck-I4Life

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.
 

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.