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If you had to attend a B1G institution besides OSU, which one would you choose?



Oyster's picture

Might as well get the best education you can, so it's a no brainer for NW.  Just remember their chants years ago: 'That's alright, that's OK, you're gonna wok for us someday!"

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Earle's picture

I didn't realize they offered a major in Chinese restaurant management.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Oyster's picture

My 'r' broke and I just got it repaired.  I was hoping to come back and fix this, but I see you have now taken that option away from me.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

Earle's picture

I do what I can to preserve such typos for posterity when there is an opportunity for a cheap pun.  "You" welcome.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Hovenaut's picture

Apparently one of the member schools didn't make the cut.

Had I stayed in the Midwest, and if I had to choose I'd either go Indiana, Illinois or Purdue based on my chosen fields of study.

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Oyster's picture

If you look at the other poll about fans, I think the just decided to not waste the keystrokes.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

t-dub's picture

I almost went with NW for the same reason as OYSTER.  I ended up voting for Iowa because when I was in High School this was one of the ultimate wrestling schools.  I picked Iowa for that tradition. 

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

Haybucks's picture

I went with IU 'cause Bobby Freakin' Knight was the BB coach when I attended college.  Awesome entertainment value!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


AJW_16's picture

Went with Minny for two reasons: good biology programs (what I do) and the Twin Cities are pretty swank. Check em out if you haven't been up there. Good local music and bar scene.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

bukyze's picture

Everyone will hate me for it, but I went with Wisconsin.  Now that Bart is gone, I no longer hate their football team.  I'd continue to hate the Weasel Bo Ryan until he leaves.  Madison is an absolute party place (been there many times, have a lot of Wisky friends), great night life, good music scene, and the only city in all of Wisconsin with good looking girls (mainly b/c all the students do a ton of outdoor activities).  The campus itself borders a huge lake, and it's nice to hang out outside at one of their bars, and drink a Spotted Cow while looking at the big ass houses a mile on the other side of the lake.  If I went purely for education, it would be Northwestern, but I doubt I would last very long there, academic-wise.

TMac's picture

The fictitious North Western - as all these choices = failure - I was only ever going to tOSU. 

ONE Not Done!

dsbgobux's picture

I went to PSU for my master's program because the commute to CBus was way too long! I did post grad work at UMD (it was closer than PSU) that was a great institution, and as an academic institution definitely on par with the rest of the B1G

Buckeye in PA purgatory

UFest57's picture

NW for the education access to Chi-Town.
I agree with BUKYZE - Madison is a fantastic pace to party.

Denny's picture

I almost went to Northwestern for graduate school. Wrote in my entrance essay that I thought NW was a very attractive school because every other year they played a certain football team in Evanston.


Northbrook's picture

Purdue for engineering.

yrro's picture

I've honestly directed a lot of the young students I've mentored in Engineering toward Purdue over Ohio State.
My OSU degree has definitely served me well, but their engineering school is top notch and a bit more challenging.

cronimi's picture

NW for me too. Although I think I'd go to the version that is one word (Northwestern vs. "North Western").

AndyVance's picture

Purdue for Agriculture Economics - one of the best programs in the country.

bucks15's picture

I'm not surprised Northwestern has such a commanding lead.  With one of the best educations, if not the best education in the Big-Ten, that would be hard to turn down.  Add to the fact Evanston is 30 minutes from Chicago and with Northwestern's vast improvement in football, the college game day environment would be a lot of fun.   

Sleepy's picture

Big fan of the alternate reality where I'm smart enough to get into Northwestern.

Baroclinicity's picture

I chose Nebraska because they have a great school in my field.
But: Be it known, in selecting a grad school back in the late 90s, ALL B1G schools were out.  Not an option, period.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Poison nuts's picture

Northwestern because, Chicago.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Stinson's picture

Northwestern because of Chicago/academics.

But I've always liked the vibes at MSU. 

I'd say IU maybe, but, Tom Crean is just such an unlikable human being...

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I chose Illinois because they have the best engineering program in the Big Ten, particularly my field - materials science and engineering.  Also, I'm a grad student here.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

703Buckeye's picture

I chose Nebraska, for the corn.

In a year, if they rehash this poll, I would choose Maryland. UMD is close to home, has a masters program for me, and is a quality school (like any B1G isntitution).

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

Haybucks's picture

Indiana, Purdue and Iowa are chucked full of corn as well.  I'd bet Illinois has mega acre cornfields too. What a great crop corn is.  Too bad it makes for lousy beer, but whiskey is another story (and I don't mean the shitty type of Wiscy).

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


BuckeyeVet's picture

Purdue. Good veterinary college. ;-)

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The possible recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

cajunbuckeye's picture

Their Engineering program was the shit, back in my day. USMC was my decision after high school, but I seriously considered the Boilermakers.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Depends on your major, so I picked Purdue for Engineering (almost went there but chose OSU in the end).

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

daytonbuckeye's picture

I picked NW, not that I could get in. Just glad that ttun was not an option

3 85 yards and a cloud of dust.

PierogyJim's picture

You left Michigan off the list.... :)

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

who?  You mean TTUN?

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.


Haybucks's picture

or maybe TSUN instead.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


TBDBITL0509's picture

In the grand scheme of things it has to be Northwestern for me - I work in marketing and it's one of the best business schools around.
For undergrad, because undergrad is where you have fun, UW Madison would be my 1b - great campus, awesome scenery, fun game day atmosphere, and the parties / bars / restaurant are excellent.

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

i love that fact that TTUN isnt even listed.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.


cajunbuckeye's picture

If Missagain was my only choice, the hidden cyanide capsule could possibly come into play.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I went with Indiana.  Indy is a pretty cool town.  I like the downtown area there.  It is also a pretty well regarded school.  Although I don't think I could handle Tom Crean!
Thank goodness for OSU!!

BME_Buckeye's picture

I went with Minnesota and made my choice based on important things like quality of life, academics, jobs, scenery over collegiate sports, partying and so forth. MN has a great program in my field and its one of the few cities in Midwest that's great for people in the medical field. Coupled with the fact that its one of the healthiest cities and has great fishing and hiking all around, the choice wouldn't be to hard to become a Gopher. 
I am shocked Michigan wasn't included in the list though. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


lamplighter's picture

Indy seemed like a great campus, and there would be no peer pressure not to root for tOSU

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

For me it came down to Illinois and TOSU,  but the distance away from home made me decide to go to TOSU. I wanted to be home in 2 hours. Not 6.
Loved the campus, and the students. Basketball is my first love anyway, so the crappiness of their football team didnt phase me that much a the time (OSU basketball was in its dark days just before Oden and Conley arrived) Lol,  I had no idea that OSU would go on to become the class of the B1G.

05Buckeye's picture

Not surprised about the results here. Northwestern is a great school. It's, by all purposes, in Chicago, which is a fun city.
Indiana or Wisconsin would probably be the backup for me. Indiana is a great school. I work with somebody who is from just outside Madison. He still talks about the lakes there and the party atmosphere. I would probably be in trouble in MadTown.