Choices Indiana Purdue Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Wisconsin Penn State Illinois Northwestern Michigan State Vote Comments Show All Comments Oyster 22 Jul 2013, 6:05 am 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!" "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) Earle 22 Jul 2013, 9:09 am I didn't realize they offered a major in Chinese restaurant management. Snarkies gonna snark. Oyster 22 Jul 2013, 9:11 am 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. "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) Earle 22 Jul 2013, 10:54 am I do what I can to preserve such typos for posterity when there is an opportunity for a cheap pun. "You" welcome. Snarkies gonna snark. Hovenaut Mod 22 Jul 2013, 6:22 am 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. http://days.to/7-september/2015 Rock on. Oyster 22 Jul 2013, 6:56 am If you look at the other poll about fans, I think the just decided to not waste the keystrokes. "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) t-dub 22 Jul 2013, 6:20 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 6:35 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 6:48 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 7:15 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 7:29 am The fictitious North Western - as all these choices = failure - I was only ever going to tOSU. ONE Not Done! dsbgobux 22 Jul 2013, 7:36 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 7:37 am NW for the education access to Chi-Town. I agree with BUKYZE - Madison is a fantastic pace to party. Denny 22 Jul 2013, 7:48 am 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. Taquitos. Northbrook 22 Jul 2013, 7:52 am Purdue for engineering. yrro 22 Jul 2013, 2:26 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 8:37 am NW for me too. Although I think I'd go to the version that is one word (Northwestern vs. "North Western"). AndyVance Mod 22 Jul 2013, 9:52 am Purdue for Agriculture Economics - one of the best programs in the country. bucks15 22 Jul 2013, 10:02 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 10:09 am Big fan of the alternate reality where I'm smart enough to get into Northwestern. Baroclinicity 22 Jul 2013, 10:12 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 10:21 am Northwestern because, Chicago. "Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto. Stinson 22 Jul 2013, 10:47 am 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 Illi... 22 Jul 2013, 12:19 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 12:40 pm 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 23 Jul 2013, 1:32 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 1:20 pm 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 recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote". cajunbuckeye 22 Jul 2013, 6:17 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 2:25 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 2:55 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 3:29 pm You left Michigan off the list.... :) MichiganBuckeye222 22 Jul 2013, 5:34 pm who? You mean TTUN? Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987. www.the3wows.com Haybucks 23 Jul 2013, 6:27 am 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 22 Jul 2013, 3:57 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 5:33 pm i love that fact that TTUN isnt even listed. Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987. www.the3wows.com cajunbuckeye 22 Jul 2013, 6:19 pm 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 CentralFloridaB... 22 Jul 2013, 7:51 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 8:19 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 8:26 pm Indy seemed like a great campus, and there would be no peer pressure not to root for tOSU BuckeyeLurker0509 22 Jul 2013, 8:48 pm 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 22 Jul 2013, 8:44 pm 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.